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Best Friends…

August 3, 2016 — Leave a comment

Do you know why God made you and what your purpose is?  Your answers probably require some kind of action from you.

We think that in order to be close to God we must be doing something for him; busy work…singing in the choir, teaching a Sunday school class, leading or volunteering in our churches or communities.

And God appreciates those things, but what He really wants..”is a relationship with you!”  Time spent between just you and Him?

“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship…” (Philippians 3:10, NIV)

 

“After he had dismissed them he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.  When evening came, he was there alone…” (Matthew 14:23, NIV)

Relationships take commitment.  It has to be a priority and here are a couple of ideas that work for me.

Quiet Time – Time I spend in the Word, imperative!

Prayer Walking – I learned this from a dear friend, Pat Dulude.  She rises early in the morning and just walks and talks with the Lord.  I like this because I accomplish three things: exercise, prayer and fellowship.  You choose the time that works for you.

I associate my time with the Lord like the time I spend with my best friend.  We laugh, we cry, we find solutions, we bear our very souls.  And how do you feel after talking with that friend you trust.  I feel renewed, ready to take on the world.  

That’s how it is with Christ.  He wants to be your best friend and the best thing about that…He has all the RIGHT ANSWERS!!  ~Debra

 

Back in Shape

September 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

                Ask anybody who’s gone through a regimen of physical therapy, or PT as it’s lovingly known, and they will tell you the same thing.  It’s torture!  But the exercises are completely critical in helping your body heal correctly.

What about spiritual therapy?   If you’ve got something going on in your spirit that needs to be repaired, the Great Physician can show you the exercises necessary to clear up the problem.

They may include repentance, prayer, a change of attitude, or a surrendering of a part of yourself that to this point you have been unwilling to do.  Ouch!  The pain might be great, but like your body, your spirit longs to be whole.

You don’t have to be a spiritual cripple.  Your Heavenly Father does not want that for you! Everything you need to know is found in the Bible.  If you are unfamiliar with this precious book, ask someone who knows it.  I’m certain that they will consider it a privilege to help you.  Gwen~

thumbnailCALIZHO7-150x150My husband and I are exercising every evening and decided the other night to crank it up a bit.  We would choose a light post and start to run. We ran for four light posts, then spend the next half mile gasping for air…Hey, stop laughing!  We had a goal, no matter how painful!

God calls us to run a race as well!

1 Corinthians 9:25-27, NIV, states “Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.  No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”  thumbnailCADLCFBS1-150x150

As it tells us in Corinthians in a race only one gets the prize!  Is it important that Greg and I receive a prize for our running abilities? Certainly not!

thumbnailCA5AG3W92What is important is that we are in strict training for God’s race!  Perfect?  No, but we aren’t running aimlessly or beating the air!  We have God’s word, prayer, worship, and study to keeps us focused.   Sooooo, we will not be disqualified for the prize.  We continue to build our staying power.

Just keep at it Love Heart!  Take it four light posts at a time!~Debra