Proving, Not Professing

The telephone just rang and it was a solicitor and just when I began to hang up, I remembered my blog from yesterday telling how rude I could be to these callers or how I usually hung up on them but  wanted to be kinder!  Rather than hang up, I listened patiently and told him I was not interested, but graciously thanked him for the call and information.  As I laid down the receiver,  my heart filled with love and gratitude about how free I felt.

The story of the little chicken pecking out of his shell came to thought.  It would be so easy for the mama chicken to break open the egg from the outside, but not only could that injure the baby chick; he needed to strengthen his neck muscles by pecking.   Just as when I receive a call, I can practice being kinder until it just becomes easier and easier.

James 4:7 states “Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  When I respond rather than react, I become more peaceful, joyous and harmonious!

Turkey in the Snow

 

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The Details

All my life, I had heard it said,  “The devil is in the details”.  It has taken spiritual growth for me to question and refute these old sayings but as I have turned more and more to God and releasing old belief, understanding has taken place.  Psalm 73: 23-26 reads, “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.  Whom have I in heaven but you?  And earth has nothing I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

This verse says the complete opposite!  God is in the details and when we put Him first in our life, there is peace, harmony and dominion.

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