Week 5 – Durability
I made notes on a napkin so I’d remember what to blog but a napkin is not too reliable a medium. Having found said napkin, I proceed.
When I sat in Sunday service, I just closed my eyes and listened to the preacher talk about that old blueprint. At one point he said, “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord?” Acts 13:10
My daily exercises in this regard will allow me to turn my mind to “right thinking.” This is my testimony. However, and this is the kicker: though new words have been written, …I loved the dark old blueprint more than the light new blueprint John 3:19. I knew things weren’t right. I was not relaxed. I observed too late to choose differently but be assured, I do love the light I see and I do so want that light shining through me for myself and others.
To my credit, Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” So, I fell. I got up, dusted myself off. It isn’t over. I haven’t quit, and seems I never quit, because I form good new habits and every morning I read and the small amount of time spent gives me new skills. And right now it’s skills of recognition, I’m learning to see more.
I see mountains and valleys leveling out before me. No more “getting all excited” then “doing nothing”. As desired, the path is straight before me and my journey is begun.
My old high school alma mater is having a 40-yr reunion for the class of ’76 next month. I left Mississippi when I was 16, only to find it everywhere. I know how to get to a new destination now and I will contact the current students of my old high school and see if they want to go to a different place as well. I welcome anyone who wants to come with.
PEACE – It’s not just for Christmas
You know, there were other things I was going to say, but the napkin got wet, I can’t read it, it’s falling apart … and it was only my opinion. There is something more durable. Please enjoy Sweet Honey In The Rock – Let There Be Peace.