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Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 21:04
SHORT THOUGHTS: In the verses below, I find it interesting that it is totally our choice as to what we put on, how we will interact and ultimately, to what people will see. The verse is asking us to do something very specific, suggesting that we choose to put on these things, much like we choose our outfits before going out the door to work or school or wherever, dressing appropriately. And in that, the choice is still ours to “put on or not to put on”...or maybe to put on something else entirely different.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:41
SHORT THOUGHTS: I am smarter, stronger and wiser because of all the many mistakes and failures I have had throughout my life. The positive did not grow out of the mistakes and failures on their own but grew because I chose to learn from those shortcomings. If I choose to, I am now able to see right through all my bologna excuses and know when I am trying to pull something over my head because of something I selfishly just want to do...David Wood
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 08:08
JOURNAL: My wife, Denice, daughter, Kendra and I were the first to arrive at camp. We had a slug of people from our Alpha group that meets at our church still coming up and we expected them all in the next few hours. The ride up to Cascade, Idaho had been uneventful, but as we continued to the YWAM camp which is up above Cascade near Warm Lake, the color began to turn much whiter.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:33
JOURNAL: I woke up at 4:30 this morning with these words on my mind. ”The Cat is Out of the Bag.” Yes, I know, deep, deep, thought for sure. I thought it was a weird thing to wake up thinking and I tried to go back to sleep but the thought held strongly in my head. I was like, ok God, what’s up with this? He just smiled.
It soon became extremely clear to me that my mind was not going to let go of this thought any time soon and I would not be going back to sleep. So I gave in and started thinking about this saying I had heard all my life.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:27
JOURNAL: There are so many examples in the Bible that show us that when we are weak, God is strong. For starters, just look at who Jesus hung out with and who He chose to build the church on. None of them would have been given a second look by the religious thinkers and powers that be of that day. Actually, it is hard to find where God picked the best qualified to do anything when you read through the history in the Bible. Even a donkey got into the action. So what is our excuse in why we can't do things?
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:18
JOURNAL: I mess up on a lot of things, there is no doubt about that. But the one thing I can't mess up on is when I have a desire and intent to do what God is asking me to do. You know, it’s all the things that fit into the loving Him with all of my heart, all of my soul, all of my mind and all of my strength. And further, it’s loving all the people that God made as I love myself. That verse (Mark 12:30-31) rolls off the tongue so easy yet it takes a lifetime to master.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:32
SHORT THOUGHTS: One day, we will close our eyes to this world...and when we open them to the next, we will find that what we lived in before (the here and now) was only a temporary place that God made especially for us. And where we are at that time (the there and then), that is what was always real and eternal and waiting for us to come home to...David Wood 12/3/2012