Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Movin' On Up

One might say, "I literally repel technology." So show and tell today might not be news to you but I just discovered Google Books, where you can search and preview all kinds of books. (What did we do before Google??)

I found it by searching for a good way to tell you about my new favorite book, Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore. Everyone should read this book. Click here to see a Google Books preview of it; in the bottom left corner you can choose the chapters you want to read.

Ladies and gentlemen I do believe I've been pit dwelling. And I'm honest enough to say I jumped in with both feet. But. Today I'm movin' on up. Because even though I decorated the pit... it's a pit. And this child of God was not made for living in a hole.

I am grateful for the roadmap out of the pit. I confess, I feel like Dorothy when Glinda said, "...she wouldn't have believed me. She had to learn it for herself." I've been hunting around the dirt floor of my pit for a flashlight. I've been (theoretically) moving my Bible around the whole time because I was busy searching for my flashlight. Yeah, let that sink in... and raise your hand if you can join the club.

I believe. Every day of the last 6 months I've believed. But faith without works is dead. (James 2:20) So what good does it do to believe God will rescue me, if I don't choose to quit standing in the mud? Beth says, it's God's job to lift me out, it's my job to hold on to Him for dear life. I'll take that road all the way out of the hole.

It's Movin' Day,
Carolynn

11 comments:

seriously? said...

Glad you are back...missed hangin out under the "willow tree". :)

Dawn said...

Good for you, girl friend! Get movin' and keep movin!!!

Blessings!

Dawn said...

PS - Get the drums. You never know what talent is lurking below the surface!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, and THIS is why you are so loved out here. Brilliant metaphor girl, this tells me even though you've been sitting in the dark, your mind is still sharp-- I get very dull minded when I'm laying in the mud.

jubilee said...

Think I can raise my hand on that one. Thanks for the reminder.

~*Michelle*~ said...

"it's God's job to lift me out, it's my job to hold on to Him for dear life."

I love that!

I've been in the Pit club myself on and off....I decided to rip up my membership card a while back. The "adders" in my life (vipers, negativity, nay-sayers etc )keep trying to entice me to come back....so I am trying to stick around with the "ladders" in my life who pull me up and keep me looking UP to Christ!

(heard that adders/ladders reference somewhere and love it/use it often!)

Keep on keeping on, mama!

"Rachel" said...

I never knew about Google Books, that is awesome! Great reminder at the end. Glad you are back to posting! :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I have heard so much about her, all good, and have never read anything by her. Maybe this will have to be my first foray!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

There you are, in your sidebar! Oh my lovely friend, you look good. I've missed you so. How wonderful of you to begin leaving your super witty comments on our site again. I am not sure how I got so lucky in forging a friendship with you, but I am forever grateful for it.

So, it looks like I have some reading to do? :)

-Francesca

3 Bay B Chicks said...

PS: You tell me where the location of our nursing home will be. Wherever you're retirin', I won't be far behind.

forever folding laundry said...

I've read Get Out of That Pit and it's awesome.

Glad to see you climbing out. :)

~Keri