Frankly, On Faith . . . : Start at the Beginning

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

I hate when there’s so much information coming at me that things get lost in translation. Too many people talking at once, too many this-that-and-the-other-thing. A lot of jumping ahead and jumping ship.

That’s when I put up my hands. Whoa. Stop. I can’t keep up.

Take it slower. Take it one bite at a time.

Start at the beginning.

Get the story to me, completely, in a way I can understand it.

And when we’re halfway through what I should know, but don’t, let’s do it again:

Reverse. Start at the … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: God is Not a Game Player, He’s a Team Leader.

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

God is not a game player in the sense of messing with us. He doesn’t tease or do a bait-and-hook.

But He’s a great Team Leader. He’s honest from the get-go. Transparent in His game plan for us.

God gave up His star player so the rest of the team could win.

He has never changed the rules. He didn’t replace you with a better athlete, because He knows you are His better athlete. For this game you’re in, for the piece on the board that you represent, the cards you’ve been … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Earnestly Seeking God

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

I screw up regularly. In case y’all thought my claim to Christianity is perfectionism, it isn’t. It’s forgiveness and being loved through the parts I need forgiveness for. [Can I get a sigh-of-relief-AMEN for that one?]

I am a perfectionist because I try to do everything right. But I’m about as far from perfect as Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. I don’t eat right, sleep enough, love enough. I’m just not that good at taking care of myself.

I do know one thing: God loves me through it all. … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Pray Without Ceasing

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

What does it mean to pray without ceasing?

Well, for starts, it doesn’t mean to not do anything else. I mean, we still have jobs to go to, houses to clean, people to take care of. But we can do all those things with a prayer on our lips or in our hearts. Praying without ceasing is to acknowledge that God is never ceasing.

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

Now, … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: A Time for Everything

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Isn’t it great–I mean, soul-soothing, flower-smelling, song-singing greatto know that God has so much planned for your life? We start life with our own designs, our blueprints, if you will, and He comes along as the professional and lets us know what will work and what won’t.

And here’s the thing. He’s right. Because He can see the whole neighborhood we’re trying to get into. He knows the structure, the elements, how close it is to the convenience store, and which stores we shouldn’t be close to.

Yeah. That’s our … read the rest. . .

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