lunes, agosto 18, 2008

¡Abre la puerta, acepta las flores!

Cuando recibimos algo que nos hace sumamente felices queremos que nuestros familiares, amigos y conocidos lo sepan y sean parte de nuestra celebración ¿Verdad?. Ya sea un nacimiento, un logro personal, un lugar que visitaste, hasta una venta super especial en la que pueden tomar ventaja. Pues así me sucede cuando leo una reflexión, especialmente las de Max Lucado (mi escritor favorito). Leo la reflexión y pienso... si otros lo leyeran ¡Sería de mucha bencidión para ellos! Algunas veces pienso en alguien en específico, otras en unos cuantos, otras veces no pienso en alguien, simplemente siento en mi corazón el deseo de compartirlo para que sea de bendición a otros.

NO quiero meterle a alguien al Señor por ojo, boca y nariz. Simplemente cumplo con mi parte de compartirlo y que lo lea quien DEBE de leerlo... Él sabe porque pone ese deseo en mi corazón y, además, Dios trabaja con cada cuál a su tiempo y de manera individual.

Espero que sea de bendición, quien quiera que me lea...que lee el mensaje de Dios.
Con Cariño, Zue

Hand Delivered Bouquets by Max Lucado

Through Christ, God has accepted you. Think about what this means. You cannot keep people from rejecting you. But you can keep rejections from enraging you.

Rejections are like speed bumps on the road. They come with the journey. You’re going to get cut, dished, dropped, and kicked around. You cannot keep people from rejecting you. But you can keep rejections from enraging you. How? By letting his acceptance compensate for their rejection.

Think of it this way. Suppose you dwell in a high-rise apartment. On the window sill of your room is a solitary daisy. This morning you picked the daisy and pinned it on your lapel. Since you have only one plant, this is a big event and a special daisy.

But as soon as you’re out the door, people start picking petals off your daisy. Someone snags your subway seat. Petal picked. You’re blamed for the bad report of a coworker. Three petals. The promotion is given to someone with less experience but USC water polo looks. More petals. By the end of the day, you’re down to one. Woe be to the soul who dares to draw near it. You’re only one petal-snatching away from a blowup.

What if the scenario was altered slightly? Let’s add one character. The kind man in the apartment next door runs a flower shop on the corner. Every night on the way home he stops at your place with a fresh, undeserved, yet irresistible bouquet. These are not leftover flowers. They are top-of-the-line arrangements. You don’t know why he thinks so highly of you, but you aren’t complaining. Because of him, your apartment has a sweet fragrance, and your step has a happy bounce. Let someone mess with your flower, and you’ve got a basketful to replace it!

The difference is huge. And the interpretation is obvious.

God will load your world with flowers. He hand-delivers a bouquet to your door every day. Open it! Take them! Then, when rejections come, you won’t be left short-petaled.

God can help you get rid of your anger. He made galaxies no one has ever seen and dug canyons we have yet to find. “The LORD … heals all your diseases” (Ps. 103:2–3 NIV). Do you think among those diseases might be the affliction of anger?

Do you think God could heal your angry heart?

Do you want him to? This is not a trick question. He asks the same question of you that he asked of the invalid: “Do you want to be well?” (John 5:6). Not everyone does. You may be addicted to anger. You may be a rage junkie. Anger may be part of your identity. But if you want him to, he can change your identity. Do you want him to do so?

Do you have a better option? Like moving to a rejection-free zone? If so, enjoy your life on your desert island.

Take the flowers. Receive from him so you can love or at least put up with others.

Tomado de: Un Amor Que Puedes Compartir (A Love Worth Giving) Dios te ama mucho. De forma personal. Poderosamente. Apasionadamente. Otros te han prometido lo mismo y han fallado. Pero Dios hizo una promesa y la ha cumplido. El te ama con un amor indefectible.

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