How ‘YOU Doin’?


John:  “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.”

The Big Ten were given to show how we all fall short and need the Savior.  After we surrender to the Lord, we continue to remember His instructions—for His pleasure and so we can shine in the world.

My super-thick glasses prove I’m severely nearsighted.  What’s not so obvious, is that I have 20/20 hindsight.  …Did you know this particular combo of eye problems can result in a gastronomic disorder?

Yeah, when it comes to God’s instructions, my hindsight is crystal clear: every time I thought God was asking too much of me, I was stumbling along blindly.  All around me is a daily Eden, replete with a thousand blessings; yet I have believed the tempter: “Ignore all that; focus on how unfair it is that you [have to do this / can’t have that].”

Oswald Chambers wrote, “If we make our own inability a stumbling block or an excuse not to be obedient, it means that we are telling God that there is something which He has not yet taken into account.”  I’m just thankful that God knows what I’m made of, and is my great Help in all this: For I know the plans that I have for you… plans for welfare…

How about we manage our eye problems, so later we won’t have to pop the Rolaids?

How ‘you doin’?  It’s always good to reflect.   Report card template provided below.

Oh, and a reminder: using paper to wash your glasses might scratch a bit.  But if it’s with the right Pages, it’s worth it.



= – = LOVE GOD = – =

[_____] — Have only God as God

[_____] — Forsaking the idols

[_____] — No profane cursing

[_____] — Entering God’s Rest (in Christ)




[_____] — Respecting your parents

[_____] — Putting off hate or contempt

[_____] — Steering clear of sexual sin

[_____] — Not pilfering or cheating

[_____] — Not telling little or big lies

[_____] — Not wanting what others have



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