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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Theory


I recently saw a book entitled “How to Attract Birds to Your Back Yard.”  Being an old birder, I immediately knew: Give them what they need.  Food, water, and shelter. 

And if you’re serious about having birds in your backyard, you”ll go to the trouble of buying bird feeders, bird seed, a bird bath or two, and a couple of bird houses.  If you already have bushes and trees in the yard, you’re sure to have birds in no time at all.

Notice I said “…you will go to the trouble...”  Except you won’t consider it trouble because it’s something you want to do, a project the whole family can get involved in.  You spend time, money and effort to get the effect you want.

It should be the same for our time with the Lord.  It should be much more for our time with the Lord. 

We ought to be willing to do anything, to give up anything, that keeps us from

Being alone with the Lord,

Studying His word,

Learning every bit of information we can absorb,

Praying to Him,

Listening to Him.

I love the birds in my backyard, but while I’m enjoying them, can’t I also praise the One who put them there?  When a friend’s name comes to mind, can’t I pray for that person?  When I’m with someone and suddenly feel the Holy Spirit, can’t I ask to pray with that someone? 

God is attached to everything. Even the bad stuff.  Especially the bad stuff. 

Because He takes the bad stuff and uses it for good.

There’s no way around God.

if you come across something that you can’t connect to God, would you let me know?

Because it’s my theory that you can’t.
Photo by Cindy West McGregor
 

10 comments:

  1. Wow, inspired and toes stepped on all in one post! I LOVE IT! You have hit the nail on the head.

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    1. Miriam, you always make me a happy camper! Thanks...

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  2. Nope - don't think there is anything NOT connected to God. I have to agree with your theory. Love it -

    Suzanne

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    1. Great minds think alike! We just proved it!

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  3. Loved this Carol. I'm so thankful the Lord has opened my eyes to see Him all about me and to give Him praise. Happy you've had the same miracle. Bless you!

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    1. It's just a wonderful thing, isn't it? God is truly in the details!

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  4. I agree Carol! God is in everything in some form or fashion! Very well said!

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    1. Thanks, Stacie. I appreciate you very much.

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  5. Yet again, inspired words. I love to drive and the thing I love about it praising God for all the beautiful things I see, the people working their fields and praying for their bounty, even the aggravating bad driver, I pray for patience and thank God for a little more time to unwind.

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    1. I'm glad you learned this lesson early. It took me a bit longer to figure it out! Thanks for the comment, Alice Lue...

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