This website is a chronical of my thoughts and ideas and about life, God, religion, character and the like. Over the many years of my journaling and then putting my thoughts on this website, I have been transitioning from from "God is in total control" to where I am now. To show where I started from, here is what I wrote when I started this website.
We each are (only) a small part of the total scheme of things. We each only see or know such a little part of the total scheme of things.
Much too often people have used the term “Following the Lord”….. to justify doing whatever they want to do. How often to people get tired of struggling or get tired of doing what is right, and then just justify running away by saying, “God told me to go….”. When someone uses the words “God told me… “ or “the Lord led me” etc., it is very easy to use these words to shut people up from asking more details.
Much of our lives are based upon the principle of stimulus = response, and cause = effect. Much of the time we get trapped in trying to change the consequences without changing the causes. For example, overeating is abounding in this country today, and with it all the diseases and illnesses caused by obesity. So, we try to change the symptoms without changing the behaviors that caused the problem (obesity and its accompanying side affects, disease, etc.) Our efforts would be better spent in changing us and our behavior.
As I was looking up the subject of Modesty for use in teaching my daughter, I came across this note: