.A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT.

– mish mash of psychedelic ideals

EYE-FUL OF GOODNESS October 20, 2009

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i went for an eye-check up recently because we happened to be there. on a few occasions, here and there, i’ve realized that my vision wasn’t as clear as before, especially while driving. figured that it was pretty dangerous when you can’t see where you’re going and who you’re coming up against. as usual, i’ve been anointing my eyes with anointing oil at the start of my day every day and i did the same before heading to the optometrist. no one wants to hear a bad report.

my turn came and the lady checked my glasses. so many scratches, she retorted. i wasn’t surprised. i throw my specs around. literally. she tested my eyes and said that i had astigmatism that i didn’t know of. my heart sank. i felt exactly the same way when the doctor at the national skin centre told me seven years ago that i had a hereditary skin condition that would last a lifetime. that same feeling washed over me. but i didn’t let it fester. because 7 years later, the skin condition is no more. my Jesus has healed me and His word is final. truth always triumphs facts. always.

i let her finish her story. we went outside to test the degree of the lenses. and then it came to me. i only had 3 hours of sleep before this. no wonder i can’t see clearly. yes, it was a night, no, day filled with fellowship, fun and laughter with the girls – that kept me up till 7. i told the lady i feel dizzy and so she began to alter the degree. 20 minutes later, the verdict was announced. my degree was the same as it was, about 3-4 years before. the lady even made this comment, “wow, your eyes are very sensitive. can even detect an increase in 15degrees. this is uncommon.”

i haven’t had perfect vision since i was primary 4. but my degree has miraculously decreased over the years. from 250 and 200, it is now residing at 150 and 75. and it will only get better.

it can only be Jesus.

I am standing on the side of Victory because the VICTOR is in me.

xoxo

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By Way of Remembrance > Joel Osteen Ministries September 15, 2009

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– this is so good, i just gotta share :)

Today’s Verse: “I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle (tent, body), to stir you up by way of remembrance” (II Peter 1:13, AMP).

Today’s Word:

Do you know that when we dwell on the wrong things, it affects our moods? We get down, discouraged, and lose our hope. Some people today don’t have the joy and the enthusiasm God wants them to have because they are constantly dwelling on negative things.

But if we want to be in the position to take hold of all that God has in store for us, we have to stir ourselves up by changing our thinking. Instead of dwelling on and remembering all the bad things that have happened in life, you have to remember all the good things God has done for you. Every time you give God praise, every time you sing a song of victory, you are acknowledging and remembering His goodness. You are causing your mind to focus on what He’s done for you. And, I’m convinced one reason the scripture tells us to bless the Lord at all times is because you can’t praise and complain at the same time!

I encourage you today, stay proactive. Don’t become passive in your thought life. Don’t let your guard down. Keep stirring yourself up by remembering His faithfulness and watch what He will do on your behalf!

Prayer for Today: Father in heaven, today I choose to keep my mind focused on Your goodness. Thank You for Your grace, mercy, and loving-kindness. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus so that I can live in victory. I bless and praise You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.