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24 October 2008

DUCKS
Palette Knife Painting DUCKS Oil by Laurie Justus Pace

SOLD from the RED TREE GALLERY in Atascadero CA.

Laurie


Today is a good day to approach procrastination. I am sure none of you have that issue in your life. From the child that delays telling you they have homework so they can play longer over the weekend, to the husband that seems to magically forget there is a repair job to something in the house, and all the way back to you that thinks, "I can try meditating and praying tomorrow when I have more time, today is so full of things that must be done first."

Tomorrow may never come and the putting off thing until "tomorrow" makes tomorrow into a thief that keeps things from happening. God calls each of us every day to do things for him and every day most of us put him off. There are verses in Luke which explicitly show all types of excuses from our business or work, our financial responsibilities and our family responsibilities that come to the front when God has called us. God bids and invites all of us to his side at the table and we seem to always come up with excuses.

Are you working too many hours toward your Career goal? Are you working 12-16 hours a day trying to meet financial obligations? Do family responsibilities like Soccer games or grocery shopping keep you from church on Sunday? We all have responsibilities but the key to success is prioritizing things in your life.

This continues my thoughts on priorities from yesterday. As you set your plans for the day, include sometime with the Lord sharing both conversation and listening skills. Put your trust in him. The verses in Luke show us that He simply turns to find others to fill his table and walks away from those that give excuses.

Will you be at his table? What is your excuse this morning?

Grace,
Laurie

Post Note: Believe in this economic turmoil time of ABUNDANCE. The Lord will provide.... keep repeating and focusing on ABUNDANCE. Believe and you will receive. Do not limit yourself, believe in abundance and in His Grace that surrounds you.

Luke 14:16-24

"Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many; And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper."

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