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Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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Monday, May 4, 2009

MOVIN' ON AFTER MOVIN' IN MONDAYS

A Study in Humility

Humble yourself… I Peter 5:6


This economy may have you movin'. Movin' back home. Movin' in with family. Movin' into a new job. Movin' your career into your house.


Whatever the move, you might be led by the world to berlieve that it takes self-reliance to make a successful move.


Planning,


organizing,


choosing,


budgeting,

selling,

buying,

registering... are all part of a relocation.

The overwhelming fact is that the bulk of all this activity takes place within a few short months.

The world would define a move-her as a capable woman who trusts in her own instincts. She is a person who doesn’t depend on anyone else, one who can do very well on her own, thank you very much, because she believes in herself.

To the contrary God’s Word says that it takes reliance on Him to move successfully because it is in Him that we live, and move, and have our being (Acts17:28).

The overwhelming task of moving an entire household, often single-handedly, takes extraordinary emotional and mental energy. Rather than attempting to make the move on our own accord, let's consider humility: total dependence on God to see us through.

Your immediate move may have nothing to do with a career. Maybe you find yourself in the midst of a spiritual journey. Are you trying to beaa better person, determineid to do it all right?? Guees what, can't be done on your own. We need Jesus to help us, to show us how, to lead the way.

Humble yourself. Stop trying to do it all on your own. Let Him take the lead. Then simply follow.

4 comments:

Shanda said...

Yup... just what I needed to be reminded of. Thanks, Van!

JottinMama said...

Wow - did I ever need this today! We are considering some "moves" and I have been totally out of control - trying to plan, prepare, foresee any problems, and such.

I need Jesus.

Thanks for reminding me that all of my efforts are void if I don't let Him do the leading.

Have a great day,
Kate :)

Jennifer said...

Exactly...we can't do it ourselves - no matter what type of move! Thanks for a great reminder...

LisaShaw said...

"Humble yourself. Stop trying to do it all on your own. Let Him take the lead. Then simply follow."