JOHN 10:9 ON 10/9

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 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.  – John 10:9

Christ Jesus is the way, truth, life…  and the gate.  Once we have come to a saving knowledge of Christ, we have true freedom.  I’m reminded of a butterfly when I think of real freedom.  They go where they want to go…  we’re like that – we have the freedom to be everything we can be in life.  Nothing can stop us from being the best beings we can be!  Let’s find pasture – be free…  FLY!

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, You exist in perfect harmony. May Your Spirit dwell in us that the world might see You, and believe.  – Bobby Fulks

We need to ditch the stigmas and labels of society.  What happened to the Golden Rule:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  What has happened to us as a society?  I’ve decided there’s not a thing I can do about anybody else or their attitudes…  but with God’s help in Christ, there is a ton of stuff I can do to make my attitude SHINE.  I’m determined to be a shining example in a society that is clearly taking a turn in the wrong direction.

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I love butterflies because they remind us that we can change who and what we are simply by giving us the wings to fly higher and higher. Don’t allow others to clip your wings by the labels and stigmas they attach to you. Realize that you have the greatest power to change your destiny. Change may be tough but once you realize its worth there is nothing that can stop you from maintaining and continuing your journey upward.  – Ellen Sherman.

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Thank you, Ellen, for letting me share your quote and this lovely statue from your beautiful garden!  I’m so blessed to call you FRIEND.

I want to be God’s butterfly – rising above it all.  With God’s help, I’m determined to ditch stigmas and labels, knowing that God created all sorts of butterflies…  all sizes and colors!  He made each species and declared, “It is good.”  How boring would this world be if we were all the same?  What if there were only Monarch butterflies and no other species?  Ridiculous, right?  The same applies to us as people.  It’s our differences that make us so wonderful.  When will we learn that lesson?

When we learn to stop judging another person and begin to pray for them instead…  wow, what a wonderful world this would be!  Today I pray that you will fly like a butterfly…  free and unencumbered by labels or stigmas.  Instead of judging someone, judge yourself next to God’s Word.  When each of us stand before our Maker, that’s the only judgment that will matter.

I don’t know about you, but I want to hear my Lord say, “Well done good and faithful servant.  Enter now unto thy rest.”  I know the Bible tells us that there will be no tears in Heaven…  but I gotta say, how could I possibly hear those words from God Himself and not weep???  I’m crying now…  pass the tissues!

This butterfly just wants to fly to her final rest knowing that all is well between me and thee…  and me and my Father in Heaven.  Vertical and horizontal…  like the CROSS of Christ – the sign of the cross.  Keep the way clear – there’s nothing between my soul and my Savior.  🙂

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COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (3)It’s Nothing Day…  I’m celebrating by doing nothing.  I’m just watching the unfolding of world events – happy that the hostages are FINALLY free.  Sad that Iran is going to get $120 BILLION from the U.S.  Guess what that $$$ will be used for???  We’re so stupid.

That’s about it…  I’m going back to doing nothing now.  It’s in God’s hands – His very capable hands!  This is the day the LORD has made – I will rejoice and be GLAD in it.

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I’ll leave you with a poem from Lucinda – what a great way to celebrate Nothing Day!

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GOD IS BIGGER, HIGHER, DEEPER AND MORE POWERFUL than ANYTHING!  Let’s just remember that as the craziness in the world unfolds.  We know these things have to take place – I think it calls this stuff BIRTH PAINS…  which I have no personal experience with, but I know it’s not pleasant – but ultimately worth it.  Every woman says they forget all about the pain once they see that precious baby.

So – let’s just keep our eye on the real goal – the real prize today and always.  We need to keep trusting God in all circumstances and try not to let the ignorance of our government get under our skin.  It’s absolutely insane – but God is so much wiser and this is HIS timing…  these are the last days, folks.  Let’s hold on and make it to the end.

It’s Saturday, a perfect day to relax, reflect and do NOTHING.  Enjoy!  🙂