Funny my day had a rough start today... even so, in the middle of possibly loosing it... I catch and stop myself and decide to view my I Am Second film clip.
I know I am not suppose to use God's name in vain... but OH MY G!!! (funny, I still won't say it in that context)
In the scheme of things, our not being able to make all our bills this month has nothing compared to what Tamara has on her plate.
Frankly, I have no right to complain about my situation... at least I know I am healthy and God willing still have a good chunk of life left in me. Who am I to complain? Who am I to feel sorry about my life? No one!
Monday, west of Lake Okeechobee, Florida, seventeen year old Kaleb Langdale lost his arm in a battle with a ten to eleven foot alligator. I found a news clip; you can check it out here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/alligator-bites-off-arm-17-florida_n_1661306.html
The fact that Kaleb lost his arm was not what was amazing news to me... First, Kaleb was very grateful it wasn't his left arm because he uses it to steer his air boat, which he loves... and secondly... he stated that if anyone comes to visit him and they start to cry... well, he wants them to leave.
I don't know if it is Kaleb's faith that has given him strength to be so brave... after all, he was very positive.
Hearing these two stories today, back to back... well it has given me tremendous added strength and gratitude for all my family and I have in our lives.
I am so grateful for my life... the good... the bad... and the ugly... for it all has made me who I am today... Which at the risk of sounding redundant... I am grateful... and I am blessed!
Because... I know He is First.... and I am Second.
We are Second when we put Jesus First. Seconds are bold to lift up Jesus and tell others. Are you ready to become a stronger Second?
I challenge YOU to take the I Am Second  Day Challenge... Can you spare maybe fifteen minutes in a day?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ~Matthew 6:26-27 (NIV)
I AM SECOND.
[here's to you finding your... ]
... for a, l & c. You are my sunshine(s).
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