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I have been waiting for months to write a post on 10/10/10, because I think it’s such a cool date.  You know me and “fun with numbers”.  Imagine my disappointment when I realized that it was on the weekend.  “Dime Day” was going to generate some sort of good post about being a ‘perfect 10’ or being well balanced or some other goofy thought that would have popped into my head.

But as usually, I am a little short.  1″ short of 6 feet, and posting on 10/8/10.  That’s just not as cool is it?  It looks more like a test result then a date!

Anyway, falling short of being the perfect 10 is ok, and today we will remind ourselves that we don’t have to have everything together and be perfect to warrant the mercy of God. Its not us, its him!  Sort of like this quote from Ghandi:

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

and this from Paul in his letter to Titus:

4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life

Enjoy the almost perfect day!

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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!