Thursday, January 27, 2011

Perspective

Sometimes the things we perceive about others, are not always as they seem. Sometimes, the things others perceive about us, are not always as they seem.

So, do we just have misguided perceptions?

Perceptions are merely, one's point of view.


While we "think" about the motives of others, we tend not to "think" about how others perceive our actions.

The old saying goes.......... "actions speak louder than words" may be true for some, but I also think what comes out of our mouths, comes from within.....

"What's in the well, will come up in the bucket!"

We've all stuck our foot in our mouths......from time to time.... intentional....or not. Don't you want a pass for your slip up? Don't others deserve the same pass from us as well.

My mantra is this: Think the best about a person, FIRST.... not the WORST.

Wouldn't you want others to give you the benefit of the doubt? Wouldn't you want a DO-OVER?

Follows the golden rule: Do unto other as you would have them do unto you? Even with our perceptions.

Ultimately, the opinions of others do not define us. BECAUSE...

"For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God." 1 Corninthians 2:11

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

blogging......year one.

Matthew 6:1
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

After reading today's bible verse....I had to ask myself........

Does this apply to me?

This verse made me stop and question the reasons behind my writings.

Why do I blog?

I began blogging a year ago, because I felt God leading me to write. I needed Jesus to speak to me, comfort me, and through studying my bible....

He did....through His WORD........the words began to flow.....
This blog has been a journey of the WORD.

I have shared very personal thoughts, emotions ...life experiences.... so why expose my life for all to read?

I couldn't hold it in.. I wanted too... as crazy as that sounds....

The posts just came....one after another....helping me grow to know my Savior more...... post by post...

I know without a doubt that God has been with me this year....in a very personal way.

My words are real and very personal...but I pray that the words I write do nothing to bring attention to myself.......but complete praise and honor to God.

I have developed great respect for several other bloggers.....they're listed on my page...(check them out) They share real stories, reflections on their own journey through this life.  But more importantly, they know who Jesus Christ is and express His love and saving grace in their words.

So, on my first year blogging anniversary....I hope you have come to know the love, hope, and grace of my Lord and Savior...

Is my writing done? I don't feel like God has lead me to stop...just yet.

You see, I have come to know HIM more through it.......and I want to know more and more everyday.

Love and blessings,

Robyn

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Truth About Forever

Forever!   Is it overused in casual conversation???  Do we take, FOREVER lightly?
Such as:

"That movie lasted forever!"

"I sat in traffic......fooorrr---eeevvvveeerrrrrrr."

"I could sit on this beach with my feet in the sand, forever."

"I am forever forgetting things."

"I will love you, forever."

Is FOREVER relative to us in this day and time........

FOREVER- for a limitless time..... (Webster)

Synonyms: always, eternally, everlasting, evermore, permanently

John 3:16......"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
So, I contemplated on this word........forever.......

and I realized that what I view as forever, is just "time".... because MY forever will come to an end.
But my life AFTER I die, pass away, go to be with the Lord.... will be ETERNALLY FOREVER, PERMANENT, LIMITLESS.....
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