Monday, January 13, 2014

Release the Lie

Our parents taught my sister and me that in lying you must remember the lie you told in order to tell it the same way again- so don't lie.  And that is how we grew up.  It is so much easier to tell truth, even when it hurts.  At least your memory is clear for other things.

So, why do people lie?  What good does it serve them? It hurts others, and it hurts them.  In the end they only lie to themselves.  I don't know.  I am always amazed at believers, especially leaders, who wonder how everything seems to "happen" to them.  And yes, it may be spiritual, but it may be just you in your mess.  It could be that your lying has so disturbed your life.  It may be that you have lied to the wrong one.  Yes, that's true. 

Lying takes a lot of unnecessary energy.  You could be using the time for contemplation of how good God is to you. You could be sharing God's love instead of distorting what it looks like. 

Take some time today and examine "why the lies?"  Examine the source of your need to lie.  What is it that floods your heart?  Check in with Holy Spirit.  Ask what are the lies you have told or that you believe yourself.  Take at a time.  The first lie that Holy Spirit tells you.  Look at the pain that lie has cost you.  If you are ready to live free from it then renounce the lie and any demonization it has caused.  Proclaim your freedom from that one lie.  Go ahead- try it. enough for now.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Check Self

I have been around a few people lately who are not true to their word.  Just a few, yet, it is pathetic.  I don't know how else to say it.  So what is my position?  Oh back in the day I would call someone out. But I've grown so much so, I don't do that anymore.  It I not necessary.  I find that God can handle those people and their lies to me, on me, about me, quicker than anything I could do. 

There is something I can do.  Keep myself in check to make sure I do not do the same.  It is about growth.  I think we should check self to see where we are.  We check self by lining self up with our standard.  And we do it as we are guided by Holy Spirit. There is so much that we can't do it all at once.  enough for now.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Weather Ain't Nothing

Okay, the weather is very different from what we are accustomed.  It is crazy as I listen to the warnings on the news to take care.  They are giving precautions that knew from living in Detroit.  And still in the DC area people don't know what to do.

Here is the crazy part.  People are tripping on the weather (and well they should) yet no one is tripping on the spiritual quality of their life.  Why is that?  Why is it that no one appears to be concerned that they are getting frostbitten by the needless emotional upheaval in their life.  They are suffering from hypothermia from the lies and false beliefs.   No one seems to want guidance from Holy Spirit through the sub zero blizzards they are facing.

Come on.  Can we really talk?  Life is so important and we really cannot afford to lose another day being uninformed, uncommitted.  Take time to get reconnected with you.  Watch what God is doing in your life.  enough for now.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Go Ahead

Take it- go ahead - step out in TODAY!  Step out expecting grand things.  Just today, watch what God is doing. Take it one day at a time.  Don't worry about tomorrow, just enjoy every aspect of what God has today.  Every ditch you come to, see what is there.  Every hill you approach, see if it is yours to climb.  Every sad tear, happy tear thank Him for the ability to tear.  Step out! enough for now.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Day

Yes, it snowed.  And it covered everything!  And then there were footprints in the snow.  And then the wind blew them all away.  Wow! The snow reminds me of God's love for us, how His love covers a multitude of sin.  And even when we clown, we get a fresh start everyday. 

Your day.  TODAY. A new day.  Do big this day.  Your big can be as simple as spending time in commune with God.  That is both simple and big.  Your day- TODAY! enough for now.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Try Different

What?  What have you lied to yourself about so far this year?   No, you probably won't exercise more, although you need to do so.  No you probably won't reach out better to others, although you should. No . . . no . . . Whatever the lie is, let's try something different, this time.  Take one day at a time.

Yeah, it is harder, but when you realize that you only live life a day at a time you can do it.  How? Glad you ask (as F.G. Sampson used to say).  Please lean in and listen.  Shhh, hear me.  Allow yourself to receive guidance from Holy Spirit.  You can do it.  You see, when you realize that you are created in God's image and that you are already wonderfully made. . . When you understand that your body is a temple, and you are the caretaker. . . When you know just how special you are, then you can Holy Spirit's  guide for a more complete you. 

Yes, today, honor God with your life, not just your mouth. Follow Holy Spirit's guide for you.  Soak in the love that Jesus has for you.  You are special, you are His Beloved.  Walk in that!  This is the new leg of your journey. One day at a time.  enough for now.