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Friday, January 20, 2017

60 SECOND LAINE-VALUABLE

I was hiking and the path was not always easy. We would come to this river at different points and had to keep crossing it. The tricky part was keeping your balance as you leapt to each rock to finally get to the other side. My son was always in front of me but as things got more difficult he was behind me. A choice I did not make but I began to think I like knowing he is behind me, he's got my back. I liken that to my relationship with Jesus I know He is all around me but knowing He has my back is really comforting.

"Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? ...

I want you to know how valuable you are today.

Will you pray with me?
Thank you Father for you love and comfort. I know you have my back today. Amen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

60 SECOND LAINE-UNLIMITED POWER

This was a text from a friend that I received right before Christmas.
Believe big.
He is a big God.
Our God is unlimited.

Brennan Manning stated "I am flabbergasted by the widespread refusal across this land to think big about a loving God." (The Ragamuffin Gospel)

I'm sharing this because it will reinforce this truth for me.

It takes faith to believe big. Otherwise, we can't obtain freedom. When are thoughts are directed toward truth and we don't cower toward deceitful thinking, we are running the race with God.

I guess today I am making it my goal to purposefully think on the above statement.
Faith.
God is big and unlimited.
He is bigger than all of life. He is bigger than all of my hang-ups, flaws, circumstances and relationships.

I don't guess I will think this. I know I have to think this. Leaning on my own understanding gets me in trouble. Derailed. Disconnected.

God is big. I am small. I need him. Pray about everything.
It's okay. Everything is gonna be okay.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

60 SECOND LAINE-RESISTANCE, REALITY, REVIVAL

"I'm one with the force. The force is with me." says Chirrut Imwe, character in Rogue One the new Star War film.

Chirrut, who is blind, was in danger and he repeatedly said those words. The movie portrayed him as being vulnerable yet filled with hope and courage. Rogue One features the making of the iconic group known as "Rebellions" with the motto "We are built on hope".

This New York Post quotes "Rogue One is a 'Star Wars' movie for the thinking fan...

That's exactly me...a thinking fan. I can relate to the blind man and the Rebellions...the point of this 60 Second Laine.

I know that I'm physically not blind, yet like the blind man I am vulnerable and  I decided to join forces with one greater than I and say something similar to Chiruut "I can't on my own but I can with Christ." After all Christ says "I myself am in you." I overflow with hope by the power of the force (the Holy Spirit; Romans 15:13).

"Trust the force" was the last words spoken by the mom of Jyn, the chosen one to help save the Rebel Alliance.

At this time I need to feel connected to Christmas. Can you relate? Something deeper and more meaningful than the commercialism of this Holiday Season. The sacred...the holy...a baby born with a epic story...a child chosen to change the worldview...a light to this dark world. He shines so bright that when you plug into Him...your new story begins. The Rogue One story is relatable... it's all about resistance, reality and revival.

Reflect today: how you resist...the reality of your situations...how you need a revival of the soul... Trust the force with your life.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

60 SECOND LAINE-TIMEKEEPER

She placed the box on the ground just as I was about to pass her. I stopped and asked "Can I take that to the garbage for you?"

Unbeknowst to me, I dropped my reading glasses by accident in this ladies boot next to me. Later she approached me to ask if they were mine. We connected and laughed. It was a chance to connect and start a friendship.

Let me explain why I think these small beginnings are God moments from God the Timekeeper.
I had prayed that morning that I want God to lead me. Let the Spirit guide me.

I realized that I try to make things happen in life. When will I talk or approach someone but this time I really gave it to God. So when this lady dropped the box I seized the moment to be a helper. It was a small step. Yet it was a connection.

This was a strong reminder for me that I am not here on earth to do good works to earn my way to God. I am here as a child of God living out my walk being led by the Holy Spirit. It's by grace Jesus walks me through life. I exist... I live and breathe and that is enough by God's standard.

I just want God's Spirit to lead me. I mean in my thoughts and deeds. My friend it is such joy when I wait on God for the next move. Joy! I mean true Joy!

My suggestion for the day: Pray and ask God to lead you. Don't try and guess where that will be. Just let it happen. And when it happens you will know and you will be elated. Then thank God for the moment.
Let God be the timekeeper.