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Life can have you running at a high rpm. So when life is coming at you hard and fast, do not forget that little gear called  Neutral . Shifting life's demands can require a steady hand, a close eye on the road, and regular fill-ups. N eutral  in my life is spending time with God through prayer and the reading of His word. But even with regular maintenance, the issues of life still shift me into high gear at times. Sometimes the frenetic pace seems a bit exciting, but an all out run for your money, can also drain your last bit of energy for the road ahead. So. Back to Neutral ... literally. This point was driven home recently by the need to drive someone else's car and my inability to shift from Park to Reverse. The car had a stick shift that refused to go into gear while the engine was running. No amount of self-effort would move it. So I sat there, becoming more aggravated by the moment. All my effort still left me in   Park. When I turned off the engine and applied t

A Life Redemption

Good Morning, I read an amazing encouragement this morning from Joyce Meyer in "100 ways to simplify your life". I pulled out the gist of the message that refreshed me from pages 61-62. "Condemnation is a feeling of guilt and shame that presses you down. Jesus comes to lift us up, not press us down. It is the devil who wants to press us down and keep us there. He brings condemnation, but Jesus offers forgiveness and restoration. The devil offers complexity and confusion; Jesus offers simplicity in  its purest form.  Every time we sin, the Holy Spirit convicts us but the devil tries to denounce and condemn us.  We need to know the difference. Conviction is for the purpose of leading us to admit our sin and repent.  Condemnation only makes us feel guilty and actually weakens us and keeps us in a cycle of sin.  We must decide not to accept condemnation." -Joyce Meyer ----------------------------------------- I am reminded that God lo