a talk around the woods.

7 Jun

People talk about nonsense, People do nonsensical things, and People think about nonsense… But when talking, doing, and thinking about those things, are they really worth anything in our lives? Is there a point to talk about nonsensical things? Is there a point to do nonsensical things? Is there a point to think nonsensical things? Don’t get me wrong, there are things in my life that are a bunch of nonsense, but where does the nonsense become too much?

I’ve been reading my friend from Montana’s blog, and he has been going out and sharing God’s love with everyone he meets. (Check out his blog and be encouraged! http://www.chris24eph.wordpress.com) Why are we so afraid to go out? God SENT His Son, to DIE, so we could LIVE. He didn’t have to send His son. I know I wouldn’t have.

So that is the first thing that has been getting me hype lately… The second is this. “You REAP what you SOW.”

The dictionary says this…

“Reap: –verb (used with object)

1. to cut (wheat, rye, etc.) with a sickle or other implement or a machine, as in harvest.
2. to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).
3. to get as a return, recompense, or result: to reap large profits.”
“Sow: –verb (used with object)

1. to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.
2. to plant seed for: to sow a crop.
3.to scatter seed over (land, earth, etc.) for the purpose of growth.”
Say that I plant (or in the case, sow) sunflower seeds… Ya know what’s going to pop up (reap)? No, not tulips. Sunflowers will.
Say that you have a ton of dandelions (when they’re in their wish form) and you blow it and the seeds disperse all over your yard. Ya know what is going grow? No, not any type of flower, but your weed will!
That’s the same thing with our lives… We live our lives trying to be “good people”, but guess what. NONE of us are “good people”. I’m actually AWFUL, but I have been bought by the Lord. He died for us. (Many of you that are reading this know that). But, what are we doing about that fact? What am I doing about that? It’s not something small. He has given me a life to live. He has given me a crazy family, some great friends, a wonderful boyfriend, many spectacular pastors/leaders, and an awesome church to be apart of and fellowship with… So, again, what on earth am I doing?
I am involved in college & career, I help in the bookstore, I work in Coatesville, etc., but if my heart is not genuinely in each ministry, then what’s the point? I can “plant” and “sow” in each of those ministries, and I mean, it might help others, but what gain is that for my heart and good is it for my walk with the Lord.
Wow… I feel like I’ve taken that on a whole other route. Basically, what I was trying to say is… Don’t waste your life. What you reap IS what you are going to sow. What do you want to sow? What do you want people to see in you? Do you want to be seen as insert name here or do you want to be seen and known as insert name here, someone who loves the Lord and wants to do ANYTHING they can to be used as an instrument to further His kingdom?
Lastly (well maybe), I’ve started this whole new venture of my life. It’s called: “BECOME AN AVID READER!!!!”
So, I started to read. The other day, I just felt like reading through the book of Ephesians. After reading it, I realized that in the beginning of the book, I wrote three words. Sit, Walk, Stand. Not knowing what that was for, I continued on with life. Then, as I organized books in the bookstore, I came across a book titled “Sit, Walk, Stand” by Watchman Nee. After reading the back and seeing that it was all about the book of Ephesians, I bought it, took it home, and started to read it.
Chapter one was all about the word “SIT”. It was about how we should just be sitting and waiting. It was even more about how we need to REST in the Lord. Seriously, reading that first chapter was everything that I needed to see and needed to read. We are such humans, who think we can conquer the world and that we can do it all on our own… But guess what. WE CAN’T! We can not do anything on our own. We need to be resting in the Lord who knows our days and our future and us, better than we know and will ever know! Once we give Him that surrendering and that rest, He will use it.
So anyways, in the first chapter, he talked about God creating the earth. On day six, God created Adam (man). On day seven, God rested. Is it not ironic that Adam’s first day on earth was a day of rest? God wants us to rest! Why is it so difficult though? O right, because we are imperfect humans who can not do a thing on our own, but can only do things through Christ, who we have a hard time trusting fully in and resting in. Yes, it is certainly ironic.
After 900 words and a rambling of thoughts, I hope it somehow encouraged you and challenged you. If not, please just pray that the Lord continues to stir up my heart and that I allow Him to capture all of my heart to serve Him!
My prayer is that I live my life fully for Him and show this world what they are missing. My prayer is that everything I sow, I sow in the Lord’s name. My prayer is that I rest completely in the Lord and that I trust in Him for my everything. My prayer is that you too make these prayers your prayers.
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