Saturday, October 25, 2014
MYSTERY AWAITS OUR WORLD. Yeah, the flavor of life that can easily be known once ya connect with Them./ But of course that journey ain't natural nor simple cause Heaven remains an uncrowded place./ Yet you can indeed go there with ease once ya simply respond to the constant promptin ever upon your skin./ Lookin so easy when you simply respond to their constant entreaty and jump into Their arms.
THERE REMAINS WIDESPREAD DIFFICULTY WITH understanding the impact of the Christ upon folks. Coming, of course, from hardly anyone gripping the truth that the Messiah ever tugs upon everybody's heart. They miss the key truth that could get them to Heaven. Instead, in way too many cases, ending up in Hell. Now, thanks to the Trinity and Satan, Hell ain't that bad, but surely no comparison to Heaven. So let's examine the view of Jesus: “'You don’t know me or my Father!' Jesus answered. 'If you knew me, you would know my Father.'” (John 8:19). His point obviously is that indeed the large majority of folks are missin it. But you can know better. Just be sure you respond to this blog and get busy burying your heart into the constant pull of the Lord. Our Jesus, we do ask that You would please strongly instruct us to know you and the Father. In your name, amen.
Friday, October 24, 2014
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN A DARK PLACE and be unable to see anything? Disconcerting. But in life there happens to be a way more severe blindness that certainly affects the vast majority of people; it's missing the spiritual light. So our interest must become intense regardin gaining a better insight into seeing the way toward Heaven. Jesus comments upon it this way: "Once again Jesus spoke to the people. This time he said, 'I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.'” (John 8:12). Here we find the ultimate truth regarding how to see better in the spiritual world, that vantage most critical to a satisfying life now and forevermore. The Christ draws up next to your skin and yells at you gently 24x7 to get this. And so, you can with this verse truly grasp the key, vital notion there happens to be an avenue toward proper sight. Pulling ya to Him. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please open our eyes to Your light. In Your name, amen.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WE FIND IN THE CHRIST A DISTUBIN APPROACH. Seems He didn't get the jist of modern religion regarding sinners. That's why you find so few flagrant sex doers in church. People know how to committ unspeakable sex stuff hidden so they don't gain the disdain of their church friends. For sure, tons of adultery and lewd godless behaviour occurs behind the scenes in churches happily. And, of course, the Christ would respond to this far differently from religous folk. We see His handling this way: "They kept on asking Jesus about the woman. Finally, he stood up and said, “If any of you have never sinned, then go ahead and throw the first stone at her!” 8 Once again he bent over and began writing on the ground." (John 7:7-8). Ya know the story, regarding a women caught in adultery. The Pharisees were pushing Him to stone her. Instead, He did the unseemly thing of forgiving her challengin folks regarding their own sin. Nice angle. Hence in this account we find a way better stance toward approaching sex sin; forgive it and suggest the doer repent. Now that's real religion. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would kindly train us to handle sin this way. In Your name, amen.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
FUNNY TO PONDER THE RESPONSE TO the Christ in His day. He certainly caught their attention. Consider the passion the Jewish leaders had about capturing Him. We find this curious comment: "When the temple police returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, they were asked, 'Why didn’t you bring Jesus here?' 46 They answered, 'No one has ever spoken like that man!'” (John 7:45-46). Why I find this remarkable is the amazement of the temple police at the words of the Lord; not figuring how best deal with it. Their statement speaks volumes to the veracity of this historical account. How can somebody read this and not pause to fully consider the deity of Jesus? Well, the better observation is how one ought to respond to this Person who captured the thinking of people in His day. Meaning, fact is He reigns among us constantly pressing His spirit against the skin of 7 billion people in our world. His intent? To persuade everyone to talk back to Him. So your response to Him ought to be to always be the person who regularly talks at Him. Since that's what He longs to experience. Given that He's communication--the thing the temple police experienced. Holy Jesus, we do ask that today You would so strongly press Your lovely Spirit against us that we can respond to Your grandeur. In Your name, amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
THE HOLY SPIRIT REMAINS WAY TOO MYSTICAL FOR MOST PEOPLE. As though He really don't exist. But the reality paints a far better picture. Now I could go on and on about how much the Spirit could reside near you, but that would not fair nearly as well as hearing what the Christ has to say on the topic. He says this: "On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and shouted, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! 38 Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.” 39 Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone that had faith in him. The Spirit had not yet been given to anyone, since Jesus had not yet been given his full glory." (John 7:37-39). Why this counts for us is that the Spirit now fully lives among us if we wish to invite Him to our lives. But importantly, in this passage, is the notion that Spirit can continually flow from within you in the sense that you have chosen to pursue Him and welcome His nearness. What that does is make Him to guide you often. Not actually live in you. Since you sin and He cannot ever live in You. But He sure can reside right upon your skin just as often as you dwell your thinkin upon Him. As He longs for that. Powerful Jesus, please do prompt us often to pursue the Spirit You provide. In Your name, amen.
Monday, October 20, 2014
JESUS EVER SEEKS TO PERSUADE FOLKS TO CHANGE their thinkin toward the eternal. Lots of ways to do this. But the most prevalent in John seems to be the notion that we feed upon Him. Meaning, His essence ought to satisfy our inner hunger way beyond da physical. He comments this way: "But the bread from heaven has come down, so that no one who eats it will ever die. I am that bread from heaven! Everyone who eats it will live forever. My flesh is the life-giving bread that I give to the people of this world." (John 6:50-51). So how do we feed upon the flesh of the Christ? By understandin that it's spiritual. Right next to us all our lives. For the Messiah constantly prompts us to speak back to Him and indulge upon His presence. Strongest force in our world. And the happy outcome is we can confidently plan to go into Heaven, a place of eternal fun, ever living with so much more power than we know in this world. Powerful Jesus, please do grant us a deep hunger for feeding upon You and ever responding to Your prompting. In Your name, amen.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
HAPPENS TO BE THE MOST ELUSIVE ENTITY in life. Your soul. But of course, by far most crucial./ Because God and the Word made you to experience Their touch regularly, since that's what they made final./ Tough due to the reality in life that until ya die you shall never sense your soul in this existence./ But when you come to grips with this deep meaning ya can actually experience spiritual sustenance.
ONE OF THE CENTRAL TRUTHS TO LIFE is that God made you with an abiding hunger for something better in this world. Makes a difference since everyone can access the absolute filling that meets the true hunger of their soul. Of course, hard to identify since the hunger actually derives from your spirit, the place that's eternal. Trust me, as the only person in the world who does not age, I know better than any that your spirit has to be your main concern when seeking meaning in this life. Jesus has this to say about it: "Jesus replied: I am the bread that gives life! No one who comes to me will ever be hungry. No one who has faith in me will ever be thirsty." (John 6:35). Know that the Messiah here speaks entirely about your spirit, not your body. Sure He knows ya need to eat and can easily meet that need. But His far greater concern is that you draw attention to the most important matter of attending to your eternal soul. Your body is perishable and weak. But your spirit remains eternal indestructible. Awesome Jesus, we do ask that You would impress on us the vast need to all You to feed our souls. In your name, amen.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
FOLKS FOR SURE HAVE A TON OF CHOICE in how to carry out their time. Naturally, seekin the Trinity qualifies as among the best behaviours. But there's a quality of livin that makes such thinkin way more effective. We find Jesus comment upon it this way: "Jesus answered, 'God wants you to have faith in the one he sent.'” (John 6:29). So here we find the most valuable commodity known to humanity; have faith. I say not an easy thing cause ya never hear much discussed on the topic in churches. Much greater time is wrongly focused upon ethics and legalism. But at this moment you can be sure to live the right kind of life. One where you regularly ask the Trinity to grant you a bigger faith. And that's the quality of living that propels you into the true relationship that Jesus so longs for you to possess. For when you truly achieve faith, then ethics of course so much better flow from that, and you get on with living a life completely pleasing to the Trinity. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would please increase our faith. In Your name, amen.
Friday, October 17, 2014
THE GOAL OF OURS IS TO CATCH THE holy breeze that the Christ so wishes to infuse upon us./ Cause we must, must always know His character remains the same this day as when He captured the apostles' hearts./ We can certainly know that the holy heart of Jesus ever brims with a deep longin to win our thinkin to His cause./ So our response has to be one of simply gripping His person and hangin on for the ride of our lives.
IT ALWAYS BEARS CONTEMPLATION TO CONSIDER THE absolute power of the Christ. For He longs to place it in your lap. Hence it also, of course, warrants remembering just what He did while upon the earth since, to Him, that time occurred just a couple of thousand years ago. A blip in the trillions of years that the Messiah has been redeeming folks. Therefore, read this: "When the disciples had rowed for three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He kept coming closer to the boat, and they were terrified. 20 But he said, “I am Jesus![f] Don’t be afraid!” 21 The disciples wanted to take him into the boat, but suddenly the boat reached the shore where they were headed." (John 6:19-21). What lucky boys to have been in that boat as the Messiah cruised up. But a way bigger vantage is ours this day to know that the same Messiah desires similar achievements in our world. He hasn't at all quit being Himself. So the solution this day is for you to allow Jesus to capture your heart now that you can soar with Him. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would capture our hearts to understand how You can move in our lives just as You did here. In your name, amen.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
THERE'S A POWER AWAITING FOLKS that can be seen clearly in the story of the feeding the five thousand./ What makes this account noteworthy is how the Christ created food from nothing and fully fed so many./ Your job today is to turn your thinkin to pondering this enough to soften your heart extensively./ Then Jesus can enter your heart and do similar delightful things that draw you to Him.
