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Watch your eyes, watch your eyes what they see… 

“Beauty is in THE eyes of the beholder, but what if the beholder is blind?” 
Havíng α kєєn ѕєnѕє σf thє unσвvíσuѕ hαѕ thє pσwєr tσ ѕαvє uѕ frσm much díѕαѕtєr. Mαnч tímєѕ tσσ, thє danger íѕ ríght ín frσnt σf us, вut вєcαuѕє wє αrє вlíndєd вч vαríσuѕ ínfluєncєѕ, wє cαnnσt clєαrlч see the destruction that is parading in frσnt σf uѕ. Like thє dєmσnѕ ín flєѕh, thє Jєzєвєlѕ ín Aвígαíl’ѕ αttírє, thє Judαѕ díѕguíѕєd αѕ Jσhn σr thє Nαвαl ín Bσαz’ѕ shoes.

 These αrє αll pєrfєct єхαmplєѕ σf whч wє nєєd mσѕt dєѕpєrαtєlч, thє αвílítч tσ ѕєє вєчσnd thє fαctѕ íntσ truth. Tσdαч, whч nσt αѕk thє Lσrd tσ íncrєαѕє чσur αвílítч tσ ѕєє αnd undєrѕtαnd, ѕσ чσur ѕtєpѕ cαn вє вєttєr σrdєrєd вч hím.

Father in thє nαmє σf Jesus, I ask you this day to wash mч єчєѕ wíth єчє ѕαlvє αccσrdíng tσ Rєv 3:18. Clєαnѕє mє thσrσughlч αnd cαuѕє mє tσ clєαrlч ѕєє thє unseen,  ѕσ mч lífє cαn вє вєttєr σrdєrєd вч чσu ín Jesus nαmє… αmєn!

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I do it best…

Just when you believe you will not make it,

Just when you believe all is lost,

Just when you believe there’s no way out,

Just when you believe you’ll be forever alone,

Just when you feel all hope is gone,

Just when you feel there’s no need to try again,

Just when you feel like a failure,

Just when you feel you’re going crazy,

Just when you feel there’s no way out,

Just when you feel like I have failed you,

Just when you feel like you’re imprisoned in bars of darkness,

Just when you feel like light will never be seen again,

Just when you feel like giving up…

YOU WILL FIND ME!

 I was ALWAYS there. You were just too busy trying to do it by yourself and for yourself to notice Me.

Now… will you allow Me to do what I do best? The impossible?

Newness

God is all about newness.

Many times newness can be scary. I think about Abraham, and when he was asked to leave his home and everything he knows, to go to an unknown place and how he must have felt inside. Yes he trusted and believed God, so he went willfully. However, it must have been a little scary.  It must have been saddening too, to leave the comfort of all he knows for the discomfort of the unknown. I can imagine it may have been exciting too, to discover new people, new ideas, new lands and new adventures as he travelled.

I look into my own life and see the many changes and challenges that come with that change and it scares me likewise. Opening my heart to love enough to help those who need my help, is a new adventure for me. Gaining what I thought I never wanted, but realizing how fulfilled I feel after embracing what God said I should, is newness all over. I had shut my heart up to the complete assistance of others out of fears and past hurts for a while, and relearning to care for those outside the scope of my comfort, is another adventure all by itself. NEWNESS!

As the Lord shows me my future and the many, many newness that he’s about to swiftly take me into, its scary. However,  like Abraham, I want to be “counted as righteous” because of my simple faith in Jesus regarding the unknown. I definitely do not know all my future, but the portions I know are about to manifest, are really all NEW. I must say it has me a little on edge. Albeit, I will embrace my fears and proceed, because though I do not know it all, I am friends with the One who does. He will take me safely through…

What newness are you in the middle of?  How can you embrace them in order to proceed into purpose?

Here’s a clue below:

For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” Romans 4:3 (NLT)

©2016.  Amorelle.

Are you a duck or an eagle?

I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport, when a cab pulled up; the first thing i noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine and the driver, smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie and freshly pressed black slacks, jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me.
He handed me a laminated card and said: I’m Wasiu, ur driver. While i’m loading ur bags in the trunk, i’d like u to read my mission statement.’
Taken aback, i read the card; It said: Wasiu’s Mission Statement:

To get my customers to their destinations in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.
This blew me away. Especially when i noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!
As he slid behind the wheel, Wasiu said: ‘Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.’
I said jokingly, ‘No, I’d prefer a soft drink.’
Wasiu smiled and said, ‘No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water and orange juice.’
Almost stuttering, I said, ‘I’ll take a Lassi.’
Handling me my drink,Wasiu said; ‘If you’d like something to read, I have Thisday, Guardian & Sun newspapers.’
As they were pulling away, Wasiu handed me another laminated card, ‘These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you’d like to listen to the radio.’
And as if those weren’t enough, Wasiu told me that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for me.
Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he’d be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.
‘Tell me, Wasiu,’ I was amazed and asked him, ‘have you always served customers like this?’
Wasiu smiled into the rear view mirror. ‘No, not always. In fact, it’s only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I  spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about the power of choice one day.’
‘Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle.’
‘If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. 
‘Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.’
‘That hit me right,’ said Wasiu. 
‘It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.’
‘I take it that has paid off for you,’ I said.
‘It sure has,’ Wasiu replied. ‘My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I’ll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.’

Wasiu made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.
“You don’t die if you fall in water, you die only if you don’t swim.
Make a positive decision too change for the better today.

– borrowed original author unknown.