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" 1 of 110 children are being DX with Autism in the USA "

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Considering our ways

Now this is what the LORD Almighty says:

"Give careful thought to your ways".

Haggai 1:5

Let Us Consider Our Ways
What are we doing with our life?
Are our years well spent or a waste?
Are we thankful for the abundance of life God has
given us, or are we thoughtless?
Do our lives reflect the glory of our Creator?
But even more importantly,
are we living all the possible dimentions of life?

We share with all humanity, and origin in the dust,
and to that dust we shall return.
But there is more to living than that.
"I am come," Jesus said, "that they may have
life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

"I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me."
Galations 2:20

The gift of eternal life, which Christ came to give,
begins here and now.
It adds to life's meaning and purpose,
giving courage, hope and peace.
We no longer live, but Christ lives in us ~
the life we live in our body, we live by faith
in the Son of God.
Then, and only then, are we really alive.
Great is the possession of this life
when living for the Lord!

"Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the Lord."
Lamentations 3:40

Why is it we often seem to get bored?
Each day is like a replica of the previous one.
We work, we eat, we sleep,
and we get up and do it over and over again.
We sometimes get in a rut and life becomes boring
and uninteresting to us.
This could quite possibly become a problem.
Perhaps when this happens, we need to
take a look at our life-style and ourself.

Let us not forget why we are here.
God wants us where we are because He has a
special job for each and everyone of us to do.
So when you are bored, forget "self" ~
turn to the Cross of love,
because there, full life was made possible for you.
The Cross is the answer to life's boredom.
It's vertical bar points us to God,
and it's horizontal bar points us to others.

We are alive!
And great is the possession of life ~
our first and most precious gift from God.
To feel the sunshine warm on your skin, or the
coolness of the rain; the gentleness of the wind
blowing through your hair;
to glory in a sunset or a smile of a loved one;
to relax in utter weariness,
to eat and drink, to talk and laugh, and even to cry ~
all of this is life. All this is God's gift to us.

Let us consider our ways ~
God is considerate to us in all ways!
"This is a faithful saying, and these things I will
that thou affirm constantly,
that they which have believed in God might be
careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable unto men."
Titus 3:8

Heavenly Father,
as we start our new week, with what seems to be a routine,
please help to remind us of why we are here
and help us to consider our ways.
Lord, keep our faith strong and focused on You
in all that we do.
Empower us by Your Word and sacraments to live
always for You.
In Jesus' Precious Name we prayerfully ask.
I hope these word have been a blessing
to you as it has been to me