Thursday, August 11, 2011

222

 
Wow - did you know that today is the 222nd day of this year? It struck me during an office fellowship where we were talking about intentions vs. actions & how far this year has come - I quickly calculated the number of days.

We were sharing on the Prodigal son - so much has been said about that story. It's always great to listen to different perspectives - clear evidence that God's word is ever relevant.

Let's read a few verses of his-story together:
Luke 15: 15 - 21 (NLT) - He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ “So he returned home to his father.
And the rest of his-story is history...

The great thing about this story is how "progressive" his thinking and doing were. When he realized that he was not where he should be (due to his own missteps), he decided to take a step to get back on track and actually took the step. The question then for each of us is: "How many things did we decide (or resolve) that we would do (or accomplish) in this year and how close (or far) are we from that goal?"

With 222 days gone and 143 to go, are you planning to carry-over all your goals too? Without a doubt, you cannot rewrite your past (simply because it is "past" forever) but you can definitely make your future right and bright - remember like my husband says:
The future starts today!

What have you planned "to say", "to do," "to be"? What are all the "to"-"to"-"to"s in your life? (Pun re "222" intended) It's about time to start doing something to get past the "to"s to "do"s. Like I know we've said more than once on this blog, today is a great day to DECIDE & DO. The sooner you get started on your "To do list," "2011 resolutions" or even prior year resolutions, the sooner you'd get past them unto higher and better things. You can do it! Let's all learn from the prodigal son who moved from futility to FULFILMENT and so same.
God bless

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