Monday, January 24, 2011

distracted scatterbrain?

i would definitely think that i fall into this category... i set out to do one thing, and end up doing something completely different.  when it comes to digging into the Word, and finding what God has for me, sometimes i feel like i fall into this category.  however, i don't thing it applies.  just because i jump around in the bible, and read from all over i don't think that's an issue.  the issue that i may have is not always remembering what i read.  but seriously, do you remember what you read every time?  probably not.  as a matter of fact, i bet you couldn't tell me what you read on your other friends blog that you read yesterday.  how can i remedy that?  how can anyone remedy that?  well, for me i think it's a matter of writing things down.  this was all prompted by something that i read out of james today.

james 1:22-27 says

"Don't fool yourselves into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other.  Act on what you hear!  Those who hear and don't act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and 2 minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.

But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God-the free life!-even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain, but a man or woman of action.  That person will find delight and affirmation to the action.

Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived.  This kind of religion is hot are and only hot air.  Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this:  Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world." (the message)

i don't really think i'm a distracted scatterbrain.... at least the kind that is referred to in this passage.  i do listen to God and do what he says, but sometimes i do forget.  it's human nature.  at least it's my human nature.  so, i must remind myself regularly of this fact....  i can take things to heart... and do them, but if i don't continually go back to the Word for more...  or write them down, it will be kind of worthless because i will have forgotten why i am doing the good that God called me to.  so, i encourage you... stay in the Word... continually surround yourself with reasons, things that remind you why you are doing the good.

on a completely unrelated note... to those of you that know of my struggles with my stupid lap top and the cursor moving and randomly erasing things...   i took the advice of the wise caleb borke and covered the mousepad up and hooked up an optical mouse and haven't had any further issues :)  (other than continually putting my thumb where the mousepad is to move the cursor instead of reaching my arm over to the optical mouse)


  1. Thank you Melissa... just, thanks

  2. i like it. i have always been forgetful...the things I read, watch and hear. It helps me I think to write things down too. That is why the Bible never gets old. :) I just read randomly today and it was awesome.