Daily Archives: July 30, 2017
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SONday afternoons are our time! We wind down. We relax. We enjoy one another. We get ready for the coming week.
The coming week is sure to bring challenges.
We will have individual challenges…
We will have challenges as a couple.
The only thing we can do is be prepared. Yes, we have to be prayed up, but one of the main reasons we’ve been together for 30 years (as of September 25th) is that we make full use of one of the greatest benefits of marriage (which is also a benefit of friendship)…
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NKJV)
9 Two are better than one,Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
‘Old School Music’ is one of the joys we’ve shared through the years, and we love to share some of our fun Old School moments to as “SONday Blessing” videos…check out today! Click and check out today’s SONday Blessing. We pray it blesses you:-)
You can see more of our videos on my wife’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Doors. They provide access. They allow us to enter one environment while at the same time exit another. When closed, they keep things in and keep things out. We all want God to open doors for us to better things. We may even pray for God to open doors for us. Doors lead to the things we desire…
One day a man had to hurry in the bank before he picked up his daughter from school. He didn’t go to the bank his normal bank location because he decided to stop at the one closest to his daughter’s school. At 2:45 as he pulled up and read the sign on the door that said, “Open 8:30 – 5:00”. He pulled to open the door, and it was locked. He pulled again, and again. As he looked through the glass and through the lobby he could see the tellers behind the counter and became angry. “What are they doing?” “Bankers make me sick!” “They know it’s just 2:45!” “They see me out here!” Furious, he now shook the door violently. “Let me in you lazy…!” Suddenly, he saw someone come to the door and he began lecturing the employee as he rushed into the building when he noticed the employee locking the door back and felt someone aggressively grab his arm. The bank was being robbed!!! His daughter stood waiting for an hour before her horrified mother picked her up as they waited and hoped for hostages to be released.
We need to remember that some doors God has closed for a reason.
Some things you have your heart to do, some places you have your heart set to go, some people you have your heart set on, some jobs you have your heart set on, some loans you hope to get, even some things you sincerely want to do for God…are not meant for you.
Some things we want aren’t His will for us. 1 Chronicles 22:7, David states that it is in his heart to build a house for God, but that wasn’t God’s will for David. Acts 16:6, the Holy Spirit prevents Paul and his companions from going to Asia.
Sometimes people denying you access, ignoring your resume, ignoring your text messages is God keeping you from something that’s not for you. Sometimes people ignoring your gifts or choosing someone not as gifted is God’s way of getting you to move on to where you are meant to be.
We need to be very careful when we find ourselves trying to unlock and force our way into doors that God may have shut for a reason.