Monday, October 26, 2015

Leave it...

Fall… the time for things to change & the dead to fall away! I’m ready for that today! Let death-giving anxiety fall away… let joy-killing hurt crumble to the depths of the ocean… let hopeless fear & worry vacate my thoughts & heart!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1

When leaves’ colors start to change they are so beautiful… they have just enough green on them, so you know there is still some life. But as they change completely, dry-up & drop to the ground… life is gone! They crumble into dust! Even nature knows that the dead things need to fall away before new things can live! Yes, there will always be that pause of “winter”, but the freezing cold makes sure that what is no longer of use will be gone forever.

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1

So how about it… are you ready to let the dead things go??? Leaves are called leaves for a reason… they must leave before new can come! Leave it...

“…A time to keep, and a time to throw away;” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:6

Letting go… it reminds me of what my dear husband always says, when I’m whining about the weekend being over, “Monday has to come before you can get to the next weekend.” Words of wisdom from my “the glass is full & overflowing” man!

Lord, have Your way! I am ready to let the dead things in my life go! Break off what is not of You! In Jesus’ name.

Rejoicing in Truth!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cracking the Safe...

Most of my adult life I have always lived my life in a safe way. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I think out my next move before I do it. I have to plan to be spontaneous! Ha! As a child, my mom would probably say I was a little sneaky & found interesting ways to get into trouble at times. But even then I thought those moves out, just maybe not using a lot of common sense. I did things that were not always safe for me, but I always had this underlying feeling of being secure in my family… no matter the punishment afterwards!!!

I was reading John 10:7-30… it led me to think about stuff I am dealing with right now. So here’s the question that came up… Am I being too safe?
Over the last 3 years we have changed our life drastically… we allowed God to do a work in us that is definitely out of the “box”, so to speak. But you know how it goes, you start to get settled & comfortable… maybe even a little spiritually lazy… you start to play it safe! Living “safe” does not bring God glory!
“The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly.” ~ John 10:10
Do you see the difference between being safe & being secure? As followers of Christ we cannot afford to live our lives in a safe way! We just can’t! There are too many people out there that do not know the love of Christ! There are too many souls that need God’s healing touch! And there are many Believers that also could use some encouragement! We have no right to be safe when we are secure in Christ!
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” ~ Romans 8:35
What’s God asking of you… of me… right now? Has Holy Spirit been prodding your heart about a new godventure (that is what I call this wild ride God takes me on)? If you know you are secure, which you are if you have put your faith in Christ… why are you living a safe life? Is God asking you to step out of your comfort zone? Be brave! Live in the courage that you have through security in Christ the Lord!
“… in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Romans 8:37-39
Rejoicing in Truth!