Leaning Into God

How does spending time in God’s presence make you stronger? In what ways will you “lean into Him” today?

Loving and Almighty God, please help me to live every moment with You today and to receive the strength You alone can give. -Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Etch A Sketch Forgivness

The little red rectangular box was magical. As a kid, I could play with it for hours. When I turned one knob on the box, I could create a horizontal line on its screen. Turn the other knob and voila—a vertical line. When I turned the knobs together, I could make diagonal lines, circles, and creative designs. But the real magic came when I turned my Etch A Sketch toy upside down, shook it a little and turned it right side up. A blank screen appeared, offering me the opportunity to create a new design.

God’s forgiveness works much like that Etch A Sketch. He wipes away our sins, creating a clean canvas for us. Even if we remember wrongs we committed, God chooses to forgive and forget. He’s wiped them out and doesn’t hold our sins against us. He doesn’t treat us according to our sinful actions (Psalm 103:10) but extends grace through forgiveness. We have a clean slate—a new life awaiting us when we seek God’s forgiveness. We can be rid of guilt and shame because of His amazing gift to us.

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Journey Inward

The symbolism is one of paradoxes. Labyrinths appeal to the basic human desire to create order out of confusion. Labyrinth walkers get lost to find themselves. They become disoriented to the world around them to become oriented to their higher selves.

Also, labyrinths are just fun in the way that all puzzles are fun. They lure passersby into a game, a dance of diversion and engagement.

In the era of smartphones, GPS and geotagging it’s a wonderful gift to lose yourself for even a few minutes. So next time you want to go hiking, instead of going out there, try going within. You may be surprised by what you discover.

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Community

The Nod…I see you. I feel you. I ‘m right here with you. And I know it hasn’t been easy, but look at you. And just think of all the people who look like you {who} are going to see you and know that anythng is possible.

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Wisdom

“When I was 25, I literally thought I knew everything. I had to reach a stage of humility: These are the skills that other people can teach me. I’m open to the wisdom to understand what I’m missing.” – Paula Burrows 

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