Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Live out LOUD . . . despite the circumstances!

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
(Psalm 145:17-18)

Righteous and loving . . . what wonderful characterisitics of our Daddy! Don't we pray that as parents and teachers we can be both righteous and loving!

God always has perfect judgment. He never blows it when dealing with us, His children. He always has the right amount of discipline to metthe circumstance.

Yet God always knows when to give grace . . . when to grant forgiveness which leads us to repentance. He knows just how to get us to see ourselves for who we are and how much we need His hand of guidance along the way.

God both preserves and destroys without tearing down our character or blowing up our egos. He knows just when and how to do what!

God is full of compassion and slow to anger (Psalm 145:8), answering those who cry out to Him (Psalm 145:19).

But how can we experience all God is, unless we give Him all we are?

If we can call to mind an infant crying out to his parents in the middle of the night or a child experiencing a terrible nighmare, we can envision this kind of cry. . . not afraid or ashamed to cry out!

If we can just hear the shouts of "TOUCHDOWN!" after a score or a rowdy "YES!" after a walk-off homerun, we can picture the praise God desires from our lips. No embarrassment in acting ridiculously happy.

To experience all God is and has for us, we have to live out loud, despite the circumstances! Let people know Who we know . . . so we all can get to know Him better and be more like HIM!!

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