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Actions Instead of Words

Don’t talk about it…BE about it ….


Have you ever noticed that the things we remember most are experiences we have participated in?


Words and lessons we study are important also, and perhaps it’s different for you, but..


Experiences are what I learn best from and remember the most.
It seems our actions are remembered more than our words.
It’s a spiritual principle that we should let our actions, or light if you will speak for us.


Think about it.


Light doesn’t take away from or compete with the action.


It supports it silently so others can see it.


That is how God wants us to let our light shine, through our actions and not our words…


Check your experience…


“Now we need more action, without which we find that “Faith without works is dead.” Big Book pg 76


Lord, let our light shine through our actions and not our words, AMEN.


“So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” James 2:17


Have a blessed day y’all!

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Walk by Faith

Faith it until you make it… 


We use faith in one form or another in many situations daily. 


For instance, when we touch a light switch, we naturally assume without much thought that the light will come on. 


Oh sure, a few of us, BUT NOT ME, have engineering degrees and understand all of the mechanics and physics involved in this simple act, but for the most part, folks like me trust that the light will just turn on. 


It’s the same experience in my car every time I turn the key to start it or apply the brakes while driving. 


I have faith, based on my previous experiences, that these actions will bring the desired results. 


The more I experience something, the stronger my faith is. 


It’s the same with our spiritual life. 


The more we spend time in the Word and with Jesus, the stronger our faith grows. 


We can’t buy faith, but we can surely grow it!.


Check your experience… 


“In this book, you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves.” Big Book pg 70 


Lord, let us grow our faith through daily contact with You and time in Your Word, AMEN. 


 “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 


 Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Just Ask!

Ours for the asking… 


We have to work in some form or fashion for just about everything in life. 


Obviously, we work to provide for our families, and we work at getting things we want and like. 


We even work on ourselves, physically, mentally, and spiritually in order to keep healthy. 


One of the things that we don’t have to work for is God’s, unconditional love. 


He chose us and it’s ours for the asking! 


However, we must work to build a relationship with Him in order to grow in Christ and know His will. 


How is this working out for you?.. 


Check your experience… 


“God either is or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?” Big Book pg 53 


Lord, thank You for choosing us and allowing us the opportunity for Your grace and everlasting life, AMEN. 


 “You have not chosen Me, I have chosen you. I have set you apart for the work of bringing in fruit. Your fruit should last. And whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” John 15:16 


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1 Thessalonians 2:14 – You Suffered the Same Things

Throughout its history, Christianity has had a common affliction. This affliction occurs in those who reject the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ.  When the Gospel – the Word of God – is preached, people either accept it or reject it.  When they cover their ears and harden their hearts, Satan has a field day.  They become his playground, and useful idiots for his purpose, which is to discredit and destroy God.  Satan’s people then – through their own poor choice of turning away to the dark things of this world – often decide it makes good sense to persecute God’s elect with whom they disagree. Paul recounts this kind of situation in his first letter to the Thessalonian church.  He tells them in 1 Thessalonians 2:2 that what he had previously experienced was not wasted: But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God amid much conflict.

Are You Teachable?

Becoming teachable…


Remember the last time you were able to lay aside your preconceived notions, expectations, and self-made opinions in order to truly learn something new? 


Yeah, it’s been a while for me too! 


Part of having free will and becoming an adult is this magic magnifying mind that we have that likes to unconsciously grow and feed from our perceptions and experiences. 


It tries to predict situations for us as well as attempts to harden our hearts through our own self-made assessments and judgments. 


Until we stop this process and set aside the ability and power it has over us, we cease to truly grow spiritually. 


 Kids don’t have this. 

They look at us with wide eyes and open minds thirsty to learn. 


It’s only when we can open our minds willingly in this manner can God truly teaches us and fill our hearts with His Spirit and wisdom. 

Are you still willing and able to be teachable? …


Check your experience. … 


“But after a while, we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life or else.” Big Book pg 44 

Lord let us set aside our own thoughts and become teachable like a child for Your Word, AMEN. 

“He said: I tell you the truth unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Heart Matters

The human heart is at the heart of the human problem… 


 It’s part of our nature to blame people, places, and things when it doesn’t turn out like we want. 

This thinking is built into our culture as well as society. 


Don’t trust me, just tune into any news broadcast or media report and the finger-pointing and blame placing is the major part of the story. 


