Saturday, August 16, 2008

What is Calling Your Name?

We are all drawn...toward who or what is calling our name? Even if we are unaware, there is a battle taking place for our present thought and action.

I love this old ad! Children are full of hope; we all have a purpose.


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We all have an angle...a voice that gets our emotional attention...what is calling your name?

For me it is a clearance...target red tags...I walk the aisle for hours scanning the target red-orange tag...searching the end caps....drawn to the 50-75% off signs...CLEARANCE....I can't resist....I must come...I must see...I must know...it may be a great deal...I might need it...I may never find it at the price again...It could work...I could use it....Save it for a gift...You always need one...If I wait I will have to pay full price....it's such a deal...it could go in that empty space...I've been looking for just that...she would like that...it could help him...that would work....

before I know it I have $50 -$100 worth of stuff, I didn't come to buy, don't need right at that moment, and wasn't looking for.....how can that happen....

my patterns....they are known and common among the selfish, greedy, lustful, pleasure seeking sinful heart....sin...that ancient word...repulsive... avoided...hidden... unrepented...gripping... clutches of my soul....

Oh, God! Let me hear you! May I be tuned to your frequency...your still and quiet voice...in your presence....seeking You...my inheritence...incorruption...without a blemish...perfect... indestructible...all-powerful...all-knowing....eternal....Let me follow You!!!! I want to answer Your call! You, and You alone! There I will find rest, joy, peace, love, fulfillment, grace, forgiveness, self-control. May I die to my flesh and live to YOU!

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