Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Buried...or Planted

Some have shovels
while others use their bare hands

to pick up dirt


big piles
big clumps

of dirt

to throw

at you
and
onto you

again
and
again

You do realize that they are trying to bury you, right?

Well, they buried Jesus
(in a tomb)

and you should know that when you've identified yourself with Christ
and embraced His Gospel

They will also try to bury you

But Jesus said things like

No one takes my life...
I have all power...
I am the Resurrection...

and you can find comfort in knowing
that even if they are successful in their attempts

it cannot spoil

His plan
His purpose
His provision

because

You do realize that He is trying to plant you, right?

And it appears to me that the only real difference between

burying something
and
planting something

is

the intention
the state
the condition

of the item during the time at which it is placed into the ground

So even when others throw dirt

with the intent to

consume you
cover you
cancel you

remember that although they may

sincerely
seemingly
successfully

be trying to bury you

He may simply be using their efforts...

to plant you

1 Corinthians 15:36
(Originally posted 4/3/15)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

He Knows When You've Had Enough

It was just what I needed to see...

My son, the student athlete
had just finished track practice

and as I was driving him across town
for another 2 hours with a different coach

I was filled with questions

"Are you...?"
"Is this...?"
"Does your...?"

and my son, the student athlete
assured me that all was well

so I waited in the car...

and after an hour and a half of intense training
I could hear the coach yelling my child's name

c'mon Micah
pick it up Micah
let's go Micah

and since I'm a momma
(with questions)

I wanted to get out of the car to go ask them

"Are you...?"
"Is this...?"
"Does your...?"

but then

less than five minutes later
my son emerged from the gym

coach saying "Good job today"

and it was just what I needed to see...

because
well?
life

has some days

you question
you wonder
you feel

as if it's all just too much and

Then this
because...

a good coach

knows you
well enough

to know when
you've had enough

So friends just keep running until you hear...

"Good job"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Divine Define (Focus on What Really Matters)

They say we are

worthless
helpless
hopeless

and

it's been
six weeks

since I've even had
five minutes

to stop and address this...

we work
we grind
we hustle

trying to prove them wrong until

we collapse
under the weight of it all

and as

we lay there
we realize

we remember that...

they mocked
they spit
they cursed

(and had a lot to say about Him too)

until

He collapsed
under the weight of it all

then

when He got back up
He showed them all

that

His goal
His purpose
His plan

was never
to define

who they say that He is, but to

disprove
deny
defy

who they say that we are...

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One Hundred Days of Grace
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