Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lifestyle March 17, 2018

Here is God's word for today:

Each new day brings a spiritual awakening. Strive to turn around your strategy and adventure. Instead of getting up each day focusing on what will happen physically, think on the possibilities with your spiritual insight. Each principle of heaven undergirds earth. If you seek first the kingdom of heaven, each need will be added to you. I, your Lord, want you to enjoy the physical as you apply spiritual lessons of growth. Advancing your career, making money, any physical necessity can flourish within a gift economy of fun, peace, and delight for others as you cultivate My friendship. When life seems too hard, you have put too much value on the worldly side of interest. Think on Me first in all things.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Bible Reads Us Mar.3, 2018

Just as my cat likes to lay his head on my chest and listen/feel my heart beat---I must lay my head on the heavenly Father's chest through Jesus and hear his heart.

We must let God's word read us and not just us read His word.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pleasure Feb.13

We often re-invent ourselves everyday through our pleasure principles.

Do not interpret yourself with pleasure and sins of the past. Identify with Christ's forgiveness past, present and future.

 God does delight in our small pleasures because he delights in us through His Son ". . .give us this day our daily bread. . ." Mt.6:11

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dealing with Hurt Jan.29

Psychologists may comfort us.
Philosophers may give us logic.
Preachers may interpret character.
Prophets may inspire us.
    But we hurt deeper than these.
Only the Good news of:
Pentecost.....brings a Savior to bear the deepest hurt.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Take Up Your Cross Jan.22

In Mark 10:21: ". . .go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast . . . give to the poor. . . take up thy cross and follow me." [KJV]

What does it mean to take up our cross?

In context, the literal says do sacrifice our money to the poor and somehow this takes up a cross. And that action is certainly one method.

But I think there is a larger meaning.
If we look closely at the Crucifiction, the whole cross experience, Jesus is demonstrating who God really is. He is a God who meets Sin with love. So when love meets sin, a cross gets erected.

When we act out of God's love, we bare a cross because we open ourselves to a compassion that can be hurt. It's called bearing someone's burden. When this happens, we suffer with Jesus through His love abused. The journey is part of the path of something or someone being redeemed.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Does God manipulate? Jan. 3

A normal, free thinking person does not like to be manipulated to justify another's end result. And yet, as Chritians we are being changed by a means to an end. Christ is the means. Salvation is the end. This is not a manipulation. Change occurs because the Holy Spirit was invited in and accepted as the means. Manipulation uses a forced motivator. God uses love, an inborn pull.

If you lose a sense of purpose in a system you belong to or are paid by, you feel more a slave than a partner. God's true purpose is to say YES to His enterprise and kingdom growth.   SEE: 2 Cor. 1:20.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Technology Dec.22

"He [God] will certainly lead us into all truth, but He will not lead us into arragance and confusion between technical advance and spiritual wisdom."

J.B. Phillips (Bible translator)