You have probably heard about that REALLY popular Blog entitled #$%^ My Dad Says. Well, if not… no worries… it’s funny in a very crude sort of way and not even remotely appropriate for most audiences 🙂
Anyway… I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot. He’s getting old and recently had a horrific experience having his rotted gallbladder removed. He was allergic to the anesthesia and didn’t do so well. He was on a respirator for a couple of days and finally came out … fairly unscathed. PTL that he survived. I guess that God didn’t need him quite yet.
In my retrospective mood, I began thinking back about funny things that he said when I was growing up. Now that I’m so much older I started to think about not only what he said but what he meant. Being from rural Indiana, born to blue-collar parents with not a lot of money, our life was simple and our ways were even more so.
One of the sayings that my dad would occasionally share when he would be sitting outside under the big maple tree in a lawn chair or in his lazy boy rocker was…
‘I’m waiting for the spirit to move me.’
My father was and is a man of God. I always thought he was just procrastinating do whatever it was that he had to do… and he may have been, but a couple of years ago, I found Scriptural Evidence that shed new light on this colloquialism.
…those who are led by the Spirit of God are son of God. Rom 8:14
Proverbs 4:11,12 says, “I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”
Perhaps my dad was simply awaiting instructions from his maker… maybe he was awaiting for the path to be cleared. Perhaps he didn’t want to venture out on his own agenda, but rather was waiting on the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is ‘holy’ by definition. Therefore the Holy Spirit was not going to lead him into something unholy or troublesome. Perhaps my father was simply guarding his steps… or perhaps this scenario is best understood in the realm of our spiritual lives.
I like this interpretation. There’s much to be learned from our Fathers… both of them.
Just sayin’! Malarkey or Truth? You decide 🙂
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