By Katherine Russell
Today, I am trying to learn how to post a document in my new computer, which will become a blog.
Nothing looks familiar here, except maybe the ‘undo’ arrow, the ‘save’ icon and the ‘font’ selection. But even now, as I continue to investigate, it becomes more and more self-explanatory. (Let me see…..where is that spell check?)
After asking that question, and a little further investigation, clicking buttons and searching options, I found the spell check on a page called ‘review.’ Now I will have to try to remember that!
Even though the mountain of Windows 8 seems insurmountable, I am learning to just play around with it and I will finally get where I’m wanting to go.
And isn’t that the way life is for the most part? We get married and all of a sudden, we have to learn: this is not all about me. Now there is another person to consider and even though I ‘love’ him/or her, he/or she has some pretty unusual every day habits that I was not aware of…. And he/or she thinks the same about me.
Where is that book of instructions? You know, the one for Dummies? So, we learn one day at a time; watching; observing; trying to accommodate until we hit just the right balance.
With God we can feel the same sense of what do I do now? Where can I find Him? How can I know His plan for me? Is my life pleasing to Him?
His Book of Instructions Before Leaving Earth, the Bible, contains every answer we require, but we must make sure that we search His Word to know Him and to know what He is looking for and expecting of His Bride.
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
And remember, just like finding the ‘review page’ for this application, review God’s Word every day, for it is His love letter to us; it is a ‘lamp unto our feet and light unto our path.’