It is much easier to spot someone else’s errors because your brain will not as easily assume what the author meant to write. I do try to check my posts, but sometimes things will get by me and I do not have a proofreader. So, please show mercy if you see an error. Just make a note in the comments section and I will fix it.
This former copy editor and proofreader thanks you for your understanding.
Mat 18:5-6 “And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Think about how the heart of our Creator must break when the very people He created for a love relationship with Him destroy their own. We have abortion, starving & dehydrating the disabled, killing our elderly & the mentally/emotionally struggling. We have bullying, sex trafficking, adultery & all kinds of sexual misconduct. There are so many other things I could list in our war against ourselves.
It boggles my mind that we have reached this place in life.
It helps, though, to remember we have a spiritual adversary as the driving force behind all this. But even that adversary could not pull this off if all of us focused on our Creator and on walking in His ways out of love for Him.
It really is about love, isn’t it? Our Creator’s love for us. Our love for our Creator. Our love for one another…even for those we don’t like or who don’t think like us. Real love. With safe boundaries. Recognizing the gift each one of us is and has. If we all were able to do that and raise our children with that, we would not have so many of the problems we have in our world today.
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Sometimes life goes so smoothly we forget to be thankful. And, sometimes, think really hit you…literally…and you are thankful!
I am thankful the branch that fell on on my husband’s shoulder did not hit his head, which could have killed him or seriously injured his neck causing paralysis and who knows what all else.
I am thankful he had an appointment with his pain doctor the next day.
I am thankful his pain doctor (who is always a sweetheart) gave him his regular treatment for the other side and then for FREE gave him treatment to release his muscle from the spasm it was locked in as a result of the blow. (Veteran’s Choice program only allows docs to give pre-approved treatments. He would have had to have gone to the VA and been checked out there and then sent back to the pain doc…who is so booked you cannot get in right away.) So, I am VERY grateful for his care and generosity!
And I am thankful for the blessings of our Creator, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who obviously still has work for Dave to do in this life.
I do not believe in coincidence, but in Divine Incidence. It was no accident that this accident happened the day before his regular appointment.
May all who come here find blessing.
May they find encouragement.
May they find something to carry with them through their day.
May they find themselves closer to our Creator…experiencing His love ever more deeply.
May they find courage for the spiritual battle.
I am thankful for:
thunder and lightning in the skies
The sky is such an amazing piece of artwork. It has so many forms and colors and shades. What an awesome artist we have in our Creator!
Rom 8:28-32 CJB Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with his purpose; (29) because those whom he knew in advance, he also determined in advance would be conformed to the pattern of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers; (30) and those whom he thus determined in advance, he also called; and those whom he called, he also caused to be considered righteous; and those whom he caused to be considered righteous he also glorified! (31) What, then, are we to say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (32) He who did not spare even his own Son, but gave him up on behalf of us all — is it possible that, having given us his Son, he would not give us everything else too?
What is the “everything else”? Look at the context! He gave His Son! Therefore, He also gave us being called, conformed to the pattern/image of His son, considered righteous and glorified! Woohoo! Can it really get any better than that?
He also causes everything to work together for our good IF we love Him and are called according to His purpose. What is His purpose? Isn’t it always the renewing of His people and His creation…being made ready for His kingdom…having an intimate relationship with Him? Read the whole bible and you will see His purpose all throughout.
Think about it!
May you be blessed today!
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