This thinking, when allowed to dominate our thoughts, covers our hearts and makes it hard for the Sunlight of the Spirit to flow through our hearts and minds. 


Now don’t get me wrong, bad things do happen and there can be other people, places, or things involved. 
That is what our justice system is for. 


What about the veil of negativity and closed-mindedness we are left with covering our hearts and minds? 


I mean it’s hard to trust others, especially these days, 

It is a spiritual principle that we have to GIVE in order to GET, 


We must put away our negativity and mistrust and replace it with grace and faith. 


If we can open our hearts to allow Jesus to fill us with His Holy Spirit and to cover and protect us with His grace, then things turn out better… 


Check your experience… 


“Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.” Big Book pg 11 


Lord, let us turn our hearts and minds over to the care of Your will and grace, AMEN. 


“Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand.” 2 Corinthians 3:15 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Who is Calling?

Looking at your Caller ID… 


Modern technology provides us with many conveniences that make our lives easier as well as more informed. 


From instant information available to all on the internet to digital medical records that doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies securely share, these benefits enable us to lead easier and more productive lives. 


One thing I particularly enjoy is caller ID. 


Back in the day when the wall phone in the kitchen rang, w
e had to answer it no matter what and we never knew who was calling. 

Caller ID has simplified my life. 


If you are on my contact list, I know it’s you and I will answer, if you are unknown to me, then you get to speak to the voice mail I check once a week! 


Spiritually speaking we have the same opportunity with the calls on our hearts and souls. 


God uses Jesus and the Holy Spirit to call on us through our hearts to not only help us but also show us His will for us. 


Because God loves us unconditionally, He gives us the free will to choose to take His call or not. 

What is our choice to be?.. 


Check your experience… 


 “There had been a humble willingness to have Him with me — and He came.” Big Book pg 12 


Lord, let us answer Your call knowing You have the answer for us as well as the way of grace and peace, AMEN.


 “…lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.” Ephesians 4:1 


Have a blessed day Y’all!! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

We GET What We GIVE

What goes around COMES around. .. 


Have you ever played with a bouncing ball? 


Did you notice that it always comes back to you with the same force you give it? 


Now I am not trying to teach physics, but the ball example contains today’s spiritual thought. 


I have learned over the years that my relationships with people, places, and things have the same effect. 


We GET what we GIVE. It’s a spiritual principle. 


When I treat others with grace, I get grace and when I throw out grief and negativity, I get it right back. 


 Check your experience. … 


“Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.” Big Book pg 68. 


Lord, let us give others the same grace and joy that you freely give us, AMEN. 


“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,” Matthew 7:12 


Have a blessed day y’all! 

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Helping and Sharing

Something to share instead of give…. 


It seems from the time we can walk; we are taught that it’s good to share with others. 


Somehow as the years go by and we become adults this spiritual principle gets twisted in our communications as well as our understanding to become it’s good to give. 


Now maybe your experience is different from mine, but I feel there is a huge difference between giving and sharing. 


We give to get. 


We share to help. 


I give my time to my employer to get a paycheck. 


I give money to retailers to get their goods and services. 


However, I share my heart, my resources, money, and time with others in an effort to help and be of service. 


One of the great benefits of sharing is the unexpected blessings I get. 


My heart fills with humble joy each time I am given a opportunity to help and share with others. 


Are you giving or sharing?… 


Check your experience… 


“Helping others is the foundation stone” Big Book pg. 97 


Lord, let our hearts look to see how we can share to help others and not just give to get, AMEN. 


 “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Consider the Source

Consider the source…. 


It’s pretty easy these days to learn just about anything on the internet. 


What is interesting to me is that our whole culture seems to be adapting to this form or information gathering. 


While this is helpful to have instant access, it can also be harmful at times if we don’t consider the source. 


Most information is fueled by a person or host site. 


Depending on what their preferences and opinions are, it seems the facts can be twisted to carry the message they want to share. 


Our current political climate is a great example. 


I will share what I have learned from personal experience and that is this simple fact…

Just because it’s on the internet, TV, or radio, does not mean it’s true! 


Jesus gave us a great example of dealing with His era of social media when He walked the earth with His statement about casting the first stone. 


Please do yourself a favor and consider the source of the information you are gathering before you form your opinions and, as always,.. 


Check your experience … 


“but we let God be the final judge.” Big Book pg. 70 


Lord, let us look at our actions, efforts, and behaviors and leave the judging of others up to you, AMEN. 


“Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” John 8:7 


 Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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