God’s “Blog”

When I go to all the trouble to write down what’s on my heart, it can sometimes be disappointing to find that very few people take the time to read what I’ve written. I know people are busy; I’m busy too. We have to choose how we are going to spend our time, and sometimes that means that we don’t have time to read what someone else has written. And that’s okay. Only sometimes we really could benefit from reading other people’s experiences with God, yet do not, because of not having put forth the effort.

But the thought crossed my mind that God went to a LOT of trouble to write HIS story, and I’m pret-ty sure that there aren’t as many people reading HIS thoughts as HE would like either!

He wants to speak comfort to some, but they don’t give Him a call to see what He longs to say.

He wants to give guidance to others, but they stumble around in the dark and spend a lot more time on detours than if they had just stopped to ask God for directions.

Yes, that’s women too!  🙂

He wants to impart wisdom to all, but sadly, many of us lean on our own understanding rather than taking the time to find out what God has to say about it and leaning on Him instead.

I wonder if He is disappointed when He waits day after day in that special spot where His Word sits on a table or shelf, waiting to meet with us as we run past Him without even glancing His way.

God’s “blog” is the most important blog of all.  It was originally written on stone tablets, papyrus, parchments, and scrolls.  Then it was transferred to paper.  And now we can read it on our phones, tablets, and computer screens.  He has communicated with us in a written form, but for us to get the memo, we have to read it!  (Oh, that’s right, and there’s audio, another privilege that some prefer.)

I think we often forget what an awesome privilege it is to be accepted as a member of the most Royal Family in the world, to have an open line of communication with the King of the Universe who is our Father!  We get into our little or big agendas without ever consulting Him to find out if what we are planning is in line with His wise counsel.  Then we get upset with HIM when our plans fail.  Oh the insanity of all that!  But we have all been guilty of it at some time or other.  😦

We forget that we are among a privileged few in the world who actually know how to read and have a copy (or two or three…) of the Word of God at our fingertips.

We don’t spend time with our Father to our own detriment.

But it doesn’t stop there.  When we don’t spend time reading His “blog”, we make decisions and say things we shouldn’t that affect other people and do not further the kingdom of God.

We DO read God’s word to our own benefit, help, strength, peace, comfort, joy, and so on, and that, in turn, helps us to further God’s kingdom and bring hope to others.

So, even if you never read another one of MY blog posts, I hope you will be more faithful to read the “Blog of God” and find the ongoing joy of walking in close communion with Him who knows you best but loves you most!

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5 thoughts on “God’s “Blog”

  1. Wow. This really hits home…. “I wonder if He is disappointed when He waits day after day in that special spot where His Word sits on a table or shelf, waiting to meet with us as we run past Him without even glancing His way.” What a picture. And a vivid reminder of the truth. Thank you for writing this post.

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  2. I once heard the example of God sitting in your living room waiting to visit with you. You can walk by and ignore Him or stop for a visit with the King of kings. It helped me take more time to sit with Him and His Word.

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  3. This post really spoke to me Ruth, as just last night I was whining to my wife about how few people know my blog exists!

    The title of your blog is very important to me, and perhaps the reason God has led me here today. I am not sure. But a few months ago, I had a dream… a very vivid and lucid dream. This is not very newsworthy except that I NEVER remember my dreams and this dream was different… to this day I can still recall it with perfect mental imagery. The dream was of Jesus sitting at the well with the Samaritan woman… there were no words, just a vivid image. When I woke from the dream I took to paper to sketch out what I saw in my dream. For some reason for the rest of that day I could not stop thinking about that dream.

    Later in the day, I was reading my Bible and came across John 4 and the story of Jesus at the well.. I didn’t know exactly where this story was at that time, it was just part of my reading, which freaked me out even more….Now the image and phrase Living Water was stuck in my head

    Later that night I went to a friends house, he is from India. We often meet to pray and fellowship. This night he said he wanted me to meet someone, so he got on the phone with a lady from China… and she was the most spirit-filled woman I have heard in a long time. After nearly an hour long conversation, she began to sing and speak in tongues over the phone… and in that song kept singing about Living Water.

    AGAIN… Freaking me out…. what was this all about? What was God doing in my life?????

    Today I am on a journey to grow closer to God each day… I have been for a long time and I still do not know exactly what he has for me. But I do know, the words Living Water bring my spirit to attention, and I begin to lean in and listen more closely whenever I hear them.

    Thank you for all you do, it is a pleasure to have God bring me to your blog.

    Keith

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    1. Thank you, so much, Keith, for sharing this part of your story here. I know what you mean about certain dreams sticking with you. There are several that I’ve had that continue to be fairly vivid in my mind months and even years later.
      You might be interested in reading my “Hello World” post at:
      https://plantedbylivingwater.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/hello-world/
      and my post on the Woman at the Well:
      https://plantedbylivingwater.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/who-jesus-values-sychar-lesson/
      Welcome to my blog! May you receive from the Lord all the things that He wants to show you to help you in your daily journey with Him!

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