Saturday, June 25, 2011

Really! Does It Matter? Who Cares

First, I wanted to say that I used this picture of the tree because I liked it so much and wanted to use it somewhere... It is a happy tree...

At night, I get all kinds of thoughts running through my head when I should be sleeping... Or I just wake up from a dream and can't go back to sleep... I'm not sure if this happens to others or not, but sometimes I'm just waking up from a dream and am mostly awake and then the last part of what someone said will come to me or a little voice will say something to me and I try to reason it out... As if there is even a reason at all...But last night or should I say this morning I was sleeping half OK and then I woke up from this dream for the most part... But the last words I remember of the dream were, "Really! Does it Matter?"... For me, right now, that seems to fit pretty good...

Does It Matter?

1. Does it matter if there isn't a tomorrow? I guess that would depend on your perspective...
2. Does it matter if you say what you're thinking? Not Really.
3. Does it matter if you close out the world and want to get off the roller-coaster ride? Leaving it at that...
4. Does it matter if my headache will ever go away? Thinking it will never happen...
5. Does it matter if the fight is given up?
6 Does anything matter at all?

Then, the other part of the dream was on the words, "Who Cares?"... Wow- there are a lot of days when I think that or have said that... Especially when it was something stupid... I'm sure a good part of us has used that expression, "WHO CARES?"... But I do know that God cares and I have a lot of friends and family that care.... I got the idea from my dream that this was a more negative thing though... It was like that little voice that tells you that it doesn't matter, nobody cares, so why worry... I am thinking that this is not a voice of reason...

These were all things that were in my dream and I wrote them down just as I was waking up... Not sure what I was thinking or maybe not thinking at all before I went to bed... All I remember is that there was this horrible sounding animal outside my bedroom window... It almost sounded like a duck but not a duck that got itself caught in something... It had to be something bigger... It was this scream or something... It went on for an hour... My dogs must have heard it and I was going to send Patsy outside to check it out and chase it down... But she was afraid to do that... I'm not thinking that is good... I wonder if dogs have good sight at night... 

But really that was all that was going on before I went to bed...I was having a conversation with a friend and maybe part of that conversation penetrated my brain... But I am thinking I need to sleep in the day and not go to bed at night, lol...

What I wonder is if Satan can penetrate our dreams and put negative thoughts into our brain... Not sure on that since we aren't saying things out loud...

2 comments:

Pinks said...

If we give up the ability to care, to make things matter, we give up on the life and duty that Christ has given us.

We are all called to be disciples of Christ. It's a HARD job! Now some would say that 'the small stuff' doesn't matter. I say it does. Even mundane things like which fork should I use, or which laundry detergent will get my clothes the cleanest, to what's for supper tonight, it all matters in some way.

Yes, we all find ourselves using that term, 'it's ok, it doesn't matter' when someone puts us down or things don't go as we planned. But we're wrong, it's not ok, it does matter.

Every living, breathing moment on this earth is a gift from God. And every living, breathing moment is a chance for Satan to enter in with his temptations and greed. He wants to not care, he wants us to think things don't matter.

How do we make Satan believe that he is wrong? By believing in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. By praying ceaselessly. By our hearts and actions.

This week has been a hard one for many in our state. Some called it 'Love on Trial.' There has been a lot of name calling, bigotry, and just plain selfishness going on. But in the end Christ prevailed. Those who were chosen to be 'judges' were able to prayerfully discern the consequences of one of their own. It was not easy for them because we all believe that God is the one true judge. But they lovingly did the job they were chosen to do.

'It' does matter. 'You' matter. 'We' all matter.

Sandie said...

Thank you for your post... Im not sure how to add to it... It gives alot to think about when it is difficult to think at all...