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Monday, April 11, 2005

Quote of the Day:


He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."
~ Asaph (By the Holy Spirit of God in The Bible, Psalm 50:23)


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Isn't it amazing how you can read scripture time and again, and suddenly, in the middle of a very familiar passage, revelation JUMPS out at you, and you are in awe? This is what happened to me yesterday afternoonm, with the quote above.


Sometimes we have to sacrifice to praise our Creator. We don't feel like worshipping the God who directs our steps. Things didn't turn out the way we wanted, and now it all seems to be a mess. But when we praise him IN THE MIDDLE of our circumstance, or our attitude, or our situation...we are setting ourselves up! We are giving Him free reign to SHOW UP, and to SHOW OFF in our lives. He is able to step in and fix us, or fix it, or both. Isn't He incredible?!


Why is it so hard to remember that sacrifical praise formula when we are worried, or disappointed by the way things have gone? Father, help me to remember that You know exactly what You are doing, and that Your love for me demands that You do no less than Your best for me. I want what You can see, not what my limited vision interprets as the best for me.


He really is better at running my life than I ever could be.


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Yesterday was an awesome Sunday! We took a ministry team to the Hispanic Youth Services, Pastor CJ was a riot, and two young people accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, and decided to fall in love with Him! (That's what it's all about!!!)


We had a surprise cook-out birthday party in the park, in the rain, and the guest of honor slept through it! (Somebody dropped the ball on that one, but I was just a guest, and not the host, so I don't know what the arrangements were with the accomplice.) We had a blast in spite of everything. The burgers and dogs were good, because my sweetie is "Master of the Grill!" Even better was the relaxed fellowship with some of the most awesome people on the planet - volunteers in VCC SOUL Youth Outreach Ministries! I love getting to know how crazy and wonderful these people are outside of our church services! I rarely ever have so much fun as I do with these guys!


Last, but not least, we spent the evening at the home of a couple of friends, and instead of helping them repair a toilet, we hung out on the couch and watched tv, because the toilet was miraculously healed right before we arrived. (At least, that's what it's lack of symptoms would indicate.)


We headed home in the most awesome display of rolling thunder and flashing lightning, (the kind that makes you call ahead to ensure the kids unplug the televisions and computers.) And after checking the weather, and finding that all the storms were past us, and the warnings and watches had expired, we slept peacefully all night long! Thank you God!


So, anyway, that's about it. Hope you were inspired to smile, or believe, or shake your head in wonder, or maybe go read something profound!


Have a great Monday!


~TaunaLen

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