Randy's Reflections
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March 24, 2017, 11:36 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 24: Minds

Minds

God gave us minds to think and hearts to follow. We need to think about what we are doing to change the world and we need to listen to the transforming hearts God is giving us to do it. It takes not only our minds to make decisions but it also takes a heart to recognize that which is important and everlasting in this world. Let us do what will last.

People may think we are out of our minds. We see those who are not like us being passed on the street. We see the humanity which you created, but who has become the unfortunate. We care, we stop, we love and do what we can. Lord, we are not out of our minds, for to follow you it means our heart must direct our minds. Help us be the ones to see your will be done. Amen.




March 24, 2017, 11:35 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 23: Newness

Newness

So how is your life going? What path are you traveling? What are your current destructive habits? I know some of mine and they are not brag worthy. We all have them. We all are hoping to change them, but at some point we realize we just don't have the motivation, the power, and the resolve. So, this is when we can turn to God and ask for a new beginning. This is when we admit we are broken and powerless to change by ourselves, but with prayer and a supportive community God can do amazing things. God wants the best for you so put yourself in God's hands and let him begin to transform you, as you admit your need. Walking closely with you on this one.

Sometimes I need a clean slate, a fresh start, a new beginning, new life from a world of death. Lord, let me embrace your forgiveness so that I may know to the depths of my soul that as I offer my brokenness I am made new. Amen.




March 22, 2017, 6:33 PM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 22: Cynicism

Cynicism

"If it seems to good to be true, then it is." This can be a good quote to remember when you get the call or an email about some great opportunity that is way beyond your expectations. But if the good is something that brings blessings to more people than just you or if the answer to prayer is unbelievably amazing we need to remember that God is the great giver of all blessings. Not only is God the great giver, but God is the one we can trust with our very life. Let us hold on to that hope, through it all.

In the face of change, at words of hope, at stories of joy, Lord, help me to not first respond with doubt. Grant me wisdom to know what is good and true, and strike from my heart that which doubts all promises of your hope. Amen.


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