You are the crown of creation, God's masterpiece for the world. When we see a beautiful work of art, it brings glory to the creator of that work. You are created by the Master to reveal His glory, and you do so by being you. As you love and bring His presence to others, you begin to bring life to His most prized creation. We are blessed to be used by Him as the finishing touches for His masterpiece called humanity.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
A small group of love empowered and committed people can change the world. It has happened before, and it is in fact the only way it can happen. Governments and churches do not change the world, but people do, and it begins with us. It is never about the numbers but a God who uses us supernaturally to transform the world one life at a time. You are an ambassador for change. Who are you going to love today?
Friday, July 9, 2010
Christ mourns at injustice, like He mourned over the city of Jerusalem. Jesus mourns over all things that fill the human heart with pain. He grieves with those who grieve and cries with those who cry. Darkness has distorted the face of the earth and the compassion of God overwhelms us. We too will mourn in the experience of seeing as He sees, but rest assured, the light of hope and joy breaks through the mourning.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Jesus, the blessed and the gentle Son! Even though He speaks with great boldness against all forms of hypocrisy, injustice, manipulation, and deception, His heart is a gentle heart. He won't break the crushed reed or snuff the faltering wick. Jesus came