Feb 07 2013

Arise!

 

 

Life may not be exactly the way you want, but it's the way it is. So we have to make the best out of it.

 
Full disclosure:  I haven't exactly figured out how to do this yet, but I'm trying every single day.
 
I failed at it last night while sitting at the ballpark watching my son who is 4 learn how to run the bases in the right order, and how to throw a ball.  It was bittersweet.
 
I admit, jealousy rose up inside of me from all the boys that had a Dad there to help.  My son doesn't have that. I am  shaking off feelings of depression about being in a situation that I never expected to be in.
 
But, this morning, I opened my bible to this verse and it reminded me to keep going. It reminded me to make the best out of baseball season, and this season in my life.

 

Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. - Isaiah 60:1

 

Arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you - rise to a new life! Shine, be radiant with the glory of the Lord, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you

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Feb 06 2013

Don't Lose Out

If you've been hurt by someone in your past and if you haven't forgiven them,

you end up being the one that's loosing. Your silence and your anger, isn't

hurting them. It's hurting you.

 

The band, Tenth Avenue North, has a song about that, it's called Losing.

 

The lyrics say: 

I can't believe what she said

I can't believe what he did

Oh, don't they know it's wrong, yeah?

Don't they know it's wrong, yeah?

Maybe there's something I missed

But how could they treat me like this?

It's wearing out my heart

The way they disregard

This is love, this is hate...

We all have a choice to make

 

So if someone has hurt you, don't react the way everyone in our

culture says to.

 

The bible says, “Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of

those who curse you., implore God’s blessing upon those who abuse

you.” -Luke 6:28 (AMP)

 

I know it's a lot easier said then done. I'm with you. 

 

Before anything else, I pray that God will give me the strength forgive, even if I have to

grit my teeth the first few times.

 

Try praying this prayer:

"Dear God help me forgive (insert name here), I don't want to be the

one losing. I pray that you would bring them happiness, and blessings

would come out of nowhere for them today." -Amen

 

Wash, Rinse, Repeat. :-) It's a process.

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