Trials and Perseverance: Giving God the Credit
I don’t remember at what exact point I asked, but the BIG question came out: Why did mom die and our aunt had not?
THIS is the statement that would set me up for the rest of my life:
*****My father said, “Your aunt still has a little baby that needs her. You and your sister are big enough to go on without your mom. Her (my mom) work on Earth is done, and now she will go to work for God in the Kingdom of Heaven.
I remember thinking, “ok then”.
I had said, in the beginning, that I was made to go to church when no one else went, and that my Dad spoke about God, and His role in our lives, regularly. Well, apparently some of it sank in. God is everything, and we can do NOTHING without Him. He makes the rules; not us. It’s His plan; it’s not our plan. These things were drilled into my head from as young as I can remember. I’m not sure if I was told or if I concluded myself, but I also have always believed that it’s not my place to question God. What would be the point? God’s plan is not for us to know. We must follow Him with blind faith.
***McCrazy Daily Lesson: I need to get back to work!!***
Whew! That was scary!
The First Place Award for my daily read goes to…..(drum roll)….. my “Reader”. That is definitely the closes thing I have to a “daily” read. Second Place would be my Bible. Yes, I do believe it should be first, and I am working on it.
Since I do try to blog daily (at least), I find myself checking out everyone else’s stuff, also. It’s kind of like my information center. I do not read the newspaper. I do not look up things and “surf” the internet, very much. So, I search keywords on here, and I see what everyone else is doing from there.
Now I’ve gone waaaaaaay off subject! 😉 Back to business.
I do believe the Bible should be my daily read, and sometimes it is! Then, sometimes it’s my every 3rd day read. I realized this morning I hadn’t been to church in two weeks already, and I am really missing it. I need to work on keeping my Bible as my front read in times like this. You would never believe how much daily living information is in there. If you have a question, God has an answer! I was always told that as a child, and after completing my nine month Bible study, I have seen it with my two, very own eyes!!
So, in conclusion… I have rambled and rambled. I hope at least a bit of it makes sense. 😉 (lol) I read what you are telling me here, and I read what God tells me. Take that as you may. 🙂
***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Pick up a book and read! Your Bible is a GREAT starting. If not, read McCrazy Daily Lessons!!***
After a lot of thought, I have come up with liars. I try not to let TOO many things make me “fume”, but the one thing that does get me going is a liar.
I have come to realize over the years that it is nearly impossible for me to lie. If I do, it is the most insignificant, little thing you will ever hear. Usually, more of a twist than a lie. (Not that makes it ok.) If you ask me, I will tell you. I have the inability to lie to someone’s face (real or cyber/technological). It hurts my feeling to lie, as well as the other person’s. Not to mention, it is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier to remember the truth, than it is to remember the lies we make up!
I suppose that, stemming from myself and how I try to treat others, this is the reason I get so upset when I am blatantly lied to. If we don’t want to do something, we should say no. If we don’t want to go somewhere, we should say no. I dislike, immensely, when someone says they will be there, and they don’t show. Or, when someone says they will do something, and they never do it. I dislike, even more, when they say they can’t because they are doing something important, just to find out later it was nothing more than an excuse.
An invite is just that; an invite. They can be accepted OR declined.
Beyond invites, it’s just not nice to lie to people in general. It hurts them, and it hurts us. If we are asked a question, we should try to answer it as truthful as possible. No need to be hurtful or rude; just truthful. They feel better, and we feel better. No one trusts a liar, and no one wants to be untrustworthy.
My Daddy always said that anything that makes us feel yucky or hurts another person is the devil at work! Kick him out!!!
*Pretty much everything makes me cry.
***Little, sweet, elderly people make me cry.
**Movies about sad things; movies about happy things.
*Dumbledore, Dobby, and the Weasley twin dying in the Harry Potter books makes me cry.
**Babies walking, talking, and growing make me cry.
***Happy memories; sad memories.
**Full Moons, and pretty sunsets.
*Rainbows and Thunderstorms
***A church sermon, about nothing out of the ordinary, can make me cry for days.
**Something exciting; something sad; something happy; something mad.
One day I cry, next day I’m glad.