Braver Saturday -Your gratitude to someone is cancelled when you take advantage of them. It’s even deeper than you think. It’s good to be thankful. Gratitude is an attitude that can change your atmosphere. But what happens if you step over into an area where you are taking advantage of someone for whom you are grateful??? One way to test yourself is by asking yourself-
1. Am I demanding?
2. Am I manipulative?
3. Am I treating them like a slave?
Honor is what love looks like as Jill Mitchell O’Brien says…so, you might reconsider your attitude if you’ve begun to demonstrate any of the above.
Answer??? Love is all we owe one another. Stop treating them as if they owe you something. Whether they are working for free or for hire, you still need to be kind. What can you do to help them? That’s a good start… Love-d
Braver Wednesday-Pondering. Fascinated that God chose us before the foundation of the world. HE is in us, around us. All things exist in heaven and earth because of Him, adhering to Him. For Him. By Him. Through Him. Including you. Including me. How devastatingly unpractical yet our reality – not just His truth. Father restoring relationship to Him for all mankind. Father forgiving all of mankind through One Sacrifice. Without our help or permission. One Sacrifice resurrected for all mankind. What do you do with that? If Adam caused mankind to be dead then certainly Jesus brought life to mankind? Surely you don’t see Adam as more powerful than Christ? Surely, Jesus’ obedience trumps Adam’s disobedience? Restoring mankind’s position to rule and to reign. Restoration by living in us and through us. Is this the Grace we do not understand? That we are His through His decision? Imagine a Person stepping inside you so that you have an upclose personal relationship with our Creator – our Father – our God – one where He never leaves you…never forsakes you…because He breathes inside you and through you- answering your deepest questions through a whisper, a nudge, a thought, an audible word, or through the mystery of silence. Heaven coming to live in you through The Son. You are alive. You are not dead. You can be born again. You can hear Him yourself. Don’t allow dark ignorance depersonalize The Most Personal, Relational, Loving Person of all time. Look up. See The Man. Embrace the kingdom. You are a son or a daughter of your Father’s kingdom. God yet Friend. Master yet Brother. Complete Authority yet not controlling you but granting freedom. When the son ran away from his father to spend his inheritance – it says he came to his senses and planned his way back home. His thought process was to present himself as not good enough to be his father’s son and be hired as a servant. Looks like the son lost his identity when he squandered his inheritance. But was that all? I see that he also left the presence of his father’s love, acceptance and affirmation. The son may have returned out of ‘need’ but his father received him back as family with no questions asked. Once a son – always a son – behavior does not determine bloodline. You may have lost your way but HE has not lost you. You were never lost by Him. You have been found. So what’s the hold up? Is Father is simply waiting for you to wake up to His Love and acceptance and affirmation that you are His – always has been and always will be? Church may not be your safe place but Father is so I encourage you to look up because He is ready to put a ring on your hand, sandals on your feet, feed you and celebrate your life for you are not a servant but a son. #bebraver Your Father embraces you. Love-d
BRAVE Wednesday – So in this busy world we live in with our lives inundated 24/7 with business, busyness, social media distractions….face it…most of us spend more time on a computer or our phone than we do actually interacting with live human beings. In this place of computer land, have you noticed how our hearts can grow insensitive to the needs of others – even those closest to us? Slowly personal bravery to know ourselves and others is eroded by the replacement of humanity through a cold mechanical device.
Seriously. I’m sure this may not be for everyone but I’m sure there are some whose kids want your attention but you are at your computer. There are some whose partners would love to have actual time with you one on one without you looking at your phone – all of these “needs” to be on the computer to make us satisfied….our hearts are growing just a little bit colder and colder…and I LOVE MY MAC…
Today. Be brave. Be wise. Put it down. Retrain your soul to live by the Spirit instead of your 5 senses….
Seriously. Jesus gave His mom to a friend.
Entrusted the Spn of God’s earth mom to a person He trusted. John lived longer than the others too. And he died of old age. He honored Jesus and Jesus honored him with His precious mom.
We are family.
Love somebody else.
#bebraver Be Love
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Wow Wednesday-Sometimes people hurt and their pain is revealed through their treatment of you. Just be kind.
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Have a blessed day!
Fearless Friday – Sometimes you think you know his will. Then you sit still.
The sun so bright.
Surely this is right?
You want to make sure
This is for the long tour.
The way may be blinding
The road can be winding.
You say you trust him deep inside.
Yet you do not see with your natural eyes.
It’s a stillness deep within.
This trust for Him.
You forge ahead with Him in mind.
Because you know HIs love is kind.
Happy new season my friend. #bebraver Be courageous love- Donna Reiners
You are on the right track!!d
Tenacious Tuesday – Suddenly. The news came. One day soon, his life will end. Harsh to the ears though it was spoken gently from the doctor. Still it’s a shock. Life seems brief. When you finally think you know how to rule your own life- your life is over on planet earth. Starting over. Live well my friend. Love well. Keep no record of wrongs. Be at peace. Make forgiveness a priority. It’s imperative as we prepare for the other side. Until soon-d
Fearless Friday- what has been placed inside you? Honor? Healing? Abilities? Character? Kindness? Forgiveness? Love? Let yourself be kept by God. #BEBRAVER and Guard yourself. Stay in agreement with His Spirit instead of your mindset. Love-d
Tenacious Tuesday – Of all the books written from since the beginning of time- there is not one greater than the Bible. God can and does speak to me through many means. However, the words found in this book are more than letters on a page. You will find normal everyday men, women and young people who are part of our history. You can step into the stories and learn from them. You will find adventure, drama, love, murder, provision, preservation, life, and challenge. Though about normal every day people who we can relate to – it’s a book that causes you to pause.
Stability, clarity and focus come to the man or woman who has partnered with Holy Spirit to peruse through these pages of life. I encourage you to pick it up and check it out. Think about it…