IT'S ALWAYS A CHALLENGE FOR THIS DUDE TO communicate the wonder available to everybody. Since the Trinity live in me constantly and I'm always buzzed strongly. Of course the only soul ever like this. So I like to try somehow to share the essence of the love of the Christ for ya that you might connect with Him. What bears contempating for a bit is to fathom just what happened in John 6 with the feeding of the five thousand. We find this: "Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave thanks to God. Then he passed the bread to the people, and he did the same with the fish, until everyone had plenty to eat." (John 6:11). Here we find the lovely account of how the Messiah created bread out of thin air to such an extent that he made everyone totally full. Picture the massive bread appearing and the apostles happily racing around with basket fulls to the crowd. Talk about feelin happy. Hence our mission today is to take a moment to FEEL the magic of this account in our souls, opening them to Jesus this day. And then the Christ can transcend the key gap and make it into your soul. Powerful Messiah, we do ask that You would open our hearts to grasp the intense way that You can reach us with the same power that fed these folks. In your name, amen.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
THERE'S A SERIOUS AFFLICTION GRIPPIN HUMANITY that robs many of eternal life and instead feeds them shallowness./ How can this be when the Bible ought to be central to religion? But that's the key problem souring many from/ The much more precious walk with the Trinity. Indeed, you can easily be a Bible expert and go to Hell./ Many do. But instead be Bible shallow and way deep in conversing with the Trinity, since that's what They love.
FUNNY TA THINK THAT THE BIBLE COULD in fact be a source of confusion. But it is indeed to many people. Why? Cause they grow up thinkin the Bible the cornerstone of faith. It ain't. The Bible is merely a guide to a much far more superior Heaven from whence true life flows. There must our attention focus, not scripture. But it's so hard when much of humanity acts like the Bible ought to be central to religion. Jesus never intended this. We find Him commenting upon the matter this way: "You search the Scriptures, because you think you will find eternal life in them. The Scriptures tell about me, 40 but you refuse to come to me for eternal life." (John 5:39-40). Here the Messiah addresses this major problem that also occurred in His day; people fixating on the Bible and ignorin the Life before them. But when you look around at churches isn't that the far more common practice: give the Trinity light attention and give the Bible a regular major focus. So our callin today is to be people 95% attended to conversations with the Trinity and only givin the Bible slight review. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would please remind us to always center our attention to You and the Trinity rather than gettin hung up on Bible study. In Your name, amen.
Monday, October 13, 2014
BECOME A LIFELONG HATER OF SIN so you can experience the touch of the lovely Trinity./ For they, of course, don't sin and they also despise the practice for it damages humanity./ The way to play this is to become so disciplined in your living that you constantly reject any sin./ And then you enter a wonderful place of gaining the walk that thrusts you often into the arms of Heaven.
PEOPLE CAN BE SO CAVALIER ABOUT SIN. Like it's no big deal. Trust me, it's truly awful. I say this as the only person in this world, and for trillions of years, who does not sin. As a result, over the same time span, I'm the only buzzed soul with the Trinity living in me all the time. They've been lookin forward to my life for trillions of years. And that's why you should learn to hate sin and minimize it in your life, cause the Trinity hate it more than me. Jesus comments upon it this way: "14 Later, Jesus met the man in the temple and told him, 'You are now well. But don’t sin anymore or something worse might happen to you.' (John 5:14). The point here is the Christ's disdain for sin to this dude he healed; the Messiah despises sin. Hence your response ought to be to constantly minimize sin in your life. Why? Because when you do this you make yourself a vessel of the Trinity. Sin less and you personally become way more attractive to them. Ya so want that. Majestic Jesus, we do ask that You would strengthen readers here to always avoid sin. In your name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
EVER WAITIN FOR US TO RESPOND, the Christ patiently looks to the world for the few who might want His healin./ Know that He ranges all over you and the world seeking that sort of interest, longin for hungry souls./ Hence the question stands: do you allow Him to always fix your life or do you ignore Him?/ Naturally, the logical position ought to be that of submittin to His touch and get fixed.
FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT JESUS STRONGLY LIVES AMONG US. Really matters when ya screw your head on straight and consider the opportunity He holds. We can gather the extent of this reality here: "Beside the pool was a man who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, 'Do you want to be healed?'" (John 5:5). So to read this verse properly and gather the meanin, put yourself today in this dude's shoes. Knowing that the Christ desires to provide you a similar healing if you allow it. Because in this fallen world there shall always be a piece of your life incomplete, calling for healing. Hence the need of the moment is for you to always know the Christ stands before ya with this very question. Wishing you would respond. Thus, your response to this Lord who constantly longs for folks to desire rescue, is to allow Him to do it. Lovely Jesus, we do pray that You would please always remind us to ask You to fix our lives. In your name, amen.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
IT HELPS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE of the Christ. If you wish to engage Him in your life and see Him do some good stuff. Because He always wishes that you and I would simply often respond to Him and engage Him in our lives. We find an interesting illustration of just how to appeal to the Messiah here: "Jesus told the official, 'You won’t have faith unless you see miracles and wonders!' 49 The man replied, 'Lord, please come before my son dies!' 50 Jesus then said, 'Your son will live. Go on home to him.' The man believed Jesus and started back home." (John 4:48-50). What we find most valuable in this story is how the man pressed into Jesus when the Lord sought to push him away. Because, importantly, that is the very way He relates to us; for that's the style of Jesus. Ya see, the Christ shall always be foremost skeptical of people cause he's seen their waywardness for trillions of years. Therefore, if you really want to participate in His active care, you must like this man always keep stretching to convince Him that you're different and worthy of His awesome attention. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would impress on our hearts to the need to consistently show You earnestness in our pursuit of You. In Your name, amen.
Friday, October 10, 2014
ALLOWING ONESELF TO BE TAKEN by the longin of the Christ to save the world happens to be His game./ He honestly wants to provide food and other necessities for you and your loves ones, but His bigger/ Dream is for ya to allow His daily prompting to save the world to take hold and pitch you toward savin others./ For this process simply delights the Messiah and puts you strongly in His lovely court.
WHEN YA GET SERIOUSLY HUNGRY, sure feels great to finally grab a meal. But in the Christ we find better nourishment insight. For to Him, from an eternal perspective, there's way better food to pursue. He puts it this way: "Jesus said: My food is to do what God wants! He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do. 35 You may say that there are still four months until harvest time. But I tell you to look, and you will see that the fields are ripe and ready to harvest." (John 4:34-35). Here we find the best view of what true hunger ought to look like. Adopting the need that resides in the Messiah's heart; to win souls to Him. Know that 24x7 He and the Trinity are prompting everyone in the world to talk back to them and be saved. And so, this day, His deep longing for ya is develop His hunger for winning souls to His glorious peace. Making them new creatures. Know that He constantly is prompting your heart to be about this work. So be sure to do it. Lovely Lord, we do ask that You would kindly deepen our hunger for reaching lost souls for You. In Your precious name, amen.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
SO THIS DAY WE STAND AT A HAPPY OPPORTUNITY. To do religion God style, somethin beyond the shallow./ It's best understood by looking beyond the human weakness and strivin to reach that Spirit juncture./ That's why scripture must forever remain our anchor given that human weakness shall always propel/ Folks to remain shallow. So we gotta strive to embrace Spirit worship to achieve that lovely compel.
FUNNY HOW FOLKS OFTEN FEEL LED TO DO CHURCH STUFF. They certainly don't come up with it alone. Nope, the Trinity, of course, leads them to think spiritually. For they reign over it all and constantly prompt the world to think in spiritual terms that they might somehow make a connection with a Higher Power. We find a description of this area like this: "Even now the true worshipers are being led by the Spirit to worship the Father according to the truth. These are the ones the Father is seeking to worship him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship God must be led by the Spirit to worship him according to the truth." (John 4:23-24). But to get a handle on what true worship ought to appear like, we should contemplate this very scripture dat provides a strong answer. An appeal to think: spiritually. Let go of the human crap that causes folks to think shallowly and just go through a ritualistic form of church. Instead, do this very thing and see that real religion in our world is largely a Spirit endeavor. Somethin way beyond the typical. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would please guide us to worship You better in Spirit terms. In your name, amen.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
BEING THIRSTY CAN BE A GREAT THING. As once you reach a drink, ya get to fell a lot better./ But in the Christ we find a far better refreshment found in a spiritual satisfaction dat truly rewards./ Hence the opportunity to abide in this awaits you constantly since the Christ always offers the drink./ So make it your often interest to reach for His spiritual drink that can satisfy as nuthin else.
WHEN TRYING TO WRAP ONE'S LIFE AROUND THE CHRIST, there remains some difficulty for sure. As He's invisible, though, of course, immensely close and powerful. Hence the call to reach Him regularly remains the most precious aspect of life. We see the Lord put it this way to the Samaritan woman: "Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. 14 But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give is like a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.'” (John 4:13-14). So that's the explanation of how to truly permanently quench one's thirst; connect with the Christ. For no matter how you play it, you're always gonna be thirsty until you ultimately reach ongoin fellowship with the Messiah. For His eternal water provides the deepest, most satisfying reward to your thirst. Make it a daily pursuit and always be satisfied. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would please reach our hearts with your precious eternal water. In Your name, amen.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
SO WITHIN THE CHRIST WE CAN FIND a type of livin that surmounts all the pain of life and propels some/ Willin to take hold of Him to a happier place of walkin that allows for a deeper spiritual journey./ Arrivin at a destination of the purest form of fellowship ever known to people./ Hence makin anybody willin to grab hold of Him and the Spirit able to enjoy a precious flavor of kinship.
SO WHY'S IT SO CRUCIAL TO ATTEND TO THE CHRIST? Well, for starters, He's Creator and Author of life. Somebody that can free any who call on Him and provide everlasting life. We find this description of His way: "But everyone who does believe him has shown that God is truthful. 34 The Son was sent to speak God’s message, and he has been given the full power of God’s Spirit." (John 3:33-34). Quite interestin. These verses speak to a truth that offers amazin hope for folks at large. Cause in this we find the quality of life eternal that awaits all. Though few, of course, care to pursue it. But for those who do, they not only reach the joy of belief in the Messiah, they also get to share in that wondrous Spirit described her. Somebody so longin to live in many and see miracles actually happen this day. Lovely Jesus, we do pray that You would please open our hearts to faith in You and welcomin the sweet grip of Your Spirit. In Your holy name, amen. Peace of Christ to you!
