Awake, for the very first time

looking-backOver the course of the past year, life has changed in a dramatic fashion for me. There are those moments in life that shake you and there are moments in life that awaken you. The difference between the two may not always be noticeable while you’re in the midst of the struggle, but given time, it usually becomes crystal clear. 
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The Rear-view Mirror

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But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NLT)

“No man, having put his hand to the plough . . .—The image which our Lord used was, as usual, one that went home to the personal experience of His hearers. They were of the peasant class, and they knew that the eye of the ploughman if he is to do his work well, must look straight before him at the line of the furrow which he is making. To look back, while working, is to mar the work entirely. The man who so looks is therefore, ipso facto, disqualified for the work of God’s kingdom” (Elliotts Commentary for English Readers).

Interesting analogy that Christ uses when people give excuses as to why they can’t move forward right now.

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When the End becomes the Beginning

We have all Shattered Glassexperienced that moment, you know the one, where the glass slips from your hand and hits the floor, only to shatter into hundreds of pieces. No matter how fast your reflex’s are, there are times when it’s destined to break, no matter how much we try to keep a grip on it. Favorite coffee mug, valued flower vase, heirloom platter, cherished picture, or present relationship, no matter how much we may want to hold on to that thing we value, it seems as though our hands are covered in grease and there it lays in pieces all over the floor. Read more of this post

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