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The D word.

I didn’t blog yesterday on THE DAY.  I knew I probably wouldn’t.  We are always busy going from one place to another.  Once we were home, I got into bed as soon as I could.  I believe I slept for about 12 hours! haha!  I don’t do that often at all!

Christmas was wonderful.  It truly was.  My face ached many times from laughing or smiling continuously–and not the fake smiling we sometimes do when posing for pictures–my face was truly feeling the event.  My side ached a little from it as well.  We had fun!

The event was a little different than usual.  We saw some family we hadn’t in quite a few Christmases…then there were some close ones absent for the first time.  This did not diminish the joy of the Christmas occasion, but it did make it somewhat different.  The ones separated from us missed out on another awesome time together.

Death did not separate us…but another D word did.

Death is inevitable, we will all do that someday unless, of course, Jesus comes before we die.  Either way, what a wonderful day that will be.  (Reminds me of a song…What a day that will be…when my Jesus I shall see…)

The other d word I’m referring to– although very inevitable– seems to happen in our world more times than not.  It creeps up into the happiest of circumstances and the most harmonious of families.  It works its way into joyful times and tears apart the best of friends.  The devil loves it, he dances in it…he creates it.

We call some of the television programs we watch the D word.  The d word can be described several ways.  Here’s one definition I found:

It is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.  The term comes from a Greek word meaning action, which is derived from the verb meaning to do or to act.

Here’s another:

a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.

I know these definitions refer more to a play or performance, but in our lives, they pretty much happen the same way.  A person creates some type of opinion about a person or a circumstance then acts out, most of the time negatively, on their opinion.  They create fictional dialogue and premeditate the outcome.

Most of the time this involves misunderstandings

which then lead to mis-communications,

throw in some name calling and lies

and wahhhh lahhhhhhh….

THE D WORD!

Yep, the ole D word…

But I’m just gonna tell you along with the stinky little devil… the D word DID NOT stop the celebration of our LORD, KING AND SAVIOR being born!  It didn’t stop the meal from being prepared, the hugs, smiles or big ole belly roll laughing!  It didn’t stop the bright eyes or surprises that good company or perfect hospitality brought.  It didn’t stop the true meaning of our CHRISTMAS STORY.  It didn’t stop it…it can’t stop it.   No matter how much the D word tries to invade, destroy and conquer… it has no power.

GOD sent us our power.  He sent us the hope for peace and happiness.  HE sent us THE REASON FOR THIS SEASON and the d word has no place in the unfolding of this story.  THE REASON for the season has victory over anything that comes with the d-word.  Jesus is peace, hope and love which are total opposites of the d-word.

HE IS THE REASON FOR THIS SEASON.

Pray for those who don’t look to HIM first.  (on all days of the year)

Pray for those who love the d-word more than the gifts HE brings.

Find VICTORY in what JESUS brought.

HE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

(not the d-word…not ever the d-word)

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Self-Centered?

Do you think you are better than others? Better than EVERYONE? Do you like to build yourself up most of all? Do you have to always being in control of all situations? Do you believe that the world is all about you? Self-centered? Only out for número UNO?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to look at the world through the eyes of Jesus. Do you know He always put others first? I know it’s hard to do, but if we can remember what He did for us we can start to put our life in a right perspective. When you start moving from self-centered to JESUS-centered, those questions above will seem ridiculous. Those people who say yes to any of those will seem even more ridiculous.

Just thoughts for today.

Powerfully Positive Words!

Words are so powerful!  I have seen them build up and encourage or put down and make a great day into “doomsday.”  Everyone has seen this or been the recipient of it OR done it themselves.  It’s what we do.  We use our mouths to communicate whatever is on our mind.  Sometimes it comes out like pure sweet sugar and other times like soupy stanky diarrhea.  What do you do with your words?  Do you think before they come out of your head?  Do you sometimes wish you could suck them back in!?  Who hasn’t been there!

Have you done service for the devil with the words you’ve used in the past?  This makes me cringe.  How horrible!  In the Bible, it warns us over and over about how we should watch our words.  It tells us to be good listeners…

“should be quick to listen and slow to speak.” (James 1:19)  Read more:  What Does the Bible Say About Listening?

Ohhhh and how about this one:

He who answers before listening–that is his folly and  his shame.” (Proverbs 18:13)

and one more:  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. -Matthew 12:37

Somedays we use our words to put ourselves down.  Have you ever called yourself “fat?”  Oh the horrible “F” word!  Think about this–when you use derrogatory words to describe yourself, you are just telling God that He didn’t do a good job.  YOU ARE REMARKABLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE!  It says that in the Bible too. ((Psalm 139:14)  Do not put yourself down.  There are plenty people of the world that might do that for you.  You do not need to be one of those.  Use your words for compliments and happy 🙂 comments.

Another thing we use our words for is gossip.  OHHHHHHHH, the ugly UNtruth!  It’s ugly and vile and totally of the devil.  Wow, I’ve mentioned the devil twice in this post.  Gag!  But really, he’s a liar and loves when we lie.  Don’t do things that please him.  Look toward the truth–OUR GOD!

Look to God and focus on HIM and He will guard your words.  He will help you use the right words.  He will calm you when you want to scream. He will guide you to use those “happy” words instead of those “funky” ones.   Make your words POWERFUL IN A POSITIVE WAY!

Powerfully POSITIVE words are the best!

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