God's Eye'sWritten by Greg Ryan
Can you imagine being sent out into wilderness for forty years like Moses? If Moses would have lived his life up until then differently would God have spared him discomfort? Was God trying to prove some point to Moses by making an example of him? What can we learn about this story?
When was last time you drove down road with out radio in your ears? When was last time you just listen to your kids, your spouse or a friend and not said two words? When was last time you just stopped and listened to coffee pot making coffee early in morning? Whether by design, life or nature most of us during our lives have built up barriers (walls) in our minds and around our hearts. By doing so most will never reach full potential of what God has for their lives. Inside each of us are minds of brilliance and hearts of gold. Yet it’s our walls that prevent us of experiencing life seen through God’s eyes.
Over time with life’s up’s and down’s and disappointments from others we harden like walls of cement. Our walls have been constructed to protect us from fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of expectations. Our rooms become smaller and our thinking becomes stale. A good example of this is children. The bible says, “Child like faith.” Children have no fear. They walk right up to a strangers and have a conversation, with out thinking they will take a leap off a table to get to couch.
As adults, why do we find it so hard to get back to simple things in life? Why is it so hard to quiet our minds? Have we become so scared of realizing who we have become that we fill our heads up with meaningless things? Has walls of our hearts been built right before our blinded eyes? I started a new company in May of this year with a friend of mine. About a month ago we happened to be talking in our lecture hall. I said to her, “Somewhere within these four walls is a million dollar idea. The question is, “Are we willing to look for it, and are we willing to ask God for help guiding us to it?” In other words, “what if these walls could talk?”
A beautiful mind is a simple mind!!Written by Greg Ryan
In movie “A Beautiful Mind” John Nash (played by Russell Crowe) is a schizophrenic math genius who struggles with is inability to have peace of mind. In one scene he bangs his head on window until it bleeds begging his mind to slow down, all while having a conversation with his imaginary room mate Charles.
Now hopefully none of us are schizo (and if you are keep it to your self) but at end of summer we all could probably bang our heads against a wall wanting to quiet our minds and take a break. By now kids are going back to school, to many chicken breasts on grill and daily down pours and humidity is making life crazy. In a funny way last thing on our mind but thing we want most is just a little peace and quiet.
While such a simple act, Jesus new importance of quiet time. There are numerous accounts in bible of Jesus just going into total solitude and prayer for rejuvenation. To bad we all don’t have forty days to spare. For most we just can’t seem to get a moment alone. Kids, jobs, errands you name it, demands of life are relentless. Do you know after a twenty year study they