Sunday, October 27, 2013

"You can't hug someone with your finger"

I realized today when Jesus said "Lord forgive them, they have no idea what they are doing", He gave grace instead of judgment on behalf of those who betrayed Him, left Him, and condemned Him. He made a clear path for them to come back to Him because He knew they would need Him in their life even if they did not know it now. So with His last words to them He resolved any burden of guilt that they would carry in the future and when they eventually turned from their sin and sought after Him, He would be there waiting not pointing the finger of condemnation for their past but an embrace of love for the glorious journey they He would take them on in the present and the future. We in turn should do the same to those we think abandoned us, condemned us, and/or betrayed us. Offer forgiveness instantly to resolve any guilt, stand ready to love whether our relationship becomes restored or not, and walk beside in the faith as they grow closer to Christ. Stay focused. You can do this.

Luke 23:34
"In His JOY!"

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Monday, October 21, 2013

"Watch the storm pass, but do not go with it"

God is stronger than your situation and and His peace is more stable than the storm, continue to trust and rely on Him regardless what is going on around you. You are only watching the storm pass through your life, it is not taking you with it. Stay strong. 2 Corinthians 4:810, 16-18, Matthew 7:24-27
"In His JOY!"

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Hosea 6:6

Filled with God's Love

Hope of Glory




He is our Avenger

"A wounded world needs a Healing God"

All around the world people are being killed over senseless acts. Churches have been bombed, malls have been mascaraed, people are scarred to go to work for fear of their lives, and kids are are not sure if they will make it home alive. We can look at all the senseless acts of violence and say,"Lord Jesus pleas don't tarry anymore." Or we as Christians can stand up and share an Eternal Hope with those around us who are perishing. We can go beyond posting scripture and actually sharing it with our neighbors, we can move past looking for our "breakthrough" and share the Balm of Gilead with the person who is "broken". We could stop talking about the end times and start actively being involved with those in this "present times". We could stop complaining about how one political party is holier than another and start inviting everyone to join the only "Party" that matters. We could stop dividing over race and realize we are One In Christ. We could be more than just a witty #hashtag comment in the lives of our enemies and be a sign of a "cross" to them. We could actual lead someone to Christ, help them live live a Christian, and teach them how to do the same to others. We could stop trying to be known by all and be significant in the lives of the few. We could stop complaining of where we are and start being used where we are. The world may get darker but we as Christians can shine His Light a lot BRIGHTER! The harvest is plentiful my friends, let's do the work.

Matthew 9:35-38, 28:16-20, Jeremiah 29:7

"In His JOY!"

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Holy Spirit is not your conscience

Our conscience helps to differentiate between right and wrong but it takes God's Spirit living inside of us to show us difference between the paths of evil that lead to death and the Path of Righteousness that leads to life.

Galatians 5:16-26

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"You donkey!"

Never be impressed that God is speaking through you, but be impressed that your name is written in Heaven. Be impressed because an Immortal God allowed mortal men to kill Him. And God only did this because you were not fit to be the sacrifice that would guarantee you could be with God for all eternity. If He can you use a donkey He can use anyone but it took a God dying for you to truly live. Although it is awesome for God to use us never lose sight of the true miracle of salvation, stay humble friends.

Numbers 22:28, Luke 10:20

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"In His JOY!"

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Put your toys away, it's time to grow up

Children cannot chose their parents or the environment they are raised in. But when they become adults they must learn to shed the scars of life that stunt spiritual growth. And not become complacent by contributing all their character flaws and weaknesses on their parents and environment. This is to not make light of our struggles but it is to say we must relay on Christ to strengthen us as we confront our weaknesses in order to be more like Him. it's what mature Christians do. A some point we have to grow up.

1 Corinthians 13:11, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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"In His JOY!"