Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It's been a while, a long while since I put the fingers to the keys and put thoughts to text on here. I have a ton of reading to catch up on too, that's for sure...
Yesterday was eventful, to say the very least. My desire to be creative and capture this world I'm living in led me from one end of the county to the other. But the most vivid part of my day, was dead center, at the intersection of Martha Berry and Turner McCall Blvds.
The wind was blowing a storm in from the west and something caught my eye. At first I thought it was a crow, riding the wind. But after watching for a minute, I realized it was a black, plastic bag. I watched while this bag went up, down, and loopty-looped. There was zero resistance from the bag against the wind, and whatever direction the wind changed to, second by second.
This put me to thinking, how much better off I would be, if I could somehow become as pliable to God's direction in my life, as that bag was to the wind. How much more could He use me, if my will, never battled against His will, if I would change and flow with whatever direction God points me to. Instantaneously, change direction, even if it turns me upside down, backwards and sends me in loops I don't understand.
It may seem silly, to glean a lesson from a bag in the wind, but I figure, if the thought hit my brain that fully, then that bag crossed my path for a reason...
One thing is for certain, I know my Bible tells me "He, has a plan for me, a plan to prosper and not harm, a future and a hope" Jeremiah 29:11 (personal application)...For that plan to be fulfilled, I have to be willing to follow, wherever, He leads, and do, whatever, He says do.