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Listen – Can You Hear That?

Dogwood Flower At My Granny's House!

Dogwood Flower At My Granny's House!

Sunday, I had the opportunity to go and spend a few moments at my Pa’s old place.  It’s just a little house out in the country with a couple of barns and an old outhouse.  While I was there standing on the edge of the field, I was amazed by what I heard:  NOTHING AND YET EVERYTHING!  Nothing like all of the noise that I have grown used to trying to drown out of my life and everything that I needed to hear to bring me to a place of peace.  There were no sounds of traffic, hustle or bustle.  Only the sound of the breeze blowing through the trees and some geese flying into a distant pond.  I appreciated the moment and it reminded me of the importance of having more of those moments!

Yesterday, I spoke with and challenged our staff to take some time for meditation!  We live in a world that is filled with noise and with all of the noise it is hard to hear the still small voice of God.  All of the noise seems to put us in a state of constant hurry and this causes us to run past so many wonderful things that God has for us.  We need some time and quiet for God to do His act of re-creation in us.  This is what meditation is about!  Meditation is our opportunity to step out of the hustle, bustle and noise of life and get into the presence of the One who can do something about making our lives better and more fulfilling.

When we meditate – we listen to God, think about what God is up to and how He is working.  We remind ourselves of His faithfulness to our lives in the past and know that He is in our present and will be faithful in our future.  This time of seeing, hearing and knowing God helps us to see, hear and know ourselves and allows us to discover the areas of our own life that need a special touch.

Take some time at some point today to step away from it all and get into His presence!  It will make your life better!  I am praying for you today – that you experience God in a powerful and life changing way!  God Bless & Press On!

Yes God Does Care!

dsc_0028Does God care?  Just look around and you will see that our world is in a mess!  Most people are living a “just getting by” kinda life!  There is unhappiness, dissatisfaction, frustration and discouragement all around.  People are just hoping that everything is going to be okay.  But, I want you to know that God does care!

If God does care – what does He care about?  Most people believe that there is a God!  But most people don’t really believe that you can have a real relationship with Him.  A relationship that changes your life today and for all eternity.  When life spins out of control we need to remember and remind ourselves that God does care and God wants to have a real and meaningful relationship with us.  And I want you to remember that God cares about you.

A lady by the name of Hannah is found in I Samuel chapter one and when we find her she is in a bad place.  She is married to a man that she loves and that loves her, but she cannot have a child.  The man that she is married to has another wife that has given him children and she picks at Hannah every chance she gets, because Hannah is barren and can have no children of her own.

It is important for us to remember a few things about this life that we live.  First – All things that come or fail to come into our life are allowed by God!  Second – God is sovereign and in control!  Third – We need to humbly recognize God’s hand behind the circumstances of life!  (GO back and read over those three again and take some time to think through them!)

Hannah was distressed and depressed.  She prayed and she wept.  Sometimes when life gets really hard, the only thing left to do is cry and pray!  Hannah was disappointed – life was not working out the way that she had planned!  Hannah was dissatisfied – life was not living up to it’s expectations!  Hannah was discontent – life was passing her by and she was not willing to sit by and watch it!  When life get so tough, that we think we can’t take another day – we have to decide what we really believe!

Some people live with an attitude of fatalism – they say to themselves and those around them:  If God is sovereign, then who am I to do anything about it?  Others choose to live life with an attitude of resentment – they say to themselves and those around them:  If God is going to treat me this way, then I want nothing to do with Him!  We need to live life with an attitude of faith – we should say to ourselves and those around us:  I know and trust in God’s sovereignty and His goodness toward me!

Romans 8:28 reminds us:  “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:38-39 says:  “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

God Is Good Good And God Does Care And Don’t Let Anyone Change Your Mind And Heart About That!  Victory Is Yours – So Go Out And Get You Some!

Give God Your Best!

Promotion is God’s business!  Stay faithful right were God has placed you!  Give your best today! 

This world almost pushes you to push yourself.  Much of our energy is spent on our trying to get ourselves to somewhere that we think the world says that we have to be to be successful.  Stop trying to get yourself to whatever place it is that you think you have to be to be happy.  Happiness is not found in our arrival at a destination, but in our learning to appreciate the journey that God allows us to travel.  Learn to enjoy the journey -one moment at a time, one day at a time! 

You are where you are today and that is where God has you!  Remember that God has a perfect plan for your life.  Don’t get in the way and mess that perfect plan up.  Stay faithful to Him and trust Him to grow and move you to where He wants you to be.  Wherever you find yourself today – GIVE GOD YOUR BEST and know and trust that HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST!