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Ask the impossible

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Today as I am reading "Joy in the Journey" I am asked to be "perfect",Matthew 5:48.
I have never known a perfect person but I am sure the saints came close. Possibly Jesus just meant that we must strive to be complete or whole. By spending time in prayer, seeking God's voice we can be lead to wholeness. God doesn't ask the impossible. Today I will continue to ask for strength and courage to be a better person.

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BABCIATEA 3/17/2014 6:16AM

    I have heard that this perfect means to have and undivided heart as in new testament love, perfecting the old rules. not to do things perfectly, as in old testament rules

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IMREITE 3/16/2014 1:04AM

    my daily lent reading says : Perfect comes from the greek word teleios meaming whole, complete or undivided. It continues saying how we must love. woth out hearts being open and seeing people as a whole complete being part of Gods plan.

I know i dont always love perfectly especially when working with people that are mean.

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Forgiving when it hurts

Friday, March 14, 2014

In the "Joy in the Journey" daily reflection we are asked to forgive. I must admit there is someone in my life I have a hard time forgiving. She is mad at me and I really don't know how to ask for forgiveness. Did I embarrass her? Did I leave her out? I have tried talking to her but she just is so mad that she insults me. I pray that I may be able to get through to her that I am sorry for anything I have done.

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IMREITE 3/16/2014 12:35AM

    it is hard when that happens. i am not a person who understands subtle hints so i often hurt people without realizing. i tend to spend more time making amends, but as long as people are willling to prever forgiveness overholding a grudge it is more doable.

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KRICKET57 3/14/2014 2:41PM

    Maybe the problem isn't you. Maybe the problem is your friend. As it is unknown what the offence is, maybe you did nothing wrong. Until she settles down enough to discuss in a reasonable fashion, you cannot knkow what is wrong and you cannot fix what you do not know is broken. Give her some space and yourself a break. Until you know, there is nothing more you can do. Just be there if she needs you and keep on living your life, your way.

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/14/2014 1:29PM

    Your reflection was to forgive. What you are describing is asking for forgiveness. Two different things. She is angry. So angry she can't express the hurt. You don't know what you did or said that hurt her so deeply. You can't say you are sorry until you understand what happened. Saying you don't know what you did or said makes her madder. The best you can do is express your regret that what you did hurt her so deeply and then wait.

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PROPMAN1 3/14/2014 11:20AM

  Know this sounds simple: It is going to take time. Have no idea what happened're going to have to give her time, show her how sorry you are...saying "sorry" seems not to be enough. As you probably know sometimes saying it can be misinterpreted. emoticon

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don't rattle on

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

At first sight seeing those words "don't rattle on" it kind of make me laugh. I for one am not a big talker. I am more likely to sit quietly and listen to others woes... but I need to remember that when I am praying.
Jesus gave us a perfect prayer,
"Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us..."
There is a lot written in this prayer and even though I have said this so many times, today I am deeply looking at this prayer. I am Learning that God has a plan for me, he will provide for all my needs and he will forgive all my sins and in turn I must ask for forgiveness of anyone who has sinned against me.


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Saturday, March 08, 2014

I am physically doing well, the sun is shining and I am in a good mood. Sometimes I am impatient with myself and my family. There is a constant battle to decide what is important. Sometimes, I need to put myself first, like deciding for myself what is best for me to eat or knowing that the time I spend working out is for me and in turn when I feel better my family benefits too. Why can't I have a strong will to avoid the things in my life that distract from what is important? When I am tempted by things like food that get me off track in my journey of health I need to remember to stop and pray that I will be given strength. God is always here and he is waiting for me to say that I need him. "Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I." Isaiah 58:9

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MAC4902 3/8/2014 12:28PM

    in The Weight of Glory, C. S. Lewis suggests, "We are far to easily pleased."
Lord help us not to settle for lesser gifts.

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Friday, March 07, 2014

When I think of fasting I always think how hard it is to not eat between meals or abstaining from meat. But today I read Matthew 9:15, "How can wedding guests be so sad so long as the groom is still with them?" On the surface it seems like an odd question, but once I realized that the groom is Jesus and we are waiting to be with him. We are asked to feel sad if we are apart from Jesus and to long to be with him. Can we fast from things that distract us from him, like tv, computer, phone or other tasks that might keep it hard for us to pray and listen to Gods will? Today I will take time to discover what is really being asked of me. I know that in my "fasting" I will be closer to God and he will help me to be strong in all I do. For "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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    Thank you. This is very inspiring.

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DJ4HEALTH 3/7/2014 8:45PM

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/7/2014 12:23PM

    Love your post. When I don't want to go for my walk, I always ask myself, if Jesus called and asked me to go walk with Him today, what would I say?
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