Weird blog but an important question

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Hi, good to see you… that is… figuratively speaking. 

As you know I can’t really see you. But then again… some of you have that little camera on your computer. 

Well, just let me say in true Billy Crystal fashion… “You look marvelous, simply marvelous”.

For those of you who are Billy Crystal fans or for the few who have no idea what I mean when I say, “You look marvelous”, I have a great video for you.

It is a clip from Saturday Night Live with Billy Crystal (a.k.a. Fernando) and the late George Steinbrenner the former owner of the New York Yankees.  Enjoy.

As you can see, I am off to a weird start to this entry. 

Yes, I know… weird is normal for me.  But there is another reason – giddiness.  Yep, giddiness.

This is my 200th blog entry. Wow! 

I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I have written 200 entries.  It may not be a big deal to you but for me it is.

Just so you know, I realize that writing 200 blog entries does not constitute saying anything worthwhile.  But I’ve tried.

I know that I am not a brilliant writer.  I also know that what I do write is regularly sprinkled with typos and grammatical faux pas. 

Hopefully, during these madcap adventures into writing, I have encouraged, amused, challenged, or perhaps made you think. 

It would be nice if I caused you to experience any or all of the things mentioned above, but frankly that was not my primary goal.

The blog was my step of obedience.  Those of us who have a walk of Faith need not know where we are being led… just the one leading.

Frankly, I have come to the conclusion that a point of surrender in our walk is giving up the need to ask the looming question – Why?

If I ask God to help me, my responsibility is to follow where He leads, do what He suggests, and not need any more information.  Just trust in the one I am following.

In the sentence above I intentionally used the word suggest vs. ask or commands.  First let me say, there are times that God asks (sometimes commands) things of us and we need to act, and act quickly. 

But I believe more and more that He usually suggests.  Like a loving father trying to train a child generally it’s in the form of suggestions – try this, this will work, here’s another option.

I don’t believe God would have loved me less if I didn’t launch out with this blog. 

But I talked to God about wanting to grow beyond where I am and be more usable.  He suggested the blog.  I knew it was from Him.

I then had to make a decision to take the risk, invest the time, and take the steps to do it.  It was a great suggestion and I am so glad I listened.

We ask for things and desire good things for our lives.  God as a loving father wants good things for us even more.  That’s why He is willing to lead and suggest… if we are willing.

So I will ask you the question that I asked myself that started my journey with the blog.

Do you want to wake up in five years and be where you are now as a person?

God wants more for us than you can ever imagine.  He longs to lead and guide… if we will listen and follow.

See you Thursday with blog # 201.

2 comments

  1. Congratulations on post 200! Wow, woo-hoo! That is no small accomplishment, and I know that you have inspired, encouraged, challenged and amused all the way.

  2. Thank you for your kind words. It’s work writing the entries but it’s fun and rewarding. Thanks again.

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