Inconsistent – Holy 30 Devotional** – Day 23 & 24

Inconsistent, hmmm . . . . My middle name should be “Inconsistent”. Let me explain. First, I’m inconsistent  with my writing. second, I’m inconsistent in keeping my house clean, and finally, I inconsistent with handling my money. You know, keeping the checkbook up to date and paying bills when due. Yes, I’m certainly inconsistent there.

I dream of projects to create a side business, so I spend money collecting all the supplies necessary. Then said projects just sit there for weeks, or months because my interest became focused on other things. This explains why I have a huge collection of lace, material, and crochet dollies. I had dreamed of making vintage aprons and selling them for profit. But one day I’d sew some on an apron, then for several days I’d lay it aside. Inconsistent, I’d say. Yep.

There’s is one thing I do consistently. That’s crying out to the Lord. It seems that I cry out to Him about everything. It’s wonderful how He is always there ready to listen.

But sometimes I don’t listen to His instructions. Uh-oh. Free will, anyone?  I need to listen more, trust more, and obey more. Listen, trust, and obey. Yea, that’s it.

For instance, see those plastic containers. I’d made a Facebook post to give these away for free. Stated that if no one wanted them, in the garbage they would go.

Just yesterday, garbage day, I gathered them up to throw away. But on the way to the garbage can, it came to me, “Just hold them a little longer. Friday is the next garbage day. Wait until then.”

My logic side (Yes, it shows up sometimes, though rarely.) said, “No, I said if no one claimed them, they were going to the garbage.” So I put them in the garbage can and walked back in  the house.

Later in the evening, a lady contacted me saying that her church could use these containers. Oh no . . . , they were already gone. Garbageman already took them. Oh no! How I wished I had listened to God’s Holy Spirit guiding me.

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Lord, I’m so sorry I didn’t follow Your leading. I was so busy completing my plans that I didn’t pay attention to Your guidance. I’m just sick about this. A church could have used these. Please forgive me and help me to listen. Open my ears to her Your voice and pay attention. Then help me to obey Your leading.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 

      Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 

 

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 62:8
And again: “I will put My trust in Him.” And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me. Hebrews 2:13

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 62:8

For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.               Psalm 33:4-5 NKJV

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**The short devotional, “Holy 30” (See picture of Day 19 & Day 20) is based on I Peter 1:16. First Baptist of Tillman’s Corner published this devotional. I didn’t write any of it, but I do have permission to share it with you.

If you would like some additional information about our church check out this website:    http://www.fbtc.org/ . You can also listen to some sermons from our pastors. Enjoy them, I do.

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Below are two books I love. They emphasize listening to God’s voice. They help me during those times when I’m crying out.

You can find both books on amazon.com. No, I’m not an affiliate for Amazon.com. I keep telling myself I’m going to, just never do. Guess that’s something else I’m inconsistent with or could that just be an old fashioned case of procrastination? Sigh

6 thoughts on “Inconsistent – Holy 30 Devotional** – Day 23 & 24”

  1. Hi! New reader here! I can totally relate to the inconsistent thing.
    I always come up with some crazy little idea that I want to do and like you buy the materials just to leaven them in a corner for weeks or even months….dare I say years! hahaha

    I also struggle with blogging consistently but God is teaching me how to be diligent with that. He gave me Proverbs 18:9 to meditate on so maybe that verse will mean something to you too. But I also loved the verses you shared! I actually just posted a verse based on the Joshua verse you used so that`s crazy! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you for your words of encouragement. thank you for being a new reader.
      God is so good to constantly helping us.
      Thank you so much.

  2. Debbie,
    My heart bleeds for you, if that is possible. I am a procrastinator and then one day, I am not and get into a cleaning fit and try to clean everything off. That is just the day my husband asks me where are all my white coats ? And I had already put them in the donation bag. It has happened to me too. What did you buy those huge containers for in the first place?
    Based on this reading is what I decided over new years to not ask for anything from God but to just be and take things as they come, if possible with gratitude. I am sick and sick of asking from God and doing nothing in return.
    For me the best way to teach about Jesus would be to show others through my own life and words and not by preaching. I would like to be a role model to others about what I think a Christian should look like. I may be wrong but I don’t have enough knowledge to preach about Christ to anyone.
    Susie

    1. Sweet precious friend Susie,

      I think you’re perfect to teach others about Christ. After all, you’ve been teaching me all this time.
      thank you so much for all your kind words and for your encouragement as well. God is good to give me a friend like you. Hopefully one day we can meet before Heaven.
      Debbie

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