Here’s a blog excerpt from a person who is trying to be more positive. It was entitled: 3 things I want you to know about me this week.
1. Despite waking up late on Monday, I still made it to work on time. Though I looked liked I was hungover, I simply avoided all mirrors. 🙂
2. On Wednesday, I got out of my workplace and went to lunch with co-workers. We ate outside and a little dog wandering around under our table peed on my foot. I worked the afternoon barefooted and smiling. 🙂
3. I sat down on Thursday evening to watch “The Voice” that I had taped. Because of bad weather warnings the local station broke in and I missed 75% of the show. I smiled and watched “Glee” instead. 🙂
Here are 3 things about Jesus I want you to know about this week.
1. Jesus always keeps his promises. If he says he will do it, he will. People may try, but they can’t live up to that. But, he can!
2. Jesus is there when you need him. You can call him at any time from anywhere and he is there to help you, be with you, stand beside you.
3. Jesus loves you. His love is not based on your doing anything, not even based on your loving him. His love is unconditional. No matter who you are or what you’ve done. He. Loves. You.
As you go through this week consider these things about Jesus. Maybe it’ll make your week a little more positive. 🙂
“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me.” John 15
I have a friend who uses his guitar in his work. He teaches and performs music using it. One night at his house a guy tripped and fell…yes…my friend’s guitar looked just like the picture above. Broken! I don’t like when something of mine is broken. My car, my plans, my life. But, it seems like no matter what you do, sometimes your life ends up broken. It’s a fact. And we want to get it fixed. But, that doesn’t always happen.
God never says follow me and I guarantee you will not be broken. He doesn’t promise that. But…brokenness offers you two paths. One is fear, bitterness, and despair. It begins and ends in darkness. That’s the one without God. The other path is faith, trust, and hope. It too begins in darkness except it ends in light. Jesus understands brokenness.
Each time he (Jesus) said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12
God doesn’t promise to fix all brokenness, but he does promise to help you through it…all of it. Jesus says: “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” When you’re broken and weak, he comes through for you with his power. Sometimes the biggest miracles God performs are not in your circumstances, but in our hearts and your attitudes.
You may not like broken. I certainly don’t. But, you don’t have to fear it either. Even when you can’t see the light, reach out. God will be there to guide you down the path. He’s there for you. Try him.