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the Abundant Life

Who am I? Good question. Who am I, really?
A very good question, a soul-searching question.

I am in search of The Abundant Life.
Why  choose the abundant life? What is it? And where may it be found?

Join me in my journey to The Abundant Life.

Why desire it?    What is it?   Where is it?

Thought For an abundant day

"What, Me Worry?”

“What, Me Worry?" was the slogan used by a freckle-faced carton character, Alfred E. Neuman, for Mad magazine back in the 1960s. Neuman’s flippant expression reflected his cavalier approach to potentially stressful situations; he dismissed them with three simple words.

If only a worry-free life were so simple.

Christ makes, on first impression, a similarly overly simplistic statement about worry. He says, “Do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34). But is it so simplistic as to be impractical? Let’s look at the Greek.

The Greek word translated “to worry” literally means to be drawn in different directions. Distraction, uncertainty, competing priorities, and lack of direction come to mind. How can worry be tamed? Two ways.

First, determine to set a single priority and focus energy not on multiple courses of action but on a single one. This is basic common sense and practical wisdom (such you will find in wisdom literature like Proverbs).

Second, let your knowledge of (or seek the knowledge of) scripture to guide you in identifying your priority. We can go through life struggling with our finite resources of doing things or yoking ourselves to the infinite power of divine strength and guidance, offered freely and without cost. Here is sound advice from the Apostle Paul:

… in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Life will never be totally free of worry but it need not tear us apart. Take these first steps toward a victory over worry.

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my journey begins daily

today i will...

 

I begin each day with short reflections based on Study, Prayer, and a commitment to Action (my Bible SPA).

What amazes me is the ease, breadth and depth of these thoughts that can only come from the Holy Spirit. I conclude each reflection with a mention of God’s altar because it is at God’s altar where blessings are bestowed, gratitude is offered, and wholeness is made. And God’s altar may be found anywhere and everywhere, and especially in my heart.

Go And Tell

Go And Tell

Today I will not be afraid to go and tell about Christ. Yet, I am weak and my meek “telling” may be in the form of some simple action, word, or thought. Nevertheless, let it be so that in the telling I may see Christ better and lead others to see Him. God will accept...

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Choose Life That I May Truly Live

Choose Life That I May Truly Live

Today I will choose life that I may live, live for God and with God, live through Christ and by Christ, live with the life blood of the Spirit. For it is our Creator’s desire that we should live and live abundantly, and we have been given the means to do so. To choose...

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Seek The Gateway To God

Seek The Gateway To God

Today I will look with passion and desire for the gateway to God’s kingdom and the road to true life, difficult as it may be, unwelcoming as it may appear, and as hidden as it may seem. And seeking, I shall find, for God seeks me. (With eyes unblinded, I will see that...

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Short Provocative Thoughts

Discernment

Lord, give me more discernment and let me share mine. "God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede." (Chambers, Utmost, November 23) Three things cause contempt with God:Confidence in human ingenuityDistraction by the cares of...

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“Lessons From The Helm”

This is my first published book.

“Lessons” presents life’s big lessons from the helm of a very small boat and details a 3-day sailing regatta in which my son and I competed and capsized.
Available on Amazon.com

Lessons From The Helm

Life’s big lessons

“Destroy These False Gods

My latest book. What false gods are vying for your soul? Discover 101 false gods that must be destroyed before they destroy you. Available on Amazon.com

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