A Derecho Spirit

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A Derecho Spirit

We recently heard about a derecho that passed through our nation, causing massive destruction in its wake.  I couldn’t remember ever hearing that word before, so I looked it up to see what it means.  A derecho is a windstorm and/or thunderstorm that is intense, widespread, and fast-moving.  They are characterized by damaging winds. Some people even refer to them as an inland hurricane.  

As I pondered on the derecho, I saw some spiritual applications we can gather from it.  I have heard it said that what happens in the natural is often what is happening in the spiritual.  The song “There’s a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” comes to mind because our world seems to be shaking.

This year has obviously been like no other year for all of us.  There seem to be two extremes going on.  We are either glued to the news, or we are fasting from the news.  However, I noticed something as I have been reading scripture.  Paul didn’t spend a lot of time speaking of what was happening in the world.  Rather, he spent a lot of time discussing what would happen in the church.  Much of what he warned about is apostasy in the church.  When I look at the compromise that is plaguing so many churches, it is like a spiritual derecho has swept through.

Let me explain further.  Many churches describe a revival as the wind of the Spirit, moving upon a congregation.  They are looking for signs and wonders.  They claim “revival” when all kinds of weird manifestations begin to happen.  Toronto and Brownsville are great examples of these so-called revivals, where there are grand displays of emotion, people acting as if they have no control over their actions.

The Holy Spirit has been described as a gentleman, in that, He won’t force Himself on people.  Rather, we have a free will to choose to follow the Lord.  However, I have watched some “revivals” on You Tube, where people are writhing on the floor, screaming in pain because they feel as if they are on fire.  Galatians 5 tells us the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness and self-control.  However, nothing about this scenario seems “gentlemanly” to me.  Rather, it reeks of a derecho spirit.  

Many churches have flashy, worldly preachers, and magnificent buildings. They draw the crowds because their “worship” music sounds more like a rock band.  It titillates their fleshly desires.  This is also a sign of a derecho spirit.

Many pastors preach salvation without repentance.  This is what Paul calls “another” gospel in Galatians 1.  We could also call it a derecho spirit.

The Holy Spirit reveals the Lord to us to enhance our relationship with God and keep us from ritualism. (Ephesians 1:17)  Much of what I see happening in churches is a “party” spirit.  We can’t develop a deep relationship with anyone through partying.  It reminds me of Jeremiah 3:2-3, which speaks of playing the harlot with many lovers.  The compromised church has so many lovers.  Sadly, the result of their harlotries is that there will be no latter rain, for they have a harlot’s forehead (full of pride), and they refused to be ashamed of their actions.

When the derecho hit my city, there was a quite a bit of damage, one being a particular tree that was blown down.  Many who work at the office where it once stood enjoyed this tree.  It was a beautiful, tall tree, full of branches and leaves.  It gave a beautiful show every autumn, with a vast array of colors.  However, the derecho knocked it down completely, revealing that it was all empty on the inside.  While it “appeared” to be beautiful, it was dead.  Sadly, that is the testament of many churches today.  They offer glamour, glitz, and much that satisfies our fleshly nature, but the core is rotted and empty.  Unless they repent of their harlotries, they will one day speak the words of Jeremiah 8:20:  “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!”  It will happen because they chose to follow a derecho spirit, rather than the Spirit of Truth.

What spirit are you following?

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

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Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

Some people see no value in reading through the Old Testament.  They are cheating themselves out of some valuable lessons with that myopic focus.  1 Corinthians 10:11 tells us that these things happened as examples for us.  They were written to warn those who live at the end of the age.

Many Christians believe we are now living in the end of the age.  If so, persecution of Christians is only going to get worse.  Because of that, we need to be thinking ahead as to how we will respond when it hits us.  If we fail to put a plan in place, we will be more likely to cave when face to face with those who hate us for no other reason than because we follow Jesus.  Granted, we may not be able to think of every scenario that needs a plan, but some planning is better than no planning.

