God is Here

When the kids don’t want to go to sleep and the struggle is in remaining patient, kind and firm, God is there. He has chosen to dwell in the kids bedroom, monsters and all. He doesn’t think it’s too messy, too humble, too this or too that. He wants to be intimate with us.

When the car is sliding on ice and you’ve lost any semblance of control over the wheels and your nerves are falling apart, God is there. He has chosen to dwell in the places  of fear, and lack of control and near death experiences. He doesn’t think they are too scary, too human, too this or too that. He wants to be that intimate with you. 

When your best friend betrays you and your heart feels as though it will never mend and you might as well quit on life, God is there. He has chosen to dwell in the shattered hearts, distresses to deep for words, and impossible situations. He doesn’t think you are too broken, too putrid, too this or too that. He wants to be that intimate with you. 

And when we misunderstand Him, interpreting life through a lens that forgets His complete love and commitment to us, He is there. He keeps on loving, and doesn’t feel the need to explain Himself.

He lost his job, but it was the love of God in action that he might not be ensnared. 

God is here in the midst. 

She went through surgery but it was the love of God in action that she might learn to relinquish control. God is here in the midst.

God is here, filling all in all. In the midst of the anguish, and the pain, and the tears, and the impossible red sea. 

 

What’s your Future like?

Truth: Your future is up to you.

What?

Listen: We have established that our actions stem from our thoughts. Our thoughts–sentences in our head– creates actual physical networks in our brain.  This is true of all kinds of sentences, including our imagination. Our imagination literally changes our brain.

As we imagine our future, we actually change the present because our brain responds positively to our hopes and dreams!

When we do this in a “positive mode,” we develop a possibilities mindset, in which we see a series of learning opportunities and open doors. And as we imagine our future, we actually change our present because our brain responds positively to our hopes and dreams, and our actions follow, creating a result that we enjoy. This is the “Think-Feel-Act Loop” at its best.

However, this principle is just as true in the “negative”: fearing the future can potentially make what we fear a reality because our expectations change the structure of our brains, impacting what we think, say and do in the future.

So when all is said and done, we truly are in charge of our future.

The good news is that we can learn to create thoughts that work to our advantage in life. It’s work, but so worth it! Stay tuned, we’ll expand on this in two weeks.

In the meantime, start thinking about what you are thinking about. You might be enlightened as to why your life is the way it is!

I am here for you if you have any question!