GETTING OUT OF THE ZONE

YOUR DAILY MOMENT; Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
August 3, 2017

GETTING OUT OF THE ZONE is taken from “The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God.”  Karen Cobbs, AuthorHouse 2016. Used by permission.

Whenever we are out and about town, we usually take the dogs. It gives them a chance to go for a ride, and we hate leaving them home alone. It is amusing to watch them observe the world around them. Of course, the dogs notice everything, especially cats and other dogs. Border collies seem to want a certain order in their lives. They don’t like change, and they don’t like things out of place. Lots of things are out of place around town!

On our walks through the neighborhood at Christmas, they are frightened at displays in the yards. Maggie especially gets spooked at the huge inflated Santa in one neighbor’s yard. She gets nervous if I move a piece of furniture. Once, when I moved a picture from one wall to another, she barked until I moved it back!

As I think about their paranoia, I realize they are not unlike people. We often resist change and retreat from situations that may be different from our usual routines. Perhaps there is nothing wrong with that. However, I believe God wants us to get out of our comfort zones and explore what opportunities He may have for us beyond that zone. They are all around us; a lonely person who may want to talk, a homebound neighbor that may need groceries, children that need mentors, shut-ins who may enjoy getting a card in the mail, or people in jail or prison who would benefit from a visit. The opportunities are endless.

Today, resolve to venture out of your comfort zone and do something to make the world a better place.

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Suggested reading and listening list

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

 

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DISCLOSURE: The products for which I provide links are all products I can personally recommend.  I may be an affiliate for those products which means if you click on a link and buy one of those products, I will be paid a small commission.   You will not pay more for the product by clicking on my link, but it will help offset some of the cost of providing YOUR DAILY MOMENT.  Thank you, and as always, be blessed. Karen

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