THE JOURNEY CONTINUES: JAN. 5, 2020

Hey, I wrote 2020 without needing to correct it! That’s the beginning of a new habit forming and an old one breaking. My sis in California who is closest to me had an auto wreck a couple days ago. It totaled her car and she called me Friday night to tell me about it. We talked at length which was nice in and of itself. Her younger son took her car shopping yesterday and we talked twice during the day. I know God didn’t arrange that wreck so the two of us could have more frequent conversations, but I do thank God for the way He uses these times to connect the relationships we love so much. The good news is that she is fine and they are finding what they needed in the way of a replacement vehicle.

I continue to be amazed at the current application of the Bible books called the minor prophets. I read through Zephaniah this morning and was once again touched by its message. In Zeph. 3:19 it says: “Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you. I will save the limping and gather the outcasts and will make them a praise….” Have you ever thought of yourself as a “limping one” as referenced in this verse? Joyce Meyer writes, “God wants to bless those who would appear to be outcasts, those with ‘limps’ in their lives. He has determined to gather and bless those who are imperfect–and that includes all of us. He promises to cast out the enemy, which is in may cases shame, blame, or disgrace. God does not want you to limp through life anymore….”

I love reading this! I have lived with a limp almost all of my life. God, however, has helped me see that what I thought was a crippled part of me is actually a tool in his toolbox. I just needed to put it in His Hand so He could use it. My willingness becomes His opportunity to help another. How much I love Him for this!

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