I am a medicaid social worker, a freelance writer, single, and best of all, a child of God.
I’ve been beset by dreams lately.
Mostly, they are about my career. I want to change. I want outta here!
I don’t like call-centers. They are a pain. Out of 7.5 hour days, I’m on the phone about 50 percent of my day. The other portion, paperwork, is fine. I tend to like paperwork. I’m strange like that.
The past two days I’ve been reading Isaiah 59.
It is such a powerful chapter to me, because it answers so many questions. The most obvious would be ‘why has God forgotten us?’ This questions is posed by the world. Usually the secular world and carnal Christians. The answer begins in verse one: ‘See, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save, nor his ear to dull to hear, Rather, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God.’
I’m almost finished this book and I can only say that it has been thus far: refreshing!
It might be where I am in my life, in that I was so bored in my life and hated about half of my job. I have been so stressed with phones, that I thought that life couldn’t get worse. But after reading how ‘life is meaningless’ and how it appears that the ‘evil often overcomes good’ it has hit me with a strange sort of peace.
God is good.
I spent the New Years in Times Square, New York welcoming-in the new day with a million revelers! It was great. Party favors, cuzoo’s, lots of people howling, shouting, holding their cell-phone cameras, digital cameras, cups of beer and otherwise! What an atmosphere and I’m glad that God let me be a part of it.
My NKJV version reads as follows:
“Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts.Â We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.”
The word that strikes me is â€˜courts.â€™ In Davidâ€™s day, a â€˜courtâ€™ wasnâ€™t the place where lawyers argue over civil and criminal law. They were a place of refuge and blessing. A person in the kingâ€™s court ate well. They dressed well. They were treated well and were protected. To â€˜dwellâ€™ in the kingâ€™s court, meant that you lived there. The â€˜kingâ€™ in this day, is very much like God in that you are not arrested, but you came of your own free will. The Psalmist speaks of â€˜causingâ€™ one to â€˜approachâ€™ God.