What is God Teaching You This Week..?

John Wylie —  October 10, 2012 — 11 Comments

It is the middle of the week (this week seems to be going by super slow for me…anyone else?)
And I’d like to get some discussion going on here.

I’d like to hear what God is teaching you this week.

For me, as it has been for the past month or so, God is really harping on the fact that it is okay not to say anything. That, more times than not, it is actually better if I keep my silly mouth shut; and let the world go on as it has been.

What about you?
I’d like to know, and discuss with you all!


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John Wylie is the man behind the cartoon - a guy who enjoys drumming, hanging out with friends, and traveling. John is currently attending the SevenTen Discipleship Program with Ryan Dalgliesh in Texas - he plans to use this education to preach & teach all over the country (and hopefully, the world). John also feels very awkward typing in third person.
  • Heather Maggio

    This week our blog series is a book review of “Embracing Obscurity”. The premise of the book is that so many strive to be known, to be important, to make a difference. But we are but a speck of dust. And instead of fighting to be something we should embrace the obscurity of life.
    As we are discovering this week our blogging audience is not what we had grown to believe they were. We are being taught to be obscure. That what we do day in day out is not to save thousands or even hundreds but just the one soul that needs encouragement for the day. And that one soul is more important than our need to have a large audience.

    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com/ John Wylie

      Wow! What a cool point here: “And instead of fighting to be something we should embrace the obscurity of life.”

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/terryjstroud Terry J. Stroud

    Reminds me of Relient K’s “Bite My Tongue”. I actually even preached a sermon on it (although it wasn’t my best by any means!). Sometimes we open our mouths because we’re scared of silence. Sometimes we open our mouths because we don’t think before we speak. Sometimes we open our mouths because we can’t keep the darkness shut in (since the tongue speaks from the heart).

    I guess if all that is true, we must embrace the silence, ponder our words, and master our hearts. I think it’s going to take me a VERY long time to get good at any of these. ;-)

    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com/ John Wylie

      A super long time, indeed.

  • brianfalexander

    To learn to be okay with living with my parents until I can afford living on my own. This is tough. I want to be on my own..i’ve graduated college so I feel like I should have that freedom.

    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com/ John Wylie

      Yeah man, hard times for everyone now. You’ll make it thru. Just keep your head up!

  • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

    Patience. And it’s been a lengthy lesson.

    I’m about to start my own business, and right now it’s all hinging on an approval from a government customer. Which could take 2-6 weeks. And we’re about 3 weeks into that window. My time says it should have taken about 3 days. God’s time says something else. I’ve just got to learn to kick back and trust that it will all happen at the right time, which is almost never my time.

    • http://www.ivoryjohn.com/ John Wylie

      patience is one of the hardest things to learn. I’m still working on it – and I think I will be for the rest of my life. Praying, man!

  • RosaG7

    Taking every thought captive! Which is hard to do! That’s the main one for me.
    And also the kids are doing a report for home school, on the history of Christmas. I found out most of the things we loved about Christmas, Christmas trees, mistletoe etc.are all Pagan. Even the date (The birth of Baal- Janus the sun god-and the roman god Saturn) are all on the 25TH. Jesus wasn’t even born in Dec, it was probably late Sept.It’s so hard to be in the world, but not of the world! So I’m debating do we celebrate it or not.Is there a way to honor the Lord by celebrating it or not? God warns us all throughout the old testament not to do the things the Pagans do.

    • http://twitter.com/RosaGeney rosa geney

      Hi John! That last post was from me-RosaG7. But like I said twitter blocked me! I’m kinda like you when you first got on pinterest! Lost. But I love ur posts they really get me thinking. Luv u!

      • http://www.ivoryjohn.com/ John Wylie

        Hey Rosa! Yeah I would say not to worry about the Dec 25. We are not celebrating the things they celebrate, we are celebrating the birth of the King. The whole reason X-mas is celebrated then is because Christians were being killed for gathering, and pagans were meeting on the 25th anyway – so there were big parties and things: Makes it easier for the Christians to hide what they are doing because of the danger of the persecution. Make sense?

        You are all good. Just keep the heart in the right place, which I know yours is!

        The more we worry about these lines, and details; the more legalistic in our walks we become. Stay away from sin, yes. But at the same time; live by the spirit and you won’t gratify the things of the flesh.

        Love you!