~~ The Gift ~~
»-(¯`v´¯)-» WELCOME «-(¯`v´¯)-«
Today is My Birthday,
the GIFT is Receiving "myself" back
after a long journey into the unknown.
I have no regrets whatsoever;
I gained much knowledge.
I am just grateful for all I have learned
and to use it now for God's Glory.
“The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Time for a New Recipe?
"Blessed is the man who trusts in our Creator & God,
whose confidence is in Him."
A childhood memory that will always stay with me is that of my mother baking apple pies, kneading bread dough, or mixing up one of her fabulous desserts. The remarkable thing about Mom was that she never used a recipe. She had it all in her head. She would catch a little flour in her hand and sprinkle it in. She would take the saltshaker and give it a few shakes. She'd take a cap off a bottle of vanilla and pour a splash into the mixture. I always felt a little uneasy as I watched her work. "Mom, are you sure you're putting in the right amount of ingredients?" I would ask.
She would smile confidently and say, "Don’t you worry, Bob, it will come out right!"
Faith is mixing the ingredients before you can be positive that the outcome will be satisfying. That's a dynamic principle of success. As you expose your mind to new truths from other disciplines, can you be sure that your philosophy of life will accommodate and absorb those new truths?
When we live by faith, we are essentially declaring that we have enough confidence in God and in ourselves to mix all of the ingredients of life together in a way that we believe will result in something new – something that is harmonious and productive.
Dare to invest time, energy, thought and treasured resources into a new recipe for life, and in the process, you’ll grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.
Put your confidence in God and dare to come up with a new recipe for life.
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Lord God, I know that real faith calls me to be willing to mix things up in my life – to try old things in new ways, to do things I haven't been willing to do because of my fear, and to expose my mind to new ways of thinking. Today I put my confidence in You, believing this new recipe for living will produce great, new things.Thank You - Amen