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Stop!

This word was a relief to me this morning. It is worth passing along.
Relaxing,
jamie

The ONE THING

Every day you have one or two “big-ticket items” that you must get done—you get that.

The danger that can suck the life right out of you is all the other things you’re trying to get done. I know, I fall for the same trap myself. Sometimes people would get the impression that we think we’re god, carrying the weight and responsibility of the world! 🙂

But then let’s look at God. Think about it…

On Day-1 of the creation week God made light. I’m no scientist, but I understand that light can be broken down into three primary colors (red, green, and blue).

Now God’s God, he could have created five primary colors or five hundred primary colors or five thousand primary colors, or…well you get the picture. But when He created light he created light to have three primary colors and…get this…He stopped.

The same is true…

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Have you become corrupt?

Gal. 6:7-10:  “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will reap.  For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

If we sow to our flesh, we will reap corruption.  Corruption is defined as ‘impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle; a departure from what is pure or correct.’  When we sow to our flesh we don’t just suffer consequences of our choices, we risk permanently impairing our integrity and morals.  Sin causes our hearts to become hard and callous; no longer allowing us to be able to see purity and virtue as truly as before.

All you must do is watch a few of the top-rated movies to see this universal truth in action.  Each time we sow to our flesh, even just for a small amount of time, our integrity and moral values become just a bit more corrupt.  Things that are immoral become just a bit of humor.  Inappropriate situations are easily rationalized or defended.  Eventually we may not even see anything wrong with our actions, justify ourselves, and encourage others to join in with us.  This is when we run the risk of becoming truly lost.

We are encouraged to sow to the Spirit.  If we sow to the Spirit, we won’t go wrong, and we will reap everlasting life.  Sometimes turning the other cheek seems so unjust.  Trading forgiveness for bitterness takes true courage.  Believing in God’s truths takes faith, but we are promised that we will reap in due season if we do not lose heart, and continue to do what is right.

When you feeling weary in your sowing, call out for His strength.  He gives unceasingly.  Continue to sow, knowing that you WILL reap in due season.  If it was not so, He could not have said it.

Do not lose heart,

jamie

Don’t wander off

Pr. 21:16:  “A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.”

Yesterday I watched a movie about the journey of a mama bear and her 2 cubs.  A wolf followed them and tried to lure one of the cubs away from the mama.  He would tease the cub and then run away.  He was hoping the cub would leave its mother, follow him, and try to fight him on his own.  The wolf knew that if he could get the bear cub alone he’d be able to kill him.

That’s what the enemy does to us.  He teases us.  Sometimes he even teases us with things that look right at first glance, but if we’d stop and pray, we would find that maybe those things are simply a trap.  Often we even try to fight him on our own.  When we wander off on our own, we are making ourselves vulnerable and we will indeed rest in the assembly of the dead.

Don’t wander from the way of understanding.  Stick close by your Protector and ask for His advice before being lured into a trap.  We would save ourselves so many scars and bruises if we’d but ask His opinion first.  We would keep ourselves from eternal death if we allow Him to care for us and if we would not wander off, allowing ourselves to get so caught up in sin that there is no way out.

Stay close to your papa bear today.  He will keep you safe.

jamie

 

One who wasn’t selfish

My mom just reminded me how unselfish Jesus was, dying on the cross for us.  If there is any Father who’s instruction is the safest it is our heavenly Father.  He gives up everything for us.  Surely we can trust in Him….and listen to His instruction so we can be more like Him.

Trust in Him today.

I am sharing my favorite song to inspire your soul.  We do NOT have to do this life alone!!