Friday, 27 June 2008

Expectations??

Well mama and papa are back - no place like home. I have been thinking all week about my last post - the three different boats. The choices you made were interesting. I was thinking about my first boat I had. It was a speed boat with a 50 hp engine - I thought it was the best! I was very contented! It served my purpose. It met my expectations.

But - I have since rode in Robb's high performance boat (see last post) - no comparison, I never ever thought I would ride in a boat like that!

How much power do you want in your spiritual life?? What are your expectations? Are you aware that there may be more power out there for you? or are you content with where you are at? Robb's boat probably has a gas tank of over a 100 gallons - it would cost close to 500 bucks to fill it today with premium fuel - thats a high cost. To power up those two high performance V8's in Robb's boat it costs! You don't get spiritual power without cost as well. We need to put everything we can into our spiritual lives. Prayer and scripture times are important - but don't neglect service for Christ as well. Lets power up people !! Yea !!! Don't get too content!!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Huh??? Is that it??? Just the word Expectations??? Hmmm! Gotta think about that.

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hey! I posted it before I was through! LOL

Carol - CDCversion said...

Welcome back home, Mama and Papa. You missed a good concert at the campfire last night (well, maybe Mama got in on some of it). That was so cool! I wish we would have a sing-along of the oldies like that maybe once a week, with finger foods and great fellowship! I would guesstimate that about 50 people stopped by at least for a while.

Anybody looking for a get away for the 4th of July need to make ILNC their place to go! We are having two full days of activities (see web site at www.nazcamp.org) including an open air concert on the ballfield with various groups. And I'll bet Papa would take you for a ride in the boat of your chioce! Call 269-649-2281 for reservations (motels may be full, but we do have rustic cabins!).

CrossView said...

Glad you made it back safe and, at least physically, sound! =P
Rest up! =D

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Carol !! It is always nice to get home! I really was wore out last night - did not sleep well!

Crossview - I even question the physical sound part!!

Heather said...

SOOOOO glad you are HOME! Missed you and Mama LOTS! Hope your trip was wonderful!

Love and HUGS!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Heather - we had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the remote country of northern Michigan. Yet had a very nice modern cabin.

Robin said...

Glad you made it back safely!

Great applications as always - I expect nothing less - no pressure of course :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - i think most life stories have a great application spiritually.

nanatrish said...

I think your analogy is wonderful. We must sacrifice to draw closer. I love reading your blog and I think this is my first time commenting. You guys seem to have the neatest time and I love it that you guys love the Lord so much. Life is so good thanks to the One who gave it to us!

Keetha said...

Welcome back, Papa and Mama!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Nana - sometimes I just feel too tired - but then that may be when i need to put more into it!

Keetha - The "Love birds" are back! We had a great time! Now to rest up! Heh Heh!

darla said...

I have very little expectations, I do believe HE has it all undercontrol and gives me more along the lines of Spirituality as I am ready for it...But I do want ALL HE WILL GIVE ME!!!

Having a great time with the Hodges, and Hannafords...you and mama will have a very blessed time when you come..Love you and will try to ichat with you before we leave. XOXOXOXOX

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - Isn't it exciting in your spiritual life when you have total confidence in your Savior's guidance? When we learn to totally trust him and are obedient - those expectations and concerns are minimal! Oh how I love him! Glad you are having a great trip!

Life Adapted said...

Welcome home Papa. Hmmmmm. I always want more power and I have great expectations. . .but the flip side of this is that I need to remember that God is in control. God has shown me that no matter how sure I am of something, it has to be in His Will or it just doesn't satisfy. Whatever the cost, I want to be closer to God, in His Will, in His service.

Great Post.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi LA ! It is good to be home! Hope all is well with you! If we give Christ total control He will guide us. i sometimes like to lead the way - maybe that's why He put a short leash on me! lol