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Beyond His Reach

I’ve heard people say that certain people are beyond God’s reach.  I’ve heard people say that they themselves have done too many wrongs and aren’t good enough for God to love.  The truth is no one is beyond God’s reach.  We move away from Him and punish ourselves because we haven’t met the merits we think we have to meet.  God knows we are imperfect, mankind has a history of screwing up and it started in the beginning.  This is where the good news comes in, the news that many people miss or forget about.  The good news is Jesus.  Simply Jesus, he came to save us from our sins, our defeats, our weaknesses, and our long arm list of screw-ups.  This gift is right at our feet.  It is within our reach.  We just have to accept it, pick it up, open it and receive it.  This is the best gift you can ever receive.  This is the gift that keeps on giving.  This is the gift that lasts for eternity.  This is what Christmas is about.  Christmas is a time to remember that a savior was born, born to be a gift to us.

“The God Who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth. He does not live in buildings made by hands. No one needs to care for Him as if He needed anything. He is the One who gives life and breath and everything to everyone. He made from one blood all nations who live on the earth. He set the times and places where they should live.  They were to look for God. Then they might feel after Him and find Him because He is not far from each one of us. It is in Him that we live and move and keep on living. Some of your own men have written, ‘We are God’s children.’    Acts 17:24-28 NLV

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Spiritual Reflections

 

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Word!

I am a lover of words. As a child, I would grab my mother’s big blue dictionary from the shelf and randomly turn to a page and read new words or explore definitions I was vaguely familiar with. I’d search for newer adjectives, adverbs, and nouns to fill the blanks of my Mad Lib books. Perhaps that is why I have a pile of greeting cards stuffed in drawers and in boxes in the attic. I keep notes, love letters, and written thoughts hidden away to remind me what someone thought of me or what I thought of someone else. I have journals stacked from when I was a teen and some as an adult. Why am I so obsessed with words?

Many people say there is power in words. I completely agree that there is. Words can build up or tear down. Words can love or hate. Words can ignite people to act, either positively or negatively. Words can heal or hurt. Words can encourage or destroy. What do the words you speak say about you? What do you spout off to others? Are you careful with what you say or do you say whatever comes to mind? How do you speak to those around you? What would someone say about you and the words you use? Would you want to hear what they say?

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NLV

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Spiritual Reflections, Writing

 

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