I haven’t written thoughts in a long while. My job description has changed from “mama” to “mommyger!” Our daughter, Karla Felecia Scaife is on her way to vocalist par excellence! Whatever that means, it will be accomplished by God’s grace.
The path to stardom has obstacles. A hinderance is “me!” There are those who do not reach out because it is not in their self-interest. Karla has been taught by her father and I to elevate others. By elevating others, we provide leverage for those who walk along with us while on this journey called life.
John 17:21 – Jesus says to His Father, that they may be one as you and are one (paraphrased). In spite of the road to the cross for our sin, he was thinking about us. Everything that he did was for us. The theme of “One” has really changed my perspective.
We have become so self-absorbed that we would walk by the man in the ditch because it’s not on the agenda. We would walk on the other side of the street so that we would not have to speak to the Samaritan. Everything about human nature is opposite of the love nature of God, through Jesus, the Christ. We only have access to God through Jesus and not through our might.
A song came out a few years ago, “What God has for me it is for me.” Yes, it has a pretty melody, but is it based upon – “that they may be one.” When God gives us grace, it is for the greater good of all, for his glory.
I included a link to “Five Bible Verses You Need to Stop Misusing.” Jeremiah 29:11 “for I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you.'”
Jeremiah was not talking about “me!” Your comments, pro or con are welcome.