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Be inspired. Be honest. Be You.

A Peek Into The Daily Journal

So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.

Am I really serious about this resurrection life, or do I just talk a “good game”?

I have plenty of practice “talking a good game”, after all I have been in the role of a pastor’s wife for 44 years. I learned to play the role, act the part, talk the good game.

Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live! Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!

Yes, I was sincere, but I didn’t take it to heart. Life kept getting in the way and that nasty word that I hate to use, “BUSY”, became a permanent part of my vocabulary. I was not doing the hard work and I was taking the easy way out.

And then I read this… whatever keeps me from following Christ is the one thing that separates me from Him.

And what was that one thing? B.U.S.Y. I was too busy for God.

Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in.

I want a life that begins with Christ and ends with Christ, but also a life that shouts out loud C.H.R.I.S.T.!!!!!

I want a life that people see and think, “I want whatever it is she has.”

Seek the Lord, all you meek, quietly disciplined people of the earth, who live by GOD’s justice. Seek righteousness, GOD’s right ways. Seek humility, a quiet and disciplined life.

These were my “Marching Orders” the last Sunday in July. These were the words from the WORD that burned a hole in my heart and soul, given to me to follow. These were the words that prompted me to ponder my obedience to Jesus.

Words calling me to seek God; to have a disciplined life, to have a prescribed behavior which points me to Jesus, a life that contains no spiritual fat or parasitic sin, a life where nothing is slowing me down. I want a life of contentment, joy, calmness, grace and over-flowing love.

I can’t run the race with extra weight, emotional guilt, shame or despair of busyness. I need to strip down and start running – and never quit.

Thank you Jesus for Marching Orders that wake me up, open my eyes, gently pull me back into the fold. Thank you for a renewed spirit of strength and courage and boldness and endurance. May I always turn to Your Word for the truth and knowledge.


Scripture from Col 3:1 Prov 4:5 Heb 12:1 Zeph 2:3 from the Message