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Lord! ASAP_ Blog 4

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.Thank you for taking the read today.We’re still in the blog series, Lord! ASAP.This is the fourth and final blog of the series.Today we go to the book of Jonah.In this book of the bible, the word of the Lord comes to Jonah asking him to go to Nineveh to warn the people of its coming destruction.Jonah as you may know, first tries to run away from the instruction given to him and ends up in the belly of a whale.This blog picks up after Jonah is vomited up and finally delivers God’s message to the people of Nineveh. In Chapter 3, verse 3-5, it reads “Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh.Now Nineveh was a large city; it took three days to go through it.Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, 'Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.'The Ninevites believed God.A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.”
In verse 10 we read, “When God saw what they di…

R2W Monthly: December

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Life of LAB 2018: 7 of 7

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!I hope you’ve enjoyed blog 1 thru 6 of Life of LAB.Today’s blog is the final of the series, and we end with the blog Sum vs. Summary.
It’s been a joyous time of writing.Mostly I’ve enjoyed naming each blog in the compare and contrast series theme.Without my knowledge, Grace came to the surface as a common thread in each blog this year, and it truly made my heart smile.I’ll just leave you with a few words as they come to me. In the year to come, I hope your heart will call on some of what was covered here in this quick LAB series.Remember the narrowing road with the cross at the end.But also remember the wide road that extends out from the great sacrifice of the Holy Lamb of God.If you’re still thinking about the story of the two prophets, consider that the Lion was left standing beside the body in the road.He did not eat the body or attack the donkey, and everyone who passed the scene could discern that the Lion was no…

Life of LAB 2018: 6 of 7

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Welcome back to Life of LAB.It’s day 6! Today we continue our quick LAB series with a blog titled Rule vs. Ruler.
The words rule, command, and instruction are probably our favorite words in the whole world.In fact, most of us can recount the saying, “Rules are meant to be broken.”And in 2 Chronicles 30:18-20, that’s exactly what happened.
This story is part of the Old Testament, and grace is not a word used or really understood.Yet, it is understood that God is a God of compassion; the birthplace of grace.
The people of God had been away from the God of Israel; the God of their ancestors and King Hezekiah decides to send out letters to all the places where they’re living inviting them to the Lord’s Passover.
His plea was, “People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel, that he may return to you.… Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord.Come to His sanctuary, which He has consecrated forever. … For the Lord your God is gracious an…

Life of LAB 2018: 5 of 7

Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.We’re 5 days into our quick LAB series, Life of LAB. The theme has been compare and contrast.  I must admit that I’m holding onto some of my reflective thoughts for the 7th blog, which will be a summary of the series.  So, don’t miss it.  Today’s blog is titled Common vs. Compelling.

Throughout the bible, God has commanded and instructed many. Yet, I’m not sure if there’s any message; any command as well known or as powerful as, “Let my people go.”It sounds as if this statement should have been followed up with the word “or”, but actually, the entire word given was, “Let my people go so that they may worship me.”Then came the “or” and the plagues.
This is the story of how God rescued the Hebrew people from Egypt, and it’s no common story.Yes, God may have chosen a common man, but He certainly did equip him in a compelling way. In the story taken from Exodus, Moses learns to stretch out his staff at God’s command and assist God in performing acts…

Life of LAB 2018: 4 of 7

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Welcome back to Life of LAB, our 7day quick LAB series.It’s day 4 in our theme of compare and contrast.Today’s blog is titled, Favored vs. Favorable and it's truly a quick LAB.
The original title was, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for life.” This work by Charles Darwin is now known simply as “The Origin of Species”.
Long lost in translation, we are now left mostly with the religious sentiment, “I’m blessed and highly favored.”Still "favored" by biblical standards has hardly been captured.As Christians use their worldly favor and influence to separate themselves from those, be it Christian or otherwise, who don’t appear to be on God’s list of well-known and well-loved individuals; I am taken moreso by the context of the original idea, which is to be favorable.Also, I’m struck by the life of Jesus, and taken by the great contrast in the life of what we know was the greatly beloved and well-kno…

Life of LAB 2018: 3 of 7

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog!I hope you’re enjoying Life of LAB 2018.This is Blog 3 of 7.This blog is titled Decks vs. Road.If it sounds familiar, you may be thinking of our Free Online Novel Series, The Decks and the Road.  Please do keep following the series and prepare for the last book “Renegotiating Kaylin” coming February 2019.
The idea for this blog came recently as I was reading from the Word.I came to the story of two prophets.The story is found in 1 Kings chapter 13.  A man of God traveled from Judah to Bethel to deliver a word from God to King Jeroboam.The man speaks a word against the altar at Bethel.His word is not received well by the king, and the king stretches out his hand to seize the prophet.As he does, his hand shrivels up so that he could not pull it back.The king says to the man of God, “Intercede with the Lord your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.”The prophet does, and the King’s hand was restored.Also the altar was split apart and it…