Sep 11 2013

Doing More

I was at a seminar recently when I heard one of the speakers tout the benefit of self-driving cars: so you can do more.  I got sick to my stomach.  Why? Because I don't want to do more!  I have enough "more" to do already!  Funny, Amy shared two news stories today.  One revealed that most Americans waste on average 5 hours at work doing nothing significant.  The other news story revealed that shorter work outs, as little as 4 minutes, are becoming popular because people say we just don't have enough time.  

So, we want self-driving cars so we can do more, yet we waste 5 hours at work doing nothing, but believe we don't have enough time to get in a decent work out.  We are a funny people.  

If one of the benefits of a self-driving car is "doing more" than how about we use this opportunity to "do less"?  If you're like me, your car is sometimes the one place you can find a little refuge, maybe even a little quiet time.  It's a prayer pod on wheels.  A mobile secret place to do more "less".  I say 'yes' to the self-driving car, but only if the 'yes' leads to less.

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Sep 10 2013

Encouraging Story of the Day: An Encounter with Vanessa

Take time to look around today. You never know who God might place in your path or how He might be able to use you in their life:

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Sep 10 2013

He Loves Us

A friend sent me this quote from Brennan Manning, "God is not moody or capricious. He knows no seasons of change. He has a single relentless stance toward us: He loves us."  I must confess that upon reading this I realized that often, and even after all these years of being His, I still think His stance towards me is sometimes one of mere toleration.  Can you relate?  Why is that?  Maybe because that's how I feel about myself.  I just tolerate myself.  I don't often love myself.  I'm learning, and it's hard, but oh so necessary!  

If I, if we, are to fulfill the ultimate commandment which is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love others as we love ourselves, well then I better get loving myself :-)  Interesting, I think I love myself best when I'm loving others.  And could it be that when we are loving others, especially those who don't love us, that we are really loving God?  Jesus said, "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me."

A sign of you and I being His children is that we love our enemies (Luke 6:35).  Jesus told us that when we do this we will "be sons of the Most High." In loving others we will be that which we are in Him: beloved sons and daughters!  And a son and daughter of God can have the same knowledge that Jesus had about the Father's love, "…for You loved Me before the foundation of the world."

Wow!  God's single relentless stance toward you and me: He loves us!  And He is leading us deeper into that love every day. 

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Sep 09 2013

Lysa TerKeurst Cohosts the Morning Show

We got our week off to a great start with best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst chosting the K-LOVE Morning Show! We got a chance to hear her share how she came to Christ, some of her dating advice, and her Encouraging Story for today!

 

 

 

How Lysa survives the busyness of the new school year:

 

How Lysa came to the know the Lord and went from seeing herself as a "throwaway" person, to seeing herself as Christ sees her:

 

Lysa's dating advice:

 

The Encouraging Story of the Day:

 

Talking about Made to Crave:

 

How God can use our stories:

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