Romans 15:4 tells us that the scriptures were written to teach us, giving us hope and encouragement as we wait for God’s promises to be fulfilled. 

So what can we learn from the Old Testament that will help us today?

For starters, when Daniel saw seventy years of captivity coming, he responded by praying and fasting.  In today’s world, we tend to go to social media, websites with a myriad of conspiracy theories, or the news.  None of those places will help us in preparing ourselves spiritually for what is to come.

When we read the story of Joseph, we find a young man who was proud and enjoyed bragging about his dreams and visions.  As we continue to look at his life, we see one trial after another come upon him.  After being falsely accused of sexual assault on Potiphar’s wife, he was thrown in prison, yet he thrived in captivity.  The Lord humbled him, and developed an excellent spirit in him.  Later, he was able to save a nation from starvation.  How might God be using our own trials to prepare us for even darker days ahead?  How might He be using trials to help us gain wisdom that will help us navigate our way when others are stumbling and falling away?

I have heard it said that many things that happened in the Old Testament will happen again in the end times.  That is another reason to see what we can learn from those stories. 

The story of Elijah and Jezebel gives us some insight into how things may turn for us.  Elijah was a man of God who stood against religious opposition.  Religion had turned political in his time.  Mark 13:9-11 shows that it will happen again.  “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.  But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.”  (NKJV)  Notice that He said we will be beaten in the synagogues – these are churches!  John 16:2 tells us a time is coming when religious people will kill us, and believe they are offering a service to God.

I believe we are already seeing religion turning political.  A strong sense of nationalism has arisen in America, even among the church.  This greatly concerns me because it appears people who claim the Name of Christ are more interested in serving America than in serving Christ.  Some are frequently touting about their rights, yet failing to remember that Jesus called us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. (Matthew 16:24)

Choose this day whom you will serve!

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

The Faithfulness Of God In Faithless Times

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The Faithfulness of God in Faithless Times

I have always said that I don’t want my trials to go to waste.  When I went through my miscarriage twenty-five years ago, I remember begging the Lord not to waste my pain.  I needed something good to come out of the excruciating grief I felt.

I am going through a much different kind of trial now.  During this pandemic, my department has been extremely short-staffed.  We have been working 50-60 hours a week for several weeks.  Out of curiosity, I looked to see when the last time was that I had a normal schedule.  It was November of last year.  I haven’t had a vacation since December of last year.  We are all exhausted and suffering from burnout.  

It is a lengthy process whenever we need to hire someone, and the pandemic has complicated that process even more.  Since the pandemic displaced so many of our employees, all job postings were for internal employees only.  However, what we need is three part time positions filled.  No displaced staff wanted those positions for obvious reasons.  We jumped through the necessary “hoops” to get the jobs posted on our external website.  

Three applicants never showed for their interviews!  To me, that was astounding.  Why apply for a job, have a phone interview, then not show up for your interview?

Finally, we had some light at the end of our tunnel.  One person was hired, and two others are going through their background checks.  However, imagine my dismay when my new trainee failed to show this morning to continue her training.  Can you hear my long sigh?

Another coworker and I were discussing the lack of a work ethic.  Where it seemed to be prominent with the younger generation, that is no longer the case.  Even the older generation seems to be plagued with a lack of a good work ethic.  

As I was pondering on all of this, it occurred to me.  What we are seeing isn’t just the lack of a work ethic.  Rather, it is another sign of having a faithless generation.  People have lost faith and hope.

There is hopelessness in our world, BUT GOD IS  STILL FAITHFUL!  God will never refuse to hear the cry of His children.  When we call out to God, it will never go to voice mail.  God never fails to show up when we need Him.  

We are living in times where major events are happening at a rapid fire pace.  What a comfort to remember that our God never changes!  May you find comfort in the faithfulness of our God!

Oh, and in case you are wondering what good came out of this trial, it was this reminder that our Lord is faithful!

