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Exploring the Adventure of Aging


January 2018

God’s Got This–BE STILL

IMG_1057.JPGThe Lord will fight for you, and you can be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NET)
Let the weight of this simple verse sink in. Whatever comes my way, your way, today, The Lord has my (your) back.

In fact, The Lord advances into the fray.

What does He want from me? He wants me to be still, be silent, observe from the wings, allow Him to clear the path, and although not specific in this verse to trust and then follow. Watch with silent wonder as God handles your battles today, hands off, expectations heightened and share the power of waiting upon The Lord.

Have a fantastic Thursday, drive safe and be kind to those who don’t!

The Right Time to Forgive



Forgiving Wednesday

If I waited till the hurting stopped,

or the wrong could be made right.

If I waited for I’m sorry or for amends to be in sight,

I might wait a lifetime,

waiting for the right time and

then my life could end still holding on to all that pain by failing to forgive.

In Matthew 18, Peter asked Jesus, how many times he had to forgive. Jesus gave him a number, but then he told the parable of the unforgiving servant, who failed to honor the forgiveness he had received and ended up being turned over to be tortured.

If I choose to not forgive, I choose to dishonor God who has forgiven me and distance myself from the spirit of Christ, leaving me in discomfort and eventually torture. Not what Jesus wants for any Christian.

Choose forgiveness to be close to God and for inner peace.

And remember:

Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NET)

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