Daily Affirmations
11/3/15 at 10:03 AM 0 Comments

The Emmas Fog

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The Emmas Fog. I've Been There.
There's an orange glow over the picked through fields this morning as the sun begins her morning rise over Illinois. It's going to be in the 70's today, and it's November 3rd. Part of me feel like somehow we're being screwed out of our seasonal experience, while the other half tells me to shut-up, we'll get our Winter soon enough. Today is going to be a "blessing day" which I always define a day that's warm and nice in spite of the date. The morning fog is just starting to clear up as it dissipates over the abandoned back roads of our county. It almost looks like one could walk in it and get stuck. I get that illusion....been there many times myself.

There's a brother in Jesus School that confided that as a new Christian, he feels, at times, like he's in a fog. He said, "I'm not always inspired. I'm not always motivated" and as a Christian, albeit not a perfect Christian, I can totally relate. Several months ago, I likened "The Community" to a Waze App in which I noted that there are those further ahead, and some further behind, "The Road" than others. I love to play on my husband's app while he drives because like Facebook, I GET to be the 1st one to warn those behind me of a cop. There wouldn't be a need to Cop Warn, if there wasn't a need to have Cop Warnings. Get it? Truth is, I understood my brother when he explained that there are times he just isn't feeling the Jesus Juice (that is NOT offensive at all!) and feels like he's just going through the motions....like in a fog. My man, I get it, so let me give you a piece of Waze advice.....All Christians at some point, have no idea what to do....It's called, The Emmas Fog, welcome to your Journey, we'll get you through this.

The only way, to navigate through The Emmas Fog is to walk. There's going to be some funk in the road, some stormy weather, some road hazzards, but keep moving....Storms pass, fogs lifts, accidents happen, but what you cannot do, my brother, is stop. See, that's the beauty of life. It never stops moving. Not for you, not for me, not for Jesus Himself. The blessing of The Community is that there is nothing, no brokeness, no pain, no issue large or small, that one of us, hasn't overcome, and like Waze, you need only look to the person next to you, to see that another member is right there.....(waving hello). Isolation breeds fear and contempt, two emotions not from God. Don't think the irony of writing this, one car down, has escaped me. Irony, like God, does have a sense of humor. Well played Daddy. Waze and The Bible....the app and map, that lets you see....who is on "The Road" with you.....Download it....today. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.

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