Monday, September 30, 2013


Sermon Response
This is an interesting week for this.  I'll probably put a post up about that tomorrow as it's something I have been spending a lot of time correcting.
How do you define worry?  It's not productive.  Going over and over something.  Not give it to God.  I feel like there should be something more here.
Over think - ha!  Yes, I know I am the queen of this.
To strangle or choke High old German   Before that, divide
What if?  What could happen?  Is this talking about obsessing over something?  Let's go back to I'm the queen.
Christianese  Concerns, things I'm praying about. Well we know we aren't supposed to worry, but since we still are we need to make it sound better.
 Romans 14:23
Sin of distrusting the power of God. This is probably a good definition of what sin boils down to more often than not.
2 Timothy 1:7
Matthew 6:25-27 starting Senior year & Lauren. I went through a very stressful time senior year, perhaps I should do a blog about just those few weeks some time.  Anyway, I ended up stressed out and crying at a lock-in.  It was a little over dramatic, but I was fully within typical 17 year old girl behavior.  My friend Lauren (real name, if she stumbles on it she deserves the credit) reminded me of this verse which really helped me at the time & I've reminded myself of in similar repeats of that time.
I will do what God asks me to do  Isn't that easy to say/hard to do?  Or the way to put yourself on the next plane to Iraq as a missionary?
We usually Trust God for a minute and hold onto our worries.  Well, it is a way to tell God that this really, really concerns me.
James 1:22
Philippians 4:6-7 p words  I memorized this in college, if you do so.  I suggest memorizing the Revised Standard Version because anytime you get stuck, you can remember that it's a "P" word.
I'll hand it over and then take it back.  See above about trusting God for a minute.
This past week is a lesson in it.   Again see the top about the forthcoming blog post.
Matthew 6:33-34
Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 3:5-6
Your own understanding - the never ending saga. There's a reason I classify something as "The Never Ending Saga that is My Life."  I am constantly going over my understanding to see if I can find the magic flip of pieces that will make all the pieces fit together in a way of my choosing.  Yes, I know I shouldn't do it.  However after 20 years, and several pieces fitting together I can't not work on it.  Besides after I do figure it out, I'm going to bring peace to the Middle East (a simpler problem) and don't we all want that?
God is a God of miracles but we are telling him this is too big for Him. I don't know sometimes I think my stuff is too small for him to care about, even though yes, he does know the number of hairs on my head, so I need to figure them out on my own.

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