Considering how freedom isn't free. Considering how freedom required sacrifice. Considering how freedom required obedience. Considering how freedom is available. Considering how freedom is a choice. Considering how our decisions matter. Ever considered what freedoms are available to you? Freewill. Freedom of religion. Freedom of speech. Freedom of press. Freedom of assembly. Freedom to pursue… Continue reading A day for reflection…
13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.-- Philippians 3:13-14 Don't allow the… Continue reading Learn from the past and leave it where it belongs, behind you…press forward towards the goal that is ahead of you.
Ever been accused of wrong you didn't commit? Ever been accused by someone who doesn't know the full story? Ever been accused by someone who is judging without understanding? Ever been judged for something that wasn't even true? Ever thought you were trying to help by giving advice that was wrong? Ever thought you were… Continue reading The Story of Job. – Day 12
We are to weep with those who are weeping! We are to celebrate with those who celebrate. Not the reverse...Don't be kicking people when they are down. Don't be mocking people when they are going thru troubles. Even if they are your enemies, we are not to hate them and only love our neighbors. We… Continue reading Don’t be judgmental! Don’t taunt or find joy in the pain of others! Let’s do good to all!
Do you know much about your genealogy? Do you know much about where you came from? Do you know much about your ancestors? Do you know much about their stories? Do you know where it started and how it got to the point where you are where you are today? One thing that is interesting… Continue reading Do you know your history?
Have you taken time to reflect on how you got to where you are? Do you ever consider how you got from where you were to where you are? Do you ever consider what it took to get to where you are right now? Do you track life? Do you write it down? What do… Continue reading Reflections…
Ever been in a funk and started to flashback to "the good old days"? Ever found yourself in such a place of despair that you start to think about the days gone by with memories that were so great? Ever found yourself facing troubles or trials and looking back and wishing that things could be… Continue reading Ever caught yourself thinking about the good old days?
Today's reading from Malachi raises very interesting questions. If you look at how you speak, what is it really saying? If you look at how you are acting, what is it really saying? What is it saying to those around you? What is it saying to those looking up to you? What is it saying to… Continue reading Are you honoring? Are you showing respect?
Where are you at? Are you at the top of your game and using it to take advantage of others? Did you take it too far and risk the wrath that would come because of your behavior? Do you think you are all that and not really realizing where true hope and help comes from?… Continue reading Don’t be arrogant. Don’t be prideful. Don’t do things at the expense of others.
As I start this new day and consider the last year, all I can say is "Wow!". There were so many different experiences and feelings. There were so many different responses and changes. There were big changes, happy changes, experiences to share and be open rather than to fear and clam up. There were times… Continue reading As a new year dawns…
What is more important? Doing what God asks or the outcome? Are you someone who is doing what you do because you are expecting a specific outcome? Are you someone who is doing what God is calling you to do and trusting His plan and outcome? Are you in all the way for God? Are… Continue reading Don’t be so focused on the outcome that you miss the blessings.
In this world you will have trouble, but take heart for Jesus has overcome this world. Have you felt the pain and the suffering and learned to appreciate the small things? appreciate those in your life? appreciate what you already have? I remember how I learned the power of forgiveness. I remember how I learned… Continue reading What have you learned through the tough times?
Would any of your priorities change? Would any of your attitudes change? Would any of your relationships change? Would any of your activities change? Why? Why aren't you already living that way since we aren't guaranteed tomorrow? Think about it. Think about what is really important. Are there things you should be sharing? Are there… Continue reading How would you live life differently if you lived it as though it was your last year to live?
How about something that never changes? How about something that is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow? How about something that is reliable and dependable? There is someone and there is something. God & God's Word. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the… Continue reading Looking for something to stand on or believe in or trust in?
What are you building upon? Where is your foundation? What are you holding onto? Do you realize the freedom when you let go? Have good judgment and sensitivity to what you are working on and the information you are receiving. What are you doing and using the choices you are being given to make to… Continue reading God’s Work will ALWAYS be completed!