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Fran Lafferty

Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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Aug 12

Lord, you see everything that is in me, and you know my little heart and crazy mind better than I do. I went to my sister’s church; one song was pretty good; I felt your Spirit on several people — and there in our midst, and we even had lunch with four of the church peeps. But now I am laying here in bed crying, exhausted. It is difficult to be such an outgoing introvert, and I really wish people knew what a miracle it is that I am even alive, let alone able to pass myself off as “normal”. I cry for them, because it seems like people really do struggle with faith and with knowing you, Lord. And I cry for me, because often that seems the ONLY things I am good at — and that is YOUR goodness, not mine. Father, I feel like a misfit around most people, and in most situations that involve people. But I trust you completely. You know how you’ve made me and why. All I can see right now is that it makes me more suited to being a “homeless nomad” than a soccer mom — and that it sure is uncomfortable at times. 😥

1 Corinthians 1:18-29 ERV

The teaching about the cross seems foolish to those who are lost. But to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 
As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will confuse the understanding of the intelligent.” 
So what does this say about the philosopher, the law expert, or anyone in this world who is skilled in making clever arguments? God has made the wisdom of the world look foolish. 
This is what God in his wisdom decided: Since the world did not find him through its own wisdom, he used the message that sounds foolish to save those who believe it. 
The Jews ask for miraculous signs, and the Greeks want wisdom. 
But this is the message we tell everyone: Christ was killed on a cross. This message is a problem for Jews, and to other people it is nonsense. 
But Christ is God’s power and wisdom to the people God has chosen, both Jews and Greeks. 
Even the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom. Even the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 
Brothers and sisters, God chose you to be his. Think about that! Not many of you were wise in the way the world judges wisdom. Not many of you had great influence, and not many of you came from important families. 
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. He chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 
And God chose what the world thinks is not important—what the world hates and thinks is nothing. He chose these to destroy what the world thinks is important. 
God did this so that no one can stand before him and boast about anything. 

Lord, I thank you that we have obtained TWO trailers in three or four days! I thank you for the awesome encouragement, both for my Mate and myself. In looking at the two campers, the first that we purchased seems friendly, and I look forward to living in it with my Mate. Yay!! It feels like HOME for us for a time. The second, the FREE one, seems foreign and less friendly. It does not seem to be FOR us — but who am I to judge these things? I am just a “dumb sheep”. I give my preferences and my silly little heart to you, faithful Shepherd. Let your will be done, and please let NO ONE change that — not even little me. 😉


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