Thursday, September 12, 2019

JUST THINKIN' . . . a devotional by Jim Green

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SCRIPTURE:  “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.” Jn 16:12 NLT

SEE IT: Reasonable reason

JIMISM:  6654. When reason won’t work, try being totally honest. JG

LIVE IT:  I love this person to death, but I think they are missing some marbles.  When asked to go somewhere for a week or two, there was no way I could do that. My first reason was that I didn’t want to go, but the second reason was I couldn’t if I wanted to. No excuse stopped the requests, so I finally gave a glimmer of the real reason. “I’m starting a new business that will require me to work non-stop for many months.”  Instead of accepting my valid excuse, the other person was quiet before finally blurting out, “You’re too old to start a business.” Okay, okay.  Now this person wants me to give up some of my marbles to level the playing field. I can’t do that because I will need every one of them if I’m going to do what I’m too old to do.

PRAY IT: Thank you, God, for always telling me truth, even when I didn’t want to hear it.

FIND IT: Reveal; Understand; Bear

APPLY IT:  Be honest without being brutally honest.

When reason won’t work, try being totally honest.

VIDEOTIONAL (above) is the term Jim Green has given his short video clips that relate Scripture in a non-traditional manner.  These are posted on devotional pages and social media.  

If you have trouble playing the video, try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj2ayiZ_H7o

JIMISMS (above) are observations that might not be immediately obvious in Scripture. These brief and incisive comments are designed as a social media pins and posted here as well.

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1..One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer  insight on Scripture. 
2. Just Thinkin’… is the term first used by James R. Green in 1998 for his devotionals.
3. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin’… (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2018)
4. Scripture used comes from:
a) NIV – Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.  All rights reserved worldwide;
b) NKJV – New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All Rights Reserved;
c) NLT – New Living TranslationHoly Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. – Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
5. Jimisms and corresponding social media pins are an original work of James R. Green and are marked with a “JG” implying personal ownership. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.

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