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Letting it Go

There are times in your life when you feel like you are in complete control.  Its amazing that its during these times that usually things go out of control!  God has a funny way of keeping us humble, it we don’t keep ourselves there.  But its in these times when we are not in control, or in times when you feel completely broken that great things can happen!

Take a look at this from the pen of Paul:

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (New International Version)

7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Absolutely Amazing!  Can we accept this?  Can we accept that we are stronger when we completely rely on God?  Can we accept not being in control?  Can we be more glad in our weakness, in our hardtimes, in our difficulties?

Think deeply about this and see how this can transform you to be more dependent on Christ and less dependent on yourself.

Have a great (rainy) Wednesday!

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How Deep How Wide!


Did you know that this is a cave, or more of a shaft in Mexico that is so wide and deep that the entire Empire State building will fit in it?  Its amazing! Yes, its called the Cave of Swallows.  Its over 1100 feet deep and about 200 feet wide! Its such a big hole that its used by some thrill seekers as a place to base jump!  Amazing!  But if you took the love that Christ has for you, and dumped it in this hole, it would still overflow.  Can you love like that?  He asked you to.

Will you jump in?  Will you jump headfirst into his love?

Ephesians 3:14-21 (New International Version)

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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Cyber Monday!

Wind and Rain in the Fall

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down….

But not on Cyber Monday.  What a great day, a day when its apparently OK to shop at work!  “Hey, I am just helping out the economy!”  So good luck today finding that deal with free shipping online!!

Also today is Lori’s Birthday, so, buy something for her!

Did you notice Timbow’s sun glare stickers ( I wonder what those are really called) on Saturday night. What a great verse he had on there.  One I think that we should all think about often.  Actually its another one of my favorites and I think its a great motivator.

(What is odd is the commentator on TV only read verse 1 when he talked about it, verse 2 makes it worth it!)

Let us scorn the shame and serve whole heartily!  I think we all can learn something besides football from Tim!

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

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Black Friday Deals

Its Black Friday, and I am up writing emails, not hitting the stores for the deals!  There is something about waiting in line outside of a store in the middle of the night, in the cold weather, waiting to go in  to shop that’s appealing, however, some of the deals out there are pretty impressive.  Of course tweets like this from WRCB show some of the madness of this day:

NEWSROOM: Just learned Starbucks on Hamilton Place opened at 2:30 on this Black Friday morning.

Anyway, I hope no matter what shopping events you get into today, that you remember that you are of Christ, and to continue bath this Thanksgiving weekend in praise for the One who provided it all.

Psalm 63:1-8 (New International Version)

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Its Thanksgiving.  I hope you take some time today in between walks, runs, turkey, the Lions, turkey, family, turkey, movies, turkey and naps to consider the blessings you have in this wonderful world that God has given us.   And most importantly, remember the free gift of salvation you have been given!

My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, Amazing grace (Chris Tomlin Amazing Grace)

Our chains are gone!  That’s something to be thankful for.  Live free, and enjoy the day, enjoying the harvest you have been blessed with!

22-25 “Do you have any idea how powerful God is?
Have you ever heard of a teacher like him?
Has anyone ever had to tell him what to do,
or correct him, saying, ‘You did that all wrong!’?
Remember, then, to praise his workmanship,
which is so often celebrated in song.
Everybody sees it;
nobody is too far away to see it.  26 “Take a long, hard look. See how great he is—infinite,
greater than anything you could ever imagine or figure out! (Job 36:22-26, The Message)

Happy Thanksgiving!