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

A Thankful Heart

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A Thankful Heart

My husband and I were discussing how important it is to keep a thankful heart, especially when living in a world full of chaos.  It made me think back to 1995 when I had a miscarriage.  I was devastated.  During that season, the Pacers were doing really well.  Those games provided me with two hours of respite, taking my focus off the devastation I felt.  I was so thankful for those nights when there was an NBA game.  However, two and half decades later, I am now thankful to turn off any professional sports because they have all become so political.  The games that once provided such respite now cause me angst.

Months of dealing with the pandemic has taken quite a toll on people.  When you add the California fires, the double hurricanes that recently hit the Gulf, and the rioting that is happening in many states, it is hard to keep a positive, thankful attitude.

One thing I have been focusing on through all of this is learning to be thankful for the simplest of things:  A hot bath, a bed, air conditioning on a hot day, etc.  

I have been working a lot of overtime since the pandemic started.  Doing that can take its toll on your body, mind, and spirit.  I go home exhausted some evenings, but have tried to keep a thankful attitude in the midst of the exhaustion.  I am thankful for a meal to cook because it means we have food to eat.  I am thankful to have laundry to wash because it means we have clothing.  I am thankful for a grocery list because it means we have money to pay for the food.  

I heard something a few weeks ago that really made me stop and think.  It has challenged me to look for new things every day, for which to be thankful.  What would you have today if you woke up with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?  That question has caused me to dig deeper, looking for even more things for which to be thankful.

Here are some of them:

The much-needed rest I got last week when I had to call off due to a migraine.

Getting my blood pressure checked and finding it was normal, in spite of all of the hours and the exhaustion.

Having my hubby grate up some beeswax for me so I could make facial cleanser.

Going for a walk with my hubby, my daughter, or my mom.

Some deep conversations that I have had with my parents.

Going out to lunch with a precious sister from church who is very dear to me.

Being able to dine-in at a few restaurants – what a nice treat to be able to get out of the house for a while.

Writing.  That is my passion, and it always gives me a burst of much-needed energy when I am able to write.

Scripture has much to say about being thankful.

It is God’s will for us to give thanks in everything. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Notice it doesn’t tell us to give thanks for everything.

Along with letting the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, we are to be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)  We can be thankful for the peace Jesus gives us, even in the midst of our trials.

We should devote ourselves to prayer, but also be watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

We are told not to be anxious, but to present our requests to God, and be thankful (Philippians 4:6)   I recently went home, carrying a very heavy burden.  So many people I know needed prayer.  My heart was so heavy, and I was mentally exhausted.  I found such relief by turning on some soft worship music, adjusting my thoughts to how great and good our God is, then I turned those burdens over to Him.  Immediately, that heavy burden lifted!

We are to give thanks to God because He is good, and His love endures forever. (Psalm 107:1) We have all had those times when we just don’t feel His love.  By thanking Him in the midst of our ever-changing emotions, we are offering Him a sacrifice of praise.

We have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Because of that, we should be thankful, worshiping the Lord with awe and reverence. (Hebrews 12:28-29)  What awesome comfort when we are living in a world where many things are being shaken!

I love the way the ESV words Psalm 28:7:  “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Colossians 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (ESV)

Hebrews 13:15: Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (ESV)  When our hearts are the heaviest is when it is imperative for us to offer that sacrifice of praise.  Whenever I have done so, the change it makes within me is something mere words cannot express.

Daniel 6:10: When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. (ESV)  There is a great lesson here for us.  As far as Daniel knew, those lions would kill him, but he prayed anyway.  As things continue to “heat up” for Christians, may it be said of us, “They prayed anyway.”

May we be people of prayer, with thankful hearts!

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

Reality

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Reality

Reality TV shows have become quite the rage over the last few decades.  Yet, if you know the stories behind the scenes, the directors and editors cut and arrange pieces of the film to show the most shock appeal.  After all, it’s all about the ratings.  What they portray is the reality they want you to see, not the actual reality.

Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common among many churches. Many will use “feel good” messages to tickle itching ears.  They use music that reflects the world, rather than that which honors and magnifies God.  One common theme among those who preach the prosperity gospel is that if you are blessed, you will have health and wealth.  The belief is:  If you don’t fit that scenario, you have likely sinned, or you lack faith.

How this must grieve the heart of the Lord!  These false preachers teach things as if they are reality, yet their words are actually a different gospel. How are we to know if their words are really true?

Reality is found in the Word of God.  Matthew 5:45 tells us that it rains on the just and the unjust.  Based on this, we cannot judge whether someone’s health, wealth, or the lack thereof, as a measuring rod for the blessing of God.  It is much deeper than that!

Many people twist scriptures, and don’t even realize they are doing it. Let’s look at some examples.

The eye is a window to the soul. — This is not in the Bible.  Matthew 6:22 says “The lamp of the body is the eye”, but there is no reference saying it is a window to the soul.

All things work together for good. – This is only partially true.  Romans 8:28 says, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”

People talk about Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden. The reality is that there was fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2, 3), but we do not know what kind of fruit is was.

The truth will set you free. —  What John 8:32 actually says, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”  Point:  You must know the truth.  You only know it when you have studied and learned it.

Pride comes before the fall.  — Proverbs 16:18 says “Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Money is the root of all evil.  — 1 Timothy 6:10 says “For the love of money is the root of all evils”.

To thine own self be true. – This actually came from Hamlet by Shakespeare. 

Spare the rod, spoil the child.  — Proverbs 13:24 tells us that He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

God won’t put more on us than we can bear. – This is not scriptural.  1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that God is faithful and won’t let us be tempted beyond what we can bare.  

In these tumultuous times, we need to deeply know the Word.  It will light our path in these dark days.  It will give us wisdom to navigate during these trying days.  Many people admit they don’t know what to do in these times.  They have lost hope.  They have lost their sense of direction.  In Psalm 119:133, the author asks the Lord to direct his footstep and let no sin have dominion over him.

How can God direct our steps by His Word if we aren’t reading that Word?


© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

Still On The Throne

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Still On The Throne

In Isaiah 6, we find Isaiah was discouraged and mourning the loss of a great king. King Uzziah had accomplished many great things during his life. (2 Chronicles 26:1-15)  However, in verses 16-23, we see a downward path for this once, great king.  King Uzziah’s heart became filled with pride, and the price of that pride was costly.  He died a leper.

Isaiah was feeling downcast over these events.  He must have wondered where God was in the midst of all this.  It was during this difficult time that Isaiah actually saw the Lord on His throne.  He realized that while King Uzziah was no longer on his throne, God was still on His!  This awesome revelation quickly changed Isaiah’s demeanor!

During these difficult times, you may find ourselves with the same kind of questions that Isaiah had.  We may be experiencing the same kind of emotions that Isaiah battled.  What can quickly reframe all of the thoughts and feelings we have is a fresh vision of our God!  Granted, we won’t likely have an amazing vision of the Lord like Isaiah had.  However, when we diligently, earnestly seek Him, we will find Him. (Jeremiah 29:13)

What is the result? “The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” (Isaiah 32:17-18, NKJV)

As we are watching horrific events transpiring in our nation, may we find comfort that our God still reigns! (Psalm 11:4) God is still in the same place He was when Isaiah saw Him — He is still on His throne!

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

Are You Preoccupied?

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Are You Preoccupied?

I used to be such a news junkie.  I would watch the news in the morning, and then I would turn it on again in the evening.  I would even check it online throughout the day.  However, I have been training myself not to do that because I see the effects of taking in too much news.  I found it would preoccupy my thoughts, and the results were disastrous.  I would become depressed, feel a sense of hopelessness, and would find myself stressed out and full of anxiety.  It also affected me physically.  My stomach would be very unsettled, my chest would hurt from the anxiety, and my shoulders were always tight.  

