Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comfort for the Exiles

In my last post I wrote about organizing the busyness of life. Part of that organization for me is my relationship with God. God is at the center of my life, I am a follower of Christ. But in the midst of the busyness I let so much other stuff get in the way of this relationship and this is something that I am always battling. I think sometimes my troubles with God are when I become impatient, when I get tired of walking through life wanting answers, wanting results in my ministry, waiting for God to act. My solution is to try and work for God and this tends to get me in even more trouble.

Humility. Patience. Waiting on God. These are the things that I really need to focus on in 2012, and for the rest of my life.

I have been reading and meditating on Isaiah 40 and I love this passage and how it is there to comfort and encourage God's Exiles. I love how it comforts and encourages me to remember that God keeps his Word and that He is all powerful and in control.

So I leave you with the end of 40, the passage that has truly given me hope in times when I have been faint, weary and exhausted.

[27] Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”? [28] Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. [29] He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. [30] Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; [31] but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. 

(Isaiah 40:27-31 ESV)

Monday, December 26, 2011

And we're back

I am back after a long hiatus with always trying to catch up with life and put off writing in the mean time. The truth of it all is that you really cannot be caught up with everything in life, otherwise you would have no purpose and you will be out of things to chase or to conquer. So now that I see this for what it is I know that I will never write if I don't make myself do it. I will never write on here, I will never write the two books that I have ideas for, and I will never write music anymore if I don't push myself to make time for it in the middle of life.

So instead of "waiting" to be caught up with life I am going to re-organize my life, which must happen through prioritizing different things. This of course will be items like my time with God, Work, Family and of course different creative outlets through different forms of art that keep me sane in the midst of busy. I will be making a list of things to check off daily to make sure the important things are happening first, but also making sure I leave room for the other things that are still pretty important. Things like writing, and creating.

My wife and I love books, we love to read them, we love to study them, and we love to collect them. This becomes difficult when we run out of book shelf space. And to make things even more difficult we tend to run out of room for bookshelves themselves. The picture above is a new bookshelf of ours that we recently purchased and set up in our living room. We found the perfect one that would meet our needs for making new space for organizing our books. This picture also represents my life, it is constantly filling up with new things, and I need to just find more space to carry all of these things in a more organized manner so that I can still get through life without falling over.

While I will not be sharing any of my lists on here I will say that I will try to get back into blogging more regularly after the new year.

Thats all for now, Merry Christmas!