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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

sitting on The Rock not a rock

Happy 4Th of July few but faithful readers! I'm excited that I'll be spending a "normal" day with my family. Mom got her breast biopsy back and it is NOT cancer! There is a tumor, but no cancer there! Thanks for praying!

God is challenging my view of him, more every day as I read the Shack and a devotional called Knowing God by His Names By: Dick Purnell.
"He is THE ROCK his works are perfect, and his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he." Deut.32:4 A real rock is hard and solid and does not crumble as result of external elements. My cousin Jocelyn will sometimes sing a song that begins with the words "Standing on The Rock of God" She mostly just likes the hand motions I think but being that she is two and knows them is something. Often I look to "fake" or counterfeit rocks to hold me up or make feel safe. Sometimes my fake rocks are: relationships, works, performance, or situations. These rocks crumble and are counterfeits because the can be altered or moved. There is Only One Real Rock that does not change."He is The Rock, and he came in flesh as Jesus! The verse above says that the Rock's works are perfect! He does no wrong, He is faithful! How wonderful and comforting this is that?! Sometimes it's hard to believe this verse, but that is only because our ways and works are tainted by the effects of sin on our minds and hearts. In my case, physically it will be awhile before I can literally stand upon the rock, and maybe spiritually too, but I believe God is pleased when we take a step of faith enough to even sit upon the Real Rock! Give me your thoughts. Please pray for my mom, she begins her treatments on Monday. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

My daughter thank you for your post and your request for prayers for me. I am standing on "The Rock of God" also! Love u! Mom

Michelle said...

Wow. TJ.Your writing is so profound. I want to pr ay and ask God what "rocks" I am standing on besides God. I had a great time with you last night. Thanks for letting me come to visit

Sandra Rose said...


Thank you for reminding me to check my rocks (besides the ones in my head!) It's amazing how we can get off track sometimes, but God is always faithful to draw us back to Himself - a lot of times through wonderful friends with great spiritual insights! Thank you for taking the time to share this.

Love you bunches,

Michelle said...

I love the new pic you have put up! I love you, can't wait untill sat!