Everyday, Ordinary Life

19 04 2017

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:

DSC04254Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.

Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.

Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.

Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Romans 12:1-2 MSG

 





Trust God

5 04 2017

Proverbs 3.5.6





All Things

10 03 2017

Romans 8.28





Cancel the Subscription

7 03 2017

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”   John  14:27  (New Living Translation)

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The Lord helped me to cancel my daily worry subscription. Like the morning newspaper, it would come with a delivery of a new set of things for me to be concerned about. Scenarios of calamity in various areas of my life – work, finances, health and family would unfold in my mind. Concern would grow into worry and that would escalate to fear. Sometimes the delivery would come in the middle of the night, robbing me of both rest and a peaceful mind. When I realized that none of these story lines were based on truth or God’s word, I asked God for help. I was reminded that even though Jesus came that we may have an abundant life, the enemy comes to kill and destroy our lives with lies about who we are and our situations.

This portion of God’s Word focuses on the gift of peace for our minds and our hearts – “So don’t be troubled or afraid”.  What a precious gift, that can only come from God.  We are so blessed to be able to accept this gift and to reject the worry that may be so evasive in our lives. So even when the enemy is tempted to bring a new supply of worry to my door, I can remind him that my subscription is canceled.

 





A Future and A Hope

2 03 2017

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Take Courage

1 03 2017

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Press

28 02 2017

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My Refuge

22 02 2017

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Keep Pushing

15 02 2017

 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14

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I can’t give up now. My future is ahead.  If I keep putting one foot in front of the other, it won’t be long before I will be in another place and time.  So we keep pushing.  We keep seeking God’s direction.  We keep listening for His voice for the next steps and plans.  We keep trusting that His instruction is working everything together for our good.  Every step of the way, we are centered in His love.  Every step we can trust Him and experience His peace.  I am pushing on.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5- 6





Stand Strong

2 02 2017

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