I have a feeling I am not the only one who has struggled with this issue of being preoccupied with the news.  With the Internet and social media, it is hard to get away from hearing all of the bad news each day seems to bring our way.

It helps immensely to switch up our routines and make healthier changes – physically, mentally, and spiritually.  I do this with my Bible study.  I read from Psalms every day.  When I finish the book, I will change to a different version for the next round of reading.  I find that doing so can help me gain a fresh perspective.  

I saw one of those fresh perspectives this morning while reading Psalm 37.  The first verse is a very familiar passage – one that we often hear quoted as “Fret not thyself because of evildoers.”  (KJV)  However, I am currently using the God’s Word Translation, which says, “Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.”  As soon as I read it, I had a “lightbulb” moment – watching the news too much can be the same thing as being preoccupied with evildoers.  After all, you rarely hear anything that is noble just, pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy when watching the news.  (Philippians 4:8)

In Psalm 37:7, it gives us a wonderful admonition to surrender ourselves to the Lord and wait patiently for Him, rather than being preoccupied with evildoers who succeed in their schemes.  When we focus too much on the news, it can cause a sense of rage to arise within us.  Verse 8 tells us to let go of anger, leaving rage behind.  Again, it warns us not to become preoccupied because it will only lead to evil.

Verses 9-11 remind us that evildoers will be cut off and vanish, but the righteous will enjoy unlimited peace.  Verse 13 reminds us that the Lord laughs at the wicked, knowing that their day is coming.

We can find comfort in knowing the Lord is aware of our daily struggles.  Even in times of famine, we will be satisfied.  (Psalm 37:18-19)  God directs our steps, delights in our way, holds our hand, and will never forsake us. (Psalm 37:23-26)  Our victory will come from the Lord when we make Him our fortress and our refuge. (Psalm 37:39-40)

In my own struggle with being a news junkie, I have learned to watch enough to be informed, but I no longer allow it to consume my thoughts.  Instead, I spend more time reading and meditating on God’s Word because His Words are life!  By doing so, my prayers don’t come to Him out of a sense of fear and panic.  Rather, they come from a place of calm confidence from knowing His promises.  Those promises can change your entire perspective (and your countenance too!)

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

My Stronghold

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My Stronghold

Do you have a sin that seems to hold so tightly to you?  Have you tried for years to overcome, only to fail?

How does something become a stronghold in our lives?  It is when it is raised higher than the knowledge of God.  For instance, we can have thoughts that become strongholds because we think those thoughts much more than we think about and meditate on the Word of God.

I want to share some of my own struggle, in hopes that it will help you.  Cussing had such a stronghold on me.  Though I have been a Christian for over 35 years, it is one habit I just couldn’t seem to break.  However, a few years ago, the power of that stronghold just seemed to break.  How did I break free?  After all, I started cussing when I was in third grade, trying to impress an older cousin of mine.  I had the usual thoughts about my language:  It’s just the way I am.  I have done this for years, and just can’t change.  It’s a nasty habit that I don’t have the power to change.  The rest of my life is godly, so what does this one bad habit hurt?  Sound familiar?

I had one of those “Come to Jesus” moments that my friend, Janet, speaks of so often.  I knew cussing was a sin because Ephesians 4:29 says not to let unwholesome words come out of our mouths.  James 3 tells us that the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity – that blessing and cursing ought not to come out of our mouths.  When I chose to cuss, I was choosing to walk in worldly wisdom, which is demonic.  James 3:17 really stepped on my toes!  It showed me that when I wavered in my talk like that, I was being hypocritical, and no one likes hypocrites!  

