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Choice

We only realize the power of the moral law when it comes with an “if.” God never coerces us. In one mood we wish He would make us do the thing, and in another mood we wish He would leave us alone. Whenever God’s will is in the ascendant, all compulsion is gone. When we choose deliberately to obey Him, then He will tax the remotest star and the last grain of sand to assist us with all His almighty power.

~Oswald Chambers

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Good God

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. -Psalm 89:1

This is a pic off a pier in Seattle. 5/2008

So, I wrote one of the worst of the whiney on my post yesterday. Oh, man alive, I was feeling bad for myself.

It happens.

But today . . . HIS mercies are new . . . every morning they are new!

I was obedient . . . not one of my strong suites . . . but today I took the advice of my good friend and home church pastor (coupled with a pretty strong inner conviction) and got my butt into a local church this morning. I love my home church in Harrisburg Oregon but, after not making it to service for 5 months (its over an hour, one way), I realized I needed to do something different. Actually I realized this months ago but have been putting it off, with every available excuse that there is in my pathetic little life.

But, as God usually does with me, HE brought me to a hard place . . . one without escape or arrangements for excuses and made me look the decision in the face. And, as I made up my mind, the resolution settled in me.

I loaded the chitlins up this morning. Justin was a zombie from working all night, so he went to bed. And went to Life Church, here in Salem. A “sister” church to my home church. One that I was told resembled the same type of anointing, etc.

A very nice gentleman met me at my car with an umbrella . . . since our freakish weather decided to dump water on us this morning. He directed me to the entrance doors . . . which were not well marked.

And I was met with nothing but kindness and acceptance. There is a similar anointing to Life Bible . . . just more casual and relaxed. It struck me as mixture of Life Bible and the Vineyard churches that I have attended in the past.

No suites and ties on the leadership.

Overall I liked it. Tobias did have to stay in the worship service with me . . . which was slightly distracting, but overall it was fine. And T did really really well for me!

Both boys did great. And I feel peaceful . . . like I managed to find the correct tracks today and stay on them. I feel, lately, like I had lost sight of the tracks I am suppose to be on . . . that I was on them, and then I was not . . . and I knew, only through obedience, would I find them again. Thank you, Jesus for your sovereign working in my life . . . whether or not I deserve it, I believe it . . .

So, I have found a temporary but solid local home church that I will make my home . . . like I have this apartment and this city. It is home for now. I don’t know where God will lead us after Justin’s schooling but I want it to be HIS will.

Alright . . . God bless!

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