Sunday Seven

Sunday, August 29, 2021

1 • There is a clear difference between conflict and clarification. Both can be good when done from a loving heart. We shy away from clarification with fear that will lead to conflict, just to miss the chance to find understanding. Let this sink for a minute. 

2 • "My limitations do not mean I lack power." @petite_pastor drops this truth bomb this week. God has been whispering this to her heard during the pandemic. I'm grateful she shared it with us. As a matter of fact, God's power is made perfect in weakness, limitations, and such. I am encouraged to look at my limitations as a place where the power of God can freely dwell. 

3 • I am not holding back. Any chance I have to do good to others, I will. No matter how awkward, impossible or inconvenient. God has demonstrated so much good towards me. I am a willing instrument to do the same for others. I'm grateful to be part of a friend tribe that feels exactly the same way. 

4 •  Running is pure joy right now. It is not easy or convenient. The community I find, the encouragement I get, makes life sweeter. I am grateful for this gift.

5 • The kids and I spoke about sacrificing this week. We all are sacrificing something we like in order to get something we need. Keep your eyes on the prize is the theme at our household right now. 

6 • When things are out of control, focus on what you can control. Life is not easy and i doubt it will ever get easy. We do have tools to make progress. We have family and friends for support. We have God, who is in control, on our side. 

7 • I love hymns. The older, the better. I love the truths they carry. Generation after generation, Christians find reminders of God's character through them. Here are encouraging lyrics:

God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year:
God is working his purpose out, and the time is drawing near;
nearer and nearer draws the time the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

- God is working His purpose out (1894)