Schools Not Out For Summer, yet…
Welcome! The guest teachers today are:
Dr. Seuss, A Poet and, a wise man, The Word of GOD, no ordinary MAN, and…
WAIT FOR IT… you!
Brain: n. 1. The organ in the head which controls and coordinates mental and physical activities. 2. Mental ability.
Head: n. 1. Top part of the body of a human or an animal which contains the eyes, ears, nose, etc. and the brain. *”And the brain”, No, really! That’s exactly how it was in the dictionary.*
Feet: n. foot
Foot: n. feet 1. The lowest part of the leg, below the ankle, on which a person or animal stands.
Shoe: n. Outer covering for a person’s foot, with a stiff base and a firm support under the heel of the foot.
Steer: v. To control the course of a ship or vehicle. 2. To stay away from; avoid.
Direction: n. 1. The action of directing; control. 2. The line or course on which a person or thing moves or is pointed toward.
Choose: v. To make a decision.
The Life That I Have, by Leo Marks
The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours
The love that I have of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.
1-6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
It All Comes Down To Choice
Maybe none of what I’ve shared means a thing to you; maybe it does. That’s really the whole point of this life. We each have to choose whom we are going to serve.
Dr. Seuss was onto something here. We each do have brains in our head, we each do choose what direction we want to go in.
In life they’ll always be setbacks, troubles and drama. In life they’ll always be people who will try to steer you in another direction; they might even succeed at getting you off course.
Leo Marks makes some fine points in this poem of his. When I first read it I thought only of Who is in control of my life. I believe the Lord had me hear this poem because I was praying for an answer to the drama surrounding my life. The answer didn’t come in the ways one thinks it would. We weren’t suddenly lavished with enough finances to be out from under. There wasn’t anyone knock, knock, knocking on our door to say “congratulations”. Nope, no Ed McMahon. =( jk.
The truth here with both these poems is what they were saying for the “who” that wrote them.
Dr. Seuss was a man of rhyme. His poems have lasted the test of time. =)
Leo Marks wrote the poem above, wait for it… for a secret agent! Yes, this poem, and many others he wrote were original crack the code poems. Messages in code. This one just happen to become famous after being used in a 1958 film about the life of Violette Szabo, whom he wrote the poem for. The poem wasn’t at all about her, or the code, but the truth of the poem is that it was written a girlfriend he had, Ruth Hambro, who was killed in an air crash in Canada.
Amazing The Things We Think and The Things We Over Think
Think about that! The things we pour into our head are the things that steer us in one direction or the other. I know there are a lot of people who love to fill their minds with all the pretty verses of the Bible, or fun laughable, good-time rolling moments at church. Some like to be pastored by the man with the most jokes or catch phrases. Truth is, what we continue to win people with, is what we have, are, and will continue to win them too.
No worries, He’s just calling the plain, the *GOD*extraordinaire!
Jesus was born in an obscure village as the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another village where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then for three years, He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never had an office.
He never had a family or owned a home.
He didn’t go to college.
He never visited a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. Yet, He shook the world at its very foundation and became the Savior of us all.
Most of the private christian schools, and churches would not allow Jesus even in to teach. Well maybe as a volunteer. They’d never endeavor however to put HIM on the payroll because he didn’t have the credentials.
The Word captures God’s affection for these ordinary people…
1 Corinthians 1:27 “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and He has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty”
1 Peter 5:5 “Therefore, all you leaders and followers alike are to be down to earth with each other for God has had it with the proud. But He takes delight in just plain people”
Take a look at the characters of the Bible who *GOD* used.
More amazing though, are the things we know, or in some cases don’t know. The world is full of twists and turns. Every tick-tock of the clock represents the things we think. Thus the ending bit of poetry taken from *GOD* inspiration given to Solomon, a wise man indeed.
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
So often people won’t believe in Jesus, in the way Scripture tells us to, because they want evidence. They want evidence, evidence that has proof. For the CHRISTian, the proof spelled F-A-I-T-H. It’s the very thing that takes the soul to beyond what the eye can see, or the brain can imagine. It’s the very beginning for the Believer who first believes, and the faith continued on in each Believer who knows there is farther to go.
Oh The Things That We Think
Well shopping the other day a song came on, Day Dream Believer. Loved that song when it came out because it had my name in it. ♪♫ Cheer up sleepy Jean. Oh, what can it mean to a daydream believer, and homecoming queen. ♪♫ Pretty much the name and daydreaming is all I had in common with that song. Never, ever was I, or would anyone ever, vote me, homecoming anything. I don’t have the pedigree, or the looks or all those man made trappings we’ve even now graced our christian schools and churches with.
*GOD* had plans for me. I’m so happy. He has plans for each us. Time after time He came knocking at my door, but I would not allow Him in. Until that one day when my brain in my head understood the message loud and clear.
Brains In Simple Form Are Best
The kind of faith we have when we entrust every bit of that Dr. Seuss rhyme to His timing.
Brains, begin to know that we don’t have all the head knowledge. We are still learning. What we know is just a drop in the bucket of wisdom. We can though, know, which way our feet in our shoes should be steered. The question each day is will the direction we go in, be the direction He is heading us?
There are times when someone has already said something so well, there is no need for a redo or a rehash.
Below is a bit of writing, regarding faith, from missionary pastor, Dennis Rouse:
“Every person has a call from God on their life to do something for God in this earth. God wants us to know it, live it and be fulfilled in it. But the devil resists this, and tries to keep us from living in our call. He tries to get us stuck in the past, focused on prior abuse, sickness, financial troubles, relational failures, etc., so that we cannot move forward. Or at other times, he may try to get us stuck whining about how difficult things look in the present, thinking about how “good” they were in the past and, again, stop moving forward.
We need to put the past behind us and keep it there. God always has something better for us in the future, but in order to get there, we’ve got to move forward. Yes, I have to tell you that there will be times when moving forward will seem completely ludicrous and impossible, but that is exactly what we have to do, stepping forward in our faith in God – just as the Israelites did when they were caught between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army.”
All you need to know to move forward in life, is to know He believes you are somebody. In this game, we so often call, life:
Until all have heard of and know, His Love,