What to do: make you sit through my random thoughts or go ahead and get the give away stuff over with??? hmmm...
hurrah the pictures are working!! now look at the pictures and read along with yesterday's post to humor me. mkay?
yall are too good to me!
i was so proud to have pictures to go with my random blog and incredibly bummed when they didn't work!
Okay so now that I've gotten that out of the way - time to give away a book about s-e-x!! Into the candy jar every one's names go...okay not that one, its still dirty. Eww!!
I'm stirring them up good I promise!!
And the winner is...Amy!!! Expect an email from me shortly. Congrats.
Okay, now on to my ramblings. Hmm...what was I going to say? I remember it being quite deep and thought provoking.
Speaking of, Marla (the author of said book about s-e-x), is having an interesting discussion on her blog today. Actually I think I'll just copy/paste my comment. (Subject being saving for the future vs giving it all to benefit the kingdom now.)
i have mixed thoughts on this subject. In some ways saving is important, even spiritually. This is a lame example but its the best I have so it’ll have to do. I’ve gained and lost 15 pounds and fluctuated 3 sizes. I held on to the different sizes not knowing where I was supposed to be.
then one day God spoke (he borrows the voices that are already in my head – he’s the one that suggests things that i don’t wanna do ) to me and said “give them up.”
me: what if i need them again?
God: you were able to get those, you can get more.
me: but I don’t wanna!
in the end i boxed them up and took them to a yard sale. there was a girl there (who i knew previously) who needed them, but she also needed to talk to someone who understood. she was less monetarily poor and more poor emotionally.
had i never purchased those pants, or gave them away too quickly I would have missed this appointment God had set for me.
God didn’t want me to just drop my pants off at the local thrift store. He wanted *that* moment.
I don’t think having stuff is necessarily wrong, but we must understand that they (or it if we’re talking money) isn’t ours. And if someone asks us for all of our size 8 pants we ask if they needs skirts too.
I just hope that in asking me to give away my 8s He allows me to fit into my 6s
Unfortunately I don't think my heart is always that open, my mind in communication to God. I want to get there again. Stay there this time.
I know I've said this before, but God has incredible things in store for my life if only I'm willing to unclench my fist long enough for Him to give it to me!