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Being the Body – 2/10/2015

JOURNAL:  Show of hands:  How many people know that Jesus is the head of the church and that WE are the Body of Christ?  Yes, I see that hand.  Uh-huh…and you and you.  It sounds very cool doesn’t it?  I think most Christians know this concept.  It sounds nicer than the Shepherd and sheep analogy since everyone I have heard using that analogy always reminds us that sheep are not very smart.  But a body is much, much smarter than a sheep.  Even though most Christians know this concept, do you think they “really” grasp the significance in what “THE BODY OF CHRIST” means?

The Door of Our Heart – 2/3/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Many things and people knock on the door of our heart throughout our lives.  There is One knocking however, that has been there consistently your whole life.  The One who loves you the most and knows you the best will never force His way in.  He is knocking and waiting for the moment that you choose to open the door of your heart and invite Him inside.  And when you do this...you will never be the same.  Once you do this...life begins.  Once you do this…you have finally found what you have always been searching for.

Carry on,
David

Happily Every After - 2/5/2015

JOURNAL:  Marriage is one of the hardest relationships that there is.  The fairytale illusion of "And they lived happily ever after" is an unhelpful, deceiving lie.

Throughout my life, I have met a lot of people who believe this fairytale to generally be true.  I have had someone actually say to me something like, if people love each other, they should not have to work on anything...that good things should just happen.  But frankly that is just a big bunch of hooey hogwash.

NOTHING - 1/19/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Fantastic words of truth for today and every day.  Nothing can separate us from the love that God has for us...NOTHING!  We might get mad at God, distance ourselves from Him and/or quit loving Him but His love for us never ceases...it never fails.  Never forget that!

And with that bit of great news...have a great week!!!

Carry on,
David

David L. Wood 1/19/2015 ©
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Choices…Choices…Choices – 1/8/2015

JOURNAL:  There is a saying that goes like this:  “Just because you can…doesn’t mean you should.”  This short sentence contains great truth if we care to look for it.  To me, it makes me think of things like, “Stop and think,” “Proceed with caution,” “Possible curves ahead,” “Look before you leap,” or even "Dead end!"  These are all good sayings that contain wisdom and are smart ways to think as you approach big life decisions.

Our Story – 12/30/2014

JOURNAL:  Whether we like it or not, we are writing our life story.  Right now, this day, this moment we are adding another word, another line, another page, maybe even another chapter. We have been writing this story our whole lives, probably not even realizing it.  From the time we were born, the story began and continues to this very second.

Over the years we have written quite a lot of chapters filled with memories. Some of those memories are neutral, some are good, some are probably not so good and the rest are just sprinkled all around those spectrums.

A.S.K. – 12/18/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  God wants us to be proactive in our prayers to Him.  Even though He knows the words before they are on our tongue (Psalm 139:4), He still wants us to communicate with Him...to be in interactive relation with Him.  He wants us to talk to Him and thank Him for all He does, is doing and has done for us and ask Him for the things that are important to us and/or are heavy on our hearts.  He simply wants us to talk to Him.

Yes, No, Maybe So – 12/15/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  We all love the answer “YES” to prayer.  But even though we don’t like it as much, we must remember that “NO” and “NOT NOW” are also answers to prayer.  It is all a matter of trusting the One that loves us the most and knows us the best.

Consider this: In looking back over your life, how thankful are you for all of the times that God did NOT answer your prayer...all the times He did NOT give you what you were asking for?  I, personally, am very thankful. How that would have messed up my life good.

Angel or Lion - 12/12/2014

SHORT THOUGHTS:  This morning, I was listening to Adrian Rogers on the radio on the way into work.  He told a story about a Romanian man that he knew.  He said the man had told him that the Bible says that Satan comes in two forms...as a roaring lion and an angel of light.

He had moved to the United States and said in Romania, he had experience him as the roaring loin in the form of persecution and fear.  But here in the USA, he experienced him as the angel of light in the form of compromise and complacency.

Almost Getting it Right - 12/10/2014

JOURNAL:  The other day I made a nice pot of coffee.  I cleaned out the old coffee grounds and washed out the reusable filter.  Then I placed it back into the coffee maker and measured out a coffee mix from regular and decaf that probably made it about 25% potent.  I filled the coffee pot right to the eight cup line with filtered water, poured it into the reservoir tank and pushed the button to start the making of the magical brew.  In doing this, I fulfilled my Biblical command by observing “HE-BREWS.”  At that

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