Can You Walk the Walk?Written by Joyce C. Lock
Can You Walk Walk, Talk Talk; Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?
We’ve all heard phrases that challenged us to greatness. But instead of being challenged, what a difference it could make if we challenged ourselves ... if, every day, we awoke to hopeful expectations; searching for another mountain to climb and obstacle to pass while actually looking forward to ruff spots (knowing they’ll only help us grow stronger), to be “all that we can be” and then to be totally contented there, to be determined to make a difference and be difference, to reach out to our fellow man, and to look forward to every breath of life God has given.
From Orphans to RoyaltyWritten by Joyce C. Lock
The first time I read Ezekiel 16, I cried all way through it. It's a story of God's heart, as a betrayed husband; with every jealousy, hurt, rage, or emotion felt by humans.
Yet, whenever we're hurting, few consider if they're doing same things to God. Whether spiritually, literally, or both … perhaps each of us have once been such a person who betrayed God.
Just as dust returns to dust, blood returns to blood (vs. 22, 36), "till pride of man be broken (vs.15) and we're ready to accept God's way (vs. 55) - whatever that may be. And, just when you see your blood for what it is and you're ready to accept punishment you know you deserve, God reaches down and loves you in ways you never dream; restoring you to a better position than you ever had before (vs. 60-63).