Even Worse Luck

I’m fighting a migraine headache – and reading this quote is not helping it!  LOL!  So, we should be glad we have bad luck because it’s protecting us from something even worse?  Hang on, Sloopy…  let me read that upside-down because it could make more sense that way.

You know, there are days when a train makes you late for an appointment, or a little family of ducklings need to cross the road and you wait patiently in your car for them to get safely to the other side.  Those are seemingly obstacles that make you late and feeling crazy…  but wait – maybe those are God’s way of keeping you out of harm’s way.

People who do luck will say it’s just worse than bad luck.  Here we go, not giving any credit to the Creator.  If I’m detained along the way, I try to take time to thank God for it instead of get all angry about it.  That is easier to do since I don’t have a job to show up for, by the way.  Maybe if those “obstacles” had not been there, something awful would have happened, such as a wreck.

The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.  – Psalm 121:7

Do we believe in God’s promises?  If we do, then we must also believe that His method of carrying out those promises could include putting an inconvenience in our path once in a while to save us from harmful consequences.  Yes, He loves us enough to do that.

Luck is too random and wrapped in chance to even fathom that it has varying degrees…  good and bad – good and bad and worse than bad???  What???  Pass the Excedrin Migraine…  yeah.  

Let’s call it what it is…  God’s supernatural protection over our lives.  How about going a step further, and thanking Him for it when we recognize it?  I’m not always great at recognizing it, but I’m trying to do a better job.

I love that God keeps me safe and protects me against harm!  I claim His promises on my life and praise Him for them.

And guess what?  That is that for me too!  I think the Excedrin is starting to kick in – great!  🙂

 

 

Blessings and Miracles

Of course it’s March, and we will be hearing all about LUCK.  When you give luck the credit for something wonderful that happens in your life, you are not giving God the glory and honor for it.  I’m sure we don’t intend to slight our dear Lord at all – ever, but we should be more mindful of how we express joy for our blessings (and in some cases, miracles).  

It’s really a matter of where you place your trust, isn’t it?  Luck is such an elusive and vague thing, so why would you place your trust in it?  Luck is not higher than we are, and I’m not convinced that it even exists.  Some people think that way about God, and I think that is very sad.  I will bless the Lord God Almighty!

My faith and trust will be placed in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  He’s all I need to navigate this life and make Heaven my eternal home!

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.  – Proverbs 16:33

 

Chance encounter… random happening… plain ol’ luck?  No.  There’s more to it than that.  Do you catch yourself saying things like…

What a lucky shot!

Wish me luck on that test tomorrow!

Only luck had kept her from getting sick too!

Good luck getting the secret ingredient from mom!

I’ll try my luck fishing on the other side.

I’m gonna take a chance and change my luck.

I’m sure we’ve all slipped and said these things at one time or the other.  If we can just think a little bit about what we’re saying, and more to the point, the implications of what we’re saying, we’d be giving all the credit for the good to God by saying:

Thank You, Lord, for helping me with that shot!

Whisper a prayer or two for me as I take that test tomorrow!

Thank the Lord she didn’t get sick too!

I’ll pray that you can get that secret ingredient from mom with no problem!

Lord willing I will catch some fish over on the other side!

I’m gonna dump the luck and say a prayer instead!

What just happened here???  The randomness and chance in the first sentences were turned into gratitude, praise to God, and prayers!  When we acknowledge God in these ways, we are letting Him know that we recognize His sovereignty and His control over everything – big and small.

Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.  – Thomas Goodwin

Don’t leave your life in the hands of randomness and chance.  Luck belongs at the local casino, because let’s face it, gambling is probably the most random activity human beings engage in!  Your life deserves more order and planning by God, who loves and cares for you more than you can imagine!  🙂

A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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(3) A GREEN MARCH MESSAGE FROM THE STEEPLE
The March church steeple is speaking. It says we do not need luck to get through this life. We do need the Lord. We need His strength, His guidance and especially His mercy. His love is overwhelming in my life and I’m sure it is in yours as well.

I’d like to post Joni Eareckson Tada singing the title song from the movie, “Alone, Yet Not Alone.”  Due to copyright laws, I can’t do that – but please go over to You Tube and listen to this wonderful song.  She does a fantastic job on it.

If we are, as I suspect, in the last days, then there might be a good reason for me to be looking up and hearing God’s still small voice when I see a beautiful steeple.

At no time in history have Christians needed to support each other. There is a definite attack on Christian values and morals. Bonding with like-minded friends is imperative today. That is one of the reasons I began writing a Christian blog. I realized that there is some “heart-hunger” in the Christian community. We all need some “iron-sharpening” and encouragement from time to time. We gain that through Bible study and prayer, of course; but also through Christian friendship. Lately I’ve read about a form of discrimination toward a Christian artist that disturbed me greatly.

When a Christian singer is nominated to receive an Oscar but then the nomination is revoked, that’s a message. I would not consider it persecution, but it’s close. It is that type of situation that tests our motives. Why do we do what we do? Is it for the glory of God or is it to get a man-made prize? If we’re able to say it is for God’s glory, then God is pleased and the devil gets a black eye.

It is my hope and prayer that we will lean on God more for proper attitudes and actions in our lives. May we not depend on luck or superstition, astrology or charms to determine the outcome of our lives. Only God knows our future and only He can help us live the very best life possible. Any life lived separate from God is less than the life we could have.

Be committed to your daily devotional time. It’s not a game, but prayer and Bible study are powerful tools in this day and age. ❤

PUT A PILLOW ON YOUR FRIDGE DAY

TL 5-29 PUT A PILLOW ON YOUR FRIDGE DAY

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Through the years I’ve heard that more is better. Today is PUT A PILLOW ON YOUR FRIDGE DAY!!! This wacky holiday started in Europe and spread to the United States. It seems that putting a pillow on your refrigerator will bring good luck to the household. So if one pillow on the fridge brings good luck, would two pillows double your luck??? Let’s just pile pillows on the fridge and have smooth sailing for the long haul!!! Works for me!!!

Make sure the top of your fridge is clean before you put a pillow on it.  Here’s a neat little tip about keeping the top of the fridge clean.

And what sort of pillow do we need to use? Is there more luck stored in a pillow off my bed? Maybe I need to use a pillow from my couch. They are not very specific about the type of pillow, so maybe I should just put one of each.

No one was more superstitious than my dad. I could not let a rocking chair keep rocking when I got up or let a broom fall to the floor. It was awful if a bird happened to get into our house! All of these things meant there would be a death in the family.

A bird never flew into our house – but I did accidentally let a broom fall to the floor once – and wow, did I hear about it! I was a grown woman in my home. My dad was the guest. I was sweeping in the kitchen and my broom fell to the floor. You’d have thought the world was coming to an end. It was an accident – really it was.

Because of my father’s superstitious nature, I’m really not keen on these kinds of things. I just think they are interesting to research and write about. Basically I enjoy poking fun at them.

Does luck exist? Do things take a turn for the better just because we do some of these silly things? I don’t know, but since I am my father’s daughter, I might put a few pillows on my refrigerator today just to be on the safe side!

Well – GOOD LUCK!!!