Day 98: What are you waiting for?

Have you ever had a loved one go away for a while and you are at home and a HUGE MESS just so happens to take place all around you?

Dirty clothes

Clean clothes

Dirty dishes

Clean dishes

You name it…..it is everywhere and somehow ordinary tasks are on hiatus?

and then the day comes when you know your loved one is returning home and you do not want them to be exposed to this mess. NO! They have entrusted tasks to you and there is a standard to live up to. There is no reason that this standard should not be for you as well……is there?

Why are we sometimes so concerned with our mess when it comes to revealing it  to others and are somehow content to live with it longer when there is no one around to notice?

Feel free to share your thoughts on this subject. I look forward to hearing from you.

(to be continued)

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Day 97: globalization and you

Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology.

*a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology*

A PROCESS DRIVEN BY INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT AND AIDED BY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SOOOOO, we are forced to teach our children how to survive in this kind of a world.  A world that is quickly becoming foreign to us. Would you agree?

But how?

But when?

BUT WHY??????

That is the real question. WHY??????

The biggest question I have is WHY are we in a process that is DRIVEN by international trade and investment and aided by information technology???? WHY have we allowed this to happen? Do we realize the ramifications? It seems to me, and this is simply my opinion and an extreme one at that, but it seems PEOPLE have become outdated.

GLOBALIZATION is aided by information technology but as it becomes more sophisticated, we become less necessary. LIFE as we know it has changed and will continue to change and at a VERY RAPID PACE.

Are we even aware of what is going on?

How will we live our lives and WHO will we live our lives for? Who or what are we being driven by?

I remember reading that education was founded in this country so girls and boys could READ the BIBLE. NOW, education is moving toward educating girls and boys to READ MANUALS to be able to be part of a globalized world. HMMMMM…….

May you and I stay awake. May we watch and pray about what is happening all around us. May we trust You Jesus to provide for our every need. May we trust You that VICTORY truly is YOURS. May we keep YOU and YOU ALONE first place in our lives and never forget that WE are YOUR CREATION. We are not outdated or unimportant. We are not JUNK because we don’t fit into societal and educational expectations. YOU LOVE US BECAUSE YOU MADE US. What will we choose? TRUE LOVE OR MONEY. Reveal our hearts to us LORD.

Day 96: such a lonely word

Billy Joel sang about it years ago. “Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue.” Now you may have stopped dead in your tracks and thought about how many people you know have been dishonest with you or with someone else. Perhaps politicians and lawyers stereo-typically came to mind. How about someone you will never forgive because of their hurtful lies?  Parents, close friends, colleagues…..spouses?

 

There is plenty of TRUTH to all of that, but do you consider yourself  part of the EVERYONE in that phrase?  

I know I hadn’t thought of myself that way for the longest time. And since I’m still very much in process, uh, on this earth, I’m sure God will reveal more and more of the how dishonest I can be. I would say mostly with God and myself.

Do we really know who we are and what we are capable of or do we simply look at others as BAD and ourselves as GOOD?

How are you and I doing in respect to HONESTY?

Have we been an honest friend, sibling, child, parent, co-worker, neighbor, loved one?

If  we stop to think about it and begin to get honest with ourselves, we will see how dishonest we can be with ourselves. Make sense?

Father God, we ask You to reveal to us the TRUTH about ourselves. Help us to be honest with You, ourselves and others. Give us wisdom and grace to receive the TRUTH and trust how much You know everything about us and LOVE US ANYWAY. Thank You for loving us enough to send Jesus to die for us that Your Holy Spirit could come and reveal such things to us. Bless YOU JESUS!!!