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Sacred Ordinary - I finally found a way to explain what it means to me: "It is forged in the daily and tempered in the ordinary. It is a slow and steady and deliberate gathering of the years. It is a combination of keen attentiveness—to God, to self, to others, to life—and holy indifference—to trifles, to insults, to useless distractions. It is planned, not in some goose-stepping mechanical way, but in the sense that it builds on a resolve to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of you, and to take every though captive and make it obedient to Christ."
- Stephen A. Macchia

2016 I have chosen to live in light of ETERNITY. "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39 KJV I want my little life that I have been given to be a testimony for the blood that was shed for me on Calvary's cross.


This year and for the years to come, it is about surrendering to God and giving my family and those I meet along the way, JESUS! I am going to let my light shine. LIFE is SHORT! We do not know when we will die. Each day we need to make the most of the time that we have, for it may be our last. AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST, all of us should live each moment in light of eternity.


The decisions we make in this life determine where and how we will spend the next. We should, therefore, make certain that the right decisions are made.


The final states are fixed, there is no second chance. Finally, we should have heaven constantly on our mind so as to have an impact in this world. (Especially our family)


I want to leave an Eternal Legacy. Living in light of Eternity causes us to focus on what is truly important. It is not about the furniture we own, the clothes we wear, the places we want to travel or even the church we attend. IT IS ALL ABOUT SOULS and if they KNOW JESUS PERSONALLY.


Lord, remind us just how brief our time here on earth will be. Our days are numbered, our life is fleeting. Each of us is just a vapor, a breath. Are we living in light of ETERNITY? Are we ready to meet our maker?

Living in Light of Eternity
Christina

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I Knew You Before


The Servant had been traveling for many miles. 
He was given a purpose to fulfill and he was determined to complete the plan his Master had mapped out for him.  He tired to dodge pot holes in the road and sidestepped falling boulders and fallen trees in his path, but occasionally he would fall.  The servant reflected on his last fall. He'd sustained only minor bruises and was able to brush himself off and continue on the path...but it could have been avoided.

He'd asked for wisdom for his journey and understanding to find the way. His eyes had become clearer from lessons he'd learned along the way. 

"Master, why is it that I know the way but I continue to stumble over the boulders in the road? Why can't I get it right?"  The servant asked looking toward heaven..

The Master smiled, "My child, I knew you'd never be perfect with that human body you have."
 
"You knew?" The servant asked in surprise.

"I knew you. Before you were born, I saw your precious heart. I knew you desired to love and serve me in truth. I knew you would need a Savior and sent my Son, Jesus. I made provision for your humanness at the Cross of Christ; who died that you might live. 

Your humanness will be remembered no more. I knew you would need an intercessor, and sent you my Holy Spirit. 

The Enemy tried to destroy you. He tried to cripple you to prevent you from completing the plan I designed for you; but continue on, My child. My Holy Spirit will intercede on your behalf. He will guide you all the way. 

Keep your eyes on me. I will keep you from falling. I will lift you up above it all, on wings of eagles. 

Stay close to me as I whisper my hearts desire to you. Call on me for all your needs and I will supply them all. Your cup will run over. I won't reject you when you stumble. I'll be there to pick you up and set you back on solid ground. 

I chose you with your imperfections to manifest My Perfection. 

When they see you, they will only see Me. I will be glorified!"

Written by: Joy Miller