Tuesday, February 07, 2006

It's been a while...

Yeah, I had hoped not to miss this many days in posting but things have been extremely busy. So this post will probably not contain any deep thoughts on doctrinal issues.

Last night my two brothers and I had a surprise dinner for our father's birthday. We got together at my brothers house where he had cooked an excellent dinner (steak) and then sat around in the evening and simply fellowshipped in the Word and discussed various things. That was probably one of the first times we have really spent a few hours together without the distractions of background noise etc. Our wives took all of the 11 grandchildren over to my parents house and just hung out together. Wow! What a blessing to have wives that are willing to take their lives and invest them into their children and families, I think they were a bit tired though by the time we got back. :)

If your parents are still alive, I would encourage you to spend those times of one on one or with your fellow siblings together just simply sitting around and talking. In our fast paced culture we miss out on many of the simple pleasures of life by just being in such a rush all the time.

I will leave this verse with you today, "Be still and know that I am God".

8 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Not a problem for me, because I live with my old folks. My sister visits quite frequently with her boyfriend. We have some really nice conversations at the dinner table. My sister's boyfriend came from quite a dysfunctional family and has really appreciated eating with us as a family.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Jim said...

Yes, I think the dinner table is definitely designed for more than simply filling our stomachs. It is a great time for informal discussions and fellowship.

Matthew, do you and your parents have the same views on scripture and doctrine?

Kc said...

I really appreciate doctrine and devotion but it's nice to be able to know a little about those we read here. I'm more than satisfied with be left with that verse. ;-)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Not quite. My parents are Charismatic and go to a different church. They use modern Bible translations and favour a worldly approach to worship and evangelism.

God Bless

Matthew

Jim said...

KC, I like that verse too even though it has been used the wrong way. Sometimes (daily really) we simply need to quiet our hearts and listen to the Holy Spirit speak through His word to us.

Thanks for dropping by.

Jim said...

Matthew, I understand.

How did you arrive at the position you are now in your walk with the Lord and your understanding of His word as applied in practice?

I would like to hear the testimony of your change.

God bless!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Believe it or not, a Reformed Baptist church had a big influence. They impressed upon me the need to follow the Scriptures closely.

Most of my opinions have formed though private study.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Jim said...

Matthew,

I appreciate every brother who encourages me to continually resort to the Word and prayer. Our understanding of scripture must be based upon the personal revelation God grants us as we wait upon Him.

Reformed Baptist? I think I know a few people like that. :)

God bless!