Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"...let all the earth be silent before Him."

One day follows another, sewing, working in our flower garden, every so often, a tiny thought creeps in..."will I be here doing this next year?" Is that terrible to think that? Is that depressing? I know no one knows day by day what can happen, but when you live in a terminal condition...(are we all terminal?)it makes for a strange "bedfellow".

I have tried two new recipes this week, one is Apricot Squares in the "Cake Doctor Cookbook" and it is decadent, kind of like chess squares. The other was a banana bread recipe ( a new one that contains cream cheese) and I think it will be very good. I love winter cooking. There is nothing like a crock pot of stew or vegetable soup or chili, along with a pan of cornbread and there is a meal. I have had several friends ask for my cornbread recipe...which is regular cornbread. The secret is in the skillet or pan and the oil heated in the oven, then adding that hot grease to the cornbread mix. Then pour all back in the hot pan. It kind of "pre-cooks" it.

I am reading a wonderful book by Randy Harris (teacher/preacher/speaker) called "Soul Work" (confessions of a part time monk)...It is great and I can hardly put it down. I started the BSF class on Wednesdays (the book of ACTS) and that requires lots of Bible study. On Sundays in Sunday School we are studying the book of JOHN so I feel I am reading more Bible and studying more that ever.

One of the points in this book by Randy Harris, regards prayer. We pray, asking, seeking, begging, praising, doing all the things we feel/ have learned/ necessary in praying , but what if we just sit and wait on God. Habakkuk 2:20 is a verse learned long ago, indeed I have seen this verse written on the wall of churches. "The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him." Can you imagine walking, sitting, lying in bed, your mind drained of all thought, waiting on God and His thoughts? I want to try this and see if I can empty my mind, and truly wait "on Him".

2 comments:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkSeptember 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Dear Sweet Friend Bev,
    I wish you luck on that last comment of yours. I think you are way, way too busy and full of thoughts all the time to empty your mind. You are a servant. The waiting you do is waiting on those who need you and need to be ministered to. I don't believe that is in any kind of conflict with what God wants of you. Just my thoughts.

    We love you and continue to keep you in every prayer we say, day and night.
    Hugs to you and John,
    Barbara

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  2. You and I are reading the same book. I'm half way through. I've been reading Jerry Sisster's book on When God Doesn't Answer Your Prayer. I've got too many books going...but enjoy Randy's book. Very good.
    Yes, we are all terminal. We just do not like to think like that. When I read historical books - just finished Undaunted Women, it is a reminder they were filled with life and had dreams to fulfil too. You are amazing. There is no sitting and pondering the difficult things of life. You DO! love kathryn

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