The Wind

The wind began to blow in the valley. It started as a gentle breeze just to create an awareness of its presence for those who were still and quiet enough to notice. The few who noticed began to move about inside their walls. They remembered the way the breeze had touched and warmed their skin in the olden days and wanted to experience that touch again. 

They soon realized that the fortresses they had built were keeping both the things they feared and the things they loved from getting close to them. They realized they had walled themselves in so tight that the breeze could not come near them. 

They began to cry out for help and the wind which began as a breeze began to blow thru the valley loosening the bricks. 

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Motive

What motivates you? Is it love? Why do you serve others? Is it love? Why do you do all the things you do including those things that seem really meaningless like cleaning and vacuuming? Is it love?

Those are the questions I woke up to Friday morning…before I spoke to anyone.

Lord, show me how to love every minute of every day. Show me how to walk in love with every step I take. Purify my thoughts and my motives so that only Your love propels me forward.

Duet

Have you ever found a scripture that took your breath away and made your life richer the minute you read it? Here is mine for the day…

11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying,

“I will proclaim Your name to My brethren,
In the midst of the congregation I will sing Your praise.” – Hebrews 2:11-12

In the midst of the congregation I will sing Your praise…

In the midst of the congregation…

I will sing Your praise…

Can you just see Jesus standing next to you as you worship? Can you just imagine Jesus sitting next to you on that pew as you offer up praise to God? Can you see him standing next to the worship leader with His hands held high to God? Do you see him dancing along with the dancers?

Here, close your eyes and just imagine….imagine Jesus praising our Father with us…