I ALMOST DIED AND THIS IS WHAT CHANGED AFTER [FAITH EPISODE]
LIFE IS SHORT AND UNPREDICTABLE AND KNOWING THIS CAN HELP US THRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRESENCE IN THE GIFT THAT WE HAVE IN BEING ALIVE TODAY.
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Thought of the Week:
Death is inevitable, unpredictable, and silent.
Today is Baker’s 2nd birthday, and it marks a miracle moment in my own life. It’s funny, that on a day that I celebrate life, I also celebrate victory over death.
My near death experience changed me.
But isn’t that what we can be celebrating each and every day of our lives?
Life is a gift. And as Christians, we are brought back to life from the old things that gave us living death in life
Verse of the Week:
So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.
-Psalm 90: 12
She’ol (/ˈʃiːoʊl/ SHEE-ohl, /-əl/; Hebrew שְׁאוֹל Šəʾōl), in the Hebrew Bible, is a place of darkness to which all the dead go, both the righteous and the unrighteous, regardless of the moral choices made in life, a place of stillness and darkness cut off from life but not God because as per written in Book of Psalm 139:8 “If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.” 
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Prayer of the Week:
Lord, God. We thank you for the gift that you have given us with the breath we breathe today. Give us wisdom beyond our maturity that we might learn how to live well. The days ahead of us are numbered, and we thank you that you have a plan for us within them. We confess that anxiety about what is to come can rise up within our souls and distract us from the present. Forgive us for our lack of faith and for our attempts to do things and to control our plans all on our own.
You give us the ability to be in the world, but not of the world, and we feel your pull on our hearts today. Thank you for showing us how to be different, how to walk in peace and how to step into faith that you are in control. What a relief, that you are God, and that we are your precious children. How good of a Father you are, Lord. Your lovingkindness towards us is great.
May we swim in the delight of your loving kindness this week. Remove from us any fear or anxiety around death. For to live is Christ and to die is gain. Thank you for reaching down from on high with your righteousness to rescue us. Thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, who gives us access to peace here on earth, and eternity in heaven forever. Thank you for putting to death things in our lives and hearts that were silently killing our soul and putting us in slavery; thank you for bringing us to light and life, that we might delight in the day we are in right now. For this is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
In the beautiful name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.