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Savoring the Moments, VS Running at breakneck speed! Which are you doing, right now?

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For those who don’t know me yes, I am a Christian.

However,  I do not believe in ramming my beliefs down the throats of others. If you ask me, I will tell you, and I do share and testify of the Goodness of God, toward me! 

I don’t have much time today, (pretty busy,) but I just had my family visit for a week, started a new job, have all the other jobs and chores to take care of (which previously took most of my time,) and I just wondered, do you ever have this experience of feeling you cannot “savor” the moments of your life? I do, and have! 

But you know, for those of us who serve, who are like this Proverbs 31 woman (She gets up while it’s night, and prepares food for her house) or even the virtuous man (He gets up while it’s still night, and goes to work!) Sometimes it gets a little hard for us. Does it not? This past week, I was a bit in distress, because I didn’t feel like I got to savor every moment in time (with my family) that I wanted to savor. 

It reminds me of eating on the run. (Did I even taste that food?) It occurred to me this morning, We can savor our time with the Lord, even if we don’t seem to be savoring the moments of our lives, at all times. We can deliberately sit down, even if it’s for 15 minutes and say “Right now” I am having quality time, with the King of the Universe! 

Psalm 23 “He prepares a table before me” One of the promises of God, many forget to believe for! Father “Prepare me a table, Feed me!” Thank you Father!

We SHOULD BE motivated by love to serve, amen? We have experienced the wonder of having someone serve us, feed us, take care of us, so therefore, we want to pass on the blessing, do the same for someone else! I know I have sat at the table many times, when I was a child, looking at the wonder of the meal my own mom prepared. 

In the story of Martha (in the bible) When God said Mary had chosen the better thing, he was not insulting Martha at all, nor was he unappreciative of her efforts. Jesus had eaten with Martha and Mary, many times. He also prepared food for his own disciples after his death and resurrection! Did you know that? 

So when it says in our bible, “when I became a man” I put away childish things, part of the meaning of this is: You Serve, and decide it’s time to be a grown up! “It’s my time” You say to do for others, what has been done unto me! And for those of you growing weary, I want to remind you of this: Psalm 23 “He prepares a table before me” (God himself!) and he never asks you to do for others, what He is not willing to do FOR YOU! I Love you! SO does God! Please remember this ………..and when you have finished running, he will give you water, food, and spiritual refreshing! He knows you are tired. He understands this! 

 

with love and appreciation for all those servants out there……and don’t forget, even if you feel harried THEY are appreciating what you do! (and enjoying your blessing, very much!)

 

Laura Grace

 

 

 

 

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The most powerful truth I have ever received..for motivation…..Rewards!

 
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
 This is, without a doubt, the most powerful verse I have ever received, besides the one that says, “For God so loved the world……He gave…………”
If we all realized that we really will reap what we sow, that the more excellent way is to (truly) give what we would desire to be given, (a warning with Love, a truth we always needed to hear, a blessing, we have always needed and desired, or liberty, where there have been chains,) we would not have to worry so much about whether “what we say” is right or wrong, a sin, or not a sin. If we ponder the things that have hurt us, forgive those who have done it, and strive to be a better person (in Christ), then we can be confident, we will reap what we have sown, even if God himself has to give us the harvest!
Did you hear me? God will make sure you get a harvest! God told Abraham “I am your shield and exceeding great reward!” Thank GOD we don’t have to depend on man to give us the harvest, the reward, or anything else that is the result of what we have sown. There are times we need to pray, “Father forgive me, for the bad seeds I have sown, in those areas, by your mercy and grace, give me crop failure!”
Help me to start Again Father, and to plant GOOD THINGS into the lives of Others! and I know Father, when I don’t hear from you about every little thing, you have given me a good guideline, “do what you would want done for you” (regardless of if it’s been done to you or not, in times past) Sow Good things, reap good things! Keeping it simple!
with Love, Laura Grace