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A friend would whisper this at our work’s salad bar, it’s easy to go beyond a pound with all those delicious salad creations.
“Here is what I have seen:
It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage.” Solomon teaches in Ecclesiastes 5:18
After coming off the Daniel Fast several years ago, I clung to whole foods without a lot of preservatives and healthy fats: olive oil, nuts, fish, cheese, milk, yogurt, meats, fruits and dried dates. Whenever I remove sugar from my diet, other foods seem to taste a lot better. Always check with your nutritionist when making a change.
A woman left an abusive husband. She met, fell in love with and married a personal trainer.
“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.'” Jesus in John 15:25
“And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?’
“But Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him.”
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
“I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God…” Colossians 1:24-25
“For ‘who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 (NIV)
Oh Lord, let us not soften our minds with drugs & alcohol, pacified with lies. Give us Your truth, Peace, hope, space, and timing. Don’t let us dull our minds, cowering from life, but give us brave hearts, clear thinking, strong trust in You, Lord God.
You are “the Way,
the Life!” (John 14:6)
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.’ “
“And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.” Daniel 1:20
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief, for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt 17:20
“Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.” Psalm 41:1-3
“For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.” Says Jesus in Mark 14:7
My son always said, it’s not whether the man holding the cup for change is right or wrong, it’s what you do about him.
Heavenly Father, Who watches all our hearts, help us see the needy with Your eyes and do what’s right, and not treat others with criticism or contempt, in Jesus’ name.
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!'” Isaiah 6:3
Walking past the park. The daylight, light beaming through foggy windows, baby semi-sleeping, smiling in the stroller, gentle wind from upper windows. Man announces a beautiful day, have a great weekend.
And I know You will carry me with all the many blessings You give everyday. This isn’t the last stop, so to speak, everything will be alright. (Deuteronomy 1:31)
Prophetic dream: I step into an elevator, where a gray-haired, tired looking couple are standing. The elevator keeps going up and down, I look at the control panel and no floor numbers are lit. I state to the couple, “you’re cut off!” and choose a floor number.
This reminds me of ‘taking a ride’ spiritually and going after God’s gifts, but not submitting to Him the Person.
“For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” Psalm 37:9
May 30th, Oswald Chambers:
“Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What will you do? … Again and again you will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn back at the true point of testing, until you are determined to abandon yourself to God in total surrender.”
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting lift.” John 3:16
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13
“No one’s more important than people.” Julia Child
Father God, help us to love others as You love them. Lord, we foolishly diminish You, turn our backs on You, put ourselves higher than You, try to ignore You. And yet, there You are, loving us, ready to forgive us because of who You are …