Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Manual

My husband likes to keep all the manuals from everything.  He usually has them nicely organized in a cabinet, verses me who stuffs them in a drawer, never to be found again.  He is more organized than me, and even likes the spices to be alphabetized! I prefer to spend minutes searching for the right spice, then I have a better idea of everything in my cupboard!
This morning, the chapter in my book was about having a manual for life.  A biblical procedure manual. Here is the short version from Unglued:

1. Alarmed, I resolve to remember who I am.
2. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
3. Stay in the flow-my job is obedience, God's job is results.
4. Shift from an attitude to gratitude.
5. My reactions determine my reach.

This is a manual worth my time and effort.  I think I will file it away in my brain and refer to it often.  In my moments of alarm, I will continue to remember who I am.  I am God's child, His chosen daughter, Holy and righteous before Him. Adopted into His family, with eternity on my side.
When I begin to feel overwhelmed, and I don't know what to do, I can repeat the name of Jesus. There is power in His name. I know this is true, I've experienced it.
I will obey, and because of my obedience, God will provide results in my life that are fruitful and good.
I will remember my blessings and be thankful to my God for all that He has given me. Thankful for life. I have life, and it is His gift to me. I have an incredible family, a home, food. There are so many blessings to be thankful for .
When I am able to stay in the power of Jesus, and through His power my reactions are responses to His love and gifts,  He uses this to reach and speak to others. This is good. It is Him shining through my life.
So, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Say That Again!

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