Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sample 81 - Stand Out



"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." - Genesis 1:27

Everyone has their own traits, attributes, and properties. Everyone has their own skill set, their own talents and gifts. While some people may be more similar to each other than others, we have to recognize that no two people are exactly the same. One thing we all have in common is that we're different. (? hahaha I don't know if that made any sense)

Difference is constant, and the temptation to dwell on that is probably just as present and apparent. However, we need to remember that though the differences we have with some particular people really stand out to the point of tension being present, that we are created in His image, and so are these people.

Some people stand out in some things, while you stand out in other ways. Some people have weaknesses in some things, while you have flaws in others too. Imperfection and differences show how much more we need God, and how much more we need each other. What we can do naturally could sometimes be something that propels countless others to move. 

Not really sure where I'm going with this, so right now I'll say... To be continued. God bless you. 

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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Checkpoint 6



'Come Together', continued

Romans 1:23 says that God's glory is seen in all things. Yes, I continue to believe this and I am not ashamed to share that even in times when we see barrenness, even in times when the sun sets in our lives... God's absolute brilliance and glory is seen, and true wisdom is found when we seek Him with childlike faith...

In other words, He is always there to welcome us with open arms, when we run to Him knowing that Jesus Christ died and rose again so we could dwell in His presence. I pray that we would always delight in His presence. I pray that we would always remember that there is no better place to be than in His presence. All other rock is sinking sand, indeed.

God bless and keep you.

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email me at jibee@rocketmail.com

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sample 80 - Come Together


There is beauty in the light and in the shadows. They all come together to make a picture.

If you focus too much on the differences in things - if you think only about what you don't have compared to what you have now - you would be applying too much contrast and the whole picture would be ruined.

Trust in the Lord. You may be in the shadows, but I guarantee by His word that He makes all things happen for the good of those who love Him.

God bless and keep us all.



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jb.redeemed
email me at jibee@rocketmail.com

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sample 79 - I'm Open


Be open for anything. You may not know who needs your help at any given time but it helps to just be ready for anything. On our own strength this supplement to our mindset would eventually become tiresome; but if we drew strength from Christ, our infinite Source, we would not only excel, but we would have discernment as to what to prioritize.

I believe this, especially now. The word says everything is seen by God, and He sees what priorities are breaking our backs. I believe He gently directs us back to the right direction, just so we're at rest and open all the time, blessed to be a blessing.

God bless you.





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jb.redeemed
email me at jibee@rocketmail.com

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sample 78 - Calm. Complicated.


Standstill. Stalemate. Things may seem as if they were moving but when the mist lifts, that's when everything comes to life. Not that there isn't any life in black and white. There is life. There is energy - there's enough of it to be mistaken for tension, and without discernment and discipline one can easily yield to the call of emotions to act prematurely - too much, too soon; 

Or was it too little, too late? 

This may all sound like the ramblings of a man who keeps it all in, but I must say, yes, I am calm. Genuinely calm. What I'm in is complicated, but when you look at the situation in a larger scale, it's not different from what any other guy can go through.

No temptation is known to me that isn't known by any other man. My God is faithful to provide a means of escape. I stand on this word, even in this time when the enemy thinks that he has a right to insist that I do things his way. My God is faithful. My Christ, all powerful. 

I will be still. I will know He is God. 



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jb.redeemed
email me at jibee@rocketmail.com

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Sample 77 - Step Up



















'Do not be afraid of moving slowly
 be afraid of standing still.'

- Seen on a car sticker


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jb.redeemed
email me at jibee@rocketmail.com

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

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