Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 18: Checking In

We're a little less than halfway through our 40 Days, and I wanted to pause for a moment to see how everybody is doing.

So...How are you doing?

I'd love to hear from you today. How are you doing on the encouraged/discouraged meter? How are your conversations with God? Are there specific quotes or songs (or other things) that have spoken to you recently...or simply made you happy as you went about your day?

To return to imagery from our first couple of posts, Where is your boat?

14 comments:

Anna said...

I am rowing in the fog. Earlier this spring, I was at a complete standstill, at the dock. So, rowing in the fog is movement and it's a complete trust that I'm moving forward and not backwards.

himmiefan said...

Well, my devotions are going fine, but I'm struggling with hearing God's voice. Trish and Joyce Meyer and others hear God speaking whole sentences and paragraphs, while I'm stuggling to hear a word. Shoot, wouldn't life be easier if God sent e-mails?

Abby Green said...

It's been ebb and flow here...I have to say that the question you posed (or perhaps I should say Andrew posed) the other day was super helpful though in jumpstarting my week.

Rachaelita said...

Today as i write this I am on vacation in florida. Interesting, b/c tomorrow I am planning a canoe ride with a friend. I am feeling today anticipation, hope, groundedness...about the actual canoe ride and the metaphoric one, as well. After my "escape from new york" and the construction zone I am presently living in, this feels like balm for the soul. I am in some still waters, today, thank God..

Kristi E. said...

I'm with himmiefan...not hearing God super-clearly right now. But I am continuing to sit with the question: "What is God wanting to talk with you about today?" And doing my best to keep my ears open.

Sometimes my crazy feels like trying to put an octopus to bed. You get one leg under the covers, and another one or two just pop right out again.

Is it Anne Lamott who says that her two most common prayers are "Help!" and "Thank you!" That's about where I am right now: asking and grateful, both.

Holly said...

I feel like I'm just kind of bobbing there in the water. My big fear is that someone will say, "Why aren't you rowing??" But the thought of having to row my way out just makes me want to cry.

Sarakastic said...

I'm a lot more focused as well as open to new ideas than I have been in awhile so maybe soon I'll get to upgrade to a speed boat.

larramiefg said...

My boat is flowing swiftly EVEN upstream with God encouraging me to take more chances...I am.

KristyWes said...

Feeling a little heavy, like my boat has too much ballast and I'm dragging too much stuff behind me. Looking to God for how to let go of some of that stuff. As well as how to tune out unhelpful noises and tune in to His direction.

Liz said...

I'm doing pretty well, I guess. The things that I am asking God for are far from happening (as far as I can see) but there is so much going on in my life I can't help but feel like He's ALL over it.

kim said...

It's been a strange week. Not sure where I am. I'm in that shaky, vulnerable place (which I take as a good sign of things opening up). Grace please! I cried out in prayer about 4:30 am and had a super encouraging dream which was totally backed up by my daily Bible reading. I think I'm trying to let hope and everything else rise, and it's feeling risky.

breezyallatsea said...

The week has had its ups and downs. Wednesday I was full of hope and joy and so excited. God is working. I realized that I can't beg him to change his timing, it is what it is. I have peace about that. He did tell me something out of the blue that was encouraging, so that helped. Today is a little harder. But day by day, right!?

KimberlyH said...

I've been out of town the past week in rural WI - away from the www and even out of cell phone range - so that's why I haven't posted comments lately.
I feel like God has really moved the past few weeks. I'm definitely happier and more hopeful now than I was three weeks ago, which is answered prayer!
In addition to some sweet God & me time (often prompted by something from this blog - thanks Trish!) I feel like God has moved through two things: spending time with people and gospel music.
I'm avoiding Twitter and facebook, and making more of an effort to connect with friends and be open.
Gospel music has been remarkable. Just in the past few weeks, I can think of three instances in which a gospel song has transformed my mood from discouraged to at least neutral, if not right out happy. It definitely seems like a God thing. :) "Show Yourself Strong" by Fred Hammond really speaks to me and there are several songs by Israel Houghton that I like too.

kim said...

KimberlyH: I've also been getting to worship more. Thanks for another reminder! I love this one too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMdxnvFvoA8