Random Pieces

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Today, I found a two sided piece of paper;  it fluttered from somewhere and landed behind my desk.  There are a few scribblings and a date of 12/4/2013.

These exact kind of notes were the reason behind “The Pieces” book.  I wanted to share what God had shown me, inspired revelations that carried me from bad and sorrowful moments in time, to joy filled and peaceful days.

A few of my ramblings:

2 Peter 3:18 SPIRITUAL GROWTH:  Read scripture, apply the truth.  Admit and assume responsibility for failure.  Commit to change.

Philippians:  Joy, is a calm delight from God.  The worldview of joy is “happiness is based on what happens,” but joy, in reality – is the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Paul was in jail during this time, he remembers people in his prayers; he thanks God for his situation, he encourages others.

Ephesians 2:15 (my take):  It’s a harsh world for those who are not believers in Christ.  I was under a terrible impression or just didn’t want to see – that the most noble and good people are still not of God.  They are still on the wrong side.  It’s not my place to judge, but do I have responsibility of those I love to save their soul?  You bet!

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Pieces of Discernment

Oftentimes we are given a scripture or thought to spend time figuring out.  Maybe it was easily understandable — but other times, we can’t make heads or tails over the meaning, or if it’s even a message for US.

This is when spiritual discernment steps in.  Find a trusted advisor, someone who is spiritually sound, they do not have to be a minister, sometimes a good friend can help sort it out WITH you, not for you.

As a wise friend recently told me — it’s my seeking/understanding that matters most.  But sometimes we all need a little help!

Proverbs 2:3-5  Yes, if you want better insight and discernment, and are searching for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure, then wisdom will be given you and knowledge of God himself; you will soon learn the importance of reverence for the Lord and of trusting him.

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A piece of humility

Humble pie some call it.  I’d venture to say we could all use a slice every now and then.

……humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.
You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom.

Pieces of Attitude

An attitude to chase after what is good and right, is an expectation that God has for us.  I offer all that I have, up to you, Father – please teach me.

All of us who are spiritually mature should have this same attitude. But if some of you have a different attitude, God will make this clear to you.
Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone.
[ Suffering for Doing Right ] To conclude: you must all have the same attitude and the same feelings; love one another, and be kind and humble with one another.

Holiday Pieces

The reason for the season is the birth of our savior.  May your time spent with family and friends honor this very important day of our history.

Luke 2 Living Bible

About this time Caesar Augustus, the Roman emperor, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the nation. (This census was taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

Everyone was required to return to his ancestral home for this registration.  And because Joseph was a member of the royal line, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, King David’s ancient home—journeying there from the Galilean village of Nazareth.  He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time.

 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn.

 That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep.  Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened,  but the angel reassured them.

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!  The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a manger!”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God:

 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,” they sang,“and peace on earth for all those pleasing him.”

 When this great army of angels had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Come on! Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They ran to the village and found their way to Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. The shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.  All who heard the shepherds’ story expressed astonishment, but Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and often thought about them. Then the shepherds went back again to their fields and flocks, praising God for the visit of the angels, and because they had seen the child, just as the angel had told them.

Pieces of Trust

I subscribe to many ’email inspirations,’ they are reminders to start your day blessed.  Today I was inspired by “truth.”  It is a meaningful piece, I pray it inspires you as well!

“Trust and rest when all around thee
Puts thy faith to sorest test;
Let no fear or foe confound thee,
Wait for God and trust and rest.
“Trust and rest with heart abiding,
Like a birdling in its nest,
Underneath His feathers hiding,
Fold thy wings and trust and rest.”

Pieces of Grief

The holidays tend to bring a mix of sadness and joy.  We mourn the loss of those we have loved, that are no longer here to celebrate familiar traditions.  We delight in the knowledge that we will be reunited again, but today, it hurts.  Our heart is sad, the grief sometimes unspoken.  But your heavenly Father knows this pain, he suffered the greatest loss of them all; the Crucifixion if his Son.  He knows your pain, the grief, He watches your tears fall, and He desires to comfort you; will you draw close to Him?

Psalm 119:28  I weep with grief; my heart is heavy with sorrow; encourage and cheer me with your words.
1 Corinthians 1:9 God will surely do this for you, for he always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.
In the deepest parts of grief, lean on God.  This strengthens your faith and helps you draw closer to your Savior.