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A Path Worth Following

IMG_4690Jesus showed us the true meaning of leadership; He taught by example. If we as believers are to guide people to Him, let’s consider using His methods and serve those around us. Leadership is not about how many followers we have but about practicing what we preach, thus creating a path that is worth following.

After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. (John 13:12-15 NLT)

 

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The Word Is ALIVE!

IMG_4586Question: Have you ever watched a movie several times and each time find something different? the Bible is like that. It is literally the handbook that we as believers have to guide us in this path, but we can’t enjoy it’s many benefits if we don’t read it. Honestly, the Bible never ceases to surprise me, no matter how many times I read it. I encourage you to spend some time daily in the Word, there’s a reason why the Guinness World Records has it as the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. (Hebrews 4:12)

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Hope For You

Hope For YouIn The Hunger Games, President Snow said “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective.” This quote reminds me to never lose that which gets me through rainy days and dark nights…HOPE. From a very young age I was taught that my source of hope is God, and when I feel down, powerless, and helpless I try to hold on to HIM, believing that in the end God IS IN CONTROL.  Perhaps you may be having a bad day, week, or month, but never lose hope. It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and like President Snow said “A little hope is effective.”

 

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Romans 15:13a (NLT)

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Right to Counsel

Right to CounselThe Sixth Amendment of the United States grants it citizens the right to counsel; someone to plead on their behalf. Believers have this same right except that this “lawyer” is someone with much more authority. Moreover, what better person to intercede on our behalf, than someone who has already walked down this path? We have a map (the bible) to guide us on our everyday journey, but for those moments when we get off track we have heavenly help, we have JESUS!

Whom have I in heaven but you? (Psalm 73:25a NLT)

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Walk With Me


Guiding Light

Guiding LightI remember one year during camp, we turned off the lights of the room and began running around in the dark, and though we knew where everything was, we bumped into everything and everyone! Being in the dark blinds us, but light makes a huge difference. It helps us see with clarity, protects us from objects that make us stumble, and gives us a sense of security. The Bible is our light in this dark world. Before taking another step, perhaps it would be wise to use our light to be sure that we don’t stumble and fall. Lord please, let your word be my light and guide my feet through the path of righteousness. 

Be blessed.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

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Unspoken Conversation 

You should’ve told me

Why didn’t you come to me

Did you think I’d disagree?

Wouldn’t let you be?

Be disappointed? Maybe, probably

But I wouldn’t have shamed thee

You should’ve come to me

If my door was closed, you should’ve knocked

We could’ve talked

Maybe even taken a walk

Several times around the block

Nothing you said would’ve caused me shock

You should’ve come to me

I understand love and pain

I understand image issues, weight loss and gain

I understand mistakes, feeling ashamed

I understand feeling tied down and constrained

I understand temptation and the challenge to abstain

You should’ve come to me

I was once your age

I’ve walked down that path, performed on that stage

I remember feeling like I was locked in a cage

I recall the burst of emotions; love and rage

Life has taught me many lessons, I could’ve given you a page

You should’ve come to me

But now we have this unspoken conversation

The lack of vent resulted in built up frustrations

Now we’ve drifted apart to separate locations

Our hearts torn, in need of renovation

And though I’m moving forward without any hesitation

I leave you with this open invitation

You can still come to me

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