Tag Archive | God

JUST FOR THE ONE

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Just for the one…

I may not make a huge impact on a global scale. I don’t have a huge social media following. What I do have, is a heart for Jesus. I am not a biblical scholar or a trained teacher, but when God nudges me to act, I want to be obedient even if it is just for the one. If one person benefits from what I am doing, it is worth doing. 

Think of this: if each person on the planet did one good deed for one other person, it would have a global impact. 

In Matthew 18, Jesus compare a shepherd looking for one lost sheep to how the Father loves each of us. He is willing to search as long as it takes for the lost one and bring it home. Just for the one…

Father, renew our attitude toward others. May we see each person as You see them. May we grant them grace as You have granted grace to us.

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Matthew 18:12-14 (TPT) “Think of it this way: If a man owns a hundred sheep and one lamb wanders away and is lost, won’t he leave the ninety-nine grazing the hillside and thoroughly search for the one lost lamb? And if he finds his lost lamb, he rejoices over it, more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. Now you should understand that it is never the desire of your heavenly Father that a single one of these little ones should be lost.”

The Wind in the Trees

Life. This journey. Like a tree.

Roots run deep, hold fast in hurricane winds. 

Only broken when dead, diseased, struck by lightning.

Or tremendous winds pull out shallow roots.

Or by man’s hand.

Currents of air cause leaves to fall in autumn;

Or pollen to spread, propagating new trees in spring.

Tumultuous airwaves tickle boughs and leaves.

Mesmerizing those watching nature’s dance.

Branches swaying, bending, even twisting at the whim of the wind. 

The sun glistens on the leaves as they wave “hello” to any who stops long enough to take in the beauty.

Is this how life is for us? When we are grounded by deep roots into God and His Word, the world’s turmoil won’t uproot us. We can bend, even creaking and moaning, but we will withstand life’s storms with the strong foundation found in Him and grow in the dawn of a new day.

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Luke 7:46-49 (TPT)“What good does it do for you to say I am your Lord and Master if you don’t put into practice what I teach you? Let me describe the one who truly follows me and does what I say: He is like a man who chooses the right place to build a house and then lays a deep and secure foundation. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it continues to stand strong and unshaken through the tempest, for he built it wisely on the right foundation. But the one who has heard my teaching and does not obey it is like a man who builds a house without laying any foundation at all. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it will immediately collapse and become a total loss. Which of these two builders will you be?