Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Turtle Tuesday: The B Log

Welcome to the B Log on this Turtle Tuesday! The Lord keeps talking to B about the Log. Evidently, there is MORE to log work than simply writing down where you have been and recording your connections. I thought I should share my notes with you.
Today the Lord wants you to check your position. Don't worry if you haven't taken turtle ballet. For turtles, it is not the feet we check. It is our neck. You know a turtle never makes progress without sticking out his neck.

Here you see B with her neck out ready to walk the log wherever it leads her. Here is a good verse to refer to in this position when the log gets bumpy and you want to tuck your head in your shell.

But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. "Heb 10:38

B is now showing you what you do not want to do. Stay in the 'looking back' postion.

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:3-5

His mercy is new every day. Don't miss what God has for today. Adjust your neck.

This position can B good or not so good.

If you are feeling down and stuck looking at yourself in the pond, you need to reconsider this look. It is not Becoming to your family line. The Lord has done great things for you and B. Read your log book. Remember His promises.
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.' Acts 2:28

If your neck is bowed in prayer, this is a very good position. B's prayer for you today:

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Eph 3:16-17

The 4th position really needs no explanation. It is the gazing position.

Are your eyes on Him? His are on you.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. 2 Chron 16:9

Check your position on the B Log. It makes all the difference in your dance!

B His Girl


  1. Another encouraging post! I look forward to reading your blog to see your creativity spring forth.
    Thank you so much for your good words on my post. I have gone back to re-read them a few times. Very meaningful to me.

  2. Oh, if you were here I would hug your neck. This is exactly what I needed to hear today as I was fighting thoughts of giving up on God wants me to do. Thank you for this encouragement.

  3. This was a great post! Barbara, thanks for visitng my blog! I plan on diving into Chronicles after lunch and reading what you shared!


  4. Your turtle insights are always right on track (or on log maybe?) Keep them up!

  5. "Don't miss what God has for you. Adjust your neck." love this. makes me laugh but is so true. As Lot's wife looked back she lost her life.

    Blessings to you today!!

  6. Hi, B! I always love reading your blog. It speaks to me every time! And I love your post on The Note. I've been in so many doctor's offices in the last year and never once thought about leaving a note for someone else. Aha! I have a new mission! :) And today, I will be sure to check my neck's position!

    On a more serious note, please pray for my 23 year old daughter, my own turtle-loving girl, Ashley. She is beyond my reach (but not God's) in another state and having some mental issues this week that can cause a mom to worry. Thank you!


  7. I love the little turtles. I like the pecan ones too. :) I like the one looking up. I always tell people the reason they can't see God is because they aren't looking. That turtle knows.

  8. My eyes ARE on Him - that's one of my all time favorite scriptures, Barbara.

    You're such an encouragement in the blogosphere!

  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your last two posts! How beautiful the Lord uses you in your writing and how He shows you things through your turtles. You are such a blessing! Thank you for keeping your eyes, ears, and heart open to God, to share what He teaches you!!!! (Thanks for 'get well' wishes)


  10. It's funny you should ask me that question. It's been a life long dream of mine to write fiction novels. I have one completed but need to rewrite it as it's too short. I've been praying for direction on this.

  11. This is a really fun post! Glad I stopped by. I will make sure I am looking in the right direction.


  12. Loved the different positions B! The don't look back is where I've been lately. God was good to give me a wonderful visual too - My rear view mirror inside my car burst - yes - inside the car! It was the Lord's message to me not to look back. Sweet encouragement!

  13. You know you are always an inspiration to me. Both of these posts are encouraging to me and confirming that recent opportunities will continue. Thank you my friend.

    I love this log full of turtles too! So cute!