Wednesday, September 17, 2008

following up..

After reading Marks blog I just wanted to follow up and say that I do think we tend to read books from the great and often I think we see the side that succeeds and not the side that has stuggeled and been challenged to get there.

Mark is quite a left brainer. He gags at the thought of structure and discipline. Me on the other hand gets excited about structure and trying to be disciplined. I have a lot of left brainer in me and never will my morning "quiet times" look exactly the same everyday. I am always having to change location, change activity and change time of day. But I love the thought of being disciplined and making myself better day after day. But I think what Mark and I are constantly trying to grab a hold of beleive and live is that God made each of different. God did not intend all of us to live our days the same each day. And no where in the bible does it say you must get up at 5 am to have "quiet time" and run for 3 hours everyday. We just know that we must take strides to meet with God on a daily basis, take care of our bodies, our minds and our lives. But God being the creative God he is made each of us different and none of us should feel that in order to be as amazing as Beth Moore we must do our life exactly as she does. I don't think that is what God wants.

Well now you have input from Potter 1 and Potter 2 :)


lisa said...

I think it's important to have lots of good role models, like Beth Moore or whoever; also, sometimes people are easier to look up to when they're not God. :)

About Mark's I told Jen, I've done three Beth Moore bible studies and I've never gotten the impression that I had to be as good as she was or that she was perfect, or anything close. Her studies are like devotionals. The fact that they were written by someone maybe "more famous" or whatever never really crossed my mind. I wasn't focusing on the author, and her studies don't focus on herself either. They are just another useful tool we can use to get closer to God.

Mark & Jen said...

Yeah, it's one of her non-bible-study books that I was referring to.

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