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A Grand Start

I am returning to a verse of Scripture I read yesterday to share with you this morning.

7 For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.

via 2 Timothy 1 KJV;CJB – Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the – Bible Gateway.

He, the Holy Spirit, produces not timidity but power. Power to do what? To love and to discipline myself.  Discipline myself in what way? Every way that does not line up with Love; His love.  What am I doing that does not demonstrate God’s love? Love for JESUS, love for others, even love for myself? Then that is what I have the power from the Holy Spirit to stop doing. That’s what it says. And that’s my mission today. Perhaps you will consider taking on this mission as well. Disciplining myself to cease even just ONE of those things would be a grand start. I like that! A grand start this Monday morning.

I’m Smiling ~ ~ ~   🙂

Thank You, ABBA. Thank You for a Grand Start to this day and thank You, HOLY SPIRIT, for the power to continue to love and disciple today in JESUS name.  We remember now to You Jamie and I ask You to heal her, to restore her to health and give her the privilege of serving You more. Collectively as Your people we bring ourselves and those we love for You to regenerate and revive.  Amen and amen.

Kathie

Cracks

I miss you all when I am deterred from coming here and yet life often keeps me away; but for today a quick hello and some encouragement to you to keep a journal – a diary if you will.  Cozi is a great tool – portable even – 🙂 with phone apps. Cozi lets you take your calendar, journal, shopping list with you wherever you go.  And it is that ability that has prompted my quick note here today.

You see I have not been faithful with my portable diary (shame on me!) but I made some entries today:

Lemon verbena soft soap batch cooling now. Got Vitacost ordered.
Got pineapple potted yesterday! Teacup flower-pot. Got it a Wal-Mart. So cute!

And while I was making those entries I noticed the last one I made. It was Saturday, September 7, and we were in Mentone, Alabama at the Wildflower Cafe and without my portable diary I would not have made the note nor would I have such a sweet memory triggered today. There was a plaque on the wall of the cafe. It read:

There is a crack in every thing. That’s how the light gets in.

Will that preach or what?

Romans 3:23 [source]

23 since all have sinned and come short of earning God’s praise.

Acts 2:21 [source]

21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

John 8:12 [source]

12 Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.”

We are all cracked pots; and JESUS gives us LIGHT and LIFE. So I hope you will take a hint and keep a diary;  Just short quick notes will keep memories accessible and who knows might even give you a springboard to share the GOOD NEWS with someone. Blessings my Friends~~~

ABBA, thank You for modern tools that You, HOLY SPIRIT, can use to help us; help us serve others and help us remember to praise You. You are so AWESOME. Thank You for loving us continually.  And I am thinking of someone who I want You to heal, Carolyn. She is dear and precious to me and I pray You will heal her and restore her to us; we miss her in Bible Class. And I am confident there are Readers who come here that have someone dear they too are asking that You heal. And it is not just Carolyn; faces and names are on my mind right now: pending surgery, unresolved health issues, financial needs, estranged relationships, wounded children, enslaved people of every kind, the government shut down, the blindness of people, cruelty,  the ministry of reconciliation-raise up people to bring it to others; all this and more, ABBA. We are a needy people and I am certain YOU are our answer and our help; I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, You will help us receive Your help. Amen and amen in the Mighty and Holy Name of Yeshua. 

Kathie

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