Monthly Archives: July 2014

Distractions

I find that it is so easy to become distracted, especially when you are really trying to get things accomplished.

I have so many projects that I need to work on and yet there they sit. Some untouched just waiting to be worked and some having been worked yet unfinished. And yet all that can be done is to shake one’s head; which I do quite often. On a good day though, projects get done and the thought of getting out and mailing them or delivering is bewildering.

I pray that I don’t do this to my precious Abba and yet it happens. Why is it so easy to become distracted when all HE wants is to spend some quiet time with you? Psalm 46:10a specifically states “Be still, and know that I am God!” Be still, Be still. What such an easy statement to make and yet a task so hard to accomplish. I love my Heavenly Abba, yet I am so easily distracted (I could and do at times, blame it on my health). That is not right though, is it? My intentions are good but are they good for my Abba or are they good for me? I know I try to honor Abba in all things that I do. I wonder if it is enough for HIM. He knows our hearts so only he knows whether it is good enough; just in case I keep trying to honor him.

You are told to pray all the time, I believe that praying all the time is more like keeping a conversation going at all times. Keeping the phone line, so to speak, open and talking as need be. This Sunday, our preacher was talking about being a believer and he was preaching from Acts 2:42-47. In verse 42, it talks about what can be expected as a believer. As devoted (continuously without stopping – without fail) believers of the apostles teaching can expect 4 things.

*To bring a hunger to learn – expect solid teaching

*Bring a passion for others (fellowship) – expect to be loved and you to love others – expect to be reminded of HIM – Jesus saves – Is Jesus always centered in your mind?

*Bring a commitment to prayer – (praying without ceasing – talk to Abba all the time)
Someone asks you to pray. Feel free to add this request to a list but before you do PRAY right then and there. This hit me where I sat in my wheelchair. In the last few years, I have considered myself a prayer warrior, I can pray with the best of them, but do I try so very hard to pray every time as soon as I am asked. That is why DISTRACTIONS can become so easy. Someone is counting on you to bring their request to God ( Abba ) and yet you allowed yourself to be distracted and then you don’t remember what you were suppose to pray for or whom.

I use the notepad in my phone to place the prayer requests so that I always have them with me and yet I still allow myself to be distracted. All I can do is shake my head at my own failing.

And yet, I know Abba loves me and he knows I will be back. I always come back to HIM no matter what. I have notebooks around me at all times that have prayer requests. I truly try to pray as soon as I am asked to send one up; I can’t let myself be distracted and yet. Some would say that it is the Devil causing you to be distracted. The only thing he can do is plant the idea, you have to make the decision to be distracted.

I want to try an exercise and wonder whom would like to try this with me. Get 2 jars, no matter the size and as soon as someone asks you for prayer. Say the prayer then write down and place it in a jar. When that prayers is answered take it out of the one jar and write down the what God’s answer is even if HIS answer is NO, still place it there on that paper. Once it is done, then place the paper in the other jar. This will allow you to see what God is doing in your life and of those HE has placed in your path. Then from time to time let me know if you find that Abba is answering your prayers. You don’t have to give out details but I would love to hear how your experience goes. And I will do the same so those of you that are reading my blog can follow along.

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Free typing…

So the first exercise I am suppose to do is free writing, however seeing I can’t write due to the arthritis and the fibromyalgia, I type. So my assignment is free typing.

It is storming, or it was when I turned on my computer. Yeah, yeah I know when it is storming, you are supposed to unplug everything. Yet, I want to write. Looks like I may not have a choice but to unplug the computer. I could always work on the latest baby quilt. I wasn’t given much time to create it, but I agreed to do it anyway. This time it is for a lil lass. I have issues with someone giving me very little time and expect me to be able to do it. And this person knows I don’t move very fast and they know why; and yet they bring this request to me. I agree only because I can’t imagine a child without a quilt. What can I say….I am a sucker when it comes to babies.

My avatar is the last baby quilt I made. Believe it or not, the pattern is called a Log cabin. It is has just been moved around but it is still a log cabin. This baby quilt I have started, will be a tumbling block baby quilt. The funny thing is that I was showing pictures of one of these I made once before; I was told that they are extremely hard to make. I looked at the person and scratched my head; because what they didn’t know at the time was that this particular blanket was like the 3rd one I had made in as many months.

I don’t find this pattern hard to make. Granted, there are easier ones to make but I like to make works that have illusion(s). So go figure. The only thing I can say is that this pattern does take sometime to create and I guess that is why I got conflustered by this particular person wanting me to make a baby quilt.  And Yet, I have already started cutting the pieces out. So what are you going to do; I tell you what you are going to do. You are going to laugh and shake your head as I finish cutting the pieces out to sew and make the quilt. Such as my life.

The thunder is still making itself known but at least the lightning has gone from over my house. There is still some rain, which is good because being in Florida we can always use the rain for our yards.

I sit here trying to think of things to write about and all I can see are my friends laughing and falling out of their chairs because I find myself speechless.  Not a state you usually find me in, but what can I say. I was told to free-type, it is an exercise in getting my brain to wake up and be able  to able to write more often when I turn on my computer. I am eager to work through these processes and to get to blogging each and every day because in the end I want to write a book. It is not about anything in particular at this moment. I think quite often it will be about my musings but that would mean I have to leave my house and go people watch or animal watch. Not too many people go by my house during the day.

Writing

So as I sit here, I have decided that I finally want to write my book. I have always wanted to write a book, but about what. Now ain’t that the question of the lifetime? Honestly, I think the book should be my musings of my people watching or the different things I tried experiencing. That has been interesting at times, like when I went vegetarian for a year. Never did lose any weight but at least I was healthier, or at least I thought I was. My perception and my doctor’s is totally a different idea when it comes to my health. I just keep telling myself they went to school for a very long time but I have been in this body for my entire life, I am pretty sure I know when something isn’t right.
I think a chapter should be about the TV station that I have become addicted. I have discovered a channel that is all Korean, excuse me, All Asian. I can do without the videos, however I have found a few of the comedies and dramas that I really like to watch. I went and found an app that allows me to watch these shows on my phone or computer and so then I don’t have to wait for the channel to decide if they are going to show the shows of my interest.
I think I can do it, but where to start? I think I need to work it out in bullet forms. I need to decide what chapters to write and in what order. In other words, I have to organize my thoughts; my goodness that will be a feat in itself.
I wonder if I should add images, but I don’t draw and I can’t take anything from the internet because as you know they belong to someone, and you can’t use them without their permission.
I don’t think my book would be a normal book, but it would still be mine.