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Monday, April 30, 2012

the paradox of following Christ

    I have been pondering lately, the paradox

                                                                                          of being a Christ follower. 

Someone who wants to follow Him and live as He did must embrace:

                     a life that seems to be full of contradictions…

                               a way of living that seems absurd to the the outsider…

                                   …a paradoxical  way of life

a paradox is: 

an opinion, proposition or statement

that is contrary to what is commonly accepted.

Jesus taught us that:

     We can be wrong when we are right…
             The first will be last…

                    By loosing our life we save it…

                         The one who would be greatest must be a servant…

                              In order to have more of Him there needs to be less of me…

                                   Confessing our weakness is a source of strength…
                                         Victory often comes through surrender…


Let me learn by the paradox of my Saviors example…

that the way down is the way up,

that to be low is to be high,

that the broken heart is the healed heart,

that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,

that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,

that to have nothing is to possess all,

that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,

that to give is to receive,

that the valley is the place of vision

~excerpt - The Valley of Vision


#301 update from my mama

#202 the example she is to me

#303 friends who understand

#304 popcorn

#305 giving son’s promotion

#306 talks with sons

#307 finding yogurt that I like and doesn’t gag me

#308 finishing 2 phases of diet

#309 long talk with another special mom

#310 words of encouragement from friend

#311 reading giving sons personal responses – such great insight

#312 hearing heart of unique sons about relationships

#313 releasing a hurt

#314 seeing you work through those hurts your children experience

#315 special son with his head out the car window, squealing for joy

#316 the freedom he has

#317 breeze blowing through my hair

#318 walk to the park with pepper, my angel & little one

#319 hugs from my unique son

#320 planet wisdom conference for kids

#321  planning little ones birthday party

#322 cute things little one says – “I’m trying to barter with you”

#323 special sons interaction

#324 direction on meds

#325 life’s paradoxes

Walking out the paradoxical life of Christ,  day by day,

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