You see, "Same Kind of Different As Me" was the Bloom Book Club choice earlier this year. BTW, it's such fun to read a book along with Angie and Jessica. The two sweet gals post videos where they discuss the book and what they learned. Being mothers of young children, they often end up taping in their bathroom so they can have some privacy. Don't you just love it?
OK, back to our quote for this IOWT.
I have always prided myself on being able to be organized and I can usually figure most things out. Hmm ...I notice that word PRIDE in there!
But lately I've been at the end of my rope, just like the quote.
My experiences are different from Denver Moore's. But I realize that when I get to the end of relying on my own resources, abilities and power, that's when I look to God.
When I come to Him by faith believing that He can do all things, He has the opportunity to intervene. It's always in His timing and in His perfect way which may be ...quite different than I expect.
As many of you know, I moved this past week from an almost 4,000 square foot house to a 1,100 square foot rental home. It was very difficult for me to leave but I realized that material possessions do not last. And maybe the Lord needed to loosen my grip on them.
I like to live in an orderly environment. I really hate chaos as I'm a pretty peaceful person. Disorder drives me crazy and right now that's what I'm living with. There are boxes that take up most of the garage and I can't find anything.
However, I've found very helpful resources online such as Bible Gateway and Crosswalk. Most of my books are somewhere in the garage along with many of my Bible study helps. My Amazon Kindle has been so helpful too. The Lord has shown me that I don't need to hold on to every book I've ever read. So, I'm starting to give them away or sell them at Half Priced Books.
The Lord is also teaching me that simplicity can be a good way to live. Why do I need every kind of kitchen tool known to man? And how many different sets of dishes do I need? After all, I'm really not much into entertaining. But I do love the Farmer's Rose Norwegian china that belonged to my mom.
Greg and I decided that I could create a little Norwegian style house to make it seem more like home. I don't know how long we'll be here but I'm learning to trust the Lord with those kind of decisions.
He has a plan and a purpose for my life and frankly, I want to get out of the way. He knows my heart better than me. So I pray that ...His desires will become my desires.
Blessings and love,