SO WHY'S IT SO CRUCIAL TO ATTEND TO THE CHRIST? Well, for starters, He's Creator and Author of life. Somebody that can free any who call on Him and provide everlasting life. We find this description of His way: "But everyone who does believe him has shown that God is truthful. 34 The Son was sent to speak God’s message, and he has been given the full power of God’s Spirit." (John 3:33-34). Quite interestin. These verses speak to a truth that offers amazin hope for folks at large. Cause in this we find the quality of life eternal that awaits all. Though few, of course, care to pursue it. But for those who do, they not only reach the joy of belief in the Messiah, they also get to share in that wondrous Spirit described her. Somebody so longin to live in many and see miracles actually happen this day. Lovely Jesus, we do pray that You would please open our hearts to faith in You and welcomin the sweet grip of Your Spirit. In Your holy name, amen. Peace of Christ to you!
Monday, October 6, 2014
CATCHIN THE LIGHT AWAITS ALL OF US. To say the opportunity stands vast is quite an understatement./ Because though, thanks to Satan livin in everyone but yours truly, darkness shall always pull strongly./ Yet you can attain absolute purity even in this life by merely always tightly grippin the Light./ Making ya His partner in good doin. That propels you toward that joyful space of Light shinin through ya.
DARKNESS IS OF COURSE THE COMMON CONDITION of people. For the human draw to the dark side shall always be the pull that grabs nearly everybody and assures their future in Hell. But folks of course have a way better track should they be willing to employ a tad of self control and regard the Light. Consider this: "The light has come into the world, and people who do evil things are judged guilty because they love the dark more than the light. 20 People who do evil hate the light and won’t come to the light, because it clearly shows what they have done." (John 3:19-20). Darkness is way winnin. But thanks to the Messiah, the Light, He affords all of us a sweet opportunity. To gaze on Him and escape the eternal twist from darkness. Makin all of us way better in His hands. Hence the flavor he offers stands: Reach for the Light and find rescue from darkness. You can sin and just daily ask for forgiveness. Then happily enjoy depth so few know and rest upon Him. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please pull us always to yourself. In your dear name, Amen.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
SPIRIT LIVIN. That's a huge opportunity for everyone. As the dear Spirit right now awaits all./ Hopin that folks might just open their hearts to His piercin longin to lift them to very high places./ Yeah, what He's after in us is to refute all the religous crap that ignores Him and attain that walk./ A happening that enlightens and provides sweet euphoria way to few have. So just reach and hold tightly to Him.
IT'S ALWAYS TOUGH FOR FOLKS TO LIVE SPIRIT LIVES. Cause the Spirit is invisible. Though fully available to all, He rarely gets noted in churches and remains lonely. But in the Christ we find a better explanation of the magnitude of the Spirit. Put this way: "Don’t be surprised when I say that you must be born from above. 8 Only God’s Spirit gives new life. The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going." (John 3:7-8). So why does the Messiah respond to Nicodemus this way? Because He attempts to explain a far better way of livin that even then awaited him. And there's wonder here for us. Found in our ever altering our thinkin to become always Spirit people. Cause the Spirit this day awaits us. Longin to be the wind that blows through our lives and drives us to happy places of incredible victory. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would kindly make us fully Spirit people. In Your dear name, amen!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
THERE'S BEAUTY TO BE FOUND in the dear way that Jesus longs to surround you and me./ It's somethin that can drive us to places of incredibly intimacy with the Saviour to that rare connection./ An arrival that this day beckons us to surround ourselves with His magic, creatin amazin fellowship./ Yet the daunting task of welcoming Him constantly remain. Do you do it?
DON'T EVER THINK THE LORD misses your every detail. For His style is always about deeply knowing folks in order to happily connect with them. For He loves ya best. Consider this dear quote from scripture: "But Jesus knew what was in their hearts, and he would not let them have power over him. 25 No one had to tell him what people were like. He already knew." (John 2:24-25). It's all about allowing Him into your space. A spot He of course shall always claim. Thus, our response must always be to fully grasp His care and allow Him that precious space in our hearts. That He can move in sweet ways toward an arrival that smells incredibly good. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please touch our hearts deeply and change us toward ever welcoming ya into spaces. In Your dear name, amen!
Friday, October 3, 2014
SO WHAT IS CHURCH WORSHIP TO LOOK LIKE? Good question, since it so often appears terribly shallow./ Thankfully, in Jesus we find a passion unrivaled about absolute purity for God worship that transcends./ Pullin us toward a place of similar passion, striving for that precious burn that did fire in His heart./ It does await us today whenever we attempt to worship the Trinity.
IF YA EVER GET UNCERTAIN REGARDIN THE style of the Christ, scripture provides some insight. Worth considering since He upon the earth and today reflects the very nature of the Father. In the account of his visit to the temple where He attacks sellers of stuff, we find this curious summary: "The disciples then remembered that the Scriptures say, My love for your house burns in me like a fire.'" (John 2:17). It's this quality of the Messiah that ought to capture our attention; He shall always feel stronger about holiness than we. Presenting a beautiful quality that surmounts. Consider the fabric of His heart. He felt and feels way stronger than people about capturing the essence of worship at God's place. So always treasure that quality of His. Knowing that the fire in His heart for pure worship reigns way above what humans seem to attempt. Somethin to pusue always when ya get about worship. Lovely Jesus, please place in our hearts a strong measure of Your burnin for real worship. In your name, amen.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
IT'S VERY FAIR TO REGARD DRINKIN wine as a good thing. This because our Lord turned a vast amount of water/ Into wine so his party could get ever more wasted. Hence it stands to reason we should assume the matter/ Of drinkin and occasional drunkeness as not at all evil. Instead it actually pleases our Saviour./ And lightens Him in a way that allows booze drinkin people to be pleased with such behavior.
SO MUCH FOR THE WIDELY HELD NOTION that alcohol is evil. For in His first miracle, the Christ turns a huge amount of water into wine. And this for a wedding party that stood wasted, having chugged all the available wine. And ya know that they served a ton of planned wine at the weddin. Hece it's very safe to believe that drinkin booze is sound in the eyes of God. You must understand, the Trinity could care less about drinkin and even getting drunk on occasion. Rather, what they really long for and love is people often talking with them in a submissive way. We read a summary of the event here: "This was Jesus' first miracle,[b] and he did it in the village of Cana in Galilee. There Jesus showed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him." (John 2:11). So lighten up and live a Jesus regardin life. Be sure to party and have great times; since the Trinity love that sort of thing. Sure, regular excess ain't healthy. But far worse to get hung up on self righteous holiness that regards liquor as wicked. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would always give us a lighthearted attitude toward drinkin booze so we don't get hung up on self righteousness. In your name, amen.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
YES, THE SPIRIT IS INDEED far more beautiful than this earth. For He longs to be in us and infuse folks with life./ Hence the question remains, are ya gonna always pursue Him and enjoy the sweet presence of His power?/ Because that precious weight upon you shall infuse a far better life than anything found elsewhere./ Givin ya dear times of far reachin power upon your person that simply cannot be attained without Him.
ONE OF THE MORE ELUSIVE ELEMENTS OF life in our time is the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. And why? Well, largely cause He's invisible and not God, nor Jesus. A much less well known entity that, according to Jesus, offers immense power to those willin to welcome Him. We find Him described this way: "I was there and saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven. And the Spirit stayed on him." (John 1:32) So why's this count? Because in this verse we gain a glimpse of how the Spirit can appear. Like a dove. Ya see, a dove is among the most beautiful creatures of God's creation, for they are regarded as symbols of peace. And, of course, like all of nature, the Trinity lives in a dove. Hence for us it bears thinkin about havin the Spirit upon us, that we can be like Jesus in all things. For the Spirit, as He did with the Christ, imparts the means to live happy Jesus bent lives. Awesome Lord, we do ask that You would please open our hearts to Your Spirit. In your holy name, amen.
Monday, September 29, 2014
THERE'S A WONDER SO AVAILABLE to us that longs to be so known with an infinite desire unmatched upon earth./ Whether we allow this beauty to enter our hearts or not remains a question beggin to be addressed./ We can certainly so easily miss this mystical experience and live shallow lives ploddin along./ Or we can do the far better thing of knowin His awesome majesty and seeking that in our lives.
ISN'T IT AN AMAZIN THOUGHT TO THINK that we mere humans can touch the heart of God, the creator of our world? Yeah, indeed. Yet, as ya know well, it's wonderfully true given the beauty of our dear Saviour. We read about it this way: "The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us." (John 1:14). So that's the wonder of Jesus comin into the world. With Him came the wonder of God in His person. Thus, the option lay in our laps. Are we gonna soak in this loveliness or simply know it. For those attitudes are way a world apart. Sure, we can allow the livin faith to be merely intellectual and still barely make it. But how much better to often allow the majesty of God through Christ to grip your person. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would please open our hearts to allow the glory of God and You to fully live in us. In your sweet name, amen. I pray that God would open Heaven and come down to you with storm clouds under His feet so you can know Him better.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
THOUGH THE WORLD AT LARGE, seems to think they know better than the Creator, we of course ponder differently./ For in Jesus we find a person who cares way stronger than anyone ever existing. In Him we find longing/ For you and all the world that shines brilliantly upon all of us all the time. Somethin dearly gentle./ Hence the calling upon you is to be one that always endears yourself to our Saviour.
