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Saturday, July 30 2022

WHAT TO DO?

By Susan Gahan

What do you do when you don't really know what to do? I can tell you that all you have to do is pray about it, and the answer will pop right into the air like a bubble cartoon. But life's answers just don't quite come that way.

I can also tell you that when you sit and stew about problems, circumstances, or situations if you are anything like me, you allow them to consume you. You cannot seem to think of anything else. Experience has taught me that those kinds of patterns of thinking don't get you anywhere. This behavior continues until one surrenders them all to Jesus.

It is hard to give everything over to Jesus. It is easy to say or sing the hymn "I surrender all" if you think about it, but how many people do it? I mean, surrender it ALL. That means giving it ALL up and not taking any of it back. It is over. It is finished. You've drawn a line in the sand. Your pain, money problems, family, and work issues are all given over to Jesus at the Cross, understanding in your heart that He has heard you and will take care of them. It is that simple, but we just don't do it.

Why don't we do it? Why do we continue to talk about these problems continuing to have issues with them? Do we want to stay on this merry-go-round for the rest of our lives while we are here? No, but I think we don't have the concept or belief that it will be done when we get rid of it all with Jesus. Turn it over, get rid of it…surrender it.

In my life, I have dealt with a lot on my own. I like to control anything if I can, and if I can't, oh, boy!!!! God wants you to give up that control and feel free to live for and in Jesus. If you are truly walking with Jesus, you will do it because it will set you free to be with Him. Let Jesus handle the problems. Let Jesus control your life and live free.

Biblical Truth—Liberation costs you nothing, but holding on to patterns will cost you and everyone around you.

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Friday, July 15 2022

The Race

By Susan Gahan

I love Nascar. I have my favorite driver, my favorite car, and my favorite track. I beam when they interview my driver on television and cheer him on to win the race. I have the top of my dresser full of his memorabilia. Chocolate race cars, ticket stubs of past races, a bumper sticker, a remote control race car, hats, shirts, and sweatshirts are all prized possessions of mine.

There is always one winner and forty-two losers. But, of course, everyone wants to win, and they try everything to accomplish this. Do you?

They change parts and crew chiefs. They come up with different strategies to include how they can make their car faster. They must rely on their spotters and crew chiefs to help them see what is ahead. They go into a curve and never let off the gas, holding it wide open and floor it. Do you? Do you rely on God to help you see what is ahead and help you through your challenging corners?

I can compare it to my walk with God. I am in the driver's seat with my helmet on and buckled into place. God is my crew chief, and one hears, "Gentlemen, start your engines!" My engine fires up. Does yours? It is time to race.

Are you ready to get your engine fired up and race? Are you prepared to win God's race? Don't you want the big trophy? I do. I want it all. The checkered flag is down…who will be the winner?

I Corinthians 9:24  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 

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