Friday, March 27, 2020

Throw it out!

     "When in doubt, throw it out, " His loud, small voice said to me.

I'd determined to thoroughly clean my refrigerator when I had time

Then the Governor declared a two week vacation at home, and I had no excuse.
In the midst of refrigerator cleaning I wondered about a jar of applesauce. Keep?
Throw out? Not past expiration date, but when had I opened it?

That's when His voice said, "When in doubt, throw it out."
I knew He was talking about more than a jar of applesauce. He was talking
about my life. "Okay," I answered, "Give me three verses to confirm what you said."

"Whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
"Make not provision for the flesh to fulfill its desires"
"Dont miss YOUR day "of visitation."
"Strip off every weight that slows you down."
"Choose you today who you will serve."
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God..."

He had a few others, but you get the idea.
"Okay, LORD. I will get serious about these two weeks.
What are your priorities for my life that I need to hear.
I have ears to hear and a pencil to write."

OUT with the OLD. IN with your NEW.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

It's not about me

The LORD stopped me to teach me a revelation after I became a new Christian.

Often when I came to God each day I said, “I love you,
…but I don’t spend enough time with you.
…but I sinned and got angry.
…but I forgot to do what you said to do.
…but I yada, yada, yada.”

This time when I said “I love you, but I…

“STOP!” That’s the instruction I heard from God’s loud; still small voice.

His voice continued, “Do you remember when someone you
love said, ‘I love you, but I don’t ...’”

I thought about it and answered, “Yes, I remember.”

“How did that make you feel?”

“Well, It felt empty. Like it was all about them.
Oh, I get it! You want me to forget my shame and stop pointing back to myself.
You prefer that I simply say, ‘I love you,’ and keep the attention on you.

Since then I simply say, "I LOVE YOU, LORD.”