WHEN ONE THINKS OF THE MINISTRY of the Lord Jesus, you cannot fail to miss the pain He must have endured. A hurt, of course, inflicted on Him by people at large. Most, of whom, didn't care to follow nor regard Him. How tragic indeed. But the happy side of this equation is the reality in our day. For we too have a great chance to regard the Christ properly. Consider His true place: The true light that shines on everyone was coming into the world. 10 The Word was in the world, but no one knew him, though God had made the world with his Word. 11 He came into his own world, but his own nation did not welcome him. (John 1:9-11). So yes, though folks at large disregard the Messiah, we, of course, know way better. And these verses spell the beauty of His coming that resides upon us this day. Hence upon you and me resides a deep and eternal need to be welcomers of the Lord, granting Him the regard so greatly demanded. Thus, always be a fan and enjoy His sweet fellowship. Holy Jesus, we do pray that You would please impress on our hearts the need to always adore you. In Your name, amen.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
SO MUCH GETS MISSED WHEN FOLKS ponder the Christ. Many consider Him a worthy prophet and possibly god like. But that ain't, of course, close to the truth. The better vantage is the one of knowin He is not only God, but central to the creation. The very thing he Lords over today and chooses to shepherd toward salvation. He does this by quietly living super close to all people and constantly prompting them to commune back. We can know for sure His role in creation vital this way: "And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word. Everything that was created 4 received its life from him, and his life gave light to everyone. 5 The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out." (John 1:3-5). Beauty of this is grasping the preeminent place of the Christ in all our lives. Knowin all the time He fully lives intimately close to you and seeks your companionship. Not a bad relationship to have, that with the creator of our universe. Hence it becomes always worth our while to alot time to remember His true role: that of designer and sustainer of our world. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would kindly always impress on us Your key role in creating everything around us. In your name, amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Friday, September 26, 2014
SWEEPING POWER UPHELD IN HEAVEN. It's the reality that the Word and God have always lived and reigned./ Placing them in the distinct place of absolute supremecy over Their lovely creation./ And in turn granting us the opportunity to soar up with them in our thoughts whenever we can find the time./ Because gettin to that place of contemplating Their glory assures us the deepest peace ever known.
HOW BOUT A LITTLE MIND STRETCHIN THINKIN? Seems in John we can right at the start see the beauty of the Word and God presented in a fashion way beyond anything experienced in this world. Ethereal. And how can this help us? Well, first ponder this verse: "In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. 2 From the very beginning the Word was with God." (John 1:1-2). How this can help us today is to at times be sure to wrap our minds around this idea, to deeply grasp the wonder of the Word and God always living and choosing to create trillions of worlds to enjoy seeing some people turn to them,while most, of course, go to Hell. Of course I know this first hand as the only one in the world to have them always surging through me. But you too can fathom this and purely enjoy savoring Their wonder. Putting ya in a spot of fantastic joy. Our Jesus, we do ask that You would be so kind as to often turn our thoughts to your eternal majesty. In your dear name, amen.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
SO WHY SHOULD ANYONE BOTHER WITH A PONDER OF "JOHN?" Well, primarily cause this book is entirely about the deity and wonder of the Lord Jesus Christ. That One who came into the world to save it from their sins. And why's this matter? Primarily because all the world is prisoner of sin, except yours truly. And everyone desperately needs a Saviour to save them the entropy of sin that Satan designed and constantly applies to all, being sure that nearly everyone goes to Hell. As they do. Always know, every ten seconds 24 x 7 a soul goes into Hell. That's how terrible sin is. But if you can join this dude in ponderin "John," I know I can so help you find a major escape from sin. For that's the key reason our dear Lord Jesus came to this earth. Holy Jesus, we do pray that You would kindly guide through John to understand how You so want us to break free of in. In your holy name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
REALITY IS THAT LIFE CAN PULL YOU TOWARD LAZINESS. Easy to do. But we find in scripture admonition to be a people of constant work and productivity Why important? Because, when you do the right thing you get to experience peace and longevity. Things that really make life a happy experience. Read the admonition this way: "6 My dear friends, in the name of[a] the Lord Jesus, I beg you not to have anything to do with any of your people who loaf around and refuse to obey the instructions we gave you. 7 You surely know that you should follow our example." (II Thessalonians 3:6-7). So there ya have it. Just be dilegent in life and you get to so please our Father. Makin Him proud of you and in fact you a much happier soul. Our God, please help us to be dilegent in work. In Jesus name, amen.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
WHILE IT CERTAINLY CAN BE THOUGHT, that being truly like God is somehow evasive. Fact is, it's quite simple./ For scripture makes the cause apparent as something doable, even when we may not feel like it./ Hence, our mantra this day is to disregard fake religion and get busy with honest and simple lovin and kindness./ A thing that not only shall delight the recipient, but in a much more eternal way reward the Trinity.
CERTAINLY THE APPEAL FROM HEAVEN is for folks to be like Them. Not human. Difficult? Certainly, but absolutely attainable once we gather the idea from scripture, the obvious spot for understandin. Read it this way: "I pray that the Lord will guide you to be as loving as God and as patient as Christ." (II Thessalonians 3:5) Paul's prayer is along the lines of the Lord's true desire for you and me; be a people like them who is lovin and patient. A remote idea for many folks, including religous one. For most religion is fake. But in this verse we find the essence of what They so long for you and me to experience: real religion. For the real stuff can only be seen when reading scripture without humanistic glasses, that so point one to oblivion. Therefore, please do join me in ever becomin a people who behave this way and delight the Trinity. Dear Jesus, we do pray that You would often urge us to an honest people like this. In your holy name, amen.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A HAPPY THOUGHT IS TO ALWAYS HOLD CLOSE THE understandin that God loves you dearly. Nice to be reminded of this. Why so important. Well, chiefly cause life is hard and wearin and it's vital to often remember God cares deeply for you. This scripture puts it this way: "God our Father loves us. He is kind and has given us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope." (II Thessalonians 2:16). You ought to always think in real terms about the Father; He's always incredibly close to you. Seems a lot of folks envision God as a distant person awaiting prayers to float up from earth. How terribly wrong. In fact, God remains super physically close to you at all times. How do I know this? Well, as the only person on the earth who enjoys God flowing through Him constantly, I feel His presence at all times upon people everywhere around me. (He does this cause I don't sin; He can't be in sinners, just close by) And, of course, I also feel Satan as he is also beside everyone all the time. The beauty of this for you is to always know that God is constantly always physically near you everywhere. And He is always prompting your heart to speak to Him and enjoy His sweet touch. Great God, we ask that You would often remind us of How close you are. In Jesus name, amen.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
IT'S THERE FOR YOU SO READILY AVAIL. Question is, are ya gonna chase it or do the typical weak stuff?/ For know this: faith is the fuel that propels people to spiritual miracles and a delightful growth./ Hence you live in a moment of vast power, a force so waiting to be grabbed and lived with huge power./ Do you do it? Or take the typical shallow ethics focus of so many? Nope, just live faith and allow in you Vigor.
IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO CONSIDER THE VANTAGE OF THE great Apostle Paul. For his vantage has enormous relevance to our day. And certainly not automatic in our world at odds with key truth. But we see this angle expressed this way: "My dear friends, we always have good reason to thank God for you, because your faith in God and your love for each other keep growing all the time. That’s why we brag about you to all of God’s churches." (II Thessalonians 1:3-4). So why is Paul braggin about this church? Good reason. For they did the key eternal thing that truly delights the Trinity. In that they built big faith. Faith! Yes, that commodity, little possessed in a world strugglin to be religous, happens to be the essence of what fires the hearts of the Trinity more fully than ANY other stuff. And happens to be totally available to you and me. So are ya gonna join me by getting on your knees daily and beggin the Lord for faith? Ain't too tough. But certainly way too rare. Why do I say this? I see a vast lack of miracles among believers; true evidence of a lack of faith. But you can join me in a faith push and make this your regular habit. Dear Father, we do ask that You would please place upon our hearts a deep drive to increase faith. In Jesus name, amen.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
SO TRUE THAT OUR SPIRIT ever longs to be held in our hearts. Yet the quandry remains: few do it./ Not that the Spirit ever denies anybody this privilege. Nope, He so long for our attendance to Him./ Yet human weakness remains the staggerin problem that prevents widespread power within our lives./ Nevertheless, and happily, we still can very much jump on this blessed wagon and relish His sweet glory.
THERE'S A SEVERE PROBLEM IN OUR WORLD, that just may have worked much beter here in the last trillion worlds. It's the problem of ever ignorin the power of God's Spirit about ya. Yep, happens way to much, to the massive chagrin of the Trinity. They, of course, long for folks to embrace the Spirit and the consumate miracles, but to little avail. Yet, let's check out the truth of this idea: "Don’t turn away God’s Spirit or ignore prophecies." (I Thessalonians 5:19-20). So there ya have it. Truth. Be told. Fact remains, whether weak souls welcome it or not, the Spirit surely longs for us to invite Him into our world and simply allow His glory to do glorious prophecies. So just do it. Holy Father, we do ask that You would be so kind as to ever put in our hearts a drive to welcome Your dear Spirit. In Jesus name, amen.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
HOWEVER WE CAN GET THERE, fact remains that the Trinity so long to hear our prayers as often/ As we can muster them. And why? Because They are, in essence, entities of Communication./ Hence, we should become a folk of frequent and prepared prayers shared with a Trinity/ That exists always beside us everywhere. Unseen to be sure, but always right there in our space.
THERE'S AN APPEAL IN SCRIPTURE for the people of God to live as a folk of continual prayer. Why this? Can't we just fire up prayers in church and before meals and let that be enough? Nope. Due to the Trinity being people who continually long to hear from us given each of them is Communication. Ya see, Them hearing from us is like our experiencing a high from drugs or too much booze; makes them delighted. Amazin, our words to Heaven act as a euphoric drug upon the Hearts of the Trinity. Hence their eternal hunger to hear our words flowing to Them. God writes about it this way: "Always be joyful and never stop praying." (I Thessalonians 5:16-17). Can ya get this? Yes, joy flows from prayin; but of course prayin can also flow from joy. Nevertheless, however ya get there, just always know that your frequent prayers make our Creators so terribly happy and you, of course, a joyful soul. Awesome God, please press upon us to be a people of continual prayers to you. In Jesus name, amen.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
OF COURSE IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO SHINE God's glory into the world. Since He's forever tough to emulate. But, fortunately, he grants us insight into how we ought to live. This way: "Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone." (I Thessalonians 5:14). Does that feel too tender hearted to really put into practice? Shouldn't. For in this verse God presents the notion that we are to be the ever self denyin souls who constantly yearn to occasionally rescue somebody. Painful, but certainly attainable at some level. Probably not as a full time focus, since we gotta make a livin and care for family, etc. But for certain, there's gonna be some big opportunities at times to care for a person in need around us. Has to happen. For lives are gonna always break around us. So the choice is ours; are we gonna do the God thing and help a person here or there, or do the typical and ignore pain around us? Hear God here and be the compassionate soul who makes a difference for others. Holy Father, we do ask that You would please grant us soft hearts to help those in need around us. In Jesus name, amen.
