Thankful November

“You will never be able to convey the truth to someone else unless you know it. Knowing it demands learning it, and learning it demands diligence, and diligence demands time.”

~Alistair Begg

Where is your treasure? My most precious commodity is time. Will I give it to the Lord? My answer in my head is a resounding yes!

However all things come with a price, and sometimes thankfully my heart occasionally wins the battle with my head, because as good as it sounds to spend all your time in the pursuit of the knowledge and comfort of the Triune God, I find the more time I spend with Him, the more obviously I see the need to also be doing for Him. Out of a the love for Him, which is ever increasing with the more I learn of Him.

And once I get beyond the glee of the need to spend oodles of time knowing and learning, I must go back to the beginning and see that the quote above, which seemed to give me reassurance that all my time should be spent in the pursuit of the Holy, begins with sharing, not hoarding. It’s not about how much I know, but knowing to share.

So, my rabbit trail as been followed and I will come back to the beginning to share thankfulness as indicated by the title above. I love November for bringing my attention around to listing daily a thing of which I am thankful. This is not as easy this year as I thought it would be. Lingering depression has me too often focusing on the negative side of things, which of course is not helpful to simple living through counting your blessing one by one…sigh

Anyway, Monday I was thankful for a good nights sleep, seems kind of lame, but at 60, arthritic, and depressed, a good nights sleep is to never be scoffed at in any way. For He is good and His mercies endure forever.

Tuesday is the this post (I am giving myself the grace to be behind). God came through for me and illuminated my mind. I love it when He does that. I find that truth is never learned, it is revealed. So I listen for Him, and when He speaks I am never disappointed,

Tuesday: I am thankful that God comforts my soul and gives my peace. He greets me in the mornings as I seek Him and He rearranges my thoughts into a discernable path with lights to lead me through the day. He makes each day the first day of the rest of my forever. For He is good and His mercies endure forever.

I guess this does tie in with Alistair Beggs’ quote, because I do start out each day seeking and soaking up His attributes, His glory.

In addition to the books I am reading, I am listening to The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene. For as I continued to dig and search and strive to understand and know what I can about an infinite God through His word, and the reading of other peoples books from their studies of His word, He surprised me, and has added His creation to the process of my edification.

It is truly wonderful to study Cosmology from a creation world view. The fingerprints of God are so gloriously evident and mind blowing in their stunning brilliance. I cannot trust in His creation of the physical any less than I trust in the creation of His word. They are both His and will not be denied. He has given both to us, and in both I see the mind of God displayed through paradoxes.

Paradox is one of the most lovely things I find about God. In my finite being I can only set two oppositional ideas together. I can see their truth and beauty, but my finite mind cannot conceptualize the blending, the dimensions, the how.

Paradox to me displays the awesome grandeur, power, love, and infiniteness of the Almighty, and this frightens and comforts me simultaneously, so God willing I hope to continue to follow His path with trust and faith even when it is difficult.

“And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshipped.’

Revelation 5:13-14

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