My Head….

I told a friend this week that I am always thinking – natural for a girl, right?  I am just amazed at how varied my thoughts have been…

Life is a bit humdrum.  Don’t get me wrong – I am busy – it just does not always feel like the right sort of busy.  Like, too much time blog surfing lately.  But, that feels good too – because there is so much to think about when I fold laundry right now.

Angel – your babies are gorgeous.  People keep thanking me for helping, and it really has not felt like work, and certainly not now that I have gone over to your place to help feed those beauties – getting a schedule together was a little overwhelming – but the blog idea is working quite well (146 hits on day one!) – and I feel on top of things.  And, more and more people are volunteering – praise God!

Praise God – something I am not doing enough of.  A new, good, wonderful friend asked me to pray about something for her today – and I dared suggest she should talk to a real prayer warrior.  But, it made me Want to pray – and I have been… My head did this sort of “Me, you trust Me with your needs?  I will gladly bring them before my Lord.”  Ah, that I might become a woman who trusts in the magnitute of His abilities.  As Beth Moore said “If I am going to err – may I err on the side of believing.”

I wonder if I have offended a friend – by “preaching” too much.  I used a bunch of Christian jargon, and realise I don’t know how to make it sound normal for people who were not raised in a church.  I probably sound patronising, and snobby so much of the time, when all I really want for anyone is to know my Savior….

I found a few atheists blogs.  Wow.  My head is overwhelmed here.  Deep waters – these men are smart.  Good to be challenged – and I am amazed at how much of my thoughts turn to doctines I feel I have only begun understanding since reading “God’s Passion for His Glory” by Piper this past May….  My thoughts here are many, too many to put out here… I do wonder though, is atheism a religion?  Because, even the pursuit of not believing God seems blog-worthy to those living it.  I live in such a bubble…

Which, again, I have to think over some of my narrow minded comments on the phone with a friend today… I live Such a sheltered existence.  I still hang out with the same people I went to school with.  There is no significant diversity in my city – in any regard, and so I am finding my horizions stretched more sitting here than I do going out my front door.  I don’t know what to do with what feels like new knowledge Chica, I am just trusting God for answers and guidance.

Because, I want answers.  I want to feel like I have the next five years mapped out.  If only I put everything into every moment – like Jonathan Edwards.  If only I expended myself for those around me (Isaiah 58:10 I think)… if only me didn’t think so much about me… maybe I would feel like I needed more than to just scrub toilets and fold laundry to feel like I have accomplished something today.

I hate unresolved conflict.  I have some, that feels significant, that lingers – for 8.5 months now.  I’ve had babies in this amount of time.  I know that the Lord desires peace and resolution, and I need to be praying more about this.

My foundations are shaking.  I still hate words like “dialoging” on “conversation”  but I get it boys.  I find myself more understanding of what is happening, and more desirous to both be a part of The solution, and yet feeling at odds with any of the alternatives presented.  I feel a little like a spleen.  Or an appendix…. You know, the part of the (church) body, that no one really knows what to do with.  I suppose that in following Christ daily, I will be living my odd role, right?  I don’t need answers today, for 6 months from now, do I Laurel?

Heather.  I miss you.  I need you home. 

I had something else, but I have forgotten what… perhaps tomorrow.  What randomness in my head!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeromy
    Jan 11, 2008 @ 00:50:27

    Nicole – This is one of the most sincere and heart felt posts I have read in a long time. It is truly unnerving to have your foundations shake, but I have found it causes me to rely even more on God and less on even my knowledge and certainty. I really feel you are searching and I do consider you a friend…even if you don’t like to dialogue 😉 Thank you for opening up and letting us into your heart, even though you only meant to let us into your head.

    Blessings……from one of the boys.

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  2. raquelamisto
    Jan 11, 2008 @ 12:03:29

    “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through
    knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” -Proverbs 24:3-4

    Every day God wants to fill our rooms with “rare and beautiful treasures” – because, after all, the only wisdom or intellect that counts is sourced from God. Let’s choose to receive it! Not for personal gain (is that James 3?) but for His glory.

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