Saturday, August 28, 2010
We need discernment in giving and in our ability to receive. We give as we should but may miss what we need to receive to keep on giving. Generosity pleases God, but pride may not allow others to bless us in return. When we keep giving without receiving it is not sustainable. There is a time to give and a time to receive, and we need the reciprocity of both to remain healthy and joyful in our giving.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Helping others who are suffering does not mean we need to share with them are own personal suffering because sharing our own pain is seldom useful to the wounded in need of healing. Healers can listen to a person in pain without having to speak about their own wounds. We can empathize with them attentively and lovingly, completely committing ourselves to serving them and their needs. We become more whole in leading others to wholeness.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
We can harness our own experiences of loneliness, depression and fear, and become a gift for others as we embrace God's healing presence. If our wounds remain open and bleeding we cannot help others. But as the love and caring progresses, we can love and care for others. When we experience the healing presence of God from others, we can discover our own gifts of healing, and build strong bonds of unity.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
We all get wounded, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. We do not have to hide the fact that we have been hurt, but we can use our wounds through God's grace to serve others. God can take us from the shame that might come to becoming healers even in our woundedness. Jesus' humiliation, rejection, and suffering brought glory and empowerment to followers who can now bring healing to others.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
What we have learned from history is that we do not learn from history. We continue to do the things that have not worked and yet make excuses for why they still don't work. We are creatures of habit and sometimes are the last ones to get the clue that we must change. We are created for a purpose to become history makers to the glory of God. May the future look back at us one day and smile.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Information is great for the mind, and inspiration is wonderful for your heart, but impartation impacts both the mind and the heart. Impartation from God is transformational to your innermost being and your spirit is changed forever. Seek after wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration, but even more so, desire for the Lord to impart to you more of Himself. The deposits of His divine nature will empower you for eternity.