Have you ever been asked a question that you couldn’t answer?
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Sometimes when we respond to questions, it’s like we’re on automatic, especially if the questions are from our littles, right? But have you ever been asked a question that pulled you out of auto pilot and made you stop and think? I have one of those for you today – actually, it comes from His Word, but before I get there, let’s lay a foundation.
So here we are, getting ready to turn the corner toward the end of another year…already! Looking back through it all, I am humbled as I realize that the ONLY way I could have stood standing is by being plugged into my strength: JESUS! I shake my head in wonder, realizing it’s really quite simple: just plug in to my source…daily, and He will keep me on track! Why, oh why, do we complicate things, pulling away, inch by inch until suddenly, we’re UNPLUGGED!
Now, imagine that it’s just you and Jesus in your quiet time. You are sitting still, being still, inviting Him into your moments. You begin to ask God to show you how to stay plugged in to Him; you even dare to ask Him what’s interfering with the connection. He begins to stir your heart, and things rise to your thoughts. All is still and you cannot deny that it’s Him in your midst and you feel this tender love, this acceptance like you have never felt before. He speaks your thoughts and then He asks you: “Do you want to be made well”?
What is your answer?
See, Jesus asked this question of a man who was crippled by some infirmity for 38 years! The Word doesn’t tell us how or why he was unable to walk, what infirmity he had but I love that it does tell us he had been this way for 38 years. I believe that’s in there to encourage us with this truth: It’s never too late to be made well, whatever the infirmity. Oftentimes it’s our own limited beliefs that prevent us from being made well.
So let me ask you again, Friend, how do you respond to this question? What or who is preventing you from picking up, carrying on and following Jesus with your whole heart that you would be made well?
Is the “who” you? When you are staying connected to The Source, He will reveal to you the what that is holding you back from the “you” you were intended to be, the places He wants to send you, the plans He has for your life. Is it your diet, your relationships, social media, finances, your thought life?
Take a moment and be still; allow Him to help you reveal what it is so that you can answer yes to His question, “do you want to be made well?” He is who makes you whole.
Tuesday’s Truthful Humor
Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Truthful Humor where we pull truth from humor.
There was a man trying to understand God, so he asked Him, "God, how long is a million years to you?"
God answered, "A million years is like a minute."
Then the man asked, "God, how much is a million dollars to you?"
God replied, "A million dollars is like a penny."
The man thought for a short time and asked, "God, will you give me a penny?"
"In a minute," God responded.
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Oh, the sooner we realize time is a gift the sooner we’ll begin living in the present! Invite Him into the moments for more cherished memories.
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The moon is bright
And so am I
Pinks and blues clash on one side
While on the other the stars wait to peak through the night
and it's amazing that something so sublime
Is just a form of energy
Like you and I
No fairy dust
No grandeur magic or makeshift fluff
and the book of spells
As far as I can tell
Lies behind those eyes
Within your mind
Because you have a mind
Just like Christ
So speak and you shall receive
Ask and it will be given to thee
The only difference between the moon and me
Is the space in time in which we were created to be
and that my friend is the beauty
So receive that energy
Realizing that where you are is in between
In between this world
And the next
So what do you have left?
A mere matter of minutes
As the clock keeps ticking
So give it your best
Try asking for the rest
Put your mind to the test
You are a visionary after all
So you might as well break down that wall
That holds you back from breaking your fall
Let the earth catch you
The universe sublet you
If only for the short years you have here
Until you can finally meet your Creator
And fall into His arms
Telling Him you did it
You accomplished it all
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ."
1 Corinthians 2:16
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Faith Filled Friday
Have you ever been so hungry that you became hangry? Or so thirsty your throat was dry?
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God desires that we would not starve ourselves spiritually but that we would feed our souls in His presence with His presence. Today’s love letter is a great reminder of this principle.
My warrior, remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do. This is a powerful Word for you to live by.
This will take discipline and a continual humbling or submitting of yourself to Me to be able to walk this out. But you can do it! Remember to be quick to repent when you stumble or fall and then get up and push yourself forward. Just keep doing good and reaching out for Me. Continue to walk in all My ways.
Spend time with Me and listen for My voice, listen to My instruction and you'll be surprised at the doors I open for you. I will show you things as you sit in My Presence. Everything you give out will come back to you, good and bad, so continually give out good that good will come back. Stay alert, be wise, be strong and courageous, follow My instructions and I will make a path through the wilderness.
Beloved, I will be with you wherever you go, I will lead you and guide you as you look to Me in all things.
Thursday’s Truthful Humor
A cop pulled over a car weaving in and out of traffic, walks up to the window and sees a young couple in the car, but the guy didn’t have his seatbelt on. So the cop asked him about it.
“Oh, I just took it off now when you were walking up to our car.”
“No, you didn’t,” exclaimed his wife. “You never wear your seat belt.”
The cop was a little taken aback and then asked to see the guy’s license.
“Aw, crap, he said after pretending to reach for his wallet, “I must have left it at home.”
“Yeah, right,” the wife said rather loudly, “You know it expired three months ago.”
The cop was again taken back by the wife and asked, “Are you always this tough on him?”
“No, only when he’s had too much to drink.”
Oh, it’s true that while God’s role for the wife is to be the helpmate, which also translates to compass, how we help guide determines if we are doing so out of love or fear and/or impure motives.
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Go low to get high, go low to get high…the words were becoming familiar now after three+ weeks doing this workout. As I squatted as low as I could go – which wasn’t very far down – and then reached as high as I could, allowing my body to do what was being asked of me, my mind took me to another place.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s message may appear to have a hidden meaning, but then again, spiritual truths aren’t always so easy to grasp. Our prayer is that you grasp this in your mind and heart, and that it explodes in your actions.
