1. IMAGINATION ~
Our imagination is one of th most "God-Like" characteristics that has been given to humans.
2. You won't always be a kid, but in Christ you will always be a child.
Think about those two things for a moment. God created us as children first and always his child. That part never goes away. As we grow up, our thoughts change and our view of things change. As a kid, I heard one faith message. If you have the faith you can move mountains. That did that mean to a little kid? It turns out that anything is possible and God is able to handle your now. No matter what your age is, look back and see somethings only God can bring you through. It's those moments in life that change us. Yeah, how did that happen and why becomes the adult questions. A child like faith is important to keep.
Matthew 19:14 (NIV)
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
THE JOY OF KNOWING ~
Jesus loves me
Inside my heart, I've always wanted to feel loved. I would say as a child, when I grow up I want to teach people to be kind. Adults can say some harsh things in life. Those words can play over in one's mind and it hurts a heart. Pastor Jordan said if we could only use good words and encouraging words every day of life. Wow that would change a world, right!
THE JOY WITH IN ME ~
Shines brite on the outside
As a new day is here, count some blessings. Share hope with others and never let the enemy silence your voice. You have something to other in this day and let it be so. God has created you for greater things and only you can fill that place in life. People count on us to spur them on and share in our lives. If I keep replaying the negative words of others, I will never go forward or let the joy of the Lord shine out. Words can defeated us, but guess what? Words can spur us on to achieve greater things. The God inside of us will shine in our hearts. Know who you are today and live in that. There are too many great words to think about negative ones.
My prayers continue today of you, your family and friends. Today is Ronnie's birthday (my brother). He rest in heave now and free from cancer. I will never forget that Christmas morning years ago and how my heart broke. I sit here today thinking of his words to me. Ronnie said, "live as if today were your last day, but plan for tomorrow". He believed in God, miracles and always kind words to me. I know he is celebrating now in heaven.
This day also marks the schedule birth of a baby girl to a friend. Willow's teacher Ms Ortiz is having her this morning. It brings joy to my soul that her dreams are coming true. Not only for her, but her family plus friends. Keep them in your prayers.
Purpose this a good day!
~ Sparkie (The joy of the Lord is my strength)