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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-LOVE RAN RED

Questions, lack of understanding, battles, differences, approaches, ideologies, theories, convictions, resolutions, peace, comfort, self-assurance, peacekeeping, peacemaking, frustrations, conflict....

Go to where THE LOVE RAN RED.


THE CROSS

Then wait...

I am reminded
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in  the light, as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1John 1:5-7 ) He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2
NIV)."

THE WHOLE WORLD.

His love extends for the whole world.

So lift all of the opinions and resolutions for any situation up to the one whose love ran red for us all. Wait and see if you should act, confess (weakness, unwillingness to change your ways, wrong-doing, lack of love for others), be quiet, forgive or pray. Wait for the Lords direction. There is never quick solutions to change. Any changes where our mind has been set.

Choose to walk in the light. That may require change. It may require you to speak out, be quiet, be still, change your words, renew your mind.

PRAYER: Lord I run to the cross with ....please help me to see things the way you see them. I submit my thoughts, actions, opinions and attitude to you holy Father. Amen.

God never changes but we need to change to be more like Him. Always we must change for the love of the one who died on the cross for us all.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-FLIP THE SCRIPT

-We don't even know how to sing.
Let's not lose time. You must learn. 
But how? 
Let's start at the very beginning 
A very good place to start 
When you read you begin with
A, B, C 
When you sing, you begin with Do-Re-Mi
Do-re-mi
Do-re-mi 
The first three notes Just happen to be 
Do-re-mi 
Do-re-mi
Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti 

Wondering why I copied the Sound of Music script above?
I'm beginning something new and don't know where to begin...Have you had that?
I was asking myself "Where do I begin?", when these words popped into my mind.
It did jolt me and give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

So I am flipping the script=reverse the usual
in a situation and do the unexpected.
Do you need to FLIP THE SCRIPT?

Where do we begin?

For me today I'm gonna remember this 

I AM VERY CERTAIN, HE WHO BEGAN A WORK IN ME WILL CARRY IT ON TO
COMPLETION TILL HE RETURNS.
(PHIL.1:6)

This reminder is enough for today.

I am continuing to pray this same prayer: 
God lead me where you need me. Make it clear.
Amen. 

Maybe you have flipped the script and you're on the way,
then use your courage and bravery 
and encourage someone else today to "Go for it".

Monday, August 28, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-LIFE PRESERVER

Looking up at the top of the tree that ws like about 35 feet tall. I could wrap my arms around the trunk. There was no branches till more than half way up and at that point only three ten foot branches extended out. To me it looked like nerves tentacles extending out in three different directions. Each of the three had a few branches extending out with leaves on it. Darn! I wish I took a picture for you. The leaves I'm pretty sure were oak. I found when I leaned on the tree it was strong and for sure it didn't look old.

I want to describe it so you could get a really good picture in your mind. I thought I didn't need a photo but now I don't feel like I'm doing a very good job. If you were to draw it from my description I don't think you would be able to accurately do it. I'm trying here but....

At this point you should be asking me "Why am I even reading this?" This assignment I did at a nature therapy hike was to allow myself to be drawn to a tree and really spend time completely observing it.

My take away was this...stop...look...when I took the time I learned so much more. This was one of like 5 exercises I did out in nature. For me it enriched my relationship with Jesus. It drew me to creation really gave me ideas of what to do in nature other than racing through on a path. That day I saw so much more.

I liken this experience to my reading the bible this morning. I'm drawn to reading John 6. The people saw Jesus feed 5000 miraculously. They wanted more food  but Jesus point in the whole thing was for their hearts to be drawn to His heart, to see Him as the son of God who loves you and gives eternal life.

Read it for yourself. Ask yourself questions, explore and come to a conclusion for yourself who Jesus was. Just like I explored the tree and I now I see nature different.

I pray you see Jesus different from the passage. You know if you have a smart phone you can get the free app Youversion and pop in any verse in any version of the bible. NLT, NIV, the message...read John 6.

Observe what he says about "work" and what we should work for. I love this, Jesus said "Whoever comes to me I will never drive away." it is the Father's will to preserve those who come to Christ.

PRAYER:  Thank you Jesus that you are my life preserver. Lord lead me where you need me. Amen.

I was blessed in nature from GOD'S CREATION. Be blessed with the RED WORDS of Jesus.

Side note:  After reading this passage I went to work. I didn't put two and two together. But I'm not kidding when I write you this. The night before I got loaves of bread from my daughter stating "I got these and don't know what to do with them." I said "I will just bring them and give them away at work." Arriving at work when I was closing my car door I remembered I got the bread and grabbed them (thinking nothing about the passage I read that morning.) As I was passing them out a lady said "What are you like Jesus feeding the 5000?" A light bulb went on in my brain and  I declared "I just passed out loaves of bread and I can't believe just that morning I read this passage of scripture feeding the 5000." I didn't plan it or realize it till that girl said that. Thank you Jesus you orchestrated a gift! A way to give and love others. To be the feet and hands of Jesus.

Monday, July 31, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-WHAT'S THE GOAL?

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah, the ants go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah, the ants go marching one by one the little stops to suck his thumb and they all go marching down into the ground to get out of the rain. Boom, boom, boom, boom...boom, boom, boom...

Recently this song kept my momentum going while hiking in Glacier National park trails.
It usually ends at ten but I think we made it to twenty.

The scenery...spectacular...each moment we hiked built on the next steps each topping one view to another. I simply can't describe the beauty of Montana.

As I hiked I would always question "What's our goal?" In protest my party would yell back "Stop asking that, we don't need a goal"!

I need a goal...it keeps my momentum going.

How about you? What keeps you going?

Even in everyday life my personality type likes goals and it keeps me going.

What's the goal?

"Dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Jesus." 2 Peter 3:14

What Peter was talking about was the new heaven and the new earth which we are waiting for. While we wait the goal for us is to make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Jesus.

Prayer:  Father in heaven my goal is to love myself, love you more and love others. Help me each day as I await your return. Amen.




GLORY BE!