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It’s a Mt. Rushmore-sized challenge to rush less. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder, with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load. Rushing less…that’s hard. Rushing more…as part of the human RACE that’s what we do. The pace we face as we race from place to place. Jesus become part of the human race yet He never became wrapped up in our rat race. Not once in the Bible do we read that he hurried or rushed. In three years of ministry He changed the world forever. His time was short, yet he was never short on time. He could rest even in raging storms. And with Him in our boat we can too!
Weedy poison ivy is the worst. I’ve learned “Leaves of three, let them be.” And “Red leaflets in spring are a dangerous thing.” Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load. While I’ve learned to identify poisonous plants, I’m still no expert at identifying weeds. In the parable of the sower Jesus talks about weedy worries that choke us. He tells us that when we’re worried, the result will be . Not the kind we eat like kiwi and kumquats but the kind we possess like peace and patience. So, if you need a spiritual Weed-be Gone® for worry try this promise “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done!” God doesn’t want us to get stuck in the weeds! no fruit
God will never stop loving us. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt-author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load! No matter what sins we commit or setbacks we have, we are God’s children. When the disciples thought Jesus was too exhausted to deal with children, Jesus said “Let the children come to me. The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them. Then He placed His hands on their head and blessed them.” While our lives are flawed with failure, nothing is beyond God’s ability to save. He was torn and tired, but He was never too tired for a child. The more we rely on Him, the more our children learn to rely on Him by our example. Together, let’s take our hurts to God today!
While I was typing today, I realized how much the keys on our keyboards have in common with our lives. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load! With old typewriters, keys used to be arranged in alphabetical order. The faster a person typed…the more metal wands became stuck together when striking the paper. So, manufactures rearranged the keys to slow us down. Likewise, COVID rearranged our lives and slowed us down. I think slowing down is a good change…like the change from clunky typewriters to computer keyboards. A computer with spell check is better than typewriter with a bottle of “White Out.” We have a “new normal” now…and we know now that faith, family and friends are what matters most!
The three hardest things to say are “I was wrong.” “I need help.” And…“Worce-ster-shire Sauce” Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load. When we break words down, they’re easier to pronounce. Worce-ster-shire. It’s just three syllables…yet sometimes it comes out as 5 “War-chest-er-shire.” As hard as it is to say, I find it’s even harder to say that I was wrong and that I need help. When we’re afraid and our world is crumbling… Proverbs 18 promises us: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it… and are safe.” So next time you need help, call out to Jesus. His name is easy to pronounce. Sometimes I pray it over and over, when no other words help. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. There is power in His name!
Playing the game “Simon Says” is only fun if you’re Simon giving the orders. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder, with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten you load. Some people see God as some big Simon in the sky. But unlike some power driven, oppressive Simon, God isn’t trying to trip us up. He doesn’t demand our obedience. Giving us a free will, He wants us to choose Him over sin. Like a good father, He backs us up so we can stand tall and say: I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me! And…If God is for me, who can be against me. In the game of life, these are promises that cheer us on!
Gerber’s strained peas straight out of the baby food jar may not be your favorite food, but my 9-mo. old loves them! I much prefer Smucker’s fudge topping straight out of the jar. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder, with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load. From Garrett’s perspective room temperature smashed peas with no salt and no butter are yummy. We gag at the thought. Our tastes change providing us with perspective of how our “tastes” will change when we experience heaven. Here on Earth we have what I call “The Strained Pea Mentality” as we strain to see heaven. But the Bible tells us “No eye has seen, no ear heard, no the mind has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” So today when you enjoy your favorite food, let it remind you that the most scrumptious stuff is yet to come!
As Fred Flintstone says Yaba-daba-do! Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author or Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load. We recognize Fred Flintstone by his voice, but do we recognize our Good Shepherd by His voice? The cool thing about sheep is that they know their shepherd’s voice and only follow him. Sheep from many shepherds sleep mixed together in the same enclosure, but when the gate was open in the morning, they’re easily separated. All a shepherd has to do is call HIS flock out of the pen and into the pasture by calling them to follow. Jesus is our Good Shepherd and He wants us to follow Him. He tells us that He comes that we may have life and have it to the full. So, let’s spend time with Jesus so we know His voice better than Yabba Dabba Doo’s.
Silk and steel have a lot in common. Both are strong but…Pound for pound, silk is actually stronger than steel. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load! I love the feel of sheer silk. And I have to smile knowing it’s stronger than steel pound for pound. Since silk is lightweight, it’s perfect for body armor for officers and soldiers. Today I was reading in the book of James that we are to consider hard trials a “sheer gift” because trials make us stronger and more resilient! So while I appreciate , I am learning to appreciate soft silk hard trials. They make us strong. Together with God, we can be a gift to others like silk…strong yet soft!
We all know that Zacchaeus was a wee little man who climbed into a sycamore tree. Hi! My name is Lisa Wilt, author of Windows of Wonder with a one-minute WOW Word to lighten your load! I love this story because it gives us a peek inside the heart of Jesus. Zacchaeus was a short man, who was short-sighted, and would short others, when collecting trumped up taxes. But… Jesus looked at what he could become, not what he had been. Just as Jesus saw Zacchaeus, He sees you! And just as He called Zacchaeus by name, JESUS is calling you by name. You may feel shorton time. And there may be times you were short-sighted or even shorted others, but Jesus want to be invited to your house today!