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Pondering
by M S Austin-Campo
09/07/07
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There are days when every human frailty in me seems to come up to the surface at once. Agh, one begins to wonder if they will ever have overcome all that once had them bound.

Even though life seems to be perilous if one isn't careful. The Lord has made me very aware of this.

Never was one to hold onto or in most cases even have many negative thoughts about others. I had enough about myself though that I probably could pave my way with them to China and back.

What does the word say about the tongue? Hmm. Very small member but has the possibility of being a very deadly one.

What about our thoughts? (No this is no power of positive thinking speech!)----- Seriously though, what of our thoughts?

In my life God has done some amazing things, literally protected me in some amazing ways. Not only that but rained down tremendous amounts of mercy upon me and my life.

He has told me of His love for me. He has shown me favor undeserved.

He has even pointed up when He has taken off my baggage, and even the times I have for whatever reason picked it back up.

What good is all He does if somehow in my heart I cannot accept it?

In a way, isn't that saying "Hey gee He love you and He forgives you, and He has purpose for your life, . . . but me, no no not for me. What You did for all of them is awesome and I believe - - -but not for me.

But----- isn't that sorta prideful even if it is birthed out of low feelings toward self?

Like what He did was for EVERYONE, yet what I did was so much more often----- that HIs blood could not cover it, His selflessness could have done nothing for me?

The devil is sure a deciever & he is sure a liar.

If I stayed in my thoughts all the time there would be nothing positive to speak of.

Trying very hard to just hang onto the God that I know is real, to seeing His hand moving, even if at the moment it seems to be moving in people's lives around me more than mine (but you'll have that).

Forgive me Lord for any lack of faith or doubt. Forgive me Lord for all my impulses wanting to "do something" with the calvalcade of all that is swirling around us right now. Forgive me Lord for even temporarily trying to lift any of it from Your Hands. I know who is in control. Better You than me Lord. Thank You for this day. You are awesome Lord and greatly to be praised. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!



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