"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

W.O.W. ~ "CHANGE BEFORE YOU HAVE TO ..."


Here I am
for my
final
Walk On Weds.
{or at least on a path where I'd rather or might like to be}
from here
on this 28th day of September
a special day, in 1909
when my dad was born in Bismark, N. Dakota
and today he's celebrating his walk on
the streets of gold in heaven

and as
we near the end of
"Journey to Change"
tomorrow is the last day - 21
and
we'll be beginning another journey
challenge for October
"AHA - Lasting Change"
{more about that later}

I borrowed the image above from yet another
wonderful 10 day reading plan at YouVersion
by Pastor Rob Ketterling from MN
{imagine that}
So it makes sense that this photo looks so familiar
and the path, one I need to walk
as this plan description reads:

"...It's time to make a change. Pastor Rob Ketterling writes, "You can either change before you have to or because you have to." Over the next 10 days, Pastor Rob will help you discover what you need to do right now to discover a new life of abundance, passion, and satisfaction. Until change comes, you will continue missing out on God's best."

{this reading plan comes from a book he's written by that title}

I can clearly voice one thing for sure
as much as some change is unwanted and unsure
I never want to miss out on God's best
or continue down that path so
I began

"Change Before You Have To"

finding each devotional to be more profound

 because I heard

God's

Whisper

from the KEY IDEAS daily to 
the suggested
"Take Action Today"
plus the chosen
 Word
from God

Since I'm not the author of these ideas and the reading plan is available as well as the book, I'm just going to highlight those "key ideas" and if you find yourself in need of "change" or facing change - I highly recommend at least trying out the 10 day YV reading plan:

1) "Acknowledge What Controls You
KEY IDEA. Those things that control your thoughts will control your actions."

2) "Because or Before?
KEY IDEA. You can change before you have to instead of because you have to."

3) "Ringo was right…It don’t come easy.
KEY IDEA. Just because change is hard doesn’t mean it is unnecessary."

4) "The Past Predicts the Future
KEY IDEA. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, your future will look like your past." (see below for more)

5) "Truth Precedes Change
KEY IDEA. Encountering truth always results in a need to change.

6) "The Bondage Masquerade
KEY IDEA. We often limit our potential by living in bondage to old ways of thinking.

7) "God Gives Instructions, Not Suggestions
KEY IDEA. God gives us specific instructions, not a list of possibilities.

8) "Obstacles Are Unavoidable
KEY IDEA. We can’t avoid the obstacles associated with change."

9) "The Influence Dilemma
KEY IDEA. Change happens in response to the influences in your life."

10) "God Uses Ordinary People for Extraordinary Purposes
KEY IDEA. God wants to use you to accomplish extraordinary things today and in the days ahead.

I'm choosing to share just #4, to give you an example of the "Take Action Today" part (but they were all good and worth the action)

"TAKE ACTION TODAY. What are some past decisions you wish you could change? What thought processes do you need to change to keep from making those same mistakes?"


Yeah, I'm ready for a beautiful Walk On Weds. like this, even if it calls for some drastic change(s) and many miles to get there - I'm more than ready for "abundance, passion and a little more satisfaction" of a more spiritual nature, on my home front for awhile (only God knows how long and all the details) so I'll be content in trusting God with the plan ... since ultimately HE is the one in control and because 'Father Knows Best' Always :) My Change is slow, steady and forthcoming ... yet I'm hoping it's lasting (we'll see after the next 30 days of a 40 day challenge) ... I can't wait for all God CHANGES ... and that I may accept the things I cannot change, have courage to change the things I can, and wisdom ... much Godly wisdom, direction, strength, etc. to always know the difference  



"...Living one day at a time; 
enjoying one moment at a time..."

LORD, Help me


CHANGE


For the past 20 days, we've seen how
Change
impacted some
Biblical Characters
now
it's time for us


Looking forward to some Autumn
CHANGES
and
Fall Walks


coming soon



HAPPY heavenly BIRTHDAY DAD!

Love ~ Peggy

{counting on you for some heavenly traveling companions for protection}
and favorable weather would be nice

Thanks!!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JOURNEY to CHANGE ~ 20

"James"

Passage: John 7:1-5; 1 Cor.15:1-7

"1)  When was the last time you changed your mind on an issue? What prompted the change?
2)  What has most influenced your view of who Jesus is?
3)  Why is it dangerous to allow our view of God to be shaped by what we’ve always heard? 

You can read the devotional either 
at You Version as a 21 day reading plan
or
NewSpring Church



Monday, September 26, 2016

JOURNEY to CHANGE ~ 19

"Nicodemus"

Passage: John 3:1-21; John 19:38-42

"1) Relationships take time and effort. How intentional are you about getting to know Jesus?
2) Are you growing in your relationship with Jesus? How has your faith grown since you first met Jesus?
3) What steps can you take today to continue growing in your relationship with Jesus?" 

You can read the devotional either 
at You Version as a 21 day reading plan
or
NewSpring Church

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Peggy