RomCom

22DA6294-53D9-40C8-BCBE-1F979EFE6B95“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

RomCom

Last night I watched a romantic comedy, a romcom. Yes, I actually tend to like them because they leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied that all worked out well. As I quietly pondered why romcoms evoke such emotions, it occurred to me that life is meant to be similar. If we put our faith in God, He will make everything work out—that is the promise and the ultimate delight. What joy we can have through Him as we live with this hope. And just like the romcom, we will live happily ever after.

Path of Righteousness

CEF38A05-C71E-4B44-B9B7-C165159CABE8“So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Path of Righteousness

Everyday I try to walk in the path of righteousness, but there are so many temptations from our world. We now live in a society that has strayed far from the path and tries to condone sinful behavior as okay. We have to remember to love the sinner and hate the sin. All of us fall short of righteous so we should try not to be self righteous. Thankfully we live in hope by faith and that is all we need.

Phototropism

D147AADE-0600-4D4F-B2F6-F330FF543404“Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Phototropism

Plants sometimes express phototropism, meaning they grow toward the light. I was struggling today along my journey and thought about what I really need to do is be still and grow toward His light. I definitely want to get back into His Word and let His Truth set me free. Deep inside I know that my only Hope is my Faith, and yet sometimes I resist what is good and yield to temptation—always a negative result. Life is indeed a journey and we need that guiding Light.

Disappointment

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Disappointment

Disappointment is defined as the sadness caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s expectations. When we measure by worldly standards, we are disappointed everyday. Today I was disappointed many times. It started with expecting someone to do his job in a timely fashion for the sake of patients. Unfortunately he chose to do the minimum that would not break his contractual obligations. Patients and staff bore the burden. Then someone else interfered with my care of a patient by literally practicing medicine without a license. Instead of being commended for calling them out on their behaviors, I received negative feedback for expecting too much. Wow, I already have my own self worth issues and this kind of nonsense only feeds that lie. Thankfully I know that these events are part of the enemy’s lies and I hold on to the one true Hope.

Nostalgia

5ABF0436-B52B-47FC-93D5-3AB293EB3D05“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭130:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Nostalgia

Looking at this map of Belmont brought back some precious memories.  We lived there when Sarah (sincerelysarahstudios) was born.  While it brings sentimental feelings for that period of my life, I do not long to return to that time.  But while I know we should always live in the present, I tend to dream of the future and imagine something far better.  Most people do not think of me as an optimist because I tend to be critical (a great skill for scientific methodology and physician diagnostics), but I believe something far greater and better awaits us.  It is with that Hope that I proceed along my path.

Easter

CD6216C4-404D-4A48-B857-B65693580527“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27:51-54‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Easter
What a celebration we should have every day for the Hope that Easter brings. Our Faith is our choice to believe and I often wonder how witnesses to the events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection could ever deny what they saw; but, even today, many of us see all manner of miracles around us and deny His existence. Still He lives!!

Light of the World

B6D80804-885B-48CC-B154-3AF553A56F74“Your days of grief will come to an end. I, the Lord, will be your eternal light, More lasting than the sun and moon.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Just as the jonquil boldly heralds spring and then quickly withers, we are called to shine our light in our fleeting life. But sometimes we just get bogged down in our busy-ness and we doubt ourselves. The enemy wants us vulnerable and ashamed so we must keep our eyes on His Kingdom and let His Spirit work through us