Monday, July 31, 2006

In Other Words 2



"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"~ C.S. Lewis ~

This is my second week participating. When I saw this quote, it did not make me think of any particular life story. It made me think of my life as a whole. I am both of those people that C.S. Lewis is speaking of.

If I had a journal of my life there would be two parts. Part one would be all the times I said to God, "Thy will be done," and part two would be all the times God said, "All right, then, have it your way." We have to name each part of the book. Part one would be "Obedient, Happy and Content," and part two would be "Stubborn, Miserable and Not Content at All."

The book would be very confusing because it cannot be divided into these two parts and be in chronological order. I have gone back and forth between these two parts of the journey of my life many times.

When I obey God's will for my life, I know it. The inner happiness and contentment is overflowing and everyone can see that. When I disobey God's will for my life, I cannot sleep well, I am not happy with myself, I am unsure of myself and everyone can see my misery.

I would like to end my life book with part one being the bigger part, with more chapters. I'm just happy to say that I'm not a person that doesn't ever obey God's will for my life.

Please see my prayer request on my prayer blog, A Woman Prays. If you have any prayer requests let me know. My prayer blog is a chapter of part one in my life journal.

12 comments:

Reverberate58 said...

Kim a very wonderful posting. At times I do feel as if I am two people. I want so to be one whole person and one who does Gods will. Thanks for sharing!

Sissy B. said...

I pray that my part one is bigger also..I like the analogy you used...I can always relate to chapters in books!! :)

Amydeanne said...

Sounds like our books would be similar!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

It is comforting to know that God knows "both" people. . .

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh so true, some chapters I would like to just rip out, but I know there were all a part of my Christian walk to make me stronger and more dependant on him!!

~Patricia said...

So true, Kim! In fact, when I first started writing my post over the weekend, I started out by writing..."And I am both kinds!"

Loni said...

THere are chapters of my life I'd like to rip out too . . . yet the amazing thing is with God's love and forgiveness, HE rips them out!

Great Post & comments too!

Jana said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing that!

Karen said...

Using the book illustration was perfect and so true. I think most Christians battle that same feeling at given times in their life. Keep walking in the faith.

Life is a Buffet said...

It's comforting to know that God loves us when we do and when we don't follow His will. The great thing is He doesn't set aside, counting us out. He waits for us to get back on track and then encourages us to keep moving forward just like a parent would do if their child makes a mistake.

Tracie said...

I know exactly what you mean! I have to admit that my book would be similar.....but I am striving for "Your Will Be Done" to be the longer chapter!

Becky said...

That's me for sure!