Write 31 Days – Day 27: God is in Control?

Write 31 Days – Day 27: God is in Control?

“God is in charge but He’s not in control.”

~Bill Johnson~ 

The sovereignty of God and what that really means can be a hot topic among believers.

I love this quote and then the explanation from Pastor Bill Johnson.

As a parent, I am in charge when it comes to my kiddos. But honestly, I’m not necessarily, in control. My kids do things against my will. They make choices I would never make.

God, when He planted two trees in the Garden and gave Adam and Eve free will, gave much control over to mankind. He is ultimately in charge but not in control since He chose to share control with humanity.

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This is Day 27 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 26: Long Days

Write 31 Days – Day 26: Long Days

“The days are long but the years are short.”

~unknown~

I don’t know who originally said this but nothing could apply to parenthood as accurately as this.

If you have only littles, you may not have realized it yet. You may only identity with “the days are long”, but I guarantee you, it will be very soon that you also see that “the years are short”.

To go with this quote, I love this meme (from Dr. Dobson) I just was reminded of today…

emptynest-meme

 

Enjoy the moment, mama and daddy, it passes ever so quickly.

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This is Day 26 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 25: Not Just Healed, Whole

Write 31 Days – Day 25: Not Just Healed, Whole

” God, in His wisdom, knows the way we need to walk, not to just be healed but to be whole.” 

~Mitch Stroda~

Healing is awesome – whether physical, spiritual or emotional. But sometimes we want the instantaneous healing without actually dealing with the root of the problem. We want the headache to go away without dealing with the reason why we have the headache.

But God. He cares more about the root. He cares more about the journey than the destination. He is wise and knows that, as great as healing is, wholeness is even better.

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This is Day 25 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 24: Far Better

Write 31 Days – Day 24: Far Better

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis

Ok, this one is pretty famous but as we come to the last few days of this challenge, I couldn’t help including it.

It’s a good reminder that as unknown as anyone’s future can be, God’s purposes, plans, and destiny are always good. He leads us from glory to glory. And AMAZING things are ahead!

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This is Day 24 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 23: How’s Your Performance?

Write 31 Days – Day 23: How’s Your Performance?

“Man often tries to do through performance what God already did through creation.” 

~Kris Vallotton~

I think sometimes, we as believers, forget. Forget the power of God’s design in creation, forget the power of the Cross.

We forget that He loves us more than we could ever love ourselves. He wants connection with us more than we desire connection with Him.

He has already made a way through creation and through the Cross. There’s nothing left for us to do except choose Him – choose “us”.

We need to quit trying to perform for or earn what He has already made provision for!

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This is Day 23 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

 

Write 31 Days – Day 22: What’s Scary to God?

Write 31 Days – Day 22: What’s Scary to God?

“Deadlines don’t scare God. He maintains peace through it all.”

~Dani Stroda~

Again, I realize how much not like me, God is. When a deadline is approaching and I’m not prepared or don’t have the finances, I tend to start freaking a bit.

But God… He maintains His cool through it all. Grabbing hold of His peace when deadlines are approaching… something I’m learning to do!

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This is Day 22 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 21: Get Up!

Write 31 Days – Day 21: Get Up!

“I don’t think you can get up until you can get up, But when you do get up, run!”

~Mitch Stroda~

Sometimes life gets you down. Sometimes it feels hopeless, with no way of ever changing.

In some seasons, it seems many days (sometimes weeks) go by before we have the grace to “get up”. But if we continue to stay plugged into Jesus, the grace will come.

Grace to move on may not come immediately but when it does come, grab it and run forward in life!

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This is Day 21 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 20: Controlling Behavior

Write 31 Days – Day 20: Controlling Behavior

“If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control others’ behavior.”

~Robin Skinner~

Boom.

And it never works. It’s a perceived control that often comes out in anger, fear, and passive aggressiveness. So let’s all just stop.

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This is Day 20 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 19: Creativity

Write 31 Days – Day 19: Creativity

“I have a right to collaborate with creativity because, I myself, am a product… of creation.”

~Elizabeth Gilbert~

Any time you think you might not be a creative person or have an ounce of creativity in you – think again!

You have been created so creativity runs in your blood. Go and create something today!

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This is Day 19 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.

 

Write 31 Days – Day 18: Where Are You Sitting?

Write 31 Days – Day 18: Where Are You Sitting?

“When you’re mean, I don’t think you’re sitting in His lap.”

~Mitch Stroda~

This one needs clarified but, in context, it’s so, so good!`

My husband said this one night while he was preaching from Ephesians 2:6,

“He raised us up with Him and seated us in the heavenly realms with our beloved Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King.” (the Voice) 

It’s our place, for our spirits to be “seated with Him” while our bodies are functioning here on earth. Often though, believers, will live out of their fleshly motives instead of spiritual ones.

When we’re walking in the Spirit, we produce things like love, joy, peace and patience but when we live by the flesh, the opposite will flow from our lives. In Mitch’s words, when you’re being mean, you’re walking in the flesh, not taking your place, seated with the Father.

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This is Day 18 of my “31 Days of not-so-famous Quotes” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all about this 31 day venture, please visit the overview page HERE.