Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reading

Remember how I told you I was keeping a log of all of the books I read? Well, it's gotten lean lately. Ever since all of this Las Vegas stuff began, I have been whining to anyone who will listen(and frankly, a few who weren't) that I just wish I KNEW what God's will was for us. I mean, does He actually want us to be constantly relocating, or have we missed His will so many times that we end up having to relocate constantly in the hopes we will FINALLY get it right?


I nearly felt God whack me upside my head when the brilliant thought occurred to me, "How do you expect Me to guide you if you're not reading MY guidebook?" SO, several weeks ago, I started reading the Bible every day instead of my "novel of the week." I started in Genesis, and I'm in Joshua now. It's interesting - I've heard most of the stories before, but some seem new. It's also interesting, when I've spent most of my life in the New Testament, to be reintroduced to the God of the OT. He's vicious, man! I can't count the number of times I have read "...and God's anger burned against the Israelites." Nothing good ever happens to the Israelites after THAT sentence!

But in among the violence and nearly constant war, pillaging, etc. are amazing stories of redemption. Rahab, for example. You've got to figure she wasn't too sure of God's will for her life, and that she was fairly worried about the direction her life was headed. And God saved her and her family because of one simple act of courage on her part.

It's been an interesting journey so far - my journey through the Bible. To be honest, I haven't found any reference to me fulfilling some divine purpose by living in Las Vegas yet, but I'm still looking for it! :)

1 comment:

ME said...

I have a wonderful book that I will send you tomorrow. It's called "The Will of God" by Leslie Weatherhead. It's a classic--first written in 1944, but still relevant.
Enjoy,
ME