Randy's Reflections
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June 8, 2017, 9:48 AM

Summer Words

Believer

There is no one who is not a believer. That is there is no one who does not believe in something. The question of course is what do we believe in? What can we depend on? More importantly who can we depend on? When we have this questions we need to turn to our faith. This is when we need to lean on our faith community. This is when we need to read the primary source for our faith, the Bible. The Bible can be complicated to understand, but in the first few lines it tells us the most important thing to believe in, that God is present. That is the very basis of our belief, God is present and God made us. And the rest of the Bible tells us how much God loves us. That is what we can depend on, that is who we can depend on. That is something to believe in.

Oh Lord, sometimes things get to be so complicated in this life. Yet we know that you are present, we know that you made us, and we know that you love us. Help us to truly believe that you are here for us and that you want the best for us. Lord help us in our unbelief. Help us to become a true believer. Amen.




June 6, 2017, 11:27 AM

Summer Words

Blessed

Is this something we recognize in our daily life? Or is this something extraordinary that happens to us on rare occassions? I hope that all of us have a chance to experience this, be it on rare occassions or on a daily basis. Though perhaps the question isn't if we have ever experienced it but rather do we recognize it when we are "blessed"?

Lord, you grant us your blessings in many forms and in many ways. Thank your that we can experience your mercy and grace all we need do is recieve it. We are indeed blessed, give us the eyes to see and the heart to receive it so we may use our mouth to proclaim it. Amen.




June 6, 2017, 12:04 AM

Summer Words

Awesome

I probably use this word more than any other. When I look back on my life and think of all that I have experienced, all the wondrous sights I have seen, all the amazing people I have met, and all the "coincidences" I have experienced I feel, overall my life has been awesome. And if the past predicts the future in any way there is more awesomeness to come. So when I get discouraged or when I feel like I am in a meat grinder, not of my own making, I need to remember that God is by my side and God will continue to bring awesomeness to my life. I just need to look for it and embrace it.

Lord, help me to remember how you have turned my life from awful to awesome. Help me to remember how when I am in the pit you bring a ladder of hope. Help me to remember that when the darkness envelopes me you bring the light. Then as I remember these things I will again be able give thanks for all that is awesome in my life. Amen.


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