I was quite proud of myself for not getting any viruses for many months. I had a whole lot of other pains but nothing that could bring me down too far. Now I’m getting sick, caught from hubby no doubt. It doesn’t feel good, the thick dry throat, runny nose (which thankfully isn’t bad right now), dizziness… I can just feel the virus spreading and weakening my systems. Hopefully it will be short lived.
Last night I had a dream that we were taken to Germany. My parents, brother, aunt and cousins were all hiding in our apartment waiting/hoping not to be taken. We were taken and we were being transported somewhere. It wasn’t as bad as concentration camps, or it might have gotten bad but the transporting was alright, except for not knowing what was going to happen. Some people had taken all of their money out of their accounts and had it with them but I didn’t want to do that in case they took all of my belongings. I don’t know what my subconscious was trying to get out. I’m sure it didn’t really have anything to do with Germany, given that I’ve never been there and don’t know anyone from there.
Sites like this tick me off. Posts are prefaced by “Words of Jesus…” but many of the things don’t resemble the words of Jesus that I’ve heard. If they are indeed ideas from the bible how about giving some references so we can read more about it?
Ending a post with “Accept salvation now, and give your mind to Him Who calls to you to make this gift to Him. For He would give you perfect freedom, perfect joy, and hope that finds its full accomplishment in God.” doesn’t, in my mind, help anyone. While those words may not be incorrect they sound airy-fairy and don’t give you the whole picture… sure, God gives those things but I think that most of God’s promises that are applicable to us may not find completion until Jesus return. It’s not like I walk around in a state of joyous freedom all the time, the pressures of this world still exist. There are too many people saying that we should turn back to God because of the wonderful things he’ll give us when really we should be doing it because it’s right and true, the God who sent Jesus Christ is the one true God.
Calling people to accept salvation and not telling them how is also a bit rough. Of course I wouldn’t want to make the same mistake of spouting a bunch of words, whether they be human or from God and then not tell you where you can learn more… I recommend this site/presentation which has a simple yet comprehensive outline of God’s word. You could also try visiting a church that teaches from the bible, perhaps ask a friend who goes to church.
I have a youth group meeting today. I’m a bit afraid of it because I don’t think I’m gong to lead youth next year and I really need to let them know sooner rather than later (I only decided yesterday). I don’t want to pretend. I hope that there are other women who will lead. I just don’t want to commit to it because I’m sure that I’ll end up doing half a job of it if I don’t take a break. I don’t think I can do work, uni, marriage, friends, family and church plus youth leading, it’s too much. :shrug: