every word, deed and action one takes or does or receives.
A light in the cellar. A light in the attic. A light in the kitchen. A light on the night stand. The porch Light. And, the red light districts even know the power of light.
The light from the eyes reveal the intent of the soul. The light of the mind shines bright in words and actions. The heart (light) wattage is stamped on a heart valve. Then of course the 3-way bulb gives shades of light on our words, deeds and actions.
Do you know your wattage, color, and use? Matthew 25, informs us, ” You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand_shine! Keep open house, be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Message vs.15.16
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Are you in a position to receive your miracle? Have you ever prayed, hoped and waiting and still no answer. Maybe you are not in a position to receive your miracle. When God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross for our iniquities, He was positioned for resurrection. Yes, His miracle and our miracle.
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Are you wondering where you are going to get money for college? How you can have a better marriage, or end a marriage? A better paying job or start a career? Do you want the taste of success for your children on a daily basis as well as for yourself? Is so, position yourself.
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A wise Teacher/Shepherd said “we are the sheep of His pasture.” “Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”Psalm 100:3
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John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” How does one act when they have been set free? Have you ever been in a situation where someone had to set you free? Have you ever found a little animal entangled and it took you to set them free? Did you wonder will the little thing fly or walk again?
Truth alone will not set anyone free. That is what Jesus said! He said when you know the truth you will be free. So the real truth is you have to know (gain knowledge, understand and have the recognition of truth by personal experience) or truth moves all around you but you are not free.
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During church Sunday, Sara asked those of us that work in the public school system to relate a highlight/success of their first week of school. Here is one that I was excited to share. It is a teaching strategy idea that she gave to me that really worked in my high school classroom!
As background, I had attended a teacher workshop prior to the beginning of school provided by our school system. It was about learning and employing teaching strategies and we were asked to implement them using our course specific content. The idea was to engage students and improve achievement. Sara likes for us to share with her what we, teachers, learn at these sessions each year and she interacts with us how we will practically utilize them. So, after sharing my content idea (something about comparing apple varieties) for teaching comparisons (similarities and differences) she offered one that she felt would excite the students even more, and it did. It was to use the class iguana, Harry Potter (see his picture…Sara named him), and have the students compare him to an alligator.
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With the celebration of the birth of Jesus we are reminded that God
bridged the gap between us and Him with the birth of his Son, Jesus.
In the Old Testament it was prophesied according to Isaiah 9:7:
Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will
reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of
the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
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This morning Pastor Sean spoke about Joseph.The sermon was so
enlightening, I wanted to share it with the daily lilies. We don’t know a
lot about Joseph, but as the Pastor spoke, I learned that we are a lot like
him. Most of us have a plan for our lives. We have it all laid out –
college, career, marriage, family, advancement, and retirement. Joseph had
it all planned out too, then, Mary informs him that she is pregnant. His
plan is shot. What is he to do next? Like us he probably raked his mind
trying to find a solution that his mind could justify, not sleeping, pacing
the floor, near throwing up thinking and thinking and thinking.
Sometimes in our thinking the options may be embarrassing, like in Joseph’s
case. Joseph continues to try to come up with an option that is suitable,
placing God in a box asking him to choose one of his options to get out of
the mess or situation. In order to get Joseph to be silent so He could
speak to him, God has to have him in an unconscious state so he could
get a word in.
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