Friday, July 2, 2010
Some entries are reminiscent of Jesus’ parables, simple short stories that have a point, others go on and on. One thing still holds true, I have tangible proof of many bad days and just as many good ones. As I embark on yet another leg of my journey, I leave many behind. I believe this next phase of my life won’t require as many people as my last one did. Suffice it to say, some family, friends, and foes won’t be permitted to travel with me any further. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just done with foolishness. My course has been set, my steps ordained. Sadly I keep finding that the easiest way to let some people go is simply to drop them. What puzzles me is that some people will still refuse to get the hint. Though there are days where I still find myself very preoccupied, there are others when my mind is undisturbed by the extensive amount of information I process each day. I love our early morning excursions. I enjoy looking at the world before man awakens each day. I’ve lost count of how many miles I’ve logged but I never forget your presence is all that matters. Lord you haven’t changed, you are changing me. I continue to see this continuing theme as it is woven throughout my life. I think a new journal makes another statement, that I can only live from moment to moment. This explains why the days several entries can fall under a single day. I wish to be more mindful of my moments, somehow hoping they count in eternity. Whatever happens in my life, should I feel nostalgic with a high degree of certainty I will never look at my journals and find one day in which you weren’t
Amazed by Your Grace!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again"
(Proverbs 24:16a, NIV)
Life is full of things that try to push us down. We all face disappointments and setbacks. Maybe you got some bad news concerning your health, or maybe a relationship didn't work out. That was a setback. It's easy to get discouraged, lose your enthusiasm, or even be tempted to just settle where you are. But if we're going to see God's best, we have to have a "bounce-back" mentality. That means when you get knocked down, you don't stay down. You get back up again. You have to know that every time adversity comes against you, it's a setup for a comeback! Remember, as a believer, the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you. There is no challenge too difficult, no obstacle too high, no sickness, no disappointment, no person, nothing that can keep you from your God-given destiny. If you stay in faith and keep a good attitude, you will rise again. God will turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones, and you'll move forward into the victory He has in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for setting me up for success in everything I do. I choose to trust and rely on You knowing that Your plans are for my good. I know my best days are ahead of me and look ahead to the blessings You have in store for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen