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Pray Hard, Work Hard, and Be Kind to Yourself.

“I pray hard, work hard, and leave the rest to God.” 

 ~ Florence Griffith Joyner

 

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.
~ Matthew 7:13-14
 
     Just like with our bodies, change takes time.  We alter our behavior, we eat a little less, increase our activity a bit at a time.  Following God can be whole hog, never look back. For some that works, and for others, it is like a familiar scent that you keep encountering and you look for the source.  Little by little, the path changes, the focus on the sounds around one changes.  We go from hearing the clink of a coin on the pavement, to hearing a whisper in a cricket’s song. 
     Once God has our attention, and we want more, we must exert more effort, and once we do, as with a new regimen, we are feeling better, following more nearly, hearing more clearly, loving Him more dearly.
   Inch by inch, step by step, Day by day.
    Because of Him,
     Linda
 
Day by Day
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Day by Day

You don’t just luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do.  You build them, step by step,. whether its friendships or opportunities.

 
Barbara Bush, 1925
American First Lady
 
 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 2:1
 
We learn to follow the Lord, see the evidence of his presence,  and love him no matter where we are, one step at a time.  I can think of no better way to remember this than to sing.  This song.  Today.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
 
 
Day by Day
 
Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

[CHORUS]
Oh… 

Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

Day by day 
Day by day 
Oh Dear Lord 
Three things I pray 
To see thee more clearly 
Love thee more dearly 
Follow thee more nearly 
Day by day 

Day by day by day by day…

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