The workout I was doing was from Beachbody and was a Bar-Blend series. I can’t help but smile as I write this because it’s led by a former ballerina, which I am NOT! In fact, I am trying desperately to rid myself of an image I get all too often, especially when I am either angry or frustrated, and that is a bull in a china cabinet! 😊 😊
Anyway after hearing these words for several weeks, they started to take on an additional meaning, and not just physically but spiritually as well. Have you ever wrestled with your private-party logic, justifying why you said something, did something, felt something, and as you wrestle, you come up with the same answer every single time, that you weren’t in the wrong? Well, I literally could write a book on all my private party logic parties, but for the sake of time, let me just say that private-party logic rarely, if ever, leads you to a positive resolution. But you can’t know that if you don’t bring God into the party, and/or invite someone you trust into the situation that we keep mulling over and over in our minds and hearts.
Well, this particular day, before this workout, I had actually reached out to one of my accountability sisters. I invited her into my situation that had started the private-party logic. She listened, and then she spoke, and as her gentle words made their way past my mind and reached the core of my soul, the truth exploded my private-party logic into pieces. Truth had collided with my reasoning and even though I had every right to feel the way I had, my sweet sister was able to help me see that fear had overtaken my mouth and once I opened it, there was no stopping it! “Maybe if you said this…” she very gently suggested and the light-bulb in my heart confirmed that her way was better than mine.
Further confirmation came when I texted the friend and confessed that my fear had overtaken me and that I needed to focus more on encouraging all that is right versus focusing on what was/is wrong; the response I got was actually what I had tried to get from the beginning, but didn’t because of the way I went about it. Just like that it was resolved!
Because I went low, in other words, let go of my “right” to be frustrated, and acknowledged my fear, I was able to take the high road. Yes, it’s true that surrendering requires humility but it ALWAYS takes us to high places.
Friend, can I encourage you to join me in this short prayer: Oh, Abba, help me to remember to let go, let You in to my private-party logic so that truth and resolution would follow and lead me to higher ground.
Tuesday's Truthful Humor
Sally walked into the dentist’s office to make an appointment. “How much do you charge to pull out a tooth,” she asked.
The receptionist’s prompt reply was "$130."
"$130! That’s ridiculous! There must be a way to do it cheaper."
“Well, said the receptionist thoughtfully, I suppose if the dentist doesn’t numb it we could take off $30.”
“Only 30 bucks? That’s still 100 bucks. I can’t afford that; can’t you go any lower?”
“Well,” said the receptionist after a long pause, “I suppose if the dentist uses a wrench, we could knock it down to $50.”
“Perfect,” said Sally. “I would like to make an appointment for my husband Jack next Tuesday.”
Oh my goodness, there is a reason the Word of God says love others as you love yourself! Financial gain shouldn’t be at the expense of others well-being.
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Are bigger than your wings
Let them fly
Let them soar
Let them sing
Reaching to the hilltops
And every crevice in-between
Your dreams are big
Bigger than your wings
But not too big for the Creator
Who painted them inside of you
Knowing that despite your small view
This dream of yours
Is something you can do
It is engrained in every vein
As you breathe in
Let it rain
Every drop filling the pain
To fill that void inside of you
Your faith calling
Your body stopping
Realizing the only way to go
Is on with the show
And show them
That you believe in more
You believe in Him
and every win
That may come with a loss
But for better
A slight pause
and you are back in the ring
But this time you will bring
Every ounce of creativity
And well being
Your mind is able
Though you may feel unstable
The ladder is there
One step closer
One step into prepare
Preparing for this season
One soon you will reap in
Planting your seeds
With every small step
Every big dream
That will lead you into a realm
Of finally feeling free
That everlasting sense of peace
A small slice of eternity
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Most of us like a good massage, or a great workout, or doing anything where we feel accomplished, right? None of us like to feel defeated, or even alone. Why is it we shy away from His love letters when soaking in them will leave us feeling like we can conquer the world? Perhaps it’s time to empty ourselves of ourself.
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My chosen one, though one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. You see, when you come to Me there is much help available to you. I said I would never leave you or forsake you and when you call on Me for help, you receive the Father, Myself and the Holy Spirit. All three of us stand with you and I will strengthen you in everything as you call out to Me.
Read and study My Word that you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones, for My Word is full of life. All My promises are yes and Amen. I desire for you to walk in the light of My Word, to be whole and complete.
There is not anything that I cannot do for you and whatever you believe when you pray, believe that you received it and you will have it. Come and let's partner together to work for the kingdom. Empty yourself of yourself that you may be filled with Me. The less of you and the more of Me you have, the stronger you are to accomplish My plan.
Beloved, partner with Me that you begin to walk in wholeness, let Me heal you in your mind, emotions and in your body.
Thursday's Truthful Humor
Thanks for joining us for Thursday’s Truthful Humor where we pull truth from humor.
Two little boys were known troublemakers, stealing everything they could get their hands on, even from the church.
One day a priest stopped one of the boys and asked, "Where is God?"
The boy shrugged and the priest repeated, "Where is God?"
The boy ran out of the cathedral crying to his home where he hid in a closet. Eventually his brother found him and asked, "What's wrong?"
The crying boy replied, "We're in trouble now! God is missing and they think we took him!"
Nothing like scaring “the hell” out of a little one, right?!! Aren’t you thankful that no one can steal God from you? He can’t be contained in a box or confined to a church, but He dwells in each of us when we invite Him in….Oh, to live like we believe this!
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