Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Thought for the day

From The M Blog

Most of us operate out of the factory default mode. We seem to be wired this way regardless of all the books we have read, or conferences and trainings we might have attended. We act marginally, at best, on the ideas generated from all the information shared with us. All this information, as interesting or helpful as it may be, usually has little bearing on what is actually put into practice and applied. It is indeed quite a task to teach old dogs new tricks. And yet a huge chunk of my time seems to be spent attempting to do just that!

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As a bookseller, I can vouch for the truth of that! I read lots—and lots—but implement precious little. Guy goes on to suggest a technique to help...

Of course, the Holy Spirit can put a bur under your saddle every now and then and get real heartfelt change. Would that it happened more often—or maybe, would that I were more sensitive to the promptings!
</idle musing>


That's my 2 cents! said...

I discovered early in my walk that I had to do what Jesus says. Prayer has also been huge in change. The only thing I've ever been good at is failure. Prayer has been the way God gets me where He wants me to be.

I started out praying, and still pray, "God, you know me, I can't do this. I need you to get me there God. I don't know how you want to do it God, so just get me there." He always has, "got me there." I'd like to explain to you how God has done it, but I don't really know. I just keep praying and God delivers.

Prayer isn't an after thought. Prayer isn't the last resort. Change comes as I pray earnestly for God to work in me and through me, according to his will. Also it is very important to pray for God's perfect will. I don't know how anyone makes it as a Christian without praying for God's perfect will.

Just some thoughts these thoughts evoked for me.


jps said...

Good thoughts! Thanks for sharing them.

How's the bicycle?


That's my 2 cents! said...

The bike is great. I on the other hand have not been doing too well, of late. The weather has been pretty bad, and my allergies have been bad as well. I'll be getting back on the bike tomorrow. I've been missing it very much. I've gotta get my stamina up, so I can go on longer rides.