This has been a vision of mine for some time. Just the name, which births a concept of living, that has been given to me and the development of it in my life first, then those around me. Everyone benefits when we seek God, to be more like Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. I am easily side-tracked by the "things" around me that demand my attention. I am all too easily angered when my plans are frustrated, sometimes I am forgiving (and forgetting) but more often I am not. Today, at this moment I celebrate the Love of God, in the form of Jesus, a man just like me ...
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking on the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" Philippians 2:6-11
I pray to be grounded and centered in Hope and that I live life in His company in all things.
My soul comes out through my mouth, eyes and hands. Believing that Jesus actually owns me, he purchased me when He came for me through His birth, death and resurrection, is more incredible and intangible than this mind of mine can grasp ... thus begins the journey.