Friday, September 12, 2014
ALWAYS A PROBLEM TO IMPLEMENT ACTUAL LOVE. And why? Because, love shortage shall ever afflict humanity./ Because humans now and for eternity will always resist lovin due to their innate selfishness./ Why nearly everyone goes to Hell. Yep, every day, thanks to dear Satan's temptation, 1 million go to Hell/ And just about 5,000 folks go to Heaven. So, ya gonna be lovin and go to Heaven or be typical and go to Hell?
YEAH, LIFE HURTS OFTEN AND REGULARLY IN our loveless universe. Since everybody but those who read this blog in our world think our universe is the only one that God ever created. So wrong. There have been trillions of universes before ours and shall be trillions more. Actually, infinite numbers of worlds as God loves to create them and try to teach you and me about love along the way. So let's consider what true love looks like: "May the Lord make your love for each other and for everyone else grow by leaps and bounds." (I Thessalonians 3:12). So there you have the dynamic of what true love should appear like. It's somethin that ought to always grow in the hearts of His followers, making them engines of lifelong growin love for folks about us. Hence the question prompts you and I. Are we gonna allow God to cause love to grow within us by "leaps and bounds?" For that is what He so wants to do all the time. And of course prompts our hearts every day to do just that. Infinite Father, we do ask that You would please open our hearts to love this way. In Jesus name, amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
EVER LOOKIN FOR SOMETHIN MORE EXCITIN IN LIFE? It's to be found often and powerfully in faith./ That commodity in short supply in nearly all, but crucial to doin the great deeds They suggest we ace./ The hope of faith awaits us only when we can get to that sweet place of actually asking for it./ A spot ever ready to be joined and shared in daily, a place of great power that pulls us beyond life's clip.
SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRULY BREATHE? Well, in reality, speaking of the breath of life, it don't suggest the everyday joy of livin. Nope, when we understand God's perspective, we gain a vision of true vitality. He puts it this way: "Your strong faith in the Lord is like a breath of new life." (I Thessalonians 3:8). In God's eye, faith is actually really breathing, actually livin. In this verse he suggests the difficult obvious: faith is the essence of livin. How to do that? Not hard, actually. The calling is to everyday be sure to pray for a bigger faith, asking for a faith as big as heroes of faith in the Old Testament, to God. And heroes of the New Testament, in your prayers to the Christ. For faith is the thing they absolutely long to see in our lives. Therefore, let's always be a people who daily pray these sort of prayers and find ourselves building a strong, mighty faith that can bring huge healing and rescue to those around us. Great Father, we do ask that You would please turn our hearts toward building faith. In Jesus name,amen.
Monday, September 8, 2014
IT'S INSPIRING TO READ OF PAUL'S TRIALS in his writing to the Thessalonians. He states how much he wanted to visit them, but, curiously, Satan stopped him from doing that. He describes it this way: "We really wanted to come. I myself tried several times, but Satan always stopped us." (I Thessalonians 2:18). Is that not strange that God allowed Satan to do this? Yeah, but that's reality for the strong believer. I know this as Satan regularly causes me severe trouble. But, in the end, I always end up winnin. And my troubles are always far worse from the apostles since I don't sin and they, of course, did. Daily Satan takes his eye off tempting the six billion people of the world in order to exert his full power to give me loud ringing in my ears. Since that is the only evil thing the trinity daily allows him to do to me. But some days he pounds my body and severly hurts it or steals things from me and makes them disappear. Nevertheless, I continue to tell him regularly how much I love him, as his work is vital to life for people. And I ask you to always adore him for that reason, rather than simply fear his temptations. Holy Father, please make us people who shall always love Satan for the wonderful work he does ruling over Hell, where nearly all people go. In Jesus name, amen.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
IT SURE STANDS TO REASON that there's a unique opportunity for us to share a dear message to the world./ Question. Are ya gonna do it? Or, are ya gonna be like folks at large uncaring for a dying people?/ That, my frieds, is our challlenge and huge opportunity. To be the sort of souls who really care./ And with that, of course, the life that brings eternal salvation to at least a handful of souls.
WE DO LIVE IN A SPECIAL TIME. Entirely because you and I hold within our hands a scripture that offers unbelieveable wealth. Nothin weak here. Nope, what we've got is a message that can actually lead folks from death in this world to very special eternal life. Paul writes about the idea this way: "God was pleased to trust us with his message. We didn’t speak to please people, but to please God who knows our motives." (I Thessalonians 2:4). So the opportunity for you and me today is to be people like these apostles: souls who always undertake to share this dear message. For He is trusting us now to be that kind of souls. Those who are always interested in extending the beauty of a message of undying magic to the world. Are ya gonna do it? I sure always will and I do pray that you would join me. Holy Father, we do ask that You would please help us to always be happy to share you dear message. In Jesus name, amen.
Monday, September 1, 2014
LET'S FACE IT, LIFE CAN be very hard. But the great thing about our faith is how well we can possibly handle it. Since we ain't alone. A nice illustration of this is to consider the Thessalonians. They likely faced far harsher physical sufferin than we. But it says nicely in scripture that they handled it well. This way: "You suffered, but the Holy Spirit made you glad." (1 Thessalonians 1:6). We see some magic they experienced that is certainly available to us today. Be a person who welcomes the Spirit. But certainly not easy since the Spirit is invisible and only arriving in our lives upon request. Hence the ongoing call is for us to regularly pray directly to the Spirit and welcome Him into our world. This creates a strong bond and allows the Spirit to richly bless us with peace and many other great things. So don't get down if other believers care little for the Spirit; few do. Instead, be a soul who constantly reaches for His longin to enter our hearts and gently guide us to sweet shores of joy.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
HOW TO CARRY ON LIKE JESUS WANTS? Sure, that's the elusive problem and also the opportunity./ To be a people shaped into His dear image. Ever longing for that sweet touch He promises from eternity./ Somethin you can do fairly easily if ya just keep your heart always upon Him and allow,/ Then creatin dear, mystical livin that is rarely found in this world. But awaits you.
ALWAYS THE QUESTION OF HOW TO RESPOND. With a Messiah ever longing for your communication, the opportunity stands. Somethin fragile entirely due to our humanity. Now you can't be near always in Him like me, but you can surely be somebody easily enterin Heaven and treasuring sweet eternity. The better side. How do you get there? Well, Jesus gives us a precious insight this way: "50 Jesus led his disciples out to Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. 51 As he was doing this, he left and was taken up to heaven.[f] 52 After his disciples had worshiped him,[g] they returned to Jerusalem and were very happy. 53 They spent their time in the temple, praising God." (Luke 24:50-53). And isn't that the beauty that awaits ya? Sure it is. And the easy part is the fine way the Christ awaits you to imitate the apostles. Nuthin too hard in that. So just do what they did: allow yourself to blessed by Him; praise Him and get busy carryin out His work. Fine Jesus, we do ask that You would be so kind as to always remind us to praise You this way and do the great duties you offer. In your sweet name, amen. Peace of Christ to you!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
IF WE ARE TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT the enormity of what the Christ offers us, then we can do some serious good with our lives. For He promised the stuff to the apostles that is certainly available to us today. We find it described this way: "49 I will send you the one my Father has promised,[e] but you must stay in the city until you are given power from heaven." (Luke 24:49). So what we find here the apostles heard, is Jesus promised them the Spirit and power to do their ministry; stuff fully available to us today if we are willin to pursue it. How do I know this? From the scriptures but also from personal experience. Since I'm the only person in the world who doesn't sin, I constantly have the Trinity surging through my body so I sure know their existence quite personally; I feel high all the time, just as kids and animals do--since they don't sin. Hence be assured the Trinity rule over our world and long to hear from you. Great Jesus, we do pray that You would please enable us to realize that You today give us Your Spirit and empower us from Heaven to do great stuff for you. In Your name, amen.
Friday, August 29, 2014
ONE OF THE CURIOUS THINGS about the Messiah is His habit of being difficult to entrance. That means if anyone wishes to share in His bounty, they gotta press toward Him continually, in order to convince Him of their sincerity. We see this in this passage: "30 After Jesus sat down to eat, he took some bread. He blessed it and broke it. Then he gave it to them. 31 At once they knew who he was, but he disappeared." (Luke 24:30-31). Hence we find a Christ not easily often cornered and ready to satisfy our wants. Rather, He's somebody lookin for devotion. And hard to find. As we see in this scripture. But the wonder of this story is the way He does reveal Himself briefly and then leaves it to these folks to pursue Him further. Elusive. His very character. So we pursue him steadily and often, knowing He will in fact surround us with His glory when we persist to chase Him. For He wants us dearly to connect in order to enjoy His blessins. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please give us the faith to always pursue you continually. In Your name, amen.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
IN LIFE OF COURSE, it's always difficult to fully place one's faith upon the Messiah./ But thankfully, in Him we find the Resource to do just that and attain a peaceful daily walk./ That leads all of us to places of His power at work in our lives and guiding us to meaningful life./ The sort of existence that is supremely powerful and lasting to guide us to that final destination--Heaven!
IT IS, OF COURSE, ALWAYS QUITE A TOUGH thing to hold tightly to the Messiah today. For He's invisible. But in the story of His crucifiction we find an account of somebody gaining a huge reward. It reads like this: "40 But the other criminal told the first one off, 'Don’t you fear God? Aren’t you getting the same punishment as this man? 41 We got what was coming to us, but he didn’t do anything wrong.' 42 Then he said to Jesus, 'Remember me when you come into power!' 43 Jesus replied, 'I promise that today you will be with me in paradise.'" (Luke 23:40-43). What a beautiful account of how this fellow got an assurance to go into Heaven. He did it by simply fully trusting the Christ. Hence he gained a vast reward and found himself the next day in Heaven with the Messiah. So it falls upon us today to be that sort of people. Souls who regularly rely upon Jesus for salvation and guidance in everyday life. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would please alter our hearts to ever rely upon You. In Your holy name, amen.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
PRAYER IS INDEED A MYSTERIOUS ENDEAVOR. Due to the hardness of speaking to invisible folks/ Who earnestly long to hear from you. Ya see, the beauty of prayer is the fact that that activity/ Can deliver amazin results in your life for good and the lives of others, puttin you/ In the drivers seat of life givin. To the glory of Jesus!
