December 8, 2015 ice age

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“You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?” Psalms‬ ‭56:8‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morn, CompassionateOne,

I think Joseph must have been a an incredibly compassionate man – to take Mary as his wife, in spite of her condition. In spite of the wrath of his people, he surely endured – he answered to God alone in doing His will. Joseph did all he could to keep his family together. God knew his tears. And, Joseph trusted Him in spite of being alienated and shunned in the process. 

Give this a thought before you jump out there in Christmas frenzy-land, listening and feeding off of getting hurt by the rants of others – just please reserve judgement. That’s not for you. Have compassion for everyone you meet. Place your pain at the foot of the cross and walk away. 

What seems like conceit, bad manners, or cynicism, its always a sign no other eyes have seen, no ears have heard – you do not know what wars are going on down there, where their nature meets the bone.

He was rude.

She was cold and aloof.

He’s at the door – asking for a handout.

She lies.

She’s money hungry.

He’s grossly overweight.

They left without saying goodbye.

No one returned your call . . . you may never know the “why” behind someone’s less than ideal, ‘not the way I wish it was’ behavior, but here’s a curative for the sharp judgement that often accompanies our disappointment in others. . . just a single, surprisingly expansive phrase. . . 

“you just never know”.

That’s it. God knows their wanderings, as He knows yours and mine. 

You just never know.

Use the phrase before you jump to the conclusion that someone is a jerk, or that they need an attitude adjustment, or that they could be doing better than they are. 

If you don’t understand, can’t comprehend, wonder what’s going on – there’s a reason for that . . . your Creator is pulling something deeper out of you, too. 

This Christmas season, He is pulling a certain compassion out of you, too.

Wake up.

Seek compassion.

Go.

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About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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