In the midst of the ongoing “discussion” about the passage of President Obama’s health care reform bill, much ado has been made abou who should determine the American public’s well-being. Should it be the federal government working to ensure ALL peo
ple have access to basic health care at affordable costs? Or should it have remained in the hands of the greedy insurance companies whose only interests is in making a profit?
The REAL question boils down to who/what do we trust?
The answer varies from individual to individual and is based on a combination of factors (political ideologies, religion, education, economic class, ethnicity, etc.).
Well, as the pitchman for All State says, “You’re in good hands”. Regardless of what your beliefs
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2010 is here. Time to move on!
2010. The beginning of the second decade of the 21st century.
moves on. God moves on. So must we.
“Forgetting those things that are behind me, and reaching forth to those things that are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
How exactly do we move on? First, we repent. This means we commit ourselves to changing our way of thinking. Once our way of thinking changes, our way of doing will also change accordingly. When our thoughts and actions align themselves with the revealed will of God, we will become new beings (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Second, we must release ourselves from whatever and whomever is holding us to our memories of the past. Good, bad, or indifferent, all experiences of the past are mere memories. It’s all right to reflect and learn from the past, but it is NEVER all right to linger in and live with regret over the past. As Jonathan Larson wrote in the hit Broadway musical “RENT,” “No day but Today.”
Third and last, we must reach for those things that are beyond our own limitations in the present moment. Whether it is material, physical, financial, emotional, intellectual, social or spiritual, we must strive to obtain what we have not achieved or received to the present.
As we repent, release and reach, we will MOVE On. With our lives. With time. With God.
Problems and troubles don’t take a break just because the holiday season is upon us. Matter of fact, there seems to be MORE than the usual load of burdens lately. Sickness, separation, and sorrow have all paid recent visits to mem
bers of my own family and my congregation. I COULD be worried out of my noggin.
I could be worried, . . . but I’m NOT.
Instead, I am CHOOSING to follow the scriptural commandments found in Proverbs 3:5-6.
It reads, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
By living by these words daily, I am buoyed in any crisis that may arise. Like the Weebles (anyone remember them?), I “wobble, but I don’t fall down.” Like Timex watches,
I can “take a licking and keep on ticking.”
And if I can do it, ANY ONE can do it. Don’t believe me? Then try practicing this promise from God: “I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
If you’re under a load of cares and concerns, I encourage you not to worry about them. Instead, “in everything by prayer and supplication, let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ” (Philippians 4:6-7).
So don’t worry, . . . BE HAPPY!
May today there be peace within you.
May you trust generic cialis no prescription ME that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are
born of faith.
May you see those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you.
May you bve content knowing that you are a child of MINE.
Let MY presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, to dance, and to bask in the SON.
I AM here for each and every one of you.
Since many people prefer movie theaters to houses of worship, and because to the spiritual ALL things are spiritual (even those rated ‘PG-13′ and ‘R’), I’ve chosen to highlight what I believe are God’s messages revealed (more or less) on
the Big S
creen these days.
“Precious”. For a film based upon a novel written late last century, this drama is like
watching a reality TV show. For me, the message is “somebody up there loves me”. And knowing that truth gives a person the strength to stop being a victim and become a victor over the most horrendous circumstances.
“The Blind Side.” Based on the true story of an underprivileged teen who -through the love and care of strangers – became a star athlete and above average student, the drama drives home the message: “Anyone can change someone’s life for the better if they make the time to care.”
“2012″. Supposedly based on Mayan prophecies of the apocalypse, this action-filled, FX-driven epic sends the message that “when everything seemingly comes to an end and all is lost, there will yet be enough left to start all over again.”
Just some things to think about.
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