Saturday, May 17, 2008

Breaking New Ground

for ye have not passed this way before
(Joshua 3:4b)


Are you in a rut?

Desert Tracks Carved by Safari Jeeps, Wadi Rum National Reserve, Aqaba, Jordan by Mark Daffey
Desert Tracks Carved by Safari Jeeps,

Wadi Rum National Reserve, Aqaba, Jordan

A surprisingly large number of people year after year maintain a set daily routine and never give a thought to changing the pattern.

The tragedy of this situation is that appreciation of beauty slowly fades.

When you no longer expect anything unusual to happen
you become afraid to attempt any new venture,
the challenge of the unknown no longer stimulates your thinking
and eventually life loses all purpose and meaning.
If you would retain an interest in life avoid monotony.

Modern living somewhat encourages monotony,
but if you live a committed Christian life that is dedicated to God
and to the service of your fellowmen,
all of life becomes alive with interest and an appreciation of the unusual!
There can be no monotony when you are guided by God's Holy Spirit,
and realize your own uniqueness.

Rock Formation with Clouds Behind, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA by Curtis Martin
Rock Formation with Clouds Behind,

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA

The assurance that you are of infinite worth to God gives you self respect
and helps you to face the future with confidence.
Such confidence, which is God's gift, makes you alert to fresh opportunities.

All of life becomes a workshop where you can serve God, and though many of the tasks waiting to be done may seem new and unfamiliar, you attempt to do them in the wisdom and strength of your Divine Father.

Never again do you find life monotonous.
The Cross is the Only Ladder High Enougfh to Reach Heaven
The Cross is the Only Ladder High Enougfh to Reach Heaven

Help me, O Lord, to overcome all the monotony in my life by dedicating myself to You, and obeying Your Commands.

Mimi

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9 comments:

Mary said...

Mimi,

A wonderfully inspirational post. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Mary

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MYSTI said...

I love this post! You are right, one should not live life with monotony, it is one reason i am doing 20 wishes. To experience life and God's plan for me fully. Thank you for sharing.

Mike Golch said...

MiMI,as always you have a great posting.This is why I love visiting you.God bless you my friend.

Dawn said...

Sometimes a rut seems comfortable. But it is just a dead end, isn't it? Thanks for the thoughts and the pictures.

Thank you so much for your prayers. Only God can take care of this situation!

Sharon said...

Good Morning Mimi!
Just stopping by to say hi and to wish you a blessed Sunday!Love~Sharon

Me said...

this is a beautiful post - beautiful...

Ruthie said...

Great post, as always! I enjoy your music, too.

Denise said...

I had a sunday school teacher once that wrote a EXPECT on the chalk board one Sunday morning..... It was written in huge letters that reached across the entire board..... Her entire lesson was on expecting great things from God... I never forgot that lesson and most morning when I wake... I expect........