If-Then Statement

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Those of you who know me will be laughing quite a bit at my next sentence.

I have been thinking about math this morning. Or more precisely, Geometry. (riotous laughter ensues)

If-Then Statements, the kind we used in the proofs that I never really understood.

If something happens or is true, then something else true will occur. (Apologies to all the mathematicians and scientists out there who are seeing all my errors. ūüôā )

If-Then statements work if both sides are true. The if and the then. The hypothesis and the conclusion. A conditional statement.

All of this pondering was triggered by reading a Bible verse yesterday. I have been thinking about it ever since.

If you seek Him, then He will be found by you.” – 1 Chronicles 28:9

My seeking Him must be true and sincere. God will be found by me if I seek Him. God never lies and is always true, so there is no problem with that part of the statement. The weak link here is the hypothesis=me. I must seek him in spirit and in truth. I must seek Him with my whole heart, soul, and mind. I must seek Him even when I’m tired, or stressed, or angry, or hurting. Especially then.

Such are the workings of my mind this morning. Thank you for listening. You are patient readers. Lol. Love, Lisa

If you seek Him, then He will be found by you.” – 1 Chronicles 28:9

Horizon of Hope

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Light on the horizon, Ocean City, MD

2020 has taken a toll on all of us. I think all of us feel the heavy weight of it. But as long as there is God, there is hope. There is future. There is purpose. There is blessing. He lives and reigns forever and ever. He gives strength to the weak and hope to the hopeless.

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:5

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” – Psalm 62:5-6

Lately, I have been seeing exciting things happening around me. New babies being born, people falling in love, getting engaged and married. Creativity abounding. Love renewing and strengthening through hardship and trials. All blessings from God above. His way of showing us that there is hope, there is a future.

“Let yourself believe in great things – God is in the habit of making them happen.” – Anonymous

Keep your eyes to the horizon.‚̧

Love, Lisa

Capturing My Thoughts

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Minds can run wild sometimes, and mine tends to run towards anxiety, things I can’t control, what ifs, discontentedness.¬† Something that has really helped me lately with this is focusing on this verse:

“….bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”¬†¬† ~2Corinthians 10:5b

and this one:

“….let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,¬†¬†looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”¬† ~Hebrews 12:1b-2a

Try this the next time you are anxious:

~Breath deeply for a minute or more.

~Focus on Jesus, picture Him walking towards you on top of the stormy seas with no difficulty

~Thank Him, ask Him to help you calm the seas.¬† Remember He said, “Be still!” to the waves and wind, and they were.

~Breathe, pray, relax, thank Him, remain focused on Him.

This helps me very much, and I hope that it may help you as well.  Love and hugs, Lisa

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.¬†

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.  (Psalm 23, KJV)

*Photo taken on Valentia Island