A Frame of Mind
Tonight is post number 629 and for the first time since I have been writing, I am just not in the frame of mind to teach or offer words of encouragement this evening. There are numerous things going on in the business and the family – too many to mention, and I admit that I feel unable to get past all this stuff this evening.
I am reminded of my early days in studying things like communion. I was taught that you should only take communion when your heart and mind are in alignment and focused on God; I have tried to follow that same mandate each night when I write my post. I always try to get my heart, mind and will aligned each evening as I contemplate the topic. It’s just not happening this evening and I feel that it would be hypocritical of me to offer words of teaching, advice and wisdom when I am in the middle of dealing with my own stuff tonight. You would think that I am beyond that kind of issue in my own life, but that’s not the case.
Even Janet agrees that it would be wrong of me to teach this evening – my heart just isn’t in it. For the first time in a long time, I just want some personal time for reflection. So rather than ramble on, I’m just going to call it a night and spend some alone time. The verse for this evening is one that my friend Paul mentioned to me last week – Prov. 3:5-6 (from the KJV), “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” That’s probably more for me that for any of you, but it is one of the few verses that speaks to me tonight.
My encouragement is for you to try to stay close to the Father, and my prayer is that you do a better job of it than I am this evening. Have a great day in the Lord, grace and peace…