Thursday, April 28, 2011

We Set Our Own Limits

  From time to time we all face limits to our abilities and movements. Sometimes these are physical in nature, like a broken hip or leg. Sometimes our limits are imposed by others, such as the boss won't let you have time off. Most often, our limits are self- imposed by our saying, "I can't do it." These self-imposed limits are the most debilitating. Even physical limits do not have to stop us if we choose not to let them.

 Jesus said, "If you have the faith of a grain of mustard seed, you could move mountains." We are faced with many possible limits in our lives, if we choose to accept them. If we choose not to accept them as limits, we can use them to work for us. The loss of a job can become an opportunity for a better one, or a new career. Loneliness can be a time of creativity, if we put it to good use. An argument with a mate or friend can be a time of learning and growing. 

We can use the things that seem to limit us as an advantage. It is our choices that makes a crisis an opportunity. If we have faith in God and are seeking to do His will, what seems to be limits in one direction can become a springboard to greater achievements in a new direction. When we live by faith, even an evil or tragic event can be converted and used for good. 

The choice is ours to let it do us in or to look for ways to use it for God.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rain Rain Rain

Rain rain go away! Enough already!!! Water in the basement and leaking through the roof good grief.

The ground is squishy and the Ohio river is way over its banks. More rain is in the forecast. Groan.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fastest Scenic Route

While I was driving through the mountains I saw a sign that read read, "Fastest Scenic Route" and I just had to laugh out loud!

We are all in such a rush that we seldom take time to stop and enjoy the world around us as a gift from God. Everything has to be an instant pleasure and gone just as fast. Tourist flock in to a famous scene snap a few picture and fly off to the next scene. Later they glance at t heir photos before filing them away never to be viewed again.

We live so fast that we become exhausted and discouraged and our lives seems to have no meaning. Many of our relationships lack depth because we do not invest enough time in them. The real key to getting the most out of life is found in psalm 46:10 ---

"Be still, and know that I am God."

In our demanding and hectic lives, that idea can be lost in the midst of the hustle.  Understanding it is crucial if we are to really live as we were meant to. Take time to stop and listen to all that surrounds you. Be totally still for even a short time and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit who is already with you and waiting.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Resurrection Sunday

Happy Resurrection Sunday!!!!
Praise God for the gift of salvation and eternal life.
Celebrate the Resurrections of Jesus