Joy

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Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. pulchellum alongside Calico seep, Calico Basin, Spring Mountains, southern Nevada (elev. about 1100 m) by Stan Shebs

Good morning, beloved,

Starting my morning off right, playing the praise music and studying Scripture, the best way to begin a day. Overnight, I found resources in coping with a vestibular disorder and I know, confidently, God gave me that gift. I was not alone in my bed last night looking at the pages. I have this picture of Jesus in my mind, light, pointing to each article and saying, Here, look here.

There is freedom in understanding.

What are your struggles?

Read on because I could go on and on..but I think Paul says it quite well.

Romans 12:

1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

Go to church, beloved. Be with the community of believers today. May God bless your steps. May His beautiful face shine upon you and keep you. Pray on. Pray on.

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One thought on “Joy

    Love your neighbor.. « sixbrownbears said:
    October 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

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