When one sets out to get off the road that leads to destruction and back onto the path that leads to eternal life - through the narrow gate - one is then, I am finding out, attacked in so many different ways from the enemy that it becomes glaringly obvious that the enemy is behind all of it and that he isn't exactly happy that - God is greater, thank you Lord.
After much reflection, I realize that I had completely given up even attempting to walk with the Lord, just do my own thing and keep to myself. The carnal nature of man is not in love with the Word of God - you know, the words written in the Bible. It loves to do whatever it wants to - those things that are evil; worldly, anything that is not of God. Raising my hand: guilty.
I started reading through the book of James. If you want to find printed words, from God, that will rile your flesh, simply start reading in that book. Faith without works is dead. Count it all joy when you are confronted with trials and tribulation. It's a lot of admonishment, to be honest about it. These are the parts of the Bible that are oft times ignored by those that just want the gooey-good feeling and not all the idea of "taking up your cross daily and following after Christ" that leads to a disciplined life in the Lord.
I have a long ways to go, that's what I can say about it. But, continuing reading in the Word is the answer, at least for me. It is a habit I am attempting to form to simply turn on the computer and pull up the BibleGateway site every morning and start reading. And yes, I am in the book of James and it may take a while to work my way through it. I don't want to just glaze over all the "hard" stuff, I want to absorb it and let it become a part of my every day life.
Well, anyway. At some point, I will find it within myself to volunteer in the church. Whatever that may mean, even if it's vacuuming carpets.
Rain. That was the forecast for today. Yet, looking at the radar, it is raining - well north of Phoenix. Whether it makes it's way here? Who knows. God causes it to rain on the just and unjust alike, so, please Lord!!! lol
There isn't much else going on, really. I am going to attempt to find someone to come over that has the necessary equipment to recharge the trailer ac's freon system. If I do find someone to do it and it still doesn't put out the necessary temp of air to keep it cool in there, it may be a losing battle to spend any more money on it. I don't want a gawky looking window ac unit mounted on the thing, but to buy a new roof air unit for it is pretty expensive stuff. The thing IS pumping out cool air, just not cold ENOUGH. Which hints to me a need for increased amount of freon.
Well, whatever the case, it's time to be off to work.