Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stuck In A Moment

Bay City, Oregon
Volume 3, Issue 22
August 25, 2008

-Roller Coaster-
…stuck in a moment…

Where am I? Do you ever feel like? When things around you seem to keep on swirling by and you’re trying to enjoy the present, but part of you is wondering if it is all real. I think I am “stuck in a moment” as one famous band has proclaimed.

God is teaching me everyday, though I feel distant from him now. A once roller coaster of a ride has leveled out, but right now it is through the not so fun part of the adventure, or at least I think so. I know it is all part of the journey, but as usual I want to skip the straight-aways and head right for the massive descent when you hit the crest of the ominous hill and throw up your arms and scream wooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as you whiz down and then fly into the upside down loop of pure exhilaration – I love that part!

I know I am on a journey, and I know the final destination. I just don’t know what is in-between.

I don’t doubt that God is in control. In fact, I cling to that certainty.

I wish I could be everything to everybody. I wish I could change the world. I wish I could change me.

I’m not exactly sure what all I need at the present moment, but I know I need more of Jesus and less of me.

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

And if the night runs over
And if the day won't last
And if your way should falter
Along this stony pass

It's just a moment
This time will pass


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Scott, I met you on the paradox blog and admired your courage and faith. You have been in my prayers these past months as you have moved along an uncertain path. I am writing just to say that you are not alone in having disconnects along life's way, and that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, as does your niece. I pray for the skill of her doctors. her speedy recovery, and God's comfort for all of you. Judy in HMB