All Good In The Hood

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Hey Hey We’re the Monkees

What if we looked at every circumstance that daily comes our way as an opportunity to discover something new rather than an interruption or an annoyance!

For example, yesterday I received a package in the mail from Amazon. Yes, I am working on that not happening so often!!! I opened it up with great expectation to see which book had arrived. To my dismay it was a Spanish version of the book I had ordered. I only know two words in Spanish, chips and salsa! Ha!
I was frustrated at myself for ordering the wrong book and wasting money. Interrupted because I have to reorder the correct version and wait longer. I started complaining to every family member around me that would not walk away into another room.
I thought okay Lord here is an interruption. I call them unexpecteds. Yes, it is small and kinda of trivial in the whole scheme of life!!! This was a “not paying attention to details” mistake. I’m a professional at that.

My mom had the privilege of being the representative this morning to hear my complaint. She wasn’t aware she answered the service line of dissatisfied customers. The ones who order the wrong version of books. All she said was, “Nothing happens by accident!”.

So with that being said, I am going to be on the lookout and ask this question.

How can I take my upside down and turn it around?

Now that is kingdom thinking! That is definitely not normal or natural. It is a way of thinking that could possibly lead to some abnormal discoveries and future adventures.

Ahhhh! I think I just got an idea who could use my upside down and it be turned around. 😘 (not telling)

What does God say about all this?
Who didn’t memorize this verse growing up?? Of course it was in the KJV version.

Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

I can’t stop there. We have to compare it to my translation of the week,
Check it out!
It’s so good you gotta catch a couple verses before it!!

Romans 8:28The Message (MSG)

26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

If you need something to help you remember. Pull off your old records from the shelf. (or just YouTube the song)

Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we’re too busy singing
To put anybody down.
Replace last line with:
(Turning everything around) *your new words to help you

Light On,
Kelley Allison
John1:4-5

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