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My Eternal Resume

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

What’s God doing in your life?

This is my favorite question to ask when I meet up with someone. I absolutely love celebrating what God is doing. How has He been faithful to you?  Did He answer a prayer?  Did He show up in an unexpected way in your life?  Did He supply your needs in a new way?  I would love to hear all about it.

God has done a lot in my life.  I have watched Him be extremely faithful, answer some prayers, teach me to forgive again and again, help me to love in new ways, and so much more.  He is quite amazing!  In fact, this last month God has really been working on me regarding what my Eternal Resume looks like.  That’s right!  I remember back in 2011, prior to kids I was preparing for two reunions and I started to think, “What do I have to show for?  What will I have to say when I’m asked those famous questions?”  I was going down a never-ending road, but God caught me.  He showed me that my Earthly Resume isn’t worth much.  It will collect dust and fade away in time.  But all the things I do for His glory and honor will last for eternity!  All the things that can go on an Eternal Resume never fade away.

So here are a list of questions I’m asking myself almost daily, as I focus on what my Eternal Resume will look like for my Savior and King!

What about the Nails?

Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it. (Thomas to the Disciples, John 20:25)

Today I had to pick up a few things at the grocery store and I was reminded how quickly Easter is  rushed away.  The baskets, candy, and stuffed animals are being sold at half price.  Wasn’t it just a few hours ago we were celebrating the resurrection of our Savior?  I know the stores don’t necessarily have a concern for that.  Their concern is to move merchandise.  It was the same at Christmas time.  Everything came in and moved out.  People were in a rush to buy it.  But most forgot to celebrate the Truth behind the story of Christmas.  My hope is that the meaning of Easter will not be lost on the shelves of merchandise.

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Standing in Awe

Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.

He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.

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My Father Knows Best

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)

What’s God doing in your life?

I gave you a week off, so now you have two weeks to look back on and see how God has been faithful to you.  What did you see in these last two weeks?  How did God come through for you?  Is God stirring a passion inside of you?  Are you being prepared for something?  Have you watched God work the details out in your life?  Feel free to stop by and share with me what God has done in your life.  I always enjoy hearing all about it!

Honestly, these last couple weeks have had a few ups and downs for me.  I could reach back even farther and say even 3 weeks ago… the ups and downs started shaking up my world.  You see, I felt like I reached the mountain top about 3 weeks ago.  I felt like I got to the top and I was thoroughly enjoying the view.  I was reminded of who God was in my life and all that He wants to do.  Yes, I continue to seek Him daily, but some days I do a lot more “seeking” than “finding”.  Do you ever have days like that?  Well, let me tell you…  I have had a few.

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Sharpened by the Word

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

I’m wondering how you are doing on taking the challenge to memorize the Word of God.  Maybe some of you are wondering why it’s so important!  Maybe some of you wonder why you should take time to commit Scripture to memory.  Well, I want to dive in to Scripture to show you how powerful the Word of God can be in your life.

The above verse tells us that the Word of God is a lamp to our feet and light to our path.  God’s Word lights our path.  It gives us guidance and direction.  It teaches us how to walk uprightly and how to align our thoughts with God’s thinking.  We are constantly being bombarded by this world’s standards.  There is only one way to fight back and that is through the Word of God.

“For the word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

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