…Render true judgements, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.  Zechariah 7:8 – 8:8  Especially at this time of the year who can argue with this kind of counsel? But the message speaks so strongly throughout the year, why does it seem as if it is only heard when the world tells us to do so? When the package of God’s word is opened, believers are unwrapped and awakened! We don’t need the world to tell us what to do next. Daily we prepare in our hearts, with our minds and by the works of our hands, always standing ready upon the threshold of his faithfulness. For blessed is the one who readily walks in the way of the Lord.

Shoulda. Coulda, Woulda,

“No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”  Luke 9:51-62  If we spend too much time looking back at what you should have done, could have done, would have done – you are not ready to move forward. In the emotional sense we’re not fit. One day I realized that every moment I spend thinking about what I could have or should have done is a lost opportunity. I can’t change what’s already happened. Today is always a new opportunity. The strength of our faith is enhanced by our willingness to put our hand to the plow and move forward as we prepare for the seeds of God’s blessings everyday.

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.  Luke 9:51-62

Your love, O LORD, for ever will I sing; from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness. For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens. Psalm 89