I heard a preacher say (probably more than one preacher): Moses spent 40 years thinking he was somebody; 40 years knowing he was nobody; and 40 years discovering what God can do with a nobody.
I am working my way through Exodus currently and in Chapter 5 there is this thought that comes to me: We hear a word of “DELIVERANCE” or “FREEDOM” and think, “It must be NOW!”
Abiding in the Lord will build us. It will train us. Busyness will drain us.
Reading for today: Ps. 119:145-176; 128-130 Ex. 7:8-24 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6 Mark 10:1-16 The test of the plagues in Egypt wasn’t about taking on the gods of Egypt JUST for the sake of the Egyptians.
Reading for today: Psalm 107; Ex. 2:1-22; 1Cor. 12:27-13:3; Mark 9:14-29 One of the powerful principles drawn from the Beatitudes is this: no one is beyond Kingdom blessing.
There are ways God will test us in our trust of him. Just hope it doesn’t involve maggots.
One thing I am glad about in 2017 is my effort to stay at working out. It’s been the longest stretch ever for me to get into shape, work with a trainer, and find a way to stay physically active. It’s a work in progress.
The year of transition begins. The year of a completely blank canvas is now on me. I am not panicked. I am not panicked. I am not panicked. (My therapist said if I repeat that phrase three times everything will be okay.)
Choose carefully the voices you have in your life. Choose carefully the voice YOU are in the lives of others.
Why the 10 Commandments are ALWAYS more than just 10.