Read the Bible in a Year - Deuteronomy 1


This week complaining was the topic that hopped off the page at me.  How often do we get stuck on the circumstance that we are in and forget to see everything else...including God?  Check out this weeks video.





Live and Let Live

A simple phrase that most people have heard at least once in their lives. The problem is that many people don’t practice it. Oh, they want everybody to let them live their lives as they see fit. That’s not the problem. The true problem is that many people just can’t stand to let other people make their own decisions especially when they think those decisions are wrong😉

As I share my thoughts here remember we’re talking about people who are not your children living in your home. Obviously, you as the parent should be making some decisions for your children. If they were totally capable of making their own decisions they wouldn’t need parents. The same would hold true for someone you were a guardian to.

Now, with all the disclaimers out of the way let’s look at the issue. People can and will make the decisions that affect their lives. Even if these decisions are morally wrong or harmful to themselves they still will make them. Sometimes you just have to accept it then get over it and move on. Every day I see people make terrible decisions. There are times that there is nothing I can do about it. When I can do all things that might influence it, and I do, but I can’t change it. That is the point at which I have to realize that it is time to let God take over. 


So, now you will ask: do I pray for them? I do. Remember this—even God doesn’t force people to change their minds. He lets them make their own decisions. It’s that free will thing He created us with. Prayer is good though; in fact it’s vital. God will move circumstances to make them take another look at the situation. He will cause things they have heard to come back to them over and over. But He will not force them to change. I can also offer advice but that doesn’t mean they have to listen to it.

My point? You can't take it personal when someone doesn't take your advice.  Remember, it is in God's hands, their hands, not yours. Give it to God and give yourself a break💖


Lord, please remind us when we forget, to live and let live. Amen!



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Hope

Hope opens doors. Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of man. Hope “lights a candle instead of cursing the darkness.” Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot be done. Hope looks for the good in people, instead of focusing on the worst in them. Hope is a belief combined with a trust that there is something good that will happen – even though we can’t see it yet. Hope is not an illusion. It is not belief in magic. However, hope knows that limits often lie beyond the confines of our fears. In early sobriety, our lives are so messed up, that we have to get that hope from others. I heard a saying once that hope is being at the deepest darkest part of your life and trusting that when you take your next step, you’ll either step on something solid or you’ll be taught how to fly.



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Read the Bible In a Year - Numbers 20 - No Anger

Read the Bible In a Year - Numbers 20 - No Anger Two different things popped out at me this week and I talked about them in this video.
1. What happens when we let our emotions get the better of us?
2. Can we believe everything we hear preached?





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