What would you get up for at say 3:30 am? Get a bath, put makeup on and throw on your clothes to get out and fight traffic just to get to the door to see hundreds of other people pushing and shoving trying to be the very first in line?????? Did you do that this past Friday??? I saw photos on facebook of folks sitting in the aisles at Walmart, nose to nose in a line as far as you could see, grabbing wrist bands so you were assured a spot at the 5am sale. WAS THAT YOU??? I remember about 6 years ago I too did that same thing. The key word here is 6 years ago.LOL It reminded me of a time that I even slept in a lawn chair outside the Mississippi Coliseum to purchase Tickets to see Michael Bolton for my sister. HOW INSANE… Maybe when your young you just don’t see it. I actally got sad as I saw these photos on the web and listened to news reports of how folks got strampled and that more than ever folks had turned out for the BIG SALE. I wondered if today, SUNDAY, folks were getting up at 3am, 4 am or even 5am with the anticipation of worshipping our Lord and Savior today?? Do we want to beat the crowd this morning, do we want to get that front row seat, Are we running to him this morning? The truth is we should want that front row seat every morning but somehow I think we have allowed our world to water down our time with God, our experience with God, our closeness with God , our whole concept of God. My prayer for you and for me, is that we will have or find that much enthusiasm for Christ and that we will RUN to him… Hoping to receive everything He has to SELL.
Have you ever felt like a Victim? A real Victim. Have you clung to something ( the hurt and pain) in your life when you thought you were a Victim.. Have you used it to have an attitude, used it to be filled with unforgiveness or possibly allowed a “bitter root” to rise up because of it. Negative energy is heavy… It pulls us down.
A Merry Heart does the soul good. It is sometimes hard to let go of the hurts of this life and welcome the positive things God has to offer. You can do it with God’s help…. with his hand. He can take what you have hidden on the inside and make it GOOD. Allow God to heal you, allow God to pull up the bitter root and replace it with his love.
Let Go and Let God…..
Don’t be a Victim be a Victor…..
What direction is your life going? What does your life’s compass say? Have you found yourself lost in a place that is unfamiliar, searching for a way out, a way to see the light, a way to do the right thing, to get on the right track, course?
Our world gets this way sometimes, too. Life happens in unexpected ways and the road we’re traveling makes unexpected turns. Before long, we find ourselves in places we never anticipated, wondering exactly where we are. If we are not careful, we panic and make things even worse. At moments like this, we’ve got to trust that there is a bigger hand at the controls of our lives than our own.
I am not sure which direction my compass is pointing. I am forced to trust God in ways that I have never had to trust him — to care for people over whom I have little influence and whose circumstances are beyond my control and whose future I cannot secure. More than ever, I am convicted of the importance of leading people to faith in Jesus, so I know they are in my forever family, the family of God’s grace. Jesus is the only compass point that matters.
Read your compass today….
( shared thoughts from a devotional I received today)