IT SURE HELPS TO KNOW HOW to pray. Cause then your prayers have a huger affect upon improving your life and that of others, who you, of course should be prayin for. But, of course, it's tough to understand the flavor of appropriate prayer. Ain't it? I think so. As one who wrote a best sellin prayer book and prays in a way that gets astounding results, let's look at prayer stuff. We find the Christ prayin this way: "41 Jesus walked on a little way before he knelt down and prayed, 42 'Father, if you will, please don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup.[f] But do what you want, and not what I want.'” (Luke 22:41-42). See in this passage a style of prayer that should absolutely be ours: humble, honest requests. That's it. Simply assume a position often on your knees as I do early each mornin first of all prayin for a bigger faith. For faith is the power in the world that gets good stuff done. I achieve this by sleepin just 30 minutes to three hours a night. But you can do it in your own style. And then enjoy the wonder of the Trinity travellin throughout the day with you. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please help us to pray well. In your name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you!
Friday, August 22, 2014
TODAY WE STAND IN A PRECARIOUS PLACE. A spot of great risk, for Satan longs to drag us to Hell./ And, of course, his ambitions make enormous sense, for most need to head there./ Hell is actually a happy place for eternity. But if we hold tightly to the Trinity with courage,/ Then our future is assured, as the masses for certain end up in Hell. But Heaven, of course, is way better.
SATAN'S SKILL CLEARS THE DECK. Fact is he doesn't have any competition for he knows how to tempt folks and run them toward Hell. The ultimate destination for many. Hence our choice stands. Resist him and hang on to the Trinity, who long to help ya, or give in, as nearly everyone does, and go down to Hell. The destination for about everyone. I for one continue to adore Satan for I find his work crucial to the peace of the world. Jesus comments on Satan this way: "31 Jesus said, 'Simon, listen to me! Satan has demanded the right to test each one of you, as a farmer does when he separates wheat from the husks.[d] 32 But Simon, I have prayed that your faith will be strong. And when you have come back to me, help the others.'” (Luke 22:31-32). That's right. The Trinity have given Satan the right to guide folks toward Hell in a siftin manner. Appropriate. But this day, if you are willin, you can stand strong and resist him, as well as hold fast to the Trinity who long to guide you to Heaven. Dear Jesus, we do pray that You would please help us to hold tightly to You. In your name, amen.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
THE WHOLE ISSUE OF WHAT SERVANTHOOD looks like poses some difficulty. For is not being a servant quite difficult? Of course it is. But we get some insight from the Christ about this: "The most important one of you should be like the least important, and your leader should be like a servant. 27 Who do people think is the greatest, a person who is served or one who serves? Isn’t it the one who is served? But I have been with you as a servant." (Luke 22:26-27). So our Lord here spells out the vast necessity of living as a servant and what that looks like. Not really too tough. Yet Satan, of course, will always pull you toward the selfish direction that is most human. Hence our task this day is to be the people of Jesus who wholeheartedly strive to ever live the servant life. Makin us something terribly attractive to those we serve and helpin get them to Heaven. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please remind us always to live as servants before you. In Your name, amen.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
THERE IS, WE KNOW, a huge opportunity to share in the communion with the Lord of His supper./ And with that receive the sweet chance to commune with Him in this world./ Thus we can, along with Jesus, experience an awesome walk within His appearing./ Ending, if done regularly, in meeting the Messiah upon our person in a way that's strikin and endearing.
THERE STANDS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY for us all. We see it in the wonder of the Lord's Supper. We find Jesus talking about it this way: "19 Jesus took some bread in his hands and gave thanks for it. He broke the bread and handed it to his apostles. Then he said, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Eat this as a way of remembering me!'” (Luke 22:19). And that is the magic of the Lord's supper. A time when you can share in this dear communion with the Christ and find not only the touch of His Hand upon you, but also, if you do it right, the appearing of His awesome Spirit landing upon your person. And believe me, as the only boy in the world with this glory constantly upon me, it's so worth it for you to regularly attend to the Lord's supper. For in that you can experience the joy of thinkin of Him and, if done right, His appearance upon your body. That, my friends, is the joy you can know often. Holy Jesus, we do pray that You would always remind us to share in Your supper. In your name, amen. Peace of Christ to you!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
SATAN, IN MY OPINION, is not at all regarded highly enough. For his work in the world is vital to its success./ But you can join me in adoring Satan for the critical job he does of leading most folks to Hell and sinfulness./ The Father and Jesus created Satan knowing he would fall by choice and be lord over Hell./ And of course they are very happy with the way all this has played out and so we should be glad Satan tempts all.
ONE OF THE VERY SAD THINGS in life is how little Satan is understood. I say this as the only soul in the world besides Jesus who does not sin. Due to this fact, Satan has clobbered me painfully many times. But I just laugh it off. Since I admire Satan a great deal. Speaking of him, we get a glimpse of the way he works here: "Then Satan entered the heart of Judas Iscariot,[a] who was one of the twelve apostles." (Luke 22:3). And ya know the story, Judas went on to complete the worst sin ever due to his willingness to get the Christ killed. But this day take a moment to think about the Lordship of Satan, as it can help you. Rather than just fear him, if you are walking with Jesus daily, instead speak to him directly about how much you admire him. Because his role as the tempter of the world leading most folks to Hell is key to the world running according to Jesus's design. Since these people are happy in Hell forever, with Satan in charge. Know that nobody but me admires Satan, because everybody fears him. But I would like you to join me in adoring him due the great work he does. Since it's always better to be his friend if you're goin to heaven; he appreciates that and I think might even give you less trials that he could inflict. A much healthier relationship with Satan than just fearing him.
Friday, August 15, 2014
PRAYER IS THE THING THAT LIFTS us from the struggles of this life into the arms of the Trinity. Who, of course, long to hear from us and to share in our struggles and so help us. Thus, the prayer thing makes enormous sense in order to achieve a life that work. Jesus speaks of it this way: "Watch out and keep praying that you can escape all that is going to happen and that the Son of Man will be pleased with you." (Luke 21:36). So, when we pause to consider the huge opportunities in this world that have befallen us, we can do the prayer thing often and experience, to a touch, the magic of Jesus visitin and casting His lot with ours. That feels good. Hence the challenge is ours: to pray. Not occasionally but seriously and often. And with that prayer we can feel, at times, the presence of the Trinity and know their pleasure at this sort of livin. Holy Jesus, we do pray that You would please remind us to always pray and hold tightly to you. In your name, amen. I pray that God would open Heaven and come down to you with storm clouds under His feet to rescue you.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
IT'S ALWAYS TOUGH TO BE A BIG GIVER, when such sacrifice is personally costly. For there are always expenses to attend to. But we find in the teachings of Jesus an emphasis on sacrificial giving. He sees that as a far greater treasure than hanging onto much money. We find it described this way: "He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. 3 And he said, 'I tell you that this poor woman has put in more than all the others. 4 Everyone else gave what they didn’t need. But she is very poor and gave everything she had.' (Luke 21:2-4). So the Christ presents a model of giving big time. An example of how to painfully give to the Lord and store up treasures in Heaven. It's this sort of sacrifice that turns the Lord on and drives to the giver to happier places of sacrifice that offer great confidence about one's future in Heaven. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would often urge us to be sacrificial givers to Your Kingdom. In your name, amen.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
IT'S ALL ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT thing. That is, payin our taxes when they are due and bein sure to avoid/ The thinkin that many hold of rebellion toward the government. Sure, it's corrupt and not worthy of the money./ But our duty this day is to be honest and willin to simply pay what's due and wait for a better government,/ That shall surely come when we pass this upcoming most severe depression created by the Democratic Party./ Hence our hearts must remain pure amid the bad stuff and do the right tax payin thing.
IT SURE IS TEMPTING TO AVOID paying taxes when the government wastes so much money on needless efforts. But consider Rome, a far worse nation that surely produced deeper waste and corruption. So instead, consider the idea from Jesus about how we should view the tax thing: "Then he told them, 'Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.' 26 Jesus' enemies could not catch him saying anything wrong there in front of the people. They were amazed at his answer and kept quiet." (Luke 20:25-26) The Christ responds to their question about taxes where they tried to trick him, by suggesting an approach that amazed everyone and put them on their rears. He offers the notion that we all should simply be content and pay our taxes, no matter if we think the government wasteful and corrupt as it moves strongly Democratic and into our greatest depression ever in coming years. Hence our job is to our head down and just pay the tax. Knowing that the Trinity feels any pain we might experience as they share our pain. For they have been involved in trillions of universes before ours with way better governments. Great Jesus, we do pray that You would please put in our hearts a strong desire to simply pay our taxes. In your name, amen.
Monday, August 11, 2014
OUR HOLY JESUS, WE so want You to know how much we adore You. For You are our hope./ Because this is the kind of livin we find true power to excel at overcoming Satan's temptations./ That thing that ensnares most folks and speeds them to Hell./ So let's always find time to simply admire the Christ and experience the joy of His touch He longs to share.
YA KNOW, THE CHIEF FABRIC OF a great life is gaining the habit of admiring the Messiah. I say this as the only boy in the world who has done this my lifetime and does not sin. The result? Everyday the powerful presence of the Trinity rolls over my body as I walk about; of course, nobody is interested as they pass by me and brush the glory of the Trinity that once time in their lives. For, of course, everyone else in the world sins and only reaches the Trinity from a distance. So let's this day take a look at the business of admiring the Lord: "Then they led the donkey to Jesus. They put some of their clothes on its back and helped Jesus get on. 36 And as he rode along, the people spread clothes on the road[g] in front of him." (Luke 19:35-36). Don't ya know that these folks who cast these clothes below Jesus got truly blessed. And that, my friend, is how you should be. Devote yourself to often adoring the Christ and then expect your life to be way enriched. A bit like me. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would please help us to adore you often. In Your name, amen.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
OH TO BE A PEOPLE BRINGING the sweet message of salvation to a needy range of people always about./ That's the Jesus style. Something we this day can do for sure, delivering life to those hopin for that./ Don't sweat it that Satan opposes you. For he always shall. But the joyous arrival of your hope breaks though./ And delivers that dear salvation that a few need. Those you, yes you can in fact deliver to eternal Heaven.
