I drove to Brookings yesterday. It was a perfect day to drive through the valley and down the coast to the “end of the Oregon road.” The view of the mountains, rivers, farmland, and the sea gave me reason to pause and to reframe my thoughts with God.
Two words came to the forefront, “with God.”
Jesus spoke the words, “with God.”
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26, NLT).
All of humanity must manage the daily struggle of life; yet, there’s a definite difference of how it’s managed between all of humanity. When the struggle is managed without God, it all ends up impossible. When it’s managed with God, there’s no end to the possibilities.
Ultimately, “with God” is revealed through Jesus who is Immanuel. The translation for the Hebrew name, Immanuel, is “God is with us.”
So, this week, I’m focusing on the “with God” life. What makes life unique with God? How is life completed with God? What do I need to do to live more fully with God?
It was a long drive to end up with just two words, “with God.” Yet. The two words change life.
And . . . my time at Brookings has begun . . .
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(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
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