Journal Entries: Friday-Saturday, August 17-18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

(298.5) [278.0] 200 step-ups. I doubled tapped the timer start so I didn’t get a time. Looking at the microwave clock, I was around 14-15 minutes. I was going slow this morning, but I got the workout done. 7 knee push-ups.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

(300.0) [276.8] What is causing this? Late night last night, only 4-1/2 hours sleep. I must keep moving forward. I will eventually get there.

I relationships, what anyone says or does to or against me cannot be my focus, my main concern; what truly matter is that with all people, at all times, I become the express love of GOD to them. I must love as LORD Jesus LOVES.

If we want to change our world, we must start with changing ourselves; for we are the first thing we have authority over. Until we are faithful in this, we cannot be trusted with any other or more authority; we are not mature enough for the responsibility. Our journey to help the world starts in our own mirror, in our own heart and mind. Until I reflect the image and likeness of my LOVING FATHER GOD I cannot expect anyone to follow my lead, nor do I have the authority to do so. As I become a more accurate and consistent image and likeness of my Father, my Abba in Heaven, others will be drawn by Holy Spirit to follow me. The peace and love and humility I continually live in will be my authority, and will not have to be exercised, but will be used to serve the Kingdom of GOD. Everyone who is drawn, will be drawn to the LORD Jesus Christ in me. I must serve them as though they were the LORD Jesus Christ Himself, for whatsoever I do to even the least, I also do unto my LORD Jesus Christ; and I must love them as such. LOVE serves without thought for oneself. Will I choose to be this kind of LOVE? Will I choose to yield to Holy Spirit leading me into a mature image and likeness and stature of my LORD Jesus Christ? I choose yes; and I must choose yes every moment of every day.

This is what it means to daily take up my cross and follow LORD Jesus, and this is what it means to become the LOVE the GOD WHO IS LOVE created me to be as His Image and Likeness.

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