“What you think you can’t handle — might actually be God handing you a gift.”

Q…. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?

  A.. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David’s Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.


Q… Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?

  A.. Samson. He brought the house down.

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“God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward ) Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   My running list of His One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/ to me:

963.

“What you think you can’t handle — might actually be God handing you a gift.”

“…Giving thanks isn’t a pollyanna game — but a powerhouse game-changer….”

“…And a gravelly voice speaks of cancer and a grave and a child whose name she wears around her neck, and we finger that name together and fiercely believe in a Father who knows and holds and cups like relief, like a lung, when we can’t breathe.”

And I think of everything I have chaffed against and railed about and howled to the heavens and who am I to know what is best or not — but when you bow and surrender to the sovereignty of God then you are in the posture to receive all as a gift.”

Direct quotes above copied and pasted from: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2012/11/the-holiday-that-could-become-all-of-our-days-change-our-lives/  This book referred to in the link , “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to live Life Fully” was what spurred me on to keep a Gratefulness List of some of God’s treasures for me has been such a rich blessing.

964. Come to Jesus
 
965.Vibrant red male cardinal swooping out of the entryway as we went in to meet someone who might soon become a new neighbor
 
966. Fun weekend campout at Rock Springs with Joy and Hannah and many friends. 
 
967. Fresh starts and new beginnings after mess-ups
 
968. The joy of meeting Princess, a fellow Her 2 Positive warrior, at Casting For Recovery last year and her recent Homegoing to Heaven.  No more suffering or pain or tears or cancer for her.
 
969.
“I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.”
~ Markova
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970.

“…But it occurred to me that when it comes to prayer, I have a couple of issues that cloud my vision:

  • I don’t really believe God will answer.
  • When God does answer my prayers positively, I let fear keep me from rejoicing.

Do you ever see that same pattern in your prayer life? You pray, because you know you should, but never in your life do you really expect God to answer. That God would answer you seems almost too good to be true. You believe in your head that God hears you, but your heart refuses to make the leap of faith, lest you find yourself crushed with disappointment.

And when God does shock you by giving you what you think you don’t deserve, you’re afraid to believe it. You’re sure there’s a joke somewhere, or that someone’s going to pull the rug from under you. So you hang on to doubt instead. You let fear paralyze you into inaction. You refuse to rejoice, lest someone find out that you’ve been given more than you deserve, that you’ve been dealt a good hand.

But what if you really did believe that God wants to answer your prayers? What if you really did believe that God will give you more than you deserve? What if you allowed joy to get a hold of your heart as you learned to live by faith that God is all He says He is . . . and more?

The irony is that He’s already given us more than we will ever deserve through His Son Jesus Christ. He’s already dealt us the best hand through Salvation. Perhaps today you simply need a reminder of His goodness. Perhaps today you simply need to keep on praying. The answer you’re waiting for may just be on the way. ”

–Direct quote from http://www.truewoman.com/?id=2256

 

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