A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

No matter how little you’re able to do, you can pray.  Pray for what, you ask.  I’m glad you asked.  Suppose an ambulance zoomed by your house.  Would you pray for the person or persons who are in crisis?  It’s important that we are tuned in to the activity around us because God wants us to care for others, even if we don’t know their names.  He knows their names and that’s all that matters.

Kindness is no virtue, but a common duty.   – Frederick Greenwood

Have you ever felt God prompting you to make a phone call to a friend?  Do you tell Him you’ll do it later?  Chances are your friend needs to hear your voice right then… so don’t put it off.  Pick up the phone and call.

Sometimes things happen in the world – and we feel so helpless, wondering what we can do to make things better.  When God gives me words to write – words of encouragement – I try to get them jotted down immediately.  Our words have meaning, and they have the power to make a change.  Inject the super power of God, and they will surely make a difference!

Be an obedient and observant child of God in your corner of the world.  There are so many people going through life wearing blinders.  They see the road in front of them, knowing only where they are headed – not concerned about anyone else along the way.  How sad! 

I often think of Shirley Temple, the bubbly, curly-headed blonde who took audiences to happy places, away from their bleak reality.  Christians should do for a hopeless world what Shirley Temple did for a generation of people living through the depression era.  If you are a Christian and you sit on the Gospel of Christ like it’s a special little secret just for you and a select few, then shame on you!  Shirley’s mom used a special word to turn on her little girl’s charm – that word was SPARKLE.  When Shirley heard her mom say that – she knew it was time to give it her all.  Does God need to come down here and whisper in your ear?  Do we need to hear the Almighty say SPARKLE to us today?

Let’s say He’s done that…  now do good, be kind, and SPARKLE for the Lord!  🙂

 

 

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SUNGLASSES DAY

TL 6-27 SUNGLASSES DAY

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With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson.  Without them, I’m fat and 60.  – Jack Nicholson

Today is SUNGLASSES DAY!!!

Sometimes my imagination runs away on me! I like to imagine Bible characters living in today’s world. When I think of the story of Moses at the burning bush, I picture a cool dude named MO who always wears his shades! He never goes anywhere without them. In reality, Moses had very little self-esteem. We know this because he came up with a number of excuses why God should go ask someone else to do the job He wanted done. I’m not judging because I’ve done the very same thing and I’m sure you have too.

No one in Bible times wore any type of eye glasses, let alone sunglasses. But I wonder how much good a pair of sunglasses (even those awful expensive ones) would have done? Moses was looking into the face of God Himself. I mean, talk about a BRIGHT LIGHT!!!

In a way I’m thankful that God does not appear to us in that way these days. Some of us would keel over from the shock, and others would make a door in a wall that didn’t have a door before just to escape God’s presence. How many excuses would you come up with to convince an all-knowing God, the God of the universe and the God Who abides in your heart, that you are not the right person for the job? I know, me too! Moses gave God excuses, but God knew best and used him in spite of himself. He does that with us too if we’ll let Him.

I mean, what are the chances that a dyslexic will start writing poetry? Hello!

We all have a burning bush moment; a moment when you know without a doubt that God wants you to do something big. It’s usually something that leaves you a little scared (or maybe a LOT scared), and asking, “how”. I don’t necessarily ask “why”, but I definitely ask “how”. The answer is always the same: “Take My hand and trust Me for the first baby step… then trust Me for the second baby step.” See a pattern emerging there?   😉