And then I quit thinking that way ... and stay on ...
But this little cartoon would be good for me sometimes - if it were true...
Lots of things...
For now I'm particularly thinking about a comment I received when I posted my blog post on moving a few weeks back. My post was "Serenity Now". I was feeling overwhelmed with the moving process and so I was blogging about that.
After telling how I was feeling, I wrote this (in bold letters) : If you have any advice on how to deal with a big move (physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally) feel free to give it as a comment here or on FB.
And then I got this simple comment on FB :
Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart...
That's all it was.
That comment was by a high school classmate, Ramiro Rodriguez.
I have known that verse for years... but was not heeding it.
I was fretting, worrying, stressing out - you know, all the ways you can say when a person is not trusting in the Lord, but trying to lean on his/her (MY) own understanding.
Your simple comment, Ramiro, was just what I needed.
And I was reminded of it just this morning, when I sat down in our new little living room in our new apartment - and I did not like the fact that everything wasn't put away. We weren't 'settled'.
(Being 'SETTLED' is always high on my priority list.)
Well, this morning I was reminded of that verse... and I realized that being 'settled' should have little to do with outward circumstances.
I need to be 'settled in the Lord.'
So what is Facebook good for?
Helping others! (as Ramiro helped me!)
I don't know if Ramiro and I ever really had a conversation in high school... but because I knew who he was (from Mission High School - GO EAGLES!)- and saw that he was on Facebook - well, we became 'friends' after all these years...
and he ministered to me, after all these years.
Here's Proverbs 3:5-6 in its entirety...
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.