That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.
2 Timothy 1:5-7 MSG
Have you ever seen a tank move?
I never thought about God’s words this way.
They are like armor plate protection
For demolition work.
JESUS. Holy Spirit. Our kind strong no BS Father .
Cut through the garbage that surrounds us and comes at us every day.
Pierce through the darkness.
Calm our souls.
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” Eckert Tolle
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34 MSG
Jesus spoke words of such peace to His friends after their last supper together (John 14), when He prepared them for the events that would soon follow: His death, resurrection, and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Describing a peace—unlike any- thing the world can give—He wanted them to learn how to find a sense of well-being even in the midst of hardship. —A B Pye
My YouVersion devo this morning
You know how people remember going Through Woodstock Or the Kennedy assassination Together? Well we’re gonna be the generation that got through the pandemic together.
#Be the church
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 NKJV
- My dogs patient liquid calm gaze
- Crunchy things: chips, toast, celery, nuts
- Baby volunteer plants. Even weeds are cute when they’re babies (instructive thought)
- Binge watching with popcorn
- Ears and tails. Even in wild life footage. You notice how much personality is there?
- Making play dough. Oh my gosh you have to try this. Google it.
- Making bread (play dough for grown ups)
- Mud puddles
- Morning quiet
- Yoga breaths
- baking peanut butter 🍪
Had a flashback this morning.
It kind of broadsides me! I have been so focused on marriage counseling and this virus thing:
I am giving myself permission to need a little TLC this morning.