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Thought of the Day–4/15/18

Thought of the Day—How many times have you slid behind the wheel and expected to get to your destination…without turning over the ignition and putting the car in drive?  Sounds pretty silly, doesn’t it?  It’s the same way with being in God’s will; sometimes (many times) you have to step out in faith…it takes action on our part…and you won’t truly be where you need to be until you take that first…step…forward…

Thought of the Day–4/14/18

Thought of the Day—It is simply incomprehensible to think that One so holy could take the place of one so unworthy…call it love…call it grace…call Him Jesus…

Thought of the Day–4/13/18

Thought of the Day—Do you have times when you struggle with self-esteem so you go to your local Walmart and stroll around to people watch until you feel better about yourself?  Are those snickers and eye rolls?  If you answered yes, you may have more than just a self-esteem issue; you may have a judgmental one.  It is so tempting at times to compare ourselves with others who aren’t in our “class” or standing and we write them off with a wave of our mental hand.  But in all honesty, we are the true “bottom feeders” if we stoop so low and are so shallow as to judge by glance.  After all, who are we except perhaps one job away from welfare, one chronic illness away from poverty, or one accident away from mental impairment?  Here’s another thought; Jesus came from and mingled with “the least of these”.  Who are we to give anything else but compassion to others?  We need to pray for new eyes to see others as God sees them; His blessed creation.  Come to think of it, that’s exactly how He sees us. Kind of boosts the old self-esteem, don’t you think?

Thought of the Day–4/11/18

Thought of the Day—Do you have a case of the wandering eye when it comes to other people’s lives?  Did you know that the time and energy spent on wishing you had someone else’s life could have been better spent on improving your own?  God gave you a unique set of people, geography, and circumstances to help make you who YOU should be, not someone else.  And even though there may be a few weeds to pull and perhaps a little grass seed to sow in the dry patches of life’s lawn, just remember; the only reason that grass looks greener on the other side is probably because it’s only artificial astro turf…

Thought of the Day–4/6/18

Thought of the Day—Have you ever noticed when sunflowers bloom, their large mustard yellow heads and black faces continue to follow the sun all throughout the day?  It’s part of their DNA, how they are created.  Here’s a question for you; what turns your head?  What drives you, where do your passions lie, what peaks your interests?  If you have trouble answering that question, you are not alone.  But there is a caution that aligns with our hesitancy.  For in this age of gimmicks, fads, trends and instant gratification, we are very easily distracted by those things that fade almost as fast as they appear and we end up looking like…well…bobble heads, never really focused in on anything of substance.  Today I challenge you to reexamine the “head turners” in your life.  Are they contributing to your life or eternal goals? Remember, we all have the same hours of every day and only one life here on this earth with no promise for tomorrow.  Are we being good stewards of the time we have been given?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)