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27 July 2011

Looking for Trouble Cat Painting, Feline Art Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Looking for Trouble
9 x 12   Oil on Board   

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 I was reading The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz today and came across the term woolgathering.  I had not heard that term in years. The more I thought about it the more I realized we all are intense wool gathers.  As we try so hard in life to make things work our way...our way is the wooly way. It is what we have gathering up in our brain to be the way things should be. You can find the definition as: Indulgence in idle fancies and in daydreaming; absentmindedness.

Laura's book was anything but that, and I did not put it down until I finished the last page.  But the term woolgathering stayed with me as I reflected on it.  Then I had picked up my Bible and was reading Joshua today... I was only in the first chapter when I read the verses I posted below and the tears were coming down my face.

Why do we feel like we have to fix everything and plan everything and resolve everything? Why do we feel so afraid? God is with us as He was with Moses...and most of you know what Moses went through. He was dealing with a ton of personalities plus his own inadequacies with his lisping and speech impediments. Could you truly believe it if I said to you...NO ONE WILL STAND AGAINST YOU ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE ?

Instead of worrying about things that will never happen or planning for things you have no control over...start thinking about the verses I have below. I will be repeating these words they spoke to my heart. I hope they speak to to your heart as well.

Joshua 1:5-9   "No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
  “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”


Jun Jamosmos said...

This is so, so true. Ive been sharing these passages recently with my 7 year old son because he was afraid of some monsters, and more than anyone else, I gleaned a lot of truths from these verses in Joshua.
God bless!

Laurie Pace Texas Contemporary Artist ~ International Equine Artist said...

Thanks Joshua... one of the BEST books I am reading is Anxious for Nothing by John MacArthur. It is not expensive but I do believe if you read it, it will provide many things that will work well with not only adults but with the seven year old mind. I have taught that age for MANY years..... The more the children see you practicing it, the more they begin to use it everyday as well. Sometimes it is good to share with him that you can have fear and share how you deal with it....



Jun Jamosmos said...

Thanks for your encouraging response. I will look into that book you mentioned. It is so true that children can learn from us, adults, in so many ways. I have underestimated the impact of my walk with Christ to our children, I should know better now having two wonderful children (daughter is 12, son is 7) with my wife.
God bless! (Jun)

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