This is the first in a section of my blog I am calling "Rishie's Ramblings". It is my online journal of my thoughts, reflections and randomness. I will try to post it every week but if I notice it's getting too long I will post it early and then start a new one.
Monday, 18 July 2011
[In response to an email on one of my Christian journalling groups]
I remember working with clay when I was in primary school, I really enjoyed doing it. when we started working with clay we took a slab of it and slapped it down on a table a few times then kneaded it to get rid of the air bubbles. Sometimes it feels like that's happening to us as well, we all have things we need to get rid of in our lives. Then we would form the pot or whatever we were making, we did it by hand. That reminds me that God is intimately involved in our development he doesn't just stand at a distance. If we made a mistake in what we were forming we could always start again. the clay had to be moist but not watery. Sometimes God will keep working at an area in our lives until he has it right. sometimes we can think we are doing ok in an area and then he takes us back to that area and fixes up the flaws and we see we didn't have it together after all. Then when the pot was ready it had to dry out, which reminds me that sometimes we need to wait on God if we wonder why things aren't happening, he has his own perfect timing for everything. then our work was put in the kiln to bake. Afterwards it was glazed and baked again before it was ready to be used. that reminds me that there is a period where God teaches us and readies us for service. Just some thoughts.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Aaaarrrgggghhhh! grrr! I was so frustrated I was willing to try what a taxi driver had once suggested to me, reboot the computer ... with my foot!
I was in class last night for my computer course and nothing was working the way it should have done. The thing that really frustrated me was the teacher could do what we were working on with just a few mouse clicks but because Renae and I are blind we are having to use screen reading software, which means we need to use menus and shortcut keys which is ok, but when the teacher, ross, clicked on something it brought one menu up and when we did it we got a completely different menu. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Later when thinking it over I said to God "I'm sure you have a lesson for me in all this, so help me to learn whatever it is." I think what he is teaching me is not to lose my cool when things are annoying me. That's a hard lesson to learn because I'm very impatient and when things don't work the way I want them to or the way I think they should I tend to throw up my hands and say I give up!"
god doesn't want us to give up though, he wants us to trust him and wait patiently for him to show us what he wants us to do. its something we need to learn because it's not our natural response, but with god's help we can do it.
I think we need to ask god if there is a lesson for us in any difficult situation we are facing. God has a reason for everything that happens to us, we just need to seek him and find out what that is.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:10:38 AM
it's cold here today. We even had a bit of snow and some more may have fallen during the night but as I can't see I can't tell. I'm really going to have to wrap up warmly when I go out today and I sure do wish those thermal spencers I have on laybuy were paid off, by the time i do that I wont' need them as much lol!
well at least I can thank God that I live in a relatively warm house and i have my little electric throw blanket over me. There is always something to thank god for if we look hard enough to find it.
I think I am going to make myself a cup of Milo and get a few hours sleep.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:06:38 AM
Well I'm just about to upload this. Looks like I need to prod myself to write more regularly. I've been working on another bible study and I'm making progress with it.
May God bless you all.