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It’s a Wonderful Life……is Yours? December 9, 2011

Filed under: Journey to the Core — redeemingcarolyne @ 5:15 am

For the first time everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  I just watched Its a Wonderful Life!  Yeah, I have heard of the movie and all the hype, but for some reason I never actually watched it.  So full, so embracing of life. Is there any of us who cannot relate to at least one person in the movie?

How many of us are so caught up in “our world” that we can’t see the things of God(which is everything)that are right in front of our noses? Our dreams, our hopes, our will, and there just not matching up with what God has planned for us. We either see HUGE failures in spite of GREAT exertion or we succumb to His will…embrace it, and let His glory shine!

How could your perspective change if you were sent a Clarence?  Don’t ya love that God sends an Angel who is a little bent…a little lacking……a little like you and me. To have a day to see the world without you….would it be any different?  Do you truly believe you have NO impact on ANYONE?  What if ya ask God to show you!  You might not get it in the form of a wingless Angel named Clarence, but He’ll show you just what you need to SEE.  The NOW matters….the SMALL counts…..and EVERY SECOND is to be LIVED and not to be wasted.  God’s glory doesn’t have to come painted in gold sequins or a flashing green neon light.

Do you remember the Old Testament verse  in 1 Kings 19 verses 11-12?

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire,but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 

Any still small voice you NEED to hear?  The world is a very noisy place, sometimes so is my home, and Satan would love nothing more for the clatter of the world to soundout God’s serene voice.

Relentlessly seek….fillup without ceasing……then wait, and listen…..for HIM.

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4 Responses to “It’s a Wonderful Life……is Yours?”

  1. Oh this is so timely.
    Feeling overwhelmed with the noise & chaos & busy-ness of this family.

    When was the last time I stopped to seek His still, small voice? When was the last time I had the patience to wait thru the storm…for His still, small voice?
    Too long.

    And so, in the noise of the storm, I think everything is ‘too hard’ – ‘too much.’

    Here I am, in this wonderful life, and I’m missing it.
    I’m missing it, Carolyne.
    Cause I’m so stressed and busy and cranky.
    What is WRONG with me?

    Thanks for this.
    Thanks for truth.

    love you & appreciate you, sister –
    Teri

  2. lena Says:

    It is a wonderful life and God is Mighty and merciful. I love what you posted. Greg made this a family tradition to watch this movie every year on Christmas eve. I know he relates to the pressures of paying bills , kids asking how to spell something and a piano playing in the background. One moment is all it takes on a bad self absorbed day to snap!! How wonderful is our God that he is always there waiting for us to repent and start over. Thankyou Jesus!! Carolyn, you keep on writing it is so beautiful what you share. Thankyou, and have a great Jesus filled Christmas. Love ya, Lena

    • I am so undeserving of your cheer leading and so grateful for the blessing of encouragement.
      We NEED to set a date….so when can we get together?
      Looking forward to catching up with ya!
      Love,
      Carolyne


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