Friday, June 26, 2009

How on earth did I get here?

Tonight I was driving to Target and I got about halfway there, and I thought, "how did I get here?" I was clearly thinking of a million things, and not paying attention to driving. Well, I was paying attention subconsciously, because I did not get in an accident or anything, and obviously my brain knows where to go because I am sure ALL the people at Target know me by name. But I really started thinking, and it kind of scared me. How did I get there?

Then I immediately started thinking about my relationship with Christ. How did I get to where I am today? And let me tell you friends, it is not a good thing. I wish I remembered all the times I spent in the word, in prayer, listening to God, but sadly I can't, and I don't really remember the last time I did it with sincerity, and not because I have to.

"I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You're not cold, you're not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You're stale. You're stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag, 'I'm rich, I've got it made, I need nothing from anyone,' oblivious that in fact you're a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless." Rev. 3:15-17 (The Message)

I know I am a good person, and I know I would not be who I am today without God, but I also know that I am human, a sinner.

I love reading the Bible, learning from God's wisdom, and I love encouraging others. But I also love being real, authentic, and sincere. I do not proclaim to be perfect or know all the answers. I am still learning about this whole spiritual journey. I am no where near the end of this journey, and I am excited to see what happens along the journey. So friends, I am asking you tonight, today, tomorrow, won't you join me on this journey. Will you be real, sincere, and most importantly, make God a priority, be on fire for him. Because if you are lukewarm, he will spit you out.


The Whites said...

love your blog!

Unknown said...

I seriously don't want to be lukewarm that's for sure!! You know, I do that all the time when I drive. I've gotten used to it. I just like to daydream I guess.

Kristin said...

I don't know how I get to half the places I get to most of the time!

I used to look at the Bible as a huge book that made no sense and I couldn't understand it and didn't even know where to begin. But, the more I read, the more fascinating it becomes. It's like it's not even the same book that I used to try and read. I know that the more I read and learn, the more I'll understand and I don't ever want to go back to just not caring.

I definitely want to join you on this journey!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

you have such a sweet family, i love your blog!

Veronica said...

Oh Kate...I am totally with you about being real. I don't think we should be any other way! I have been praying lately about where I should start with my Bible reading. Today, I just decided to pick up my Bible and when I opened it, it went straight to the book of Ruth. I guess that was a start, although I really need to dive into the parts that will help me get armed for battle when the going gets tough.

Thanks so much for the encouragement in this post. There's a lot to think about. Thanks also for the suggestion of the books I should read. I'll have a lot more free time while I'm taking some time off from the hats, so it will be a good time to get some reading done.

Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Linda said...

I know what you are saying. I have driven in a daze before, while I had a zillion things on my mind. It is amazing how we can do that. Almost like we are on "auto-pilot".

And when I ask myself the question ,..."How did I get here? pertaining to my spiritual walk, does make me ponder on all that God has done for me,...and all that He has safely guided me through when I have been in a daze because of sorrows, or trials in my life. Or even just overload.

The Lord is so wonderful! And His word is our spiritual food. Sometimes we live as though we are on a "spiritual fast",...we leave out the nutrients we so badly need.

I really needed this poist this morning. Gotta close now and do my Bible Reading!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kari said...

good post today. we should all stop every now and then and re-evaluate our lives...
thanks for the comments. women should get paid for all we go through to have kids, instead of paying someone to watch us go through it :o)
i change the linens with the seasons so the darker hues add some much needed color to the house in the winter season. i've done it for years (and it's a good excuse to go shopping - ha ha)