For your consideration….

Despite warnings, we have all been burned by a hot stove or pan. Accidents happen. We learn to be more careful.

The hot stove is an analogy for today’s message. We are asked, “Would you go back and repeat getting burned on a hot stove?” “Then why do we keep going back and getting burned by people?” If we know that a relationship is toxic, abrasive or harmful, why do we continue in it?

Today’s message could be about anything but today it is directed at relationships. If a person keeps causing us pain, we must ask ourselves why we allow it. Pain is defense mechanism that tells us something is wrong and needs to be fixed.

We are asked to listen to our instincts, our heart…our soul. If it is in pain, we either need to get it fixed or we need to eliminate the problem from our lives. Toxic relationships do not serve us well. Getting burned over and over stunts our growth.

We are asked today to address the pain, treat the wound and take the necessary steps we need to not get burned again.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Affirm…I am loved.

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Drink lots of water.

-Listen to the pain and treat it.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Unpacking and laundry done.

-Catching up with Jackie, Lori and Cathy.

-Lunch with Ginger.

-The last of the Christmas gifts have been delivered.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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