I always have so many things that I am mentally logging for future blogging, and for whatever reason, I don't end up following through. I hate that. I so wish for more time in a day...that didn't also cut into my sleep time! Anyway, this is me trying to follow through.
Have you read it? I got motivated to read it once I saw that it was being made into a movie. It is different from most of the books that I read. It isn't this page-turning fictional story. It's an honest "self-discovery" kind of book. I've enjoyed it, for the most part. I'm not in love with everything about her but I love her honesty. And her writing is clever and witty. I think that her journey is admirable and inspiring. Much of her journey is a spiritual one, and although, I don't necessarily agree with everything that is said, I thought so much of it was right on and so interesting to think about. I do feel that there can be a big difference tetween being religious and being spiritual. I hope to be both...easier said than done. I sometimes wish that I could leave my reality for a short time to only focus on my spirituality and my relationship with God. It can be hard and confusing in the midst of life and all that it entails. But I think this is how it is intended to be. Anyway, you should think about reading this book.
Speaking of spiritual things, I've been thinking and struggling a lot with finding a balance between what the Lord expects of us in terms of "doing" and also accepting and submitting to His will. Yes, we are expected to not only think and pray but to DO. Action is required. The Lord will not spoon-feed us, so to speak, just because we ask. And I tend to take this to heart, probably too much. I think, "I want it, so I WILL go and get it!" Control freak! But there is also the other side of accepting what will be and making yourself humble and submissive to what the Lord would have for you. How do you balance the two? I can't seem to figure it out, but I'm trying. I know that it must become a personal thing, between you and the Lord, attained through prayer and thoughtful listening. I know that we can feel at peace with the Lord's will, so why then is this so hard for me? This question is always on my mind.
Well, this was a start.