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Monday, May 18, 2015

Taking God out of the box.....



I first started blogging in August of 2007.
I had quit my full-time job the previous August and was looking for a way to make some extra money, so I started blogging to show some of my creations.

But.....
the very first post that I did that I felt was totally inspired by God came to me one morning as I was walking.  I can remember almost the exact spot I was at on the main road going thru our subdivision.  

I doubt many of you reading this have followed me that long,
so I thought it might be fun to go back and re-post that very first.....
"blog for God",
published on May 18, 2008.....
seven years ago today!

???????Questions???????
You're gonna find as you read my little blog that I have a lot of questions?!?!....and I skip around a lot....just how the mind of an old lady works.
But.................
here's what's on my mind today..............
What kind of relationship do you have with God?????
I'm not asking if you've accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior..... 
but, if you have.....
what is your relationship like with Him?
Here's what I'm getting at.....
I heard it said that the reason God has so many names in the Bible is so that we can pick the one.....
or ones.....
that we can relate to.
Now.....
I've always had such a formal relationship with God:
"Dear God"......."In Jesus Name I pray"
I'm not saying that's the wrong way to pray.....
I'm just saying I seem to put up a barrier between me and God, making it so formal that I'm not really laying it all on the line and believing Him totally!!
I loved my earthly Dad with all of my heart.....
and he loved me.....
I just know he did.....
before he died, on Friday before he passed away on Sunday...he wanted to call me, and my Mom told him I probably wasn't home from work yet....then, he didn't do it, and to this day I wonder what he wanted. I said once that was the first thing I would ask him when I get to heaven, but do you think that's gonna matter when I get to heaven??? I'm gonna be in HEAVEN, people!!!

Okay...I told you I tend to ramble....back to topic....
My earthly Dad.....he would hug me and kiss me on the check (sometimes without his teeth and his lips would be all over my face...just thought I'd throw that in for a visual effect)....
he would hug me and make me feel so loved......
so................
I truly feel that is what my Heavenly Father wants....even more...our SS lesson today is on the friendship between David and Jonathan....I have some good friends....I share stuff with them that I wouldn't go tell the world.....my daughter and hubby are my best friends...they know me like a book (especially Jessica Leigh)...she can practically read my mind....so.....if my "earthly" friends can do that.....how much more can God?
So....from this point on....I'm taking God out of the box.....and giving myself to Him....just like my earthly Dad was a provider....a comforter....a hugger....a shower of his love for his daughter....oh, how much more does my heavenly Dad want for me? I want to picture myself wrapped in His loving arms instead of standing at arms length wondering if it's okay to get too close!!!!

Now.....
please let me know you're thoughts.....
I know this is all over the page, but I hope you get the gist of what I'm trying to say.






Breathing in Grace,


11 comments:

  1. Good post. I am glad you starting blogging and that some how we found each other. Thanks for all your good words.

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    1. I'm so glad we found each other, too! You've always been such an encourager to the things I write. Thank you, sweet Lady!

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  2. Hi Debbie! Oh, I have enjoyed reading your first post! I started blogging one month after you did. I want to thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. I can't believe I've had enough to say to go on...and on....and on for 7 years, Ms. Shelia! Thanks for stopping by. HOPE you have a great week!

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  3. Happy Anniversary. I am glad I found you,again. Blessings

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    1. I'm glad, too, Ms. Linda!!! I'll be stopping by from time to time to visit you! Have an awesome week!

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  4. A lovely beginning to a wonderful blog. Did you think it would last this long? And with so many readers!

    Someone asked me once, "what do you mean by know God?" Words failed me because really know simply means know. Religion creates these big stages to reach God, with many obstacles in between. Have to light the right candles! But knowing God is just that, knowing. Really, I think it is only possible by beginning with prayer, with a question (How do I do this, God?) and a pause. Wait. He is there.

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    1. I'm reminded of the statement that I've heard for many years....."I know that I know that I know"! It is difficult to explain, but I'm so very glad that I do know HIM....and that He knows me even better than I know myself! ;-) Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me, Ms. Sandi. You're precious! HOPE you have an awesome week!!!

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  5. Happy Blog-a-versary! Time sure flies, doesn't it?
    I love the first chapter of Ephesians. Paul's prayer for the folk in that church is MY prayer for myself (first) and those I love. Knowing God, relating to Him, is not a one-time happening but a process. There's always something new to learn and experience. Sometimes profound; sometimes simple. Sometimes I feel like I'm not even to first base yet!

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    1. Oh, my yes, time does fly.....it's sad how fast it goes by. And, I feel the same way....sometimes I think I've got it all figured out (that's so prideful)....then, I realize just how little I know! HOPE you have a great week, sweet Lady!

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  6. I loved your illustration of your earthly Father kissing you all over your face even without his teeth. That is so true that our relationship with Jesus should be just that familiar too. Great post and you are not an old lady!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24