IN LIFE IT'S ALWAYS TOUGH TO be the person who is busy bringin salvation to many. For they often resist it. But the reality is that some shall always be ready to welcome such thinkin and find real life. So our duty, this day, is to be folks walkin about with the good news of Jesus upon our hearts and lips. Ever ready to ring life unto the few who deeply long to get that message. We find an account of Zachaeus gettin this wonderful rescue: "Jesus said to Zacchaeus, 'Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham. The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.'” (Luke 19:9-10). Yep, here we get to read an account of the wonder of the Lord bringin real life to this struggling dude. A happy endin indeed. Somethin that should thrill us and drive us to be the sort of folk that are ever ready to deliver this sweet salvation. I've done it many times, studying the book of "Mark" with a number of people and leading them to life. Let's do this regularly! Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would please help us to be a people of life, ever casting your message to people in need. In your dear name, Amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Friday, August 8, 2014
IT'S LEGEND KIND OF stuff when people stretch to live in faith. For amazin stuff can happen./ Like this guy who got suddenly healed entirely due to his remarkable faith./ Hence the callin lands in our laps, to either be the typical believer who struggles through life Or the commanding person who lays their heart to a large faith that works incredible miracles.
IF WE ARE EVER TO GET our arms around a productive faith, we need to always consider passages that show the wonder of faith. The fabric of extraordinary livin. We see it here: "Jesus replied, 'Look and you will see! Your eyes are healed because of your faith.' 43 Right away the man could see, and he went with Jesus and started thanking God. When the crowds saw what happened, they praised God." (Luke 18:42-43). What brought this amazin healing is the way this man persisted. He heard the Lord comin and so he called out to Him. Of course the crowd about him tried to shush him. To no avail. He continued and caught the attention of the Christ. Bringin instant healin and in turn stirring the crowds to honor God. That, my friends, is the incredible treasure found in a sizeable faith. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would increase our faith and make us like this dude. In your name, amen.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
THERE ARE, OF COURSE, huge challenges in this life. Among them the trial of trying to live for God while also making it through this life. And the costs, at times, are overwhelming. But, if we concentrate on the teaching of the Messiah, just maybe we can overcome them all. The Lord puts it this way: "Jesus answered, 'You can be sure that anyone who gives up home or wife or brothers or family or children because of God’s kingdom 30 will be given much more in this life. And in the future world they will have eternal life.'” (Luke 18:29-30). That's it. Be willin to sacrifice severely and you shall gain huge rewards. Jesus assures this. So, at this point, striving to get ahead, the calling remains on us all to always--sacrifice. And then, in time, in this life, we shall reap huge rewards and then the big one. Exulted Heaven. Our Jesus, we do ask that You would always urge us to constantly sacrifice the nice things in order to arrive at the great life now, and the even better one to come. In your name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
THERE IS CERTAINLY WONDER in the beauty of kids. Just give them a moment to admire their innocence and serious joy about livin and you see something way appealin. We find that Jesus has somethin to say on this: "So Jesus called the children over to him and said, 'Let the children come to me! Don’t try to stop them. People who are like these children belong to God’s kingdom.[e] 17 You will never get into God’s kingdom unless you enter it like a child!'” (Luke 18:16-17). So what is it about kids that makes them so special. The big thing. They have the presence and wonder of the Trinity in them all the time. That's it! And why we must always strive to get close and admire this magic. This huge power within their being grants them the ongoing joy that enables children to survive adult hardship. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would help us to see Your ongoing presence in kids. In Your name, amen.
Monday, August 4, 2014
IT'S FAIRLY EASY TO GET CONFUSED about what real godliness looks like. Due to our penchant for acts of righteousness. We see this in an account where Jesus explains how a pure Pharisee who fasts twice a week and gives a tenth of his money to the Lord falls way short of the tax collector who is heartbroken by his sinfulness. The Messiah explains this way: 14 "Then Jesus said, 'When the two men went home, it was the tax collector and not the Pharisee who was pleasing to God. If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.'” (Luke 18:14). This picture rings well of what Jesus truly wants: a humble, contrite heart versus pure ethics. And what is especially indicting is the way that most churches spend their time on ethics and legalism; quite opposite of what the Christ desires. So if you want to honor Heaven, turn humble and broken daily and walk closely with the Lord. Lovely Jesus, we do ask that You would give us humble hearts and take our thinkin off of ethics. In your name, amen.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
THE CALLIN THIS DAY is to pray. Not easy, of course, but the fabric of fantastic livin if we are to know it./ Somethin way tough to do, to be sure. But essential if we are to enjoy the sweet fellowship of the Trinity./ Because, all the time, They wait on us to respond and call to Them, leaning on their eternal power./ So the obligation is ours: pray or just struggle through this life alone. What's it gonna be?
IT'S ALWAYS TOUGH TO HONESTLY AND forthrightly seriously pray. For Jesus is invisible. But that's why His words hold enormous weight. We find it put like this: "Won’t God protect his chosen ones who pray to him day and night? Won’t he be concerned for them? 8 He will surely hurry and help them." (Luke 18:7-8). In this statement from the Lord we get to read His insight for dealin with life; pray through it. Not somethin easy, of course. But essential if we are ever to experience some flavor of victory. The sort of life that has huge impact and experiences deep peace. Hence praying remains our one great vantage to enter the arms of the Trinity and savor their care. Arriving at a happy place of lasting care from Heaven. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would always remind us to pray often. In Your name, amen.
Friday, August 1, 2014
STUFF OF MAJESTY AND POWER in our way. Something well beyond our little world that transforms/ That changes us into people of power that can work vast miracles that actually alter our thinkin./ Yeah, that's the appeal of Heaven this day; live it right and stretch constantly toward the/ Distant ideal that happens to work powerfully to pull even little folks like those who look like you and me.
THERE'S A DEEP TRAVESTY occuring amidst us all. It's about a huge opportunity that has befallen us. Something way big, a thing beyond ordinary human thinkin. It's the stuff of deep imagination, that thing that seems to often escape all. The big thing. Looks like this: "He answered, 'God’s kingdom isn’t something you can see. 21 There is no use saying, ‘Look! Here it is' or ‘Look! There it is.’ God’s kingdom is here with you.'” (Luke 17:20-21). So the Messiah lays it out for all; God's place is not far. Nope, it's right here in our midst. Talk about beauty. So, the calling remains before us, if we will only reach hard for it and pull our hearts to it. Making everyone, in Heaven and on earth endlessly happy. At last, bringin peace and joy into our dear center. We see it in kids and animals--the Trinity! Something livin powerfully here in our lives and also, interestingly, all around us. If only we can reach and experience true livin. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You, our Lord, would just pull us toward Your majesty and grant us Your dear thrill that only You long to bring us. In Your name, amen!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
TO BE FOREVER GRATEFUL should be the callin we feel constantly in our lives if we are ever to reflect/ The Messiah's priorities in our lives. But, of course, such livin is way tough so few do it./ But does that mean we happily go along and ignore all the blessins about us from Heaven?/ Naw, instead, what we so ought to do is fight hard all day to remain always thankful for/ Every little thing that we manage to find in life that is sure from Heaven.
ONE OF THE MALADIES OF LIVIN in this world, is that vast pullin to often be ungrateful for life since it's so hard. And that, of course, is true. But the Heavenly outlook, that Jesus wants us to assume, is a way grateful life since that sort of livin makes our existence way more victorious. We find a quote on what this should look like: "Jesus asked, 'Weren’t ten men healed? Where are the other nine? 18 Why was this foreigner the only one who came back to thank God?'” (Luke 17:17). And so, this dude is the exception to the other nine who were also healed. Why weren't all of them rushin back to the Saviour to express deep gratitude? Because that is how nearly all people are; they don't give a thought to blessins from Heaven, and why most end up sufferin in Hell for ever. But the callin on our lives is to be a people of eternal gratitude to the Trinity for their generous care for us. Great Messiah, we do ask that You would forever make our hearts grateful to You. In your name, amen.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
TO AT LAST ARRIVE AT A place of faith is the overall mission of our lives, to finally get to that dear place./ While the natural comfort sure stands totally opposed, our responsibility from the Hand of God is to pursue this space,/ Finally arriving at a spot of deep faith that can bring astounding miracles I have seen many times./ So the duty of this day that beckons is to change our thinkin toward somethin stirrin toward chimes/ Of faith that ring in our heart often and strong, pushin us to places of God able to craft miracles in us.
TO CONSIDER THE FACT OF scripture, one would end up seeing that faith is the fuel that drives the Trinity in matters of religion. While religion of this world mainly focuses upon ethics, legalism and self-righteousness. That I find comical since I don't sin and I daily long for a bigger faith. 'Cause I know that faith is absolutely the force that can bring wonderful changes into our lives. Jesus explains this way: "If you had faith no bigger than a tiny mustard seed, you could tell this mulberry tree to pull itself up, roots and all, and to plant itself in the ocean. And it would!" (Luke 17:6). Wow, that my friends is the incredible power waiting for us this day. Yep, to be able to pray and amazin stuff happens. The task at hand is to pray often and consistently for a bigger faith. The fabric of God's glory in our little lives. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would please increase our faith. In your name, amen. God bless you!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
IT'S EASY IN THE WORLD TO LOSE SIGHT of the reality of the afterlife. For it's always so remote and uncertain in the eyes of most. But that ain't really true. For we know Hell is not a happy place. And it's so real, a place where the vast majority of people go because they don't daily walk with God. We get an insight on what Hell looks like here: "The rich man also died and was buried. 23 He went to hell and was suffering terribly." Yep, Hell's a place of serious long term pain, even to people who become spirits. And to me, it's all terribly fair, for God gives everyone the opportunity to turn to Him during their lives and makes it all quite easy to attain; but few do. So the obligation for us, the ones who know God, is to be careful to remain in His arms everyday so we can be sure to get into Heaven. Dear God, we do ask that You would always remind us to stay tight with You daily. In Jesus name, amen.
