Receive is an Action Word

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If I don’t take time to make the phone call, I won’t engage in the conversation I need.

If I don’t walk over to open the mailbox, I can’t gather what is in it for me. Maybe that card or letter, unexpected but longed for.

If I don’t cook the meal, make the sandwich, or open the snacks package, I can’t eat it.

If I don’t tell someone I love them, how can they respond to me?

If you don’t want to be noticed, recognized, remembered, or thought of, stay in your own little shell.

Don’t engage, don’t respond, leave things alone, go along to get along. Life will be good enough for you. Good enough to get through the day. It is all the energy you have within you, after all.
Just enough to barely exist.

There is so much disharmony in the world, it seems, these days.
I am misunderstood, accused of many things that I am not. My tears seem meaningless. I alone know when they fall. I fight tears back because they waste my time and offer me nothing as a reward.

Not many people will take the time to really get to know someone anymore without quickly deciding who they are. We prejudge and criticize. After all, we think we are so much better in comparison. I would not have done it that way. What were they thinking?

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am learning more and more to be quiet. I am war-weary, maybe from too many provocative posts that I made on social media during the last few years.

We had the best economy and stability under the last administration I enjoyed. I tried to warn people. Now we all must suffer the consequences we are facing.

All is coming true, what I find in God’s Word, the Bible about families not getting along. The Lord said that “because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold” (Matt 24:12)

Love has grown cold.

Lately, I find myself just “resting” in the arms of God. I have not felt closer to him than now. Many people in my circle, whom I thought I could depend on, have been growing more distant. Maybe, this is where I need to be.

“His yoke is easy and His burden in light.” (Matthew 11:30)

“Cast all my cares on Him because He cares for me.” (1 Peter 5:7)

“Trust in the Lord with all my heart. Lean not unto my own understanding. In all my ways acknowledge HIM.” (Proverbs 3: 5,6)

So many verses I have read come to my mind. Read your Bible so you too will have a storehouse of thoughts from God to get you through your day.

Depend on no one but God. All other people and things will pass away like dust in the wind. Even those who want to cause us harm.

By cushn4

I am a wife and grandmother and still doing some sewing. Writing has been a pass time I enjoy. I write to inspire, encourage and enlighten others about the times we live in. God is my refuge and my strength.

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