Destination? Joyful! from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

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Happy Day to you! It’s a great time to meet for coffee and wrap up this sacrifice of righteousness on our way to Destination? Joyful! ™ via the HIGHway! Grab your coffee and come on in.

So I left off with a question of being able to agree to disagree for the greater good. I wish I could say it was easy for me; in fact, sometimes it feels so foreign, but I am learning that the better thing to do, for so many reasons and on so many levels, is to resist evil by walking away after being emotionally/verbally slapped. See, when we agree to disagree, in love, this leaves less clean-up that God has to do! After all, those that we disagree with are His workmanship, not ours! Remember what Romans 12:18 says: “If it is possible, as much as is possible with you, live peaceably with others.” So let’s put our name in there wherever applicable and the name of someone unlovable in your life. If it is possible, ______, as much as is possible with you, ________, live peaceably with ________!

Wow, talk about a splash of perspective and the awesome thing is we don’t have to do it alone! His Spirit will equip and enjoin in our efforts!

But, oh, the cost … so simple and complicated at the same time: Our pride!

Pride is rooted in a feeling that you are more important or better than other people!

Yikes, when I read that part of the definition, I want to run so far and fast from pride that I never run into it again. Unfortunately, because it is a part of my flesh, I know this cost will be an ongoing sacrifice!

See, doing right is more complicated than just behaving ourselves: it is going out of our way to do the right thing, in other words, taking a detour from our own flesh! The reward of joy makes the cost all the more worth it!

Oh, Abba, I pray that I would turn to you, and from my flesh, in order to offer a sacrifice of righteousness; that my light, You in me, would so shine before men and women, especially in the midst of their words of fire, that they would recognize something different from my sacrifice of righteousness: your love in me that splashes like water.

Loving my search for joy,

kim L


P.S. Join me tomorrow for our October’s WOW! We’ll resume with our Journey towards Destination? Joyful! ™next week!

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  1. Jan Bachelor says: