Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for. . .

what?  I kicked a few things around in my head: Elephants, evergreens, ewwwww.  No good.  Then it came to me. . .

. . .E is for Everyone!  Everyone in the A-Z challenge.  Everyone in the world.  Everyone we will meet and talk to today (by the way, today is fun at work day!  Who knew?)

Back to everyone - that reminds me of something Jesus said - He pretty much covered the "everyone" concept when he talked about who among us are blessed:

"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
 "You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
 "You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.
 "You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.
 "You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for.
 "You're blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
 "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family.
 "You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom.

Isn't that everyone?  Including you?


YvonneS said...

You are blessed when you least expect it. I enjoyed the up beat cheerful message.

Wanda said...

Excellent e-post Linda.

Damyanti said...

This is a blessed post. Thanks for sharing.

--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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