Wednesday, November 09, 2011

randomly thinking random thoughts

turtle basking on a rock on a fall afternoon
Does this ever happen to you?   You are walking or driving or sitting and  a random thought pops into your head.  This morning's random thought came straight out of the '70's.:

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have


That snippet of lyrics brought  this Scripture passage to mind:

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness
through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
II Peter 1:3

The Tin Man had everything he needed - Oz didn't give him anything. 

 In contrast,  we have everything we need to live godly lives.  It was given to us by GOD and we discover it by knowing Him.

Pat and I are doing some evaluating.  What should we be doing with our lives?  What does GOD want us to do?  We have had several changes over the last few years - moving, retirement, more grandchildren, several church changes (that is a l-o-n-g post for another day) surgery, the economic impact of the current  economy.

We could allow those changes to be daunting.

But we 'pay no attention to that man behind the curtain'.  We are not made of tin.  We don't pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

Instead we focus on knowing HIM.  He has given us everything we need for life and godliness and called us by His own glory and goodness.  He loved us and sent His Son and if that isn't enough (and it is) He provides us with everything, everything, everything we need for life and godliness.

My random thoughts?  Not so random at the moment.  I'm filled with gratitude at GOD's great love and provision.
I searched the dark recesses of my mind and could not come up with the rest of the song or the artist.   Google is my friend.  Written in 1974, the song is Tin Man by America.  (Grammar much?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING. I will think on that today. Linda