I was studying the books of 1, 2, and 3 John.  John has some strong words for those who choose to continue to sin.  When we commit sin, we commit lawlessness. (1 John 3:4) Whoever abides in Him doesn’t sin, and if we do sin, then we don’t know Him. (1 John 3:6)  He who sins is of the devil. (1 John 3:8) If we are truly born of God, we can’t sin. (1 John 3:9)  

So what made the difference?  I have been studying the end times for many years, and know that lawlessness is coming.  In fact, I believe it is already here.  I didn’t want to be part of it!  That was the first thing that really hit me.  But those others verses really got me to evaluate my walk with the Lord.  I realized that all of my excuses were nothing more than a house built on sand.  The water of the Word just shattered that house of cards.  (Ephesians 5:26)

Now what was I to do with this horrible habit of mine?  I continued to study the Word intently.  Whenever I would feel my temper starting to flare (that was the flame that would set my tongue on fire), I would cry out to Jesus.  I would say things like, “Lord, help me not to sin!  I don’t want to dishonor Your Name.  I don’t want to bring shame to You!”  As soon as I would feel those fleshly emotions start to rise up, I would stop and ask myself, “Do you really want to go down this path again?”  I figured out that I really did have a choice to cuss, or not to cuss.  It wasn’t “just the way I am.”  Rather, it was flesh against the spirit.  And which one did I want to win? I began to quote scripture to overcome the temptation:  I have determined that my mouth will not sin. (Psalm 17:3) I have avoided evil conduct, because I want to obey Your Word. (Psalm 119:101) Give me the desire to obey Your laws. (Psalm 119:36)  I have chosen to be obedient. (Psalm 119:30)

I share this personal story with you because as I watch what is transpiring in our world today, I know serious persecution is coming.  With what I have learned from my struggle with a bad temper and cussing, I am now praying the Lord will help me not to dishonor His Name when things start to heat up even more for Christians.  I know my flesh will want to revolt against everything and everyone.  It will be hard to let supernatural love flow through me when the pressure is on.  I know some will see what is happening, and respond with, “Over my dead body!”  However, in Revelation, the Christians overcame by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and loving not their lives unto death.  (Revelation 12:11)

I discovered a great truth through this journey.  By immersing myself in the Word of God, letting His Word fill my mind, there isn’t room for strongholds!  Rather, Jesus became my Stronghold.  

As times get worse, I can rest in His promises.  In the day of trouble, He will be my place of safety. (Psalm 59:16)  He will keep me from falling, and He will help me not to be overcome with evil in the day of trouble. (Psalm 119:133) The Lord is my protector and stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)

Whether it’s overcoming a nagging habit, or standing firm in this evil world, He is our stronghold!

© 2020, Stacy R. Miller

Romans 13:8-14 True Love and True Light

This message should be viewed by ALL Christians.  It is very timely and addresses how all of the happenings around the world is getting us distracted from the ultimate goal.  I was deeply challenged by it.  I don’t want to say anything else because I don’t want to ruin it for you.  Just watch it!!!

Absolute Ecstasy

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This is my weekend off work.  It was much cooler today, so I started out the day taking a long walk with my hubby.

After we returned home, I got all of the clothing ready that is going to the resale shop this fall.  Since we are down to 3 staffers to run a 24/7 department, I thought it would be wise to get this cumbersome task done early.  When I am working some 50-60+ hour weeks, that will be the last thing I want to think about.

I normally read my Bible on my I-pad.  However, I was missing the feeling of actually holding that book in my hands.  It was absolute ecstasy to sit on my couch this afternoon, reading my Bible, while drinking a cup of coffee, and playing Tim Janis’s music in the background.

My daughter and I have been having some deep discussions this week about the Word.  What I read this afternoon was on that topic, so I sent her an email, showing her what I read, along with a few notes from a commentary.

It’s been hard to really enjoy time off work during this pandemic because there’s not much we can do.  Today was an absolute perfect day — wonderfully refreshing to my body, soul, and spirit.  Thank You, Jesus for answering my prayer to be refreshed while I was off work today.  I can’t wait to see how you answer that prayer tomorrow!

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