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Being empty, being filled

As I feel, see, absorb the seasons changing, as I read the Psalmists profound observations of God, creation, and human nature, I am once again reminded of how I need to let go of my dependency on possessions, things, and status. God is the flow of life and creation, not me. I must be as empty as possible for Him to fill me.

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Whose am I?

I remember my college years being asked, and seeking, “who” I was. Supposedly, the answer would give me self esteem when I discovered my “true self”.  Well, in the maze of possibilities, I never did find out.  Fortunately, in my mid forties, I reoriented my journey and sought a relationship with, not a religion of, God.  I found out “whose” I was.  I was a child of God. Seeking “who” led me to worship at the idol of me, of my accomplishments, my ego. Knowing “Whose” I was placed me directly in the arms of a loving Savior; one who loves me despite myself and so gives an eternal blessing beyond anything my tiny mind can imagine or comprehend.

We are never alone

“To walk with God is to be reassured of direction, guidance, and strength for our daily journey. What do we have to fear when we are in God’s presence and care? Nothing at all! This does not mean we will be spared discouragement, disease, or death itself.  It does mean that we will never be alone. From fear to courage is the natural journey of all that walk with God”  Reuben Job

“It seems that one of God’s favorite themes is ‘do not be afraid.’  God is not suggesting that we will not confront fearful realities in our lives. God is simply promising not to abandon us to fearful circumstance but to go with us through the dark night of fear, danger and uncertainty.” Norman Shawchuck

I leave again for Maine soon to help Greg and family in his recovery from a gall bladder surgery.  Please pray for God’s strength and comfort in his life, and mine as well.