• GOOD "PR"

    GOOD “PR”
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    The corporate world identifies “PR” as Public Relations.
    A good “PR” individual advances and succeeds in the business world and understands that the possession of “PR” is essential to leadership and teamwork.
    ~~~
    How about we shift the defining of “PR” to mean Personal Responsibility.
    A good “PR” individual only advances and succeeds in his personal life so far as he is able to take Personal Responsibility for …
    Faults,
    Failures,
    Flaws,

    and other notable, unlikeable, distasteful characteristics he possesses.
    ~~~
    Gosh … that’s not fun.
    But that’s leadership.
    Until you can take Personal Responsibility ….
    You should not be allowed access to larger responsibility.
    Personal Responsibility involves ….
    Taking the blame instead of passing the buck
    Pointing the finger inward instead of outward.
    Admitting flaws, failures and weaknesses instead of trying to cover them.
    Shouldering the burden of other peoples’ poor choices.

    ~~~
    Are you a good “PR” person?
    Assess and evaluate a present issue in your personal life and in the lives of those around you and simply consider how much “PR” you’re willing to take.
    Hopefully you’ll arrive at a good “PR” answer.
    That’s short for Positive Response.
    Develop your “PR” skills and remember ...
     begin with yourself.
    ~~~

    Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go, keep her;
    For she is thy life."
    ​Proverbs 4:13


  • REACH FOR THE GRACE

    REACH FOR THE GRACE
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    I flounder around,
    In the shadow of sin;
    I run and I hide,
    But it finds me again.

    For I cannot escape,
    The enticement and snare,
    That promises something,
    Though nothing is there.

    I know it, I blow it,
    I falter, I fall;
    I stumble and fumble,
    And doubt through it all.

    And yet there’s a longing,
    And yearning within,
    To reach for the grace,
    That will cover the sin.

    To cover, discover,
    The ugly in me;
    To face it, replace it,
    With God’s remedy:

    The cross of redemption ...
    The blood that can free;

    Yes, this is the promise,
    There’s pardon for me.
    ~~~

    As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
    Psalm 103:12


  • MORE LIKE HIM

    MORE LIKE HIM
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    God wants your heart;
    Therefore He tries your heart.
    He sees the unbecoming you;
    Helps you in becoming true.
    Loving you to make you ….
    More like Him.
    ~~~
    His word is a meditation for
    A weak mind,
    A hungry heart,
    And a needy soul.
    His Spirit is an able guide,
    A sure compass,
    A deposit guaranteeing what’s still to come.
    You may be shaken …
    But you cannot be taken or forsaken.
    He has hold of you.
    ~~~
    Thank God for His sure provision
    In your unsure times.
    He who made your heart will keep your heart,
    Protect your heart,
    Pursue your heart,
    Preserve your heart.
    You are His …
    And He is yours.

    Praise the Lord.
    ~~~

    “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes though it be tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
    1 Peter 1:6-7


  • OBSTACLE ILLUSIONS

    OBSTACLE ILLUSIONS
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Trials, difficulties and hardships are “obstacle illusions” …
    They have the power to obstruct our view of God
    but they can’t obliterate Him.
    ~~~

    “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes before you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
    Deuteronomy 31:6


  • FILL THE CUP

    FILL THE CUP
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    If your enemy is hungry,
    You must give him food to eat;
    If your enemy is thirsty,
    You are not to make retreat.

    It is given you to fill him,
    It is given you to love;
    If you haven’t it within you,
    God will give it from above.

    He will match the most unlovely,
    With a correlating grace;
    He will give you strength to suffer,
    One you’d choose to never face.

    He will strengthen, He will meet you,
    At the crux of every ill;
    Those who’ve done a wrong against you,
    You’re to love them … even still.

    God will recompense the evil,
    He, alone, decide the case;
    You must simply offer mercy,
    Trusting God to give you grace.

