Day 125: Square One

Progress……baby steps…….moving forward………STOPPED!

I progress…..I take baby steps……I am moving forward…….I STOPPED!

BACK TO SQUARE ONE

It is a good place to start.

Square One requires a new course of action. It can’t progress the same way, right? Everything was on course and then BAM, it wasn’t. But why?

What sets us back? What gets us off the track? What gets in the way?  Is WHAT the right question?

Romans 7:15-20New International Version (NIV)

15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

What do I do now? What do you do now?

May my heart and yours surrender to the truth about ourselves and may we receive all we lack and then some from the ONE who has given us NEW LIFE. LIFE. LIFE. May we bring our plans to You Father God and ask You to prosper them. Remind us that it is no longer us that lives, but Christ that lives in us. May we receive Your grace and mercy for every time we return to Square One and know that with You Jesus, nothing is impossible. In Jesus’ Name we ask! Thank You LORD 🙂

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Day 124: Still alive

Have you ever had those days when you know you are very much alive, but inside, something is just not right? Something is quite dead?

I’m having a moment just like that right now.

Where is the LIFE. LIFE. LIFE. that I know?

Father God, come in and fill this emptiness. Fill it with the resurrection LIFE you have given to me through Your Son Jesus. You are an ever present help in time of need and I NEED YOU!!!!  I ask this in Jesus name.

May my heart and yours surrender today to our deepest need: to know and be known by God, the author and finisher of our faith. May we seek first the Kingdom of God that all would be added to us. Death, where is Your sting? It is a greater life living in me than he that is in the world. In Jesus MIGHTY NAME!