Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other – He Knows

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other.”

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

He knows His plan for me

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

My future was ordained by the Lord before I was knit in my mother’s womb. It is for good and not evil. He has given me a future although it hasn’t fully unfolded before me. Along with the future came hope. That hope is what I hold on to when I can’t see anything resembling a future. One thing I have to remind myself of is what I see as my future might not look like the future the Lord as put together for me.

For that reason I keep in constant contact with Him through looking and listening and being quite so I can hear the still small voice that’s booming loud and clear.

A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – Jesus Is

Jesus is the reason for the seasons. I’m not talking about Christmas but every season I’ve been through and will go through in my life.

He’s the rock I can lean on when I need to be steadied. He comforts me when I’m in the midst of turmoil. A dependable friend right here when my earthly friends have scattered in various directions.

Jesus takes my hand and becomes my guiding light on the dark and dreary path of life. He’s my Intercessor that keeps me on his list making sure I get what I need and roadblocks appear to keep me going in the right direction.

I’m glad we met many years ago and there’s no comparison anywhere.

I’ll stick with him on the sure path he has me on.

Kislev – First Fruit Celebration

This week the congregation at GZI celebrated First Fruits and the Hebrew month of Kislev. This new month of Kislev is the month that we enter the beginning of Hanukkah, an eight-day celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Temple. During the Feast we celebrate that the oil and light never go out! This is also a month of dreams, as well as the month linked with the tribe of Benjamin.

We give thanks for the bountiful blessings we receive every day of the month from the Lord.DSC01185

We celebrate with praises through dance

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The youth express their celebration

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In this month of celebration don’t forget it is also a season of thanks. Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good.

Life’s Busy Overload

This week has been very trying for me. I didn’t know if I was going or coming or which way I went. I was turning around, meeting myself. The week went south when I cancelled appointments to make new ones. My day started early morning and ended late evening—not getting home until after dark. A vacation where I only sit and breathed is looking good.

Today I came across a book I didn’t know I had titled How Did I Get So Busy by Valorie Burton. She had a list of The Ten Commandments of Self – Care.

  1. Use all of your vacation time every year.
  2. Commit your time off solely to nonwork-related activities.
  3. Take your rest seriously.
  4. Have fun at least once a week.
  5. Eat regularly, preferably sitting down.
  6. Exercise regularly, preferably standing up.
  7. Be fruitful and productive, not busy.
  8. Use technology to gain time, not consume it.
  9. Connect heart-to-heart with the people who matter.
  10. Be let by the Spirit.

After meditating on my situation in relation to the Ten Commandments, I made a commitment to make drastic changes in my life. Another thought came to me was to find the motive for me pushing myself to this point.

How’s your life? Are you on busy overload?