How To Be “in the flow” With God’s Will. (or, Would God fulfil our fantasies?) By Timothy Baugh.

In asking this question I am NOT referring to “sexual” fantasies; although some in history ‘believed’ that God DID DO ‘just that’! No, what I am referring to specifically is, Does God seek to fulfil our wishful imaginings towards a better or more pleasant future? Does God meet our ‘wants’ as well as our ‘needs’ to “gratify” and “keep us happy”? And, When is it that God “allows/permits” our inclinations to teach us Life Lessons, and when is it really just Satan ‘tripping us up’, so to speak? Ahh, excellent questions indeed! I think that daydreams and fantasies are fun in themselves. They sometimes help us escape a otherwise dull and uneventful life at times. Whether they originate in our deepest, heartfelt longings, or our emotions ‘run wild’; they tell us about ourselves, all the same. We all desire a better, more beneficial and productive life. Our current life is seldom ‘ideal’, and yes, Satan is well aware of that. Self- indulgence and self- gratification are vain in themselves if the fulfilment we seek is only short-lived. God means to keep us PERMANENTLY HAPPY, not just TEMPORARILY! So, daydreams and fantasies fall far short of the mark here. God, believe it or not, MAY ‘allow/permit’ evil inclinations to fulfil His Purpose and Plan. But… He doesn’t “need” to. We, not God, determine how we choose to ‘define’ the experience. It will contain a Life Lesson regardless of whether we are ‘aware‘ of such or not! Satan will trip us up when we believe our wills and purposes are “in line” with God and His Way. We are Human, whereas He IS DIVINE! Divine Intervention IS possible. It just isn’t always ‘plausible‘ that God needs to “justify” His actions according to our own standards. Hopefully, now you can see how to be “in the flow” with God’s Will and His Divine Providence. Amen.

Cleaning with OCD

When I was not posting I was cleaning my house and I needed all the help I could have from God because of my bad back.

I thing the Lord after the first hour did all the work.

We had our exterminator come to spray the kitchen and bathroom because I saw 3 bugs. I hate bugs so, we took everything out from our kitchen and bathroom,from both rooms. Friends tell me I clean too much but I can’t help having OCD.

I can clean my floors 8 times and still have the desire to clean more.

I count things by even numbers often and God help me if the TV volume is in 17 not 16 or 18. Lol

My poor husband has learned that only recently. He just notice this habit but, it is more then an habit is my OCD screaming. I have not felt like this in a while and I know that when I don’t spend time in the Word, I lose my intimacy with the Holy Spirit and replace it with doing things unnecessary like cleaning too much including light switches in the house as I almost did today. I m excited because Saturday I will have the pool party with all the girls in m12 step class. This OCD episode today comes in handy to start preparing for the party.

O well here I go talking about stupid things. I finally made time between OCD’s moments to check on you my friends and post a lot. I don’t know myself how I can do all of this and as my ADD is taken care by the meds with the OCD I become a woman that cannot be stopped. Toby tried but could not and now I m writing and making no sense but, it’s ok I understand myself and hope someone reading this can as well see themselves in this stupid post I might not post. Why show my stupidity? Why give in to an illness that God took away? I guess I go now Toby is just now coming back from his Bible class. I love you all in Christ Jesus. Have a good night,

Pat.

Child of God.