Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Last night I had a small break down (the one that comes with a failed attempt at trying to figure out what "I" want to do with my life...forgetting His ways the entire time) and so much of it had to do with my last blog.  I told Matt that I just needed to hear from the LORD about what to do.  I felt "homeless" but in the way that I couldn't even sense home.  He told me that sometimes we just need to be silent and wait for Him to move (Exodus 14:14- I the LORD will fight for you, you just need to be still).  

The last blog was about homelessness. I had actually just started reading, at that time, a book titled, "Same Kind of Different as Me."  I finished it this morning.  It deeply changed me. Forever.  Here is part of the reason why: 

I was asking for the LORD to move.  I just needed something, anything. That topic was put on my heart for some reason or another before the book even began to be read in my life.  The irony was this: the last line in the book goes as follows-
"The truth about it is, whether we rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain't no final restin place. So in a way, we all is homeless-just workin' our way toward home.''

My eyes instantly filled with tears and I just looked up. Knowing He knew all along just how to speak to me if I would just be still and listen.

YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.  Go to Powells, Barnes and Noble, wherever, you must read it.  It is a true story about a black slave (modern day times-think fifty years ago), him being homeless for 35 years, a millionaire art dealer, and the passionate heart of the art dealer's wife who felt one man (the one who looked furthest from it), could change the world.

Oh-it is a true story.  I discovered I really only like to read non-fiction novels.  

Me at the park by our house.  So pretty out today!


  1. Hi Anna - I enjoyed reading your blog and especially today's post. Dana and I are doing the Experiencing God (Henry Blackaby) group study with our small group right now and are really enjoying it, as is the group. When I read your post I had just finished reading today's lesson which speaks to what you were saying.

    Often when you feel like God is silent, it is that he is developing your character for a specific purpose of His purpose which he has planned for you:

    "How long was it after God (through Samuel) anointed David king before David mounted the throne? Maybe 10 or 12 years. What was God doing in the meantime? He was building David's relationship with Himself. As goes the king, so goes the nation. You cannot bypass character."

    The study goes on to give more examples including the Apostle Paul - it was 10 or 11 years before he went on his first missionary journey. "The focus wasn't on Paul, the focus was on God. God wanted to redeem a lost world, and He wanted to redeem the Gentiles though Paul. God took that much time to prepare Paul for the assignment."

    God's will is never about your plans - it's how God can use you to accomplish HIS purposes. It's not "God show me your will or plans for my life," instead it's "God, show me how you can use me to accomplish your purposes." Isn't that a wonderful way to approach it?

    Just thought I'd share! Sorry for the extra long post!

  2. That's Beautiful Anna Darling thank you for sharing


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