Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Practice

Practice makes perfect so be careful what you practice. -- anonymous 

Grateful 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Please. I Plead.

On the witness stand of your life, I want to testify today. I want to plead with you a little, too.

Loving Jesus passionately is first and foremost a glorious privilege. But make no mistake about it, Loving Jesus Passionately is also quite burdensome at times.

To Love Jesus is to be concerned about what breaks His heart. To share the Lord's cares about His world going wildly after sin and embracing self-centerness is almost too heavy to shoulder at times. When we look around and see the scores of lost souls who have no concept of eternal separation from God, so they live as if they fear nothing, especially death, it's painful to the Jesus and to the people who adore Jesus. 

So what are we to do? Well, personally, I'll do like the children's Christian song declares:

"I'll Love Him better every D-A-Y!"

Yes, I realize the burden for the world will only increase, yet, I Love Jesus "so much" because He first Loved me "too much".

I don't have to Love Jesus passionately! But I get to. Oh yeah, and I want to. Please Love Jesus Passionately, too. Please. I plead.

"He gave His Life. What more can He do.
Oh, how He loves you and me."


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Grateful


Monday, September 29, 2014

Be The Church

Let the church be THE CHURCH -- His Light causing the darkness to tremble.

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Be Light! Go Shine!

Grateful 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"All Creation..,"

I'd like to illustrate in part the words of Romans 8:19&22 (GWT) -- "All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who His children are... we know that all creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time." 

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Grateful 



Saturday, September 27, 2014

"UNTIL... UNLESS!"

"Death is a great dread. It is easy to say 'God is Love' UNTIL death has snatched away your loved one, then I defy you to say that 'God is Love' UNLESS God's Grace has done a work in your soul." 
-- Oswald Chambers 

Almighty Personal God, I am so very indebted to You because I am persuaded that even death cannot separate me from Your Amazing Love and I am in awe at how Your Amazing Grace keeps me believing that even when the loss of life becomes my lot I can still know that You are my God of Love. In the Name of Jesus, I say "thanks" for dying Grace. Amen. 

Grateful 

Friday, September 26, 2014

"More Than Conquerors" -- The Song

I listened to one song over and over again -- for more than an hour -- on Wednesday afternoon. After having heard just 24 hours previously about my Dad's UNC Medical report that cancer has returned -- aggressively, The Holy Spirit truly used a new song by Rend Collective to help me successfully turn all possible worry for my Dad into sure adoration and worship of my God. 

Lord, let us never forget that TEAM JESUS wins!!!! 
In Your Powerful and Compassionate Name, we pray. 
Amen.

Here's the link to the song below. Listen, my friends, it will surely reinforce your faith. (Especially if you listen to it in a loop for an hour or more.)

Grateful


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Overwhelming Victory is Ours

I am over-saturating in these words of extreme encouragement these days. Hear this one verse for yourself from three translations of The Holy Bible:

Romans 8:37... 

GWT -- The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties.
NIV --  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
CEV -- In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us.

Grateful