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Kingdom of God

Matthew 6:33 “What you should want most is God’s Kingdom and doing what He wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.” (ERV)

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (NIV)

What does the Bible verse mean? What is this Kingdom of God?

When we belong to the Kingdom of God, we are God’s children. We are God’s family. We obey God. We trust Jesus. We do what He wants us to do. He gives us what we need. We can trust Jesus for everything. Jesus will help us learn what He wants us to do.

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Blessings From 2019

2019 closes out another year of retirement life , and it’s time for our annual Newsletter (or litany?) For those living North of us, today’s highs were in the 70’s. For those living South of us, it’s “cooler by the mile” here during the Summer! 😎

Unlike 2018, we were not “bothered” in 2019 by a hurricane. It was only a weak tropical storm. We feel blessed. That’s blessing number 1. The prior year there was much talk about Florida getting its own time zone and skipping Eastern Standard Time altogether. This year, nothing happened. But, the sun continues to rise in the East and set to the West while we are stuck with EST and DST. Oh well.

Psalms 50:1 The Lord God Most Powerful has spoken. He calls to everyone on earth, from where the sun rises to where it sets. (ERV)

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The First Step

Earlier this week I walked 16,619 steps in one day. That information comes from my Fitbit tracker. I know that is a lot of steps for me. Being at EPCOT meant I was going to take many steps. Although it was fun, towards the end of the day, my feet were very tired. Based on what my wife and I read about EPCOT we made many decisions. Where to go. Where to eat. Making FastPass selections. For most of the 16,619 steps I took that day, I was not thinking about what God wants.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.” (ERV) Continue reading