Monday, April 25, 2011

Am I A Seasonal Christian?

From Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest "One of the great snares of the Christian worker is to make a fetish of his rare moments. When the Spirit of God gives you a time of inspiration and insight, you say~Now I will always be like this for God." He goes on to write, "If you make a god of your best moments, you will find that God will fade out of your life and never come back until you do the duty that lies nearest, and have learned not to make a fetish of your rare moments."

I can easily say that I have a tendency to have my points of inspiration as well as my points of spiritual desolation. I take those rare moments of inspiration and I try to wring them for all they hold so I can keep that inspiration going through good times and bad.

When asked in an interview about being the mom of a child with special needs, "How do you do it?" I responded, "I have to choose to start each day inspired or depressed..." Now I look back and think, "Do I have to be so extreme?" Can I just "be" and let God do the rest? Do I have to have a mountain to climb in order to be inspired~or can I just be content to have an uneventful period in my life?

If I "make a god of my best moments" and I worship those momentous events~then my focus is no longer on God, it is on the event. My focus is no longer on running the race and finishing the race, it is on finishing with flair and fanfare.

"Be instant in season, out of season" 2 Timothy 4:2 tells me that I should be right there for God whether I feel winter, or summer~that I can't just be "His Girl" when all the conditions meet my requirement for inspiration. I need to keep putting one foot in front of the other whether inspired or not. God WILL WORK in all seasons of my life!!!

So, tonight, I lift my cup to God and I say, "Father, help me to be annointed for YOU and by YOU in all seasons of my life~whether summer, fall, winter or spring...I need to bloom where you have planted me! God, continue to prune me...cut me back down to size so I can grow even larger next I can harness that energy within and really "leap" next season. Cheers,'s to another season...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Evie Jo's Sight Factory

Every human being is equipped with a sense called "sight." The sight comes from a place called the Sight Factory. Evie Jo had two major CEO's at her Sight Factory: Louisa Left-Eye and Ruby Right-Eye. This is a story about how the two CEO's dealt with major upheaval in their company.

In the early development of the Sight Factory, one important employee forgot to come to work, Isabella Iris. She didn't know she was supposed to work at the Sight Factory because the Human Resource managers on chromosomes 11 and 15 translocated some information and forgot to schedule Isabella Iris for her orientation. It was very unforunate that Isabella Iris couldn't work at the Sight Factory as she had such a colorful personality.

Louisa Left Eye had to work extra hard because of the Human Resource manager's miscommunication. HR didn't fully develop the employees as the Sight Factory and they even hired bad employees like Gary Glaucoma and Cataract Kate. Louisa Left Eye was trying to fire Gary Glaucoma from the very first day. She would write him up for disruptive behavior and try to retrain him with drops and surgeries. These fixes all were temporary, and a few weeks later, Gary would act up again. Gary Glaucoma liked to pressure Louisa Left Eye and she didn't work well under pressure.

In June of 2005, Louisa thought she had solved the problem by brining in Ahmed, the implanted valve to help relieve her pressure and eventually fire Gary Glaucoma. Several months passed, however, and suddenly Ahmed quit working and that allowed Gary to misbehave again. Louisa Left Eye was under so much pressure that her half of the Sight Factory became foggy and clouded over. Cataract Kate took advantage of the fogginess and she became a larger and larger presence as well. Soon, Gary and Kate prevented any work from being done at the Sight Factory at all.

Poor Louisa Left Eye felt she had failed Evie Jo. But, Evie Jo had already started using Ruby Right Eye for the majority of her Sight Factory needs. Evie Jo was just tired of the pressure from Gary Glaucoma, so she gave Louisa Left Eye early retirment and decided all her Sight Factory needs would go through Ruby Right Eye from that day forward.


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