Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why Persevere?

Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (The Message)
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.

How are you living? Are you wondering how to live? Are you wanting to live better? With more purpose? Trying to get closer to God? The bible tells us how to live and what to do to please Him and be closer to him. We make it so complicated sometimes and as The Message puts it, "take ourselves too seriously". If we learn to just "walk with God", do what His word tells us and show love towards others we will be closer to Him than we ever thought possible. Today, don't live for your circumstances, live for Him and give a little bit of love. You'll be glad you did. :-)

"We receive enlightenment only in proportion as we give ourselves more and more completely to God by humble submission and love. We do not first see, then act: we act, then see...And that is why the man who waits to see clearly, before he will believe, never starts on the journey." Thomas Merton, Reaching for the Invisible God.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Victory through a Miracle

Your "bad" has to sometimes get worse...It's not a setback.  It's a SETUP!  Get ready for a miracle...You think it's too late?  Jesus will walk in and the miracle is complete.  

A victory is different than a miracle.  A victory is fought for and won.  You work hard for that victory.  

A miracle?  It quite possibly could be unexpected and more than likely is undeserved.  A miracle is after you've fought and have NOT won.  You've lost...or so you think, then Jesus walks in and you witness the miracle.  You've got to have faith enough to take Jesus back to the place you've buried your attempted victory.  Let Him raise it up!

These are the notes my incredible hubby penned during church some 7 yrs ago this month.  Just felt like sharing them after I found them this morning.  I feel these words coming to pass.  I love you Rick and you are such a phenomenal man of God! I know he speaks to you and works in your favor!

Be blessed!