Observations

Know the question

Before you find the answer, you need to know the question.

-Michael at R2W

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost

God’s People Leave Legacies

What will future generations say about you?

Did you stand, in spite of the pain, to break a long standing generational curse?

Or did you run because the pain got to be too much?

No one will blame you for running. Most people do. I hope you at least pray for future generations. That things don’t get worse.

Having the strength to stand is unusual. I want to be remembered as the one who decided to stand. The one who broke the chains of the past.

What’s your choice?

-Michael @R2W

Keep It Simple

I would love to live here.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

– Henry David Thoreau

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Place Your Life Before God

Place Your Life Before God

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. – Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)

Thoughts

 

Selfish or Selfless

God does not bless self-centered ambition. It doesn’t matter what you learned in church. Your pastor got it wrong. He DOES bless selfless obedience! Stop living for yourself behind a hidden agenda of “doing the Lords work.” You’re not fooling anyone. Michael at R2W

God Not Government

If there is anything the past few years has taught me, it is the importance of being prepared. Since 2018 my family has experienced several blizzards, a micro-burst and other severe weather related events. These situations have caused disruptions in our everyday lives; in many cases for at least a week or more. We have …

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Cloned

You tried so hard to be different but you ended up like everyone else. Michael at R2W

Better Than?

Sometimes when you stand in faith you don’t get answered prayers… You get something better! Michael at R2W

Money & Success

It is my belief that any program of success would be incomplete without a discussion about money and finances or more commonly referred to, as economics.  I am not including this principle because money is a measure of success, but because if we learn to manage and use our money correctly, we can do so …

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Seeing

  I can help you remove the blindfold I can encourage you to open your eyes But I can’t make you see Michael at R2W

Accept Truth

  Would you accept the truth even if it made you uncomfortable? Michael at R2W

Take Care of You

It is your responsibility to take care of your health.  No one else is going to do it; so don’t expect them to.  Whether you just ran the Boston Marathon and only need a gentle reminder or you haven’t moved off the couch or eaten a green bean in years, let’s go through this principle …

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Stay Strong

The evil continue to overtake the weak. You stay strong last day warrior! Michael at R2W

Willingness

Willingness is the source of possibility. Just be willing… Michael at R2W

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So sometimes I do things out of order… This is a perfect example. This post was supposed to be done when I first enrolled in Blogging University. I put it on my to-do list and forgot about it. I am after all, a very busy guy. I will change the settings when I go to publish it and no one will ever know… well except whoever read it.

So I am choosing to blog for several reason. The most important is that I feel led by the Holy Spirit to do this.

I have been spending a lot of time praying and asking God for direction. For some reason, and I’m sure it’s for my own good, He has not given me a road map to my future. I believe that He is growing my faith. All I know is that when I feel led to do something and I do it, everything works out.

Looking at the condition of our world today it’s time to try to make a difference. Will I? Well, that’s up to God.

I believe the world has been deceiving people into chasing after a way of life and a form of “success” that isn’t real. I have broken free from that and I want to show you how.

The life I am now creating is based on Romans 12:1-2 which says: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

I am no longer conforming… I am living. I believe my life is an ongoing, active experiment to show others a better way to live based on trusting God and living a self sufficient, self sustaining lifestyle.

In, these last days before Jesus returns, I would like to do my best to live in a way that honors Him.

I hope that makes sense… It does to me.

God Bless,

Michael at R2W