Are you feeling interrupted in an abrupt change of your plans? What happens in our day-to-day life may not fit perfectly or at all with the plans we made, but God is never caught off guard in our storms or in our seasons of redirection. He is a God of purpose and promise. Not only does God have a plan and a purpose for me and you, He has the ability to bring His divine plans and purposes to completion, no matter our circumstances.
Have you ever allowed shame over your words or actions to hold you back from God’s call on your life? Have you ever believed that your past disqualifies you in some way from serving God? The enemy would like to convince us that our messy pasts erode any promise for our future. Read Michelle’s post to renew your hope and redeem your past.
We donate blankets to the homeless shelter and canned goods to the food bank. We pack Christmas boxes of hygiene and personal items for children around the world. We purchase goats or chickens for needy families in Uganda. All these good acts express love for my neighbors. Some of our neighbors. What about the woman seated alone on the far side of the sanctuary or even the woman who sits in front of me at the Sunday service? Week after week.
Do you get mad every time you go to pull something from a drawer? See red when you try to relax in the living room? Is your office where papers go to die? Put your flinging muscles to the test as you claim your house, office, and garage a clutter free zone. Kathi Lipp, founder of the Clutter Free Academy, has 7 Basics for Getting Started.
Lord Jesus, with “O Come All Ye Faithful” playing in the background, I pause to be still. Reset my spirit to remember that you are God. The Beginning and the End. The life-giving Light who came to earth all those years ago. Father, may the lavish love that compelled Christ to come as a babe swaddled in a feed trough, …