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Reverse-Reverse

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

A-ReverseOne of my favorite wedding dances is the Cha-Cha Slide. It’s an easy to follow song with an accompanying dance. The song includes the instructions: Reverse-Reverse.

Last night I had written “The Reverse Game” for this morning – I’m smiling even as I type this – but (pun-intended) God reversed my course. Spending time with God can be like that, a dance. God has the lead and we’re trying to follow along.

In my dance with God one of my daily routines includes reading my Bible. I often include one of several daily devotionals I own. This morning I read Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling entry and it seemed a perfect followup to yesterday’s Happiness IS Possible.

I’ve mentioned Jesus Calling in previous posts. It’s a book of daily inspiration written from the perspective of Jesus Christ speaking to the reader. Sarah wrote:

You can live as close to me as you choose. I set up no barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect.

People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations. They feel happy when things are going well, and sad or frustrated when things don’t turn out as they’d hoped. They rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and feelings. Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation. (italics added)

Put more energy into trusting Me and enjoying My Presence. Don’t let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, connect your joy to My precious promises:
– I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.
– I will meet all your needs according to My glorious riches.
– Nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from My Love.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
– PHILIPPIANS 4 : 12

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
– GENESIS 28 : 15

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
– PHILIPPIANS 4 : 19

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– ROMANS 8 : 38 – 39

 

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  1. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed a good smack on the head today.

  2. Bwah-hah-hah!

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