The flowers are really just something pretty for you to look at while I talk about prayer stuffs. I took them at our Zoo's gorgeous gardens.
Remember a few weeks ago when I said that blogging (among other things) had encroached upon my prayer life. I felt so overwhelmed...I was out of sync with God...NOT a good place to be.
A combination of things have happened since then. I started blogging a bit less, for one and...my Bible Study ended...and I was encouraged to study Philippians alone during the summer...which of course started tying in everywhere I looked...in Sunday sermons, in verses texted, in books I was reading...Sort of freaks me out when God does that! Cool though.
"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Phil. 1:6Spiritual Depression: It's Causes and Cure by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. I'll share two thought provoking quotes I've noted so far...
"But if you start with the theory that Christianity is not clear-cut, do not be surprised if you find yourself, like this man, seeing "men as trees, walking'. If you start your Christian life and experience by saying that you do not want an exact focus or a precise definition in your picture, you probably won't have it."
"NEVER...allow yourself to complain about anything--not even the weather.
NEVER...picture yourself in any other circumstance or someplace else.
NEVER...compare your lot with another's.
NEVER...allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise.
NEVER...dwell on tomorrow--remember that is God's, not ours."