Monday, July 28, 2014
TO UNDERSTAND THE MESSIAH, one must be willin to accept His views. Things that strike at the heart of everyday life and propel us to think in His terms. Ways that are quite foreign if we are living with a worldly outlook, as most folks are. We find a statement by the Christ put this way: You are always making yourselves look good, but God sees what is in your heart. The things that most people think are important are worthless as far as God is concerned." (Luke 16:15). This the Lord spoke to the Pharisees, trying to get them to think in Heavenly terms, rather than their customary worldly approach. But the beauty of this passage is that we can apply it to our lives, understanding that what the world counts as mostly valuable is worthless in God's eyes. He could care less about what the world treasures. Hopefully propelling us to think and live toward stuff that we find in His teachings as valuable. Holy Jesus, we do ask that You would guide us to think of the things that you term important. In your name, amen.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
TOO OFTEN WHEN SOMEBODY SINS against a family or parents, the response is to ostracize the kid. Not a good idea. For this leads to a wider gulf between the parties. Instead, Jesus gives us a better perspective with this quote: "The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him." (Luke 15:20). The beauty of this story is the fine way that the father ran to his previously wayward son and kissed him lovingly. And that, my friends, is precisely the way the Messiah wants us to relate to lost folks seeking help. They desperately need us. So what if they're homeless or dirty; the Lord longs for us to ever try to help them. And we should respond with His flavor of care. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You always help us to constantly offer this sort of love to those needing our help. Never to turn them away, even if they are comin from bad sins. In your name, amen.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
FROM A HUMAN STANDPOINT, it's tough to envision the proper level of love demanded by the Saviour. For our humaness leads us to operate with a reserve toward anyone, having been bitten in relationships a time or two. But Jesus makes a demanding appeal if we want to walk near to Him. He puts it this way: "You cannot be my disciple, unless you love me more than you love your father and mother, your wife and children, and your brothers and sisters. You cannot come with me unless you love me more than you love your own life." (Luke 14:26). That's it! Constantly walk with the Messiah with unbriddled love; something way beyond anything you can experience in this life. And believe me, there's rewards. I'm exhibit A. Once I quit sinnin, probably the only one to do that since the apostles because sin feels so good, the Trinity inhabited my spirit and body strongly all the time. So I walk around all the time with their glory surging in me, providing a chance for everyone near me to brush a greater touch from Heaven than they shall ever experience. And, of course, nobody is interested. Because people are sinful and selfish. But the truth remains, if you will only love the Lord passionately at all times, you can come close to this level of experience. Maybe won't experience what I have since my disciplined pursuit of Jesus has way exceeded all. But you can enjoy such a deeper level of Their touch. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would drive us to love you deeply. In your name, amen.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
ONE OF THE MANY SURPRISING THINGS about the Christ is His odd way of dealing with situations. But happily, He lays out in scripture the mandate so we can grasp the truth and maybe apply it to our lives. Makin life way better. We read His idea here: "When you are invited to be a guest, go and sit in the worst place. Then the one who invited you may come and say, “My friend, take a better seat!” You will then be honored in front of all the other guests. 11 If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored." (Luke 14:10-11). So His appeal in this passage is to always assume the lowliest spot that you might be honored. This works. Our Jesus, we do pray that You would always remind us to be this humble at all times. In your name, amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
WE FIND JESUS TEACHING about the importance of living a good life and walkin with Him in order to arrive one day in Heaven. For many will not be enterin there, though they think they ought. We find the Christ talking about is this way: "Do all you can to go in by the narrow door! A lot of people will try to get in, but will not be able to." (Luke 13:24). And that, my friends, is the harsh reality of final days for many people; they simply won't get in to Heaven. Though they sure regret it at the moment. But the happy reality is that the reason they don't get in is due to their habitual sin and I'm sure they shall find Hell a very happy place. Since they get to sin there forever. And that's the beauty of God's design of His world. The few who walk daily with Him shall get into Heaven easily, while the most who don't, get to enjoy eternity doin sin stuff that makes them happy forever. So keep your heart tilted toward walking close with the Trinity and that assures you get in that narrow door. Holy Jesus, we do pray that You would always guide us to keep talkin to you. In your name, amen.
Monday, July 21, 2014
WE FIND IN SCRIPTURE the teaching to think in Heavenly terms. Sure ain't easy in this world. But the appeal in God's teachin seems to focus on jarring our thinkin toward abandoning the comforts of this life in order to adopt His view. An angle of livin that can propel us toward a certain place in glorious Heaven. We read Jesus's thoughts here: "Sell what you have and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves moneybags that never wear out. Make sure your treasure is safe in heaven, where thieves cannot steal it and moths cannot destroy it. 34 Your heart will always be where your treasure is." (Luke 12:33-34). So why would the Christ make this appeal? Because, having living for eternity in a Heaven He created, He knows He must somehow guide us sharply to think in His terms. And get us there. So our response needs to for sure be to, when we get some decent money, to give to the poor. Our Jesus, we do pray that You would please guide us to think this way so we can for sure get to Your Heaven. In Your name, amen.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
ISN'T IT TRUE THAT WORRY IS ONE of those things that seems to always haunt us. Sure is, since life is tough and the temptation remains to sweat the details so life can provide. But, fortunately, we have a better angle to attack the stuff. Found in this passage: "I tell you not to worry about your life! Don’t worry about having something to eat or wear. 23 Life is more than food or clothing. 24 Look at the crows! They don’t plant or harvest, and they don’t have storehouses or barns. But God takes care of them. You are much more important than any birds. 25 Can worry make you live longer?[b] 26 If you don’t have power over small things, why worry about everything else?" Our point in this account is to embrace the notion that God does in fact know every detail of our lives and He longs to care for us. That, my friend, ought to keep us on the course of walking in deep trust and letting go of worry. Great Jesus, we do ask that You would please help us never to worry but to always relish your provision. In your name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
WITH SO MANY PUT DOWNS CAST about us, it sure is easy to think less of oneself and worry about our prospects. But if we can only keep our hearts steadfast upon the teachins of the Trinity, we can find some solace. Know that it's so easy to live in fear, but a far better approach is to see the teaching of the Christ on the subject: "Five sparrows are sold for just two pennies, but God doesn’t forget a one of them. 7 Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows." (Luke 12:6-7). Thus here we have it. In God's eyes your are indeed a treasure; He knows every tiny detail of our life easily. So the better response is to hand our hats on this notion that He cares deeply for us and indeed worries about the outcomes of our lives. Use this in your mind to find some comfort and to propel you toward greatness in His eyes. Dear Jesus, we do ask that You would always remind us of the great treasure we are to You. In your name, amen.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
JESUS GRANTS US SOME INSIGHT into the role of eyes in showing the place of the heart. He gets to the fact that clear and bright eyes suggest goodness in a person and the opposite is bad stuff. He spells it out this way: "Your eyes are the lamp for your body. When your eyes are good, you have all the light you need. But when your eyes are bad, everything is dark. 35 So be sure that your light isn’t darkness." (Luke 11:34-35). Now given that most folks would rather persist in sin and enjoy that for their lives, one sure would expect their eyes to reflect darkness. And, of course, they go onto, happily, Hell where they get to sin forever. But the better path remains that of purity and light in the eyes comin from a heart set on goodness. I should know, given that I don't sin and the glory of the Trinity flows through my spirit and body strongly. So as you would expect, my eyes shine bright with Their glory showin. Reach for this, as I am exhibit A that it is certainly doable. Though I suspect I might be on the only not to sin since the apostles. Dear Jesus, we do pray that You would drive us to welcome Your light into our hearts so it can shine from our eyes beautifully. In your name, amen.
Monday, July 14, 2014
IT MAKES SENSE TO OFTEN ponder the wonders of the Lord's doing during His ministry. Because, in fact, He sure wants to do the same sort of thing today. But, of course, half bred typical religion always gets in the way. So few enjoy His healing touch this day. Doesn't need to be that way. Let's consider an account of the Christ healin: "Jesus forced a demon out of a man who could not talk. And after the demon had gone out, the man started speaking, and the crowds were amazed." (Luke 11:14). Thus we do get this day to contemplate another miracle that could in fact occur in our space. Something sweet and lasting for this fella and certainly available to us. If we can only walk in faith and welcome such stuff. So our mandate about now is to cast off wimpy religion that fears miracles and step out, invitin the Messiah to enter our world and do that amazin sort of rescue we see here. Holy Jesus, we do pray You would please always remind us of Your ability to work these sort of miracles for those we love. In your name, amen. Peace of Christ to you.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
WHILE IT MAY BE TOUGH to ever stretch and keep beggin Jesus to help you, know that His outlook suggests that is always the right course. Ya see, He wants to feel like you are serious about the issue, since so many see religion as the easy approach of just firein a prayer here and there and think that satisfies Heaven. It don't. No, what the Christ really desires is to hear heartfelt requests, sometimes repeatedly in order to persuade Him the need is real. We read of Him phrasing His perspective this way: "So I tell you to ask and you will receive, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you. 10 Everyone who asks will receive, everyone who searches will find, and the door will be opened for everyone who knocks." (Luke 11:9-10). Do ya think He's serous about hearing your requests? I think so. Hence the mandate for us is always ask and never give up, knowing He awaits your concerns and longs to respond. Dear Jesus, we do pray that You would always remind us to keep askin. In your name,amen.
Friday, July 11, 2014
EVER WONDER HOW BEST TO PRAY? Fortunately, thanks ta Jesus, we have instruction on how our prayers should sound. Not really about our needs. No, instead the tenor of our prayers should instead be much more about adoring the Father and welcoming Him into our space. The Messiah puts it this way: "So Jesus told them, 'Pray in this way: ‘Father, help us to honor your name. Come and set up your kingdom." (Luke 11:2). While in our little thinkin we might postulate a flavor of prayer much more circling our special needs, the Christ instead lays it out so well: focus on the Father. Yep, that's it. Really not too tough. So please join me in devoting far more prayer time to adoring God and welcoming His power into your life. Then, I suspect, things shall get a lot better. Our Jesus, we do ask that You would always remind us how to pray properly like this. In your name, amen. Peace of the Spirit to you.