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From Luke 18:

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Just imagine having a meal with one of your best friends for the very last time today.  Right now.

What would you eat?  That doesn’t even matter does it?  If you KNEW it was the last time you saw them, you’d be more concerned with WHAT you could share and you’d make certain they knew you loved them. You might look them in the eyes more, ask them more personal questions and savor the time (not the food) you get to enjoy with them. You’d make sure the moments you were having are full of love, laughter and life.

You can never be certain what moment may be your last chance to tell others you love them…you are sorry..you care about their opinion.

What if your friend KNEW it was their last time with you?  AND THEY TOLD YOU THIS!?!  They could predict the future…but you didn’t hear them, you didn’t understand what they were saying or maybe you just didn’t accept it and refused to listen.

Jesus did this …He told his disciples, but they didn’t understand what He was trying to tell them.  This is so sad to me.  Maybe God didn’t want them to know so they wouldn’t treat Jesus any differently?  Or maybe He wanted to spare them the pain and absolute confusion it would stir up, not that once it did happen there wasn’t utter chaos, but perhaps God thought this would shelter them for a little longer.  I mean, they were just humans, how could they REALLY understand???  Just like we all don’t truly understand things until we are personally a part of it. 

One lesson, I believe, we should get from this is to LISTEN. TRULY LISTEN. Don’t take life and people for granted. You never know when you won’t see someone again or how a once in a lifetime chance may zoom on by because you weren’t paying attention.

Life is not about how many moments you have, but what you do with the ones God allows you to have. 

What will you do with the ones you have…left?

Moments

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Photographer: Noah Johnson

What an amazing moment this picture has captured!!! The gift of beauty is something The Lord gives us all the time. We get caught up in our lives, our busy schedules and every day worries AND MISS IT! Why! We are so dumb. I pray for a daily knock upside the head… An eye-opener! Come on, girl, check this out!
I love moments like these where we can just breathe in and out and KNOW GOD. We should do this with every breath.
Lord, please keep me alert to YOU. Please remind me to open my eyes and don’t look at my circumstances, but to YOU. Thank You Lord for this moment and the sweet little photographer that captured it!

AWESOMENESS

Awesome people are so awesome! They are happy and smiley and NICE. Nice is so important. Is it really hard to be nice? I mean, I know we all have those days where we are just tired and worn out, but is a SMILE so hard to muster? I think NOT! You can always smile –at the very least. Just think of a happy thought and BAM–THERE COMES A SMILE! Simple, right?

I had the opportunity to come in contact with A TON of people this last week. From the airport, to the resort and on to the many different locations we ended up going, PEOPLE WERE EVERYWHERE! Literally, no where I looked was there an empty space which did not contain another human, well, besides the bathroom stall, I guess. SOOO MANY PEOPLE! And I’m gonna let ya know—some were not so nice or happy or even the least bit content with their current situation. I prayed for one in particular that had what seemed to be a permanent scowl on his face. I admit, I do not know what was going on in his life and totally uncertain of the reason for his discontent, but I did and do know prayer can’t hurt it! So, there, in the airport, I prayed for this man. I prayed that something would make him happy. I am sure God did something for him. Who knows if he recognized it as such, but I know it happened, because my GOD is a mighty God and He makes things happen!

God especially makes AWESOME PEOPLE AWESOME…He put in our path so many people who were glad to help us and guide us and make us feel comfortable. He sent nice people who weren’t afraid to share their space or moment in life with us. Brief moments of pleasant conversation or even just a smiley face sprinkled our trip. I caught myself thanking God many times for those moments.

I even verbally thanked a few of our new brief moment friends for being so nice. One man even said, “Oh, I try my best to do just that.” How AWESOME?!?!! That right there is the AWESOMENESS I’m talking about.

We should all do our best to be awesome. It really isn’t a huge task. We just have to remember to keep things in perspective. An attitude of gratitude is important, and most of all, with the grace and the salvation we receive from GOD, being awesome isn’t hard at all! Don’t just think of a happy thought to make yourself smile like I said above, think BIGGER—> ALWAYS keep in mind —He allows us a daily DO-OVER (wipe away the past), the gift of every day (right down to the air we breathe), salvation from anything that has ever held us down (AMEN!) and the constant knowing that He has us in the palm of His hand (CUZ ONLY HE IS IN CONTROL). If we can only do this, life isn’t hard to keep in perspective and we can find it easy to be AWESOME.

Below, I’m sharing the front of a thank you card we received in the mail this week. It made me smile HUGE and reminded me that we should all thank those who have that AWESOMENESS more often, but most of all, thank GOD for putting them right where you need them.

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