So much dark masquerades as light. But Jesus is the real thing. I completely believe that and want his light surrounding me, and lighting my path.
In fact, in Matthew 6.33, Jesus DID say that we should seek his kingdom first, and his righteousness, and then all these things will be added to us. Sweet.
For more things Jesus DIDN'T say, click here.
Why don't the people who want to put limitations on Gods people sharing His love, go off and squabble over doctrine and practice somewhere else? And let those of us who want to share the soon return of Jesus get on with it.
Though... perhaps we ought to stop waiting for the arguers to stop arguing, and get on with it any way.
Sometimes (usually) you don’t decide to really change until you hit that brick wall. And even then, the first couple times you hit that brick wall, you’ll spend more time and energy knocking through it, than it takes to actually create the positive change in your life.
But one day, you’ll come up to that wall again, and you’re just done fighting it this time. Then, in an act of surrender to God (or the universe if God is a stretch for you right now) you let be what is. And you make healthy choices instead of trying to impress and win the game.
It’s a tough spot to be in, because you probably never intended to be there. But the book of Revelation is constantly calling for the patience (endurance) of the saints. But victory is promised, a victory you are now on the path towards.
So, rise saint. You indeed are created for more than this. Let the Creator truly work with you. On His terms this time. But it’ll only be when you’re ready.
More Healthy Happy Holy here.
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In just a bit I will be heading off to my towns Martin Luther King Parade - something I like to do when I'm in town. In the meantime, pause, and be thankful for all our diversity. It really is a good thing you know.
Don't be impressed by:
Be impressed by:
I'm off to New York tonight... headed to the Brooklyn Tabernacle tomorrow. I've always wanted to see this place with my own eyes. And the fact I'm traveling by plane only makes it all the more fun.
Revelation 3.20 tells us that Jesus stands at our door and knocks. Ever thought that the devil might try and impersonate him? One of the toughest things for Christians is to figure out when the good is talking or when the bad might be playing a little game with you.
The only way to tell the difference is open the door, and start listening. discerning.
Be aware, even skeptical. Don't trust easy, and test everything against Scripture. Before you know it, you'll be very much on the right path.
If you hear a preacher say that love is everything in the gospel, and you think he is a lightweight preacher... then you have not been listening.
Ask just about anyone (who isn't a Cubs fan) and they will tell you that 2016 has been a pretty sucky year.
So we might have to look for things to be thankful for that are not subject to current events, or the circumstances of ourselves or other people.
1. Salvation. True, we are in a long story, and this appears to be the tense part movies have before the climax. But salvation is coming for those who want to live a better way. Rejoice, and be thankful.
2. Creation. Sure, our world is not as pristine as it once was (even in living memory), but this place has so many beautiful and wonderful things. And is just a taste of what is to come.
So a truly Happy Thanksgiving!
The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. Deuteronomy 33.27
- God is that feeling of arriving home to a warm lit fire in the fire place after freezing your toes off walking there.
- God is that smell of fresh baked bread after a day of going hungry.
- God is that welcome smile at the end of a long day of criticism.
- God is that safety net when everyone and everything seems out to get you.
- God is the tension releasing long deep breath.
- God is that familiar person in a room of strangers.
God is the place of truest and purest happiness.
True for: Sports. Fitness. Spirituality. Clean Homes. People who save. Work at amazing marriages. Read widely.
(Quite possibly a few more things too).
God keeps his promise a thousand times, and yet the next trial makes us doubt Him. Charles Spurgeon.
God never fails.
God is never a dry well.
He is never a setting sun.