Tom Zimmer
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
  Presidents Points, Going REALLY!

Being a Christian and all, I tend to read a lot of Devotional books. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration. I guess I should say I tend to read a devotional book once in a while. Lately, I have been reading "My Utmost for His Highest". For me, "lately" is the last year. At this point I am a little more than half way through the 365 single page studies, so as you can see, I keep my own pace. Anyway, today's single page devotional was titled "The Go of Reunification". The concept goes something like this, We have things about us that need to be removed so they can be replaced with those things that God wants to use in us, so we can more fully be "unified" with God. The text follows the concept of "If I know how to handle this, then I will probably screw it up". The implication being that I need to let God handle things, and quit trying to handle so much myself. It makes a lot of sense to me, I have certainly seen the results of my screw-ups when I do things my way. Anyhow, it finishes up with another thought along the same line. "Luke 9:61. The person who says, "Lord, I will follow you but...," is the person who is intensely ready to go, but never goes." I think the author finishes with an important point. If we are excited about going out and allowing God to work through us on the highways and byways, but we always seem to find something else we need to do that seems more important, It might be useful to do a little searching to make sure we aren't just making up excuses for our own fears about what will happen when we go. Now I'm not trying to lay a guilt trip on anyone, I know that everyone has times in their life when physical, emotional or financial considerations keep us from doing what we would like to do. What I am really talking about is those times when you and I clearly sense that God is telling us to do something, but we just somehow don't want to do it, and so we make excuses. Remember the problem with excuses, is not that they don't work with people, it is that they don't work with God. God does have a lot of patience, and He will give us a second or maybe even 70 times 7 chances. He loves us that much, and He loves us so much, he can't leave us the way we are.

Some of the details of my life, as I allow Christ to live out His life through me.

My Photo
Location: Austin, Texas, United States

I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
June 2003
July 2003
September 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011





Powered by Blogger