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Waiting—for I Don’t Wait Anymore by Grace Thornton to arrive in my mailbox after it’s soon-to-be release. I’ve pre-ordered it on Amazon and am looking forward to reading it because I think I will be able to totally identify with it.

Here’s why.

“So she found herself wrestling with God. Who is He if He doesn’t bring along the life…He was supposed to? And where should she go from there? When she got brutally honest with herself and asked the hard question, “Why do I think the world has more to offer than God does?” the answer was stunning. Her honesty led to the path God had for her. One that would write a story for her life that was even better than the one she had dreamed for herself. Grace decided to let go of her expectations of the way life “should be” and grasp God’s hand for the adventure He had for her.”

Our “supposed to’s” might be different, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been confronted with the same hard question! How about you?

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Ironically, you may be reading this post because you clicked on a link in your Facebook feed. When I publish a post on my blog, it automatically links to FB. If you want to like or comment, please do so here on my blog because I’m not there—on Facebook.

After Christmas, I decided to remove the Facebook app from my all my devices. I had become totally addicted to clicking that little FB icon. I am so very glad I took the plunge and deleted it. I feel alive again and am doing things I hadn’t done in months—even years!

I have begun to read again. We are into the third week of January, and I have read two books—one 600 pages—and just bought one more to read this weekend.

I have been cooking more.

I am spending more time in the Word.

I am memorizing Scripture—at this moment Psalm 27.

I have more time to minister to others—not just think about doing it but actually DO it.

I am actually meeting friends face-to-face for coffee and lunch.

I have been making art.

I have been cleaning out closets—purging purging purging.

I went on a movie and dinner date with my husband. I can’t tell you the last time I did that! We went to see Joy last weekend. I had no idea what it was about when I went, but I liked it!

My days seem longer and more fulfilling. I feel more focused.

I am still having a hard time writing. I seem to think in bytes—my brain has been in information overload for so long—but hopefully, I will be able to recover the ability to meditate and take the time to give expression to what I hear.

Maybe someday I will be able to return to Facebook with restraint, but for now, I am going to prime the pump to get the fountain flowing again and quietly type out my life over here.

  • Hi Debi,

    You commented on my blog yesterday and I’m delighted to find your space! Deleting FB is a big deal for many and the hours we find when we cut back on social media…whew! Thank you for sharing what you are doing! By the way, I clicked on some of your links and the making art link didn’t work.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Mary…thanks for stopping by! And thank you for telling me about the broken link….it is hopefully now fixed!ReplyCancel

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What if I stopped trying to make things happen according to my idea of what I thought my life should look like at any particular minute of any particular hour of any particular day.

What if I stopped trying to conform to the standards others have set for me according to established tradition.

What if I stopped trying to hurry to make sure I got the perfect seat or place in line or opportunity or recognition.

What if I began to truly believe I would arrive at the places I need to go at just the right time—no sooner, no later.

What if I believed that, wherever I find myself—first or twentieth or two hundredth on the rung of the ladder—is my perfect place.

What if I began to live in the rhythm of grace and not the chaos of the flesh.

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“Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by…and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.” Joshua 2:18-19

“Rahab, the woman spoken to in this passage, was a harlot in the city of Jericho. As the Israelites came to possess the land, her city was destined for destruction — and she along with it. But she was delivered, and her life transformed, simply by tying a scarlet cord in her window.

This cord represented the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it pointed toward the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. In fact, all of the Bible is about Jesus Christ and His blood redemption, and you will find this scarlet thread throughout the Word of God.” —Adrian Rogers

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“He was numbered with the transgressors.” Luke 22:37

In our “Christian” nation today, Truth is being numbered with the transgressors!

“…and their voices prevailed.” Luke 23:25
“So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their will.” Luke 23:25

In delivering Truth over to the will of the people, our “leaders” make laws and decisions ensuring the protection of our lusts, allowing the perversion and murder of justice.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

God, have mercy on our hardened hearts; open our eyes and hearts to see and confess that we have exchanged Truth for a lie, and in criminalizing Truth, we have unleashed on ourselves a most hideous evil that seeks to destroy us, both individually and collectively, from the inside out!

Burn this Word into my heart, showing me my own transgression from Your way, that I might not sin against You! Then, please Lord, heal my land!