Breaking Bad Or Breaking Free?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Bad Habits? Got any? They can take you down roads of calamity and ruin! I’m sure we could all pull out a string of many colors from our pocket if we consider things like worry, fear, envious and negative thoughts, etc, etc. Just bad habits, but sin, nevertheless! Things that could could so easily be dismissed by saying “It’s just the way I am.”

Habits are good if used to serve others, bad if used to serve ‘self’. They’re born out of selfishness and once established they become a very difficult thing to break free from. God knows it and out of His divine, unconditional love for us, doesn’t expect perfection from His children, anymore than we expect perfection from ours. He is understanding of our heart and sees deeply into the motive. He knows our character and our heart’s desire to truly please Him and in His compassion wants to free us from the bondage of guilt, even when we fail. When we fall into sin, He grants grace and forgiveness every time we ask. When we come yet again, as a whipped puppy before Him, it’s like He holds a record card in His hand with a blank page and every single time He says, “I see no record of your wrong. Go and sin no more!! John 8: 10, 11 “Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” Only Christ indwelling us can free us from the selfish sin and bad habits that enslave us.

For the journey, His grace and favor are vast and abundant enough to keep us walking in His light and Truth in spite of bad habits. With God’s help we keep pressing on towards the goal, in the knowledge of the Righteousness of Christ, forgetting those things which are behind as Paul recorded in Philippians 3: 13 – 15 from his prison cell…

“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;…”

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All In Good Time

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Ok, so you’ve got more than enough on your mind and on your plate for now. Where do you turn when it appears that all turns seem left and not right? Doesn’t God hear and see that our faith is real? Why then, does this go on forever without some answers somewhere? Yeah, life is so daily and the battles rage and the sickness lingers, and the broken flounder and the heart breaks, and the finances press in, and the deadlines crowd and oh yeah, the pressure of it all is on overload and it’s all on you! Faint of heart, take heed ‘cuz In God’s economy these things hold blessing but it’s so difficult to find them when the mind is dwelling on the hardship of it all. In Psalm 121: 1 the Psalmist prays the prayer that we need to pray, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.…

So it’s time once again for complete surrender and giving up and a giving over to the One in control. The Sovereign God who really knows what’s up and what’s going on in your little world of huge trouble. He cares, He really does and He’s there to take the whole weight off your shoulders and give you rest for that troubled heart, confused mind and beautiful soul. Take Him up on His offer to help. Give it over yet again and walk away from the chaos, knowing it’s all left in good hands. He works with precision and order and He won’t answer a moment too soon or a moment too late. As a matter of fact His answer might come weeks later and so far removed from our prayer that in our humanness, we forget and think it’s coincidence. So be alert! It will all be perfected, and just at the proper time! So ~ keep your eyes open for the little things and miracles along the way, because even the smallest things that could easily go unnoticed are the blessings hidden in the hardship. There’s blessing in brokenness, so be broken, but find blessing there.

All In Good Time
All In Good Time

James 1:12
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

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Humpty Dumpty

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So hey, it’s a big world out there and it’s a fragile world with a lot of broken pieces scattered in all directions. A lot of broken people and a lot of Humpty Dumptys that have fallen to their despair from walls of pride. Some beautiful souls have fallen, paralyzed by fear and insecurities and some broken and beautiful souls, have fallen into temptation, becoming prey to the world and present circumstances. So many broken hearts and hurts in relationships stand in need of mending and repair. So much brokenness ~ so much pain; Yet all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put them back together again. The souls at stake are our souls, precious souls and beautiful souls and some are the innocent souls of children caught in the cross fire and strife of it all. What are their options? How did it all begin and where does it all end? Will it ever end? Tender and compassionate hearts can help but it’s only our all-knowing God and the One who specializes in transforming hearts and lives and making beauty from ashes can lead you through it! It took some time to get there so it will take some time to get out but a decision to walk with God in obedience is your best option. We don’t have to be perfect to be blessed and we don’t have to be perfect to be used by Him. So for those failures that haunt your soul ~ give them over and choose today to make a difference regardless of your circumstances. God is in the business of getting us out of deep trouble and leading us into the safety of His home and the shelter of His arms. Rest there ~ with Him and find peace for this troubled hour and troubled heart.

The Sovereign, omnipotent King and the one True God ~ creator of life itself, has all the brilliant credentials and the awesome mastermind to put you back together again. Begin now! Be clay in His hands! Walk with Him and listen to His counsel.

Isaiah 61: 1-3
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor.

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Just Believe It

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So for A new day believe it! That’s all, Just believe God cares enough for you to fix your brokenness ~ but you have to give it to Him. He won’t just take you in for repair without your say so or your knowledge. He doesn’t really work that way! I know there’s a lots of talk about how much control we don’t have and we know it don’t we? There’s so much we can’t fix but we have the power to turn ourselves in to God’s hands for divine repair. If we don’t He most likely won’t, even though He graces us in all and through all of our pitiful states, ‘cuz He’s so full of mercy.

Turn yourself in! He’ll do the rest because His grace is amazing and His love reaches beyond all boundaries for us. And when we don’t deserve it, He’s there with hope for another new day! So in your brokenness, just believe it! Just believe He’s alive and well and real just for you! There’s hope in that.

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