devotion

Sunday Sundries: What is God Doing?

  
A continuation of last week’s Sunday Sundries: What is God doing here, and how can I be a part? 

God is always at work, always involved. We might not like that he lets things happen sometimes and I don’t want to get into good and evil in a Sundry post.

But know in the good, and in the bad, and in the indifferent He is at work. Changing YOU the believer to be more like Christ. 

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” Philippians 1:6

God, What Are You Doing? Sunday Sundries

A long time ago a wise person told me that I can do almost nothing for everyone in the world who are hurting. 

I also can’t fix the hurting who are close to me in my world, nor do I even have complete control over my own life. 

The best I can do is to ask God, “What are you doing here, and how can I be a part of it?”

Somewhere along the road, I tried to take on the role of God in my own life and the life of others. 

God, what are you doing here? I would be honored if I could play a small part.

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The Peril of the Empty Soul

When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.   Luke 11:24-26

Battle #4


Today’s Battle: LITTLE BY LITTLE 

This one was powerful for me! God makes changes, and moves in our lives, little by little sometimes. I have said this myself so many times to others, “If God opened our hearts and let us look in all at once we’d be overwhelmed!!!” Instead, he show us something, then allows us work on it. But it’s HIS agenda, not ours.

My mistake: I want to tell God what the priority is instead of trusting Him to tell me what the priority is.

I also know sometimes we all pray and want results NOW like Prayer is a magic wand, “EXPELLERAMIUS!!”

First He lets us suffer a little while. There is nothing like sitting in your own shit for a while to make us want to look for help and change in our lives.

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well, i had a lot more written this morning, but now . . . .it’s gone. And quite frankly, this afternoon this is how i feel.

 

you can read it below – really quite good.

In the end – keep on keeping on. You are forgiven, He is there.

 

  
  

Love Yourself

SUNDAY SUNDRIES Part #2

He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”Luke‬ ‭10:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ [emphasis added]

Don’t miss this: while you are busy loving The Lord, and your neighbor, He said to love yourself JUST AS MUCH!! 

  
Today’s challenge on YOUR blog. Turn off the self loathing and negativity and give God some credit for how beautifully and wonderfully made YOU really are!! 

Thanks to Rachel @ Finding Rachel’s Way for the inspiration today. 

  
http://bible.com/111/luk.10.27.niv

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