Friday, July 30, 2010

Notebook Nugget...nope, I've not forgotten about these...


I haven't included any "Notebook Nuggets" in my posts lately. For you newbies, I have a notebook where I paste inspirational sayings, scripture, clips from encouraging emails, and even fortunes from fortune cookies. Lately, none of them have really jumped out at me the way they did when I first pasted them in there. But I feel like I should pick something today.

I think I'll post a few actually--maybe randomly chosen. Maybe, they're not meant to speak to me today, but to you....

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

"Many a false step is made by standing still." (fortune cookie)

"Place special emphasis on old friendship." (fortune cookie)

"Oh my goodness, I can't wait to see what God pulls out of you!" (excerpt from email from my friend Shawna)

OK, so that last one did jump out at me. What hit me about it is that we always talk about God working "through" us, and it's true that He does. But He also gifted us with abilities, and through our decisions and actions we grow (or at least should grow) those abilities. So, there's something in us that is really *us* and God helps us draw that out. I think that's pretty cool :).

5 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Yes, that is pretty cool.
Great "nuggets". :)

LynnRush said...

LOVE that "pulls out of you." That's perfect.

Thanks for this! Happy Friday

Brandon said...

I like that. There is something in us, a gift in our nature, and God develops it during our life.

KM Wilsher said...

Love this, Kat :)

Amy Deardon said...

Kat, I love these! Especially the last one. One thing I've been meditating on lately is James 4:2 -- you have not because you ask not. We're told to approach God boldly in prayer (I'm thinking of the parable of the widow and the judge; and the parable of the neighbor who knocks on his neighbor's house at night for bread to feed his guest). Maybe we need to ask to be led?

Thank you for the good thoughts!