    Feed the enemy that’s hungry,
    Fill the cup that’s given you;
    Choose to overcome an evil,
    Trusting God for what He’ll do.
    ~~~

    "Therefore, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
    For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
    Do not be overcome by evil,
    but overcome evil with good.
    Romans 12:20-21


  • STEADY THE SAILOR

    STEADY THE SAILOR
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Christ loves us unconditionally,
    Settles us positionally,
    Satisfies us supernaturally,
    Extends grace and mercy lavishly.
    And still …
    We flounder about,
    Flit about,
    Wander about,
    Reel about …

    Like drunken sailors
    On a placid,
    Peaceful sea.
    ~~~
    Why does restlessness,
    Carelessness,
    Casualness,
    Selfishness
    Attach itself so quickly to the soul?
    How can we be lax,
    Lazy,
    Blurry,
    Hazy,
    Yet possess
    Such realities …
    Untold.
    ~~~
    O God ….
    Keep us on course,
    Keep us on fire,
    Fill us with hope,
    And godly desire.
    Keep us on task,
    Keep us in tune,
    Keep us in time,
    Returning to You.
    Steady the sailor,
    Still the sea,
    Keep lavishing grace ...
    Unconditionally.
    ‘Til we’re home.
    ~~~

    “As a father pities His children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.
    For He knows our frame;
    He remembers that we are dust.”
    Psalm 103:13-14

  • GETTING UP

    GETTING UP
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Invest your energy in getting up instead of giving up;
    Quit looking back,
    Start looking up.
    Progress in the temporal by gazing at the eternal.
    Feet follow focal point;
    Adjust accordingly.
    Create a spiritual benchmark for yourself on purpose
    … and you’ll live your life with purpose.
    Establish a quiet time,
    Reading time,
    Prayer time,
    Meditation time.
    Make an appointment with God and keep it.
    Invest in His word; steep in it.
    Commune with Him and deepen it.
    Move beyond where you’re at.
    Life becomes mundane when you settle for mediocrity.
    You were made for more.
    Live like it.
    ~~~

    “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.”
    Isaiah 45:3

  • TWO MEN IN ONE

    TWO MEN IN ONE
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Chains of …
    Addiction,
    Regret and despair.
    Bind me,
    Confine me,
    Shackle,
    Impair …
    This weary soul.
    ~~~
    O God …
    Free me,
    Forgive me,
    Pardon and heal.
    Cleanse me,
    Clothe me
    Cover me
    Fill …

    Make me whole.
    ~~~
    Earth bound,
    Heaven bound,
    Two men in one;
    Fighting,
    Forging
    A war that is won …
    At the Cross.
    ~~~
    Christ can forgive,
    And He never forsakes;
    Christ sees the whole …
    All our sins,
    Our mistakes …
    Intercedes for us.
    ~~~
    Hold to Him,
    Hide in Him,
    Hope …
    All because of Him.

    Jesus,
    The name above names.
    Jesus …
    Forever the same.
    ~~~

    “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
    Hebrews 7:25

  • APART FROM CHRIST

    APART FROM CHRIST
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    I cannot be what I long to be …
    Apart from Christ at work
    Inside of me.
    ~~~

    “Being confident of this very thing,
    that He which hath begun a good work in you
    will perform it until the day of Christ.”
    Philippians 1:6


  • INTO THE FOLD

    INTO THE FOLD
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    When the heart is heavy,
    Burdens are weighty,
    Shoulders are weary,
    Eyes are teary …
    God sees.
    He knows our
    Difficulties,
    Dilemmas,
    Disappointments,
    Discouragements.

    He’s not blind to our
    Weaknesses,
    Weariness,
    Worries,
    or
    Wanderings.

    ~~~
    He waits,
    Watches,
    Whispers …
    “I’m here,
    I’m enough,
    I have what you need,
    I’m who you need.
    I love you.”

    ~~~
    We are slow to understand
    The love of the Father.
    Slow to grasp the hand …
    That leads us home.
    God, help us when we cannot find our way.
    Love us,
    Lead us back …
    Into the fold.
    ~~~

    “All we like sheep have gone astray,
    we have turned everyone to his own way,
    And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
    Isaiah 53:6

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