Something Else Is Going on Here (say it with music – Sweet Comfort Band)

Just trust Him, not yourself.

Grace is giving us what we don’t deserve.

Mercy is, not giving you what you do deserve.

Fall deeper in “Love” with Christ.

G.R.A.C.E. God’s riches at Christ’s Expense.

You can also check out, “Something Else Is Going on Here” by Sweet Comfort Band on Amazon Music
https://music.amazon.com/albums/B00CBBUGQE?trackAsin=B00CBBUIDA&ref=dm_sh_UIYpiWcPV760c0VBqbCN0XDjt

For Christ’s sake, beetle

Say It With Music (Addey by DeGarmo & Key)

“Addey” Lyrics
by DeGarmo & Key from the album “Rock Solid: Absolutely Live”

Intro: “Want to do a song about a girl. Jesus Christ called her name – she resisted that voice, and consequently she threw away a lot of valuable years of her life. Her name was Addey.

Addey’s a cat, she’s a fool, she’s a star, she’s a queen,
She lives in a trap down on 3rd, never heard, never seen,
Oh, she’s desperate for a way to get out; she don’t know what “out” means,
Addey, don’t you be so afraid; it’s not as bad as it seems.

She walks ‘cross the floor, toward the door, to stairs to the street,
She calls up a cab for downtown, there’s a man she must meet,
Oh, the thought of what she’s got to go through makes her cry to be free,
Addey, wipe those tears from your eyes; you wouldn’t want him to see.

So she puts on a face with a smile as she walks through the door,
She thinks of her folks and her home, and what she came there for,
She tells the man, after this time she won’t be back for more,
He says, “Huh, Addey, don’t you be a fool; you said that time and time before.”

It’s alright,
I can hear him say…

Can I hear you say….

She runs down the street, in the heat, down past Nowhere Cafe.
She drops to her knees ‘neath the trees, but she don’t know how to pray,
Ooh, Addey, there’s no life in that rig, why don’t you throw it away?
Trust in God for a new kind of life,
Honey, he won’t lead you astray, never.

You know, there was a time in my life when I was just like Addey. You see, I hear Jesus calling my name, but I thought that once I gave my life to Jesus, that the party was over. I did not realise that once you once you trust Jesus and he comes into your life, that’s when life begins. There’ll come a day in your life when your old friends will come to you, after you’ve asked Jesus to come in, and they’ll say: “You know, you have been a Christian now for almost six weeks, now aren’t you just about to get tired of that religious stuff?” That’s gonna be your first opportunity to reach down deep to the love and the strength that Jesus will give at that opportunity. You look them in the face and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you simply say something like this…

Nah

Nah

Nah

Nah…”

The Advantage of Being Anxious

Anxiety. For each person it is a little different.

Have you ever thought about the advantage of being anxious?

WHAT?

Flip things around for a moment.

God’s got this.

We are all driven to react and respond in various ways to different situations and circumstances.

Too often we feel trapped, chained or stuck in a rut or even locked in a crushing vice that limits our options. The pressures get tighter & heavier with each breath and step we strive & try to take.

There are many devices that can divide, SPLIT OUR MINDS & deceive us. I heard a guy say, “I drank to drown my sorrows but my sorrows learned to do the back stroke.” Self medication only offers a temporary solution to an eternal problem.

Being only human we all need and actively look for an escape of some sorts in the hope that we will ‘feel’ better, only to find that what we tried has tied us up and only added to our feelings & the reality that real life sucks.

Like me, perhaps you also feel that you just can’t get away no matter how far we go or how hard we try. What we try often tries us, takes us to our physical, mental and spiritual limits. Wherever we go, whatever we do our anxiety is still at the door step just waiting to fog up our minds & weigh us down.

We seem to have involuntary actions, habits, self reliance mechanism that take over that we think will help us cope, just to find out that the more we cling to things we think will help us deal with the shit in our lives the more we ‘feel’ captive and incapable of overcoming even the little things that should or could be bearable. We may try to just live in denial & push through but we really can’t deny, it’s no surprise after all, it takes a certain amount of manure to cause things to grow.

Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “Nothing can drive you nuts unless you hand-over the keys.”

Maybe the keys have already been handed over to someone of something and that ‘thing’ is already in the driver seat.

Well, stop if you will for just a few minutes and take a listen to this:

Click here to 👉 listen👈

Full link:(https://encounteringpeace.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a4f80c0b3b028bd95c5b1ea28&id=256fa688ef&e=574a7e74a8)

Life is just too hard sometimes; however, I believe God has given all of us some automatic resources to get through this life, right up until the end. And then, just when you think it is all over the struggle stops and these old earth suits we are in are stripped away and we enter into a completely new environment all together.

Even still, while we remain alive and in this world, God gives us the resources & abilities to live, face each day, each moment, each trial until that final day.

You blink, breathe, swallow, sneeze and do many things without even thinking about it. Involuntary muscle & actions take place throughout our lives. They are not numbered or counted. We don’t strive to reach so many of them like some do with a fit bit trying to reach the optimal steps for any particular day.

Wouldn’t it be nice if our anxiety could all be turned into an advantage that actually benifits us rather than bury us?

What if we ask our creator to re-create us. There is no question that we all need rest & recreation but what we really really need is to have our deepest desires shifted from what we think matters to what really matters.

You matter.

God matters.

People matter.

Life matters.

But how can we know & show all that if it is not first shown to us and we actually see it & know it on a personal level.

I’m living proof that life’s struggles are real but i am also living proof that God’s Holy Spirit is not only real but able to equip us to see opposition as an opportunity.

I’ll restate that,

“Wouldn’t it be nice if our anxiety could all be turned into an advantage that actually benifits us rather than bury us?”

It can, but don’t take my word for it. Take God at His Word. Our creator has abilities we are just not capable of and in our darkest times He is there to not only shed light on things but cast pure, full, broad beams of light on which way we are to go.

May you not try to structure a prayer with the right words or just read one I or someone else types out to be read here.

Just let Him (The True Creator) read your mind.

I’ve personally had to take my hands off the steering wheel. Literally, everyday I have to take everything I bring to life and surrender.

Once we recognize what is debilitating us it affords us the chance to shift our focus off our disability & fully rely on God’s ability to turn anxiety into an advantage, to drive us in the right direction, to our knees.

Why do we wait until we are at the end of our rope, our rock bottom until we really get help? It’s because many times only when we are in our darkest hour we come to grip with our inability to save ourselves & begin to let God take over.

If you feel like you’ve messed up God’s plan for you let me reassure & remind you, my beautiful friend, you are not that powerful.

Drivin’ by Jesus for Christ’s sake, beetle

Just calm down now…

You are not alone.

👉Transfer Your Anxiety👈 listen

(https://mailchi.mp/encounteringpeace/your-encounter-meditation-from-philippians-46?e=574a7e74a8)

Vine In My Veins.

Jesus says,

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.
John 15:5‭-‬8 MSG

http://bible.com/97/jhn.15.5-8.MSG


If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.

JOHN 15:7 AMP

http://bible.com/1588/jhn.15.7.AMP

Still following Jesus. Connected and trusting, beetle

It is all about that relationship

As a father is kind to his children, so the Lord is kind to those who honor him.
Psalm 103:13 GNT

http://bible.com/68/psa.103.13.GNT

Some people just can’t come to believe or even start to develop a relationship with God; let alone, cultivate their Spiritual life simple because the only type of love they are familiar with, even within their families, is conditional love.

What if, as parents, friends, family member, school mates, co-workers, strangers, what if we showed 1st Corinthians 13 type love?

Simple, unconditional kindness can go a long way.



Song – “Let Everything Else Go” by Phil Keaggy & Rex Paul: 

https://youtu.be/4I4EQlwzL44

Enough said, beetle