Friday, February 16, 2007

Shifting to the Beat

One of our cars is standard. I can't drive standard - but I need to learn in order to drive this car; which is the car my parents would prefer me driving. I was telling my friend Josh about it. Like a typical guy, he is interested in cars, and he was asking questions about the make, model, and year. "You will be driving a standard Saturn!" he exclaimed, "that is so cool - you can SHIFT GEARS in time to the music!!" :)

Shifting to the music... it made me laugh so hard, it just sounds so incredibly goofy! However, in thinking harder about it; I realized how much wisdom there is in applying this to life. When we are required to make an adjustment it may be difficult or unwelcome. There are lots of changes we would prefer to avoid... yet when we obediently follow our Lord's leading He gives the joy to "shift in time to the music."

Ok, so driving a standard doesn't sound all that thrilling to me; for one thing, it's not what I'm used to, for another, I'm a little scared of stalling on a hill. A third reason is that my little brother makes it look so easy... :) I'm not always the most willing person to adapt to change, for unfamiliar territory often appears threatening. I like to know and be confident in what I am doing to avoid slipping up or looking foolish. Yet my Lord promises to lead me forth with peace and joy (Isaiah 54:12) as long as I trust Him. I may feel insecurity in myself but in Him I have confidence.

And I'll be shifting those gears to His beat!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Psalm 18:28-30

"For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.
For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
This God--his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him."

Monday, February 05, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like CHRISTMAS!! :)

Today I have a snow day! Never, in my three year career to a two year degree (I know, sad isn't it??!!) has my community college EVER closed... until today.

Today was a very good day, I was able to sleep in, actually finish some of my homework for once, and read to my little brother. (His favorite book - called "The Snowy Day." Yes... really! He asks for it every time I read to him! I almost have it memorized. :) )

I really have been in need of a day off; I have been exhausted all week. My Lord knows my every need...

It's a white-out here, with snow expected all day and overnight. All I want to know is; where was the snow at Christmas??!!