Justified

Last week packages of baked goodies were mailed to grandchildren and a great-niece in New York City.  Paying for it to go second day, it was to be delivered on Friday, which it wasn’t and on Saturday, they left a notice at her door.  On Monday, she went to the post office and was told it was on the truck and she would have to come back later.  Here, at home, I began angry and called the local post office and was told it was out of her hands after it left here.  Feeling very justified, I wanted to continue on until I knew I was trying to be right.  The choice was mine.  Did I want to turn to God or continue to be right and unhappy?    I was led to Ephesians 3:20-21 which reads “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.”

There was a total feeling of helplessness when it dawned on me that I am helpless without God, which can never be.  I can’t pick and choose when I turn to God, but I knew I just experienced “human will” and “pride” and “ego”.  As I release this to God, I know He has this!  Rather than have my day ruined, I am rejoicing that I am not in control but knowing God is!

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True View of Church

This morning I have been praying about our precious little Church, which expresses magnanimity since Love guides, not countless detailed rules.  As I think about the committees I serve, I ask myself does my prayer mean listening for Love’s guidance or for my views to prevail?  And I do feel our Church is and should be inclusive rather than exclusive and cliquish.  My heart fills with humility and gratitude as I think about our membership and I turn to Ephesians 3:20-21 which reads, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen.”Top of the Rock Chapel Outside

 

All Concerns

Today I will bring all my concerns and lay on the altar.  I will immediately recognize any form of anxiety and know that only comes when I believe I am separated from God, which is impossible.  Whether the weaknesses appear to be physical, emotional or spiritual, I will know God is all powerful.

Ephesians 3:20-21 reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen.”

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Making Lists and Outlining

As I visit my past briefly (which is the only way I do), I am reminded how important making lists were and checking them off.  Along with that, I usually outlined the outcome or tried to do that, which basically meant as I prayed, I told God how I wanted my prayers answered.   Of course, my feeling of control has shattered as I turn to God more and more, but there is more security felt now.

Ephesians 3:20-21 reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus.”

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