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An EMPTY chair, Bagged garbage, and a Rolled up RUSTY fence:)

I get SO EXCITED when I see something that speaks “OH, THIS IS AN excellent PICTURE FOR A BLOG!”

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Today is a BEAUTIFUL DAY to SIT QUIETLY and decide if you have a RUSTY FENCE that needs to be rolled up and some GARBAGE that needs to be BAGGED !

PHILIPPIANS 3:7-9
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

After Paul considered everything he had accomplished in his life, he said that it was all worthless when compared with knowing Christ. This is a profound statement about values: a person’s relationship with Christ is more important than anything else. To know, Christ should be our ultimate goal.
Sometimes, we can allow worldly things to accumulate in our lives, and that can lead to placing our security and confidence in the wrong areas. After a while, God will remove the rusty fence of protection that we built around what we thought was OUR INDEPENDENCE.
God demands a TOTAL SURRENDER IMG_7953of our lives to Him
We need to SIT QUIETLY before him and BAG UP THE GARBAGE that keeps us from being one hundred percent usable and ROLL UP THE RUSTY FENCE that we’ve put up around our OWN INDEPENDENCE.IMG_7952

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: We need to consider our values and not place anything above or around our relationship with Christ. Our independence should be depended  COMPLETLY  UPON HIM!

Let’s DEPEND ONLY UPON CHRIST today and every day:))

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8 thoughts on “An EMPTY chair, Bagged garbage, and a Rolled up RUSTY fence:)

  1. Wonderful interpretation of this Scripture, Kim. “Christ should be our ultimate goal.” Amen, sister!

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  2. Brittany on said:

    This message is so true! God needs to be above all else in our lives! I must remember to always seek him and to know him daily so I can glorify him!

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  3. Alice on said:

    Post title sounds like a song lyric…fun!

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  4. Ha ha:)) Thanks for following along!! I’m looking forward to reading your blogs:)

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  5. I have written about the mystical strength in surrender. Another miracle of faith! Thank you for sharing your walk of faith!

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  7. Amen! “We need to SIT QUIETLY before him and BAG UP THE GARBAGE”

    So many try to cover up the odor of the rotting garbage within with all kinds of flowery excuses. But there isn’t an air freshener out there that can remove the stench other than a true repentant heart! ~ Blessings ~

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