This morning I knew the Lord was leading me to share here on the blog. It’s been a while I know, and yet my stats have been really high for people visiting. In fact, my stats have been higher than ever. In just slightly over a year I’ve gone over the 11,000 visits to my blog, without ever really shooting for anything but that of pleasing the Lord in obedience to share. It’s been a journey for sure. A journey of me being transparent, of my sometimes my quick to blog, slow to learn self. Through it all though I’ve realized that no matter what happens on other blogs, blogs like those that have people chit-chatting and sharing with each other, my blog is different. Yes, yes I know, I’ve shared that before too. What I’m trying to say now though is a different sort of realization. I’ve realized that the people who will choose to visit this blog come for all sorts of reasons. Some by accident, but will revisit. Some even visit by accident, share, and forget about it! LOL Some however come and read and share with me how the Lord stirred their heart because of something I’ve posted. Something I’ve experienced and allowed to be oh so real in my life, allowing them to know that going through struggles and coming out on the glorify GOD side, that’s all that matters. Some people have written me and shared that thought they don’t say it often, I’ve done what I say I want to do here, I’ve given them the conscience to be clear on one thing, that of allowing the Lord to work in them, not me, not this blog.
So often I’ve shared here that I don’t ever want to be like even some popular CHRISTian blogs. I don’t want people needing to flock here to read something that came in an e-mail, or some give-away this or that. Not unless what you see I’m giving away, was there all along. All I desire is for any one reader, visitor, or traveler along the super highway, see that it is having that personal walk in the Word, or with their Savior that is the end to the means, and the means to the end.
Cause there always is a flip side, right? LOL I begin to think and wonder how GOD feels about all the people chatting it up with each and ♪♫ going from this blog to that blog, from this blog to that ♪♫. Did you catch the tune in that little sentence? “Have you ever seen lassie go this way, and that?” That’s how I think GOD is seeing many of our lives. Instead of just sticking One to one, with the Holy Spirit, this new generation of church goers has begun to clung to listening to all the sharing, all the fellowship, and oh so little Bible. Oh so little Holy Spirit speaking One to one. Yet we’ll have pastors in shock wondering why there are so many people problems, or why their offices are inundated with people coming through the revolving door, over and over with the same old, same old. Why? Because instead of gently showing them that they don’t need another blog, or another person to help them:
We want to gobble up everything everyone is serving up today. We want the newest method, motions, movement without ever once stopping to consider if what we are gobbling up is what GOD wanted on our life feasting plate.
It’s time to gobble alright, but what we need to gobble-gobble up is a more of the Word of GOD, and less of man-mouthwatering feeding frenzy.
Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace.
Everyone keeps filling them with the gobble-gobble gobbling of filling themselves up with people fixes. Instead of truly bringing people to a place of resting and trusting on their own, with the Shepherd, they make them have attachment issues to the group, the study, the office visits. Heck, we were about OTC medications, but within the Body there is an OTC thing going on that keeps the people coming in the doors keeping oh so busy, and hopefully oh so giving.
I know, that was harsh. I do believe if we own it though, we can remedy this separation anxiety and heal the land of the people problem that is truly at the forefront. There are bookend encampments. The people in the Body who say they are the doers, doers, doers. That because nobody else does, they do all the doing. The middle group are the people who came to help, but found out that they wanted to serve, but when they came to serve, someone tried to fit them into a service not fit for them. In trustation *another jeannieism word*, they submitted, and failed. That failure, although not final, made them frustrated and they pulled away. Come on, own it, you are either the fitter, or the fit to be unfit for the job they tried to suit you up with. See, that’s the problem. It never should have been feeling like a job, but service. When any sort of service to the Lord begins to feel like a man-made manipulated job, it’s oh so unfitting and wrong. It occurs because these people fitters, think like the bath fitter people. They think if they clean you up, get you serving where they need you, life is but a dream. Only it become a nightmare of sorts.
Now there is that other spectrum of people who get to serve in the way the Lord intended. It even shows in the ministry because the confirmation of whatever is being shared/taught ends up being confirmed during the message. The only problem though, there is no life-support given to this Body of teachers. Why? Because they didn’t do what the so called ministry fitters wanted you to do. Plus there are those who are serving who were looking to be relinquished from where-ever they serve with your serving self.
Gobble-gobble all the stuff up and get rid of it. Stop allowing the reigning Body at large to rule and bring in the refreshing breath of the Holy Spirit. Imagine a Church that actually allowed those who had specific gifts to serve where they belonged. What a concept right? What an amazing change we would see in the Body of Christ if we just allowed a lot less gobble-gobble fellowship and a whole l0t more stopping, dropping and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead running of our churches, our blogs, etc.
I myself can catch the vision, and that is why this blog will not change. Yes, I’m impressed with the over 11,000 hits to hit, and the links to it, and the bit of this and that to my blog here. I’m impressed only because that is not what I was shooting for. That is all truly just because the Lord took this drop in the bucket woman called Jeannie Bee and transported her into what I really am, just a woman learning as she goes.
Yes, I’ve made some verbal blunders on here. Sometimes, and I admit it, I’ve said more than I ever should have said. Which brings me to my point, we sometimes have so much to say, and say little share from the Lord. However, in all that I’ve shared I’ve just been a vessel for Him to help others through whatever they might be experiencing in the Body as well. There are many of you. I’ve heard from you. The governing church bodies might not have a place for you on their survey says, but the Lord does. He’s listening and He gets you. He knows your heart, so stick with Him. Go where He is leading you and do what He is leading you alone to do. It might not get you on the roster at church, but you will always be in the center of His will, and that ladies and gentlemen of the internet blogging reading world, is just where you and I forever and always belong. It might not be popular, you might not be on the hit parade of mans viewpoint, but if you are at peace, and you are growing, going and leaning and learning, you are doing just fine.
No More This Way and That
Gobble up only one thing:
I know I’m going to keep calm and Bee myself because that’s just how Jesus and I roll. Just remember this because Jesus is the Rock and your name, if you are saved, is on that Roll. And when that roll is called up yonder, in the final conclusion, how did you handle all that He brought to your table of life? Did you squander it doing what man wanted you to do, serving when he was trying to squeeze you in, going where no Savior told you to go. Or, did you go where He was leading, if it was dis-pleasing to a church group of people so busy with their services on their table they forgot what true to Life ministry, led by the Holy Spirit really and truly is all about.
Go forth and gobble up the Word for your life living! Don’t just keep filling yourself up with church business and building, when what needs to be done by each individual in service, is as individual as each individual is in His Eyes. Does that make sense? I hope so, because it is the Truth.
God! Let the cosmos praise your wonderful ways, the choir of holy angels sing anthems to your faithful ways! Search high and low, scan skies and land, you’ll find nothing and no one quite like God. The holy angels are in awe before him; he looms immense and august over everyone around him. God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who is like you, powerful and faithful from every angle? You put the arrogant ocean in its place and calm its waves when they turn unruly. You gave that old hag Egypt the back of your hand, you brushed off your enemies with a flick of your wrist. You own the cosmos—you made everything in it, everything from atom to archangel. You positioned the North and South Poles; the mountains Tabor and Hermon sing duets to you. With your well-muscled arm and your grip of steel— nobody trifles with you! The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule; Love and Truth are its fruits. Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who shout on parade in the bright presence of God. Delighted, they dance all day long; they know who you are, what you do—they can’t keep it quiet! Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us— you’ve been so good to us! We’re walking on air! All we are and have we owe to God, Holy God of Israel, our King.
And the rest? It’s just obedience and service on your individual part and mine.
Until all have heard of and know, His Love,