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Saturday, February 25, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-MOTIVATION

Wait "What did you just say?" She repeats "You guys are such a good team to work with. I like coming over to your section it is peaceful." Tears welled up in my eyes and my heart skipped a beat of joy.

I must explain. It was a special moment because she just acknowledged everything I had been praying for...peace, favor and team work. I could give you the long version of how this occurred over months of patience, taking the high road, putting others first, minding my own business and being present at work, all with the idea of doing the hard for Jesus' namesake. I battled through this work constantly remembering the old sayings. F.R.O.G. (fully relying on God) and W.W.J.D. (what would Jesus do). Corny but true! I'm joining in the work He does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

The point:

When you do anything...homework, housework, cooking, cleaning, job...what is your motivation?

Are you living your life story to be able to brag...I've done this...I did it it all!

Or are you living a story that will leave a legacy laced with God's handprint?

This is a challenge to the status quo. If we are remiss of Jesus and go down a path of Christian amnesia it could block motivation and silence the desire for meaning of life.

#findyourinwardmotivation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-YES OUR HEARTS CAN SAY


It's been like a battlefield. Each day i'm not sure what to expect. So many questions unanswered. What will the days ahead be like? Will I be comfortable? Will I be lonely? Besides the future...today just today will i have the energy to love, to be kind, to care really care? Can I put forth effort to concentrate with my full body, mind and soul for Jesus or will I let a person get my goad?

Wait! Wait! Wait a minute...stop! I am thinking to much about me.
What about Him...Jesus...with joy my heart can i say...i'm not walking alone.

I believe there is someone who is gonna read this and get it. It'll click! I'm the one who needed to read this. Ditto, i've done the above.

The good news is that if we catch ourselves and stop on this day of love we can declare
YES, MY HEART CAN SAY...Never once did i walk alone.
Never once did you leave me on own.
God you are faithful!

Inventory time...recollect...remember the times you were rescued from YOU!
#findyourinwardrest

Pray; God i'm fully armored. By your might and power lead me. Guard my thoughts. Let me lean on yours. In Jesus name. Amen.

i'm not a big I, i'm really a little i...God is the big I...I am that is.
Yes let my heart say I celebrate the love of the Father.

HAPPY DAY OF LOVE!



Sunday, February 5, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-DIFFICULT DECISIONS

She had to decide loyalty to the family, country, legacy and monarch. Queen Elizabeth had to forgo taking her husbands family name for her and her children. Loving a man and wanting to honor him and his legacy. Yet it was a code of conduct for the future. She chose the Windsor name and to leave her home and live at Buckingham Castle. It could not have been easy. There was risk involved. She could loose him.

Let me explain why I chose this story of Queen Elizabeth. When I watched this segment of her life on the TV show The Crown I saw that agony of a hard decision.

I liken this to my relationship to Jesus and the words His disciples wrote and left for me to read. At times reading His basic call to love seems so obtainable and easy. Taking His name and being adopted into the family of Jesus was meaningful but what about following what He says. It can be easy when people are easy to love but what about those who are not easy to love. Those that don't agree with Jesus. When Jesus asks us to sit and listen to spend time with Him to get to know His character all for the sake of Him rubbing off on me and then it gets easier to love the unlovable (those who don't deserve love).

Sometimes like Queen Elizabeth we just have to do the difficult we have to not make up our own story or truth but just live the truth of what Jesus says and asks.

We must be careful to take His whole word not just the parts that are easy to follow.  Accumulated sin not acknowledged blocks the flow of life and peace that God wants to grant you.

Study this book of instructions continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Josh. 1:8

At night sometimes I awaken with my mind racing either from the day before or something to do the next day but it profits nothing to allow my mind to race. I begin to meditate on the word of the Lord. Like the Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. I go over each word slowly "The Lord" what does that mean to me. "Is" right now and forever and always He is... "My" I personalize things...He is my friend..."Shepherd" my shepherd, what does a shepherd do, how does he care for His sheep (me), His promise. "I shall not want" nothing else matters, His promise to be my shepherd is priceless.


And then....I drift back to sleep...

#examineyourheart

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE- THE NEW NORMAL

He was just 10 years old and he had this to say "I went to Nicaragua and didn't know what to expect but the kids my age weren't looking to purchase the latest fashions or electronics they seem to be satisfied. They greeted me and hugged me and that felt really good."

LOVE.
PEACE OF MIND.

PRICELESS.

Having the love of the Father in your heart must be the greatest priority right now. Keeping your mind free from discontentment, strife and hate. It is vital to pray and give every thought you have over to God.

But why?

Because there is too much to process right now and try and make sense of things but we have a God on the throne working things out for the good of those who love him.

So many times the Pharisees were against the radical moves of Jesus and they asked "why or how could he". He is God and He is asking us to trust Him.

Many have been praying for help. Perhaps help is here and it is radical. Not what "You" would have thought was the best way to make the difference. Yet God is bigger and sees everything.

The Psalmist said "Trust in the Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
Maybe it's time for God to act and for us to  WATCH!

When the woman anointed Jesus with the expensive perfume. The response of the disciples was that they were repulsed because they knew the value of perfume and thought it could have been used in a wiser way. But Jesus said "The poor will always be there." She chose wisely by spending time with Jesus.

There will always be people with needs but perhaps Jesus wants you to come to Him at this time and leave the rest to Him.

Breathe. Stay in the peace and rest that He wants to gracefully give us.

#findyourinwardrest