Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

arms outstretched

One of my favorite classes in college had to do with communication and body language.  A person can say volumes without ever saying a word.   We have all been around people who will be saying all the ‘right’ things but their body language is screaming a different tune.

Yesterdays challenge (45 day love revealed challenge) was all about living in God’s love.   What is your approach to the love God has for you?   Some people have an “arms folded” approach to God.    Others have an “arms wide open” approach to God.

Jude 20-21But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!

Feeling weak?  Check your prayer life.   Recently I have drastically increased my prayer life.   Everywhere I look people are facing huge issues.  Only God can give me the words to say that will encourage and strengthen those around me.  A word fitly spoken (Proverbs 25:11) makes a huge difference.

Where is the best place to be? — in the center of God’s love.   God’s love flowing through me enables me to love others.  Are people getting on your nerves?  Check your love tank.  How much time are you spending with the One who loves you most?

“keeping your arms open and outstretched.”

Open — outstretched — what a picture.   Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad, stressed??  Open your arms and reach up.    God is reaching down to you.   His mercies are new every morning.  His love is available every moment of every day.

Yes I come to God with my arms outstretched.

til next time

for more on the 45 day challenge click here

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October 14, 2011 - Posted by | ministry, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Wow… I never thought about it. I’m gonna have to read more about this 45 day challenge. I need to do some self-evaluating on my body language towards Christ.
    “I’ll stand with ARMS WIDE and heart abandoned, in awe of the one who gave it all!”

    Comment by DyingDaily | October 14, 2011 | Reply

    • thanks for your comment 🙂 I am right there with you — in awe of the one who gave it all!! Let me know what you think of Kerry’s book if you should try the 45 day challenge.

      Comment by Gloria | October 15, 2011 | Reply


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