DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, June 29, 2009

DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT

POPPA TENDS TO MOMMA--THAT'S LOVE!


DON'T DUCK THE LESSONS

SENT BY GOD


Is all nature committed to carrying out the will of God? Even the galaxies far away? Quasars included? All the animals, fish and creatures of the sea? Are all so dedicated to bending their patterns, their lives to fit God's wishes, God's Purpose? Is humanity the only entity which decides whether to do God's Will, or not?

Is my free will what sets me apart from the other animals? Is that all? If all of nature--except me-- is completely dedicated to my God, maybe there is something more for me to learn.

This line of thought came about when I spied "future Mother" Muscovy Duck on our front door stoop setting on her self-constructed nest, on her nine eggs until their quacking time is arrived. She sits there hour after hour, day after day, week after week, totally committed to carrying out God's Will for her.

There is a certain spirituality involved with the duck's knowledge of what to do, the exact time to do it, and the will to carry it out. More "duck" spirituality emerges as I stand, watch, consider, and decide that total commitment, total dedication, are what are missing in my life, in many areas, on many levels.

I had been ducking the messages God has been sending. It took a duck to bring me the message I needed to hear. A duck had to be used by God to awaken my soul from its state of sometimes semi lethargic aloofness, to an awareness that I, too, have a freedom to choose not only 'right' from 'wrong', but maybe even 'best' from 'better'.

I have freedom of staying on the nest of God's Will, or abandoning that nest, leaving eggs in the cold, to rot and die. My freedom has always been to do, or not do, whatever I believed. My choices were occasionally disturbing to me.


Amazing what I may discover when I "listen" to God speak--through a silent duck--Commitment...Dedication...To Alcoholics Anonymous, to my groups, to my church, my country, to my family, my wife, my health, my bloggers and special friends, to my God.

TRIVIA

And on a clear night, like tonight, I can spot the Spiral Galaxy of Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It sends out rays of light at a rate of 186,000 miles per second.

This light takes 2,500,000 years to get to us. It consists of over One hundred thousand million suns, many larger than our own sun. And, after a moment of silence--and I have once again put myself into perspective, it is time for bed.


And blogger-friends, you are thought of frequently, routinely, often, and typically regularly, with LOVE!

Peace, from
Steve

18 comments:

Madison said...

Steve E, you are a blessing.

Madison said...

p.s. I thought you were on my blogroll too. You are now.

Lou said...

Communing with the ducks?? Well, OK, Steve-O-Telepathic..

Tell me if she gives you any tips on the market.

Mary LA said...

Trsuting in the mysterious will of God is the way forward --

Thanks Steve

Mary LA

Steve E. said...

Lou, she says, with prophetic wisdom, "There will be a freeze on the sale of dead ducks--worldwide--beginning on July 1, 2009

Andrew said...

God's will is always done I think. It just takes a while to be able to see that.

Shadow said...

personally, i'll listen to anything, ducks included, if it works. if it helps...

Patrick said...

Great post, and you have a duck nest on your front porch? I make my ducks use the back door.

Mary Christine said...

Somehow all this time I imagined mallards on your doorstep. I was shocked to see those duckies.

Prayer Girl said...

This blog has jettisoned me out into that "Spiral Galaxy of Andromeda".

I think that today I will just sit on the trust and faith in God's will as it develops beneath me.

I will wait until His will for me in every given matter has reached its fullness of time and is born.

Being impatient, I can't wait, but I know patience, prayer, and persistence wins out in the end.

Love you,
ME

Syd said...

I like how dedicated the ducks are to their young. Can't wait to see the photos when the eggs hatch. You're a good duck yourself.

Ed G. said...

You mean I can't duck out on my commitments???

...sorry...

...so, very sorry...

...well, not really all that sorry...


Blessings and aloha...

Hootin' Anni said...

Steve? You're inspirational to us all!

clean and crazy said...

it is always so uplifting to read your thoughts.

garden-variety drunk said...

those ducks are positively adorable. it's so strange and beautiful how G-d brings just the right events and creators together for mutual benefit. like you get to learn from the ducks, they get a safe doorstep to nest their eggs- a win/win for all His creatures big and small :)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Steve how can I ever thank you for all the gifts you bring tomy sobriety on a daily basis! You are a miracle of God to me and I amso grateful for you!!!

Akannie said...

Duck-Duck---GOOSE!!!!

You're turning into quite the philosophizer these days, young man.

Was it the GOOSE???

lol I have to agree with Andrew...In the Great Cosmic Scheme of Things, God always wins.

Love, AKannie

Tall Karen said...

My theory on animals, based on what I have learned in AA...If resentments and fear block me from my higher power, and animals have no resentment or fear, is their channel open to God all the time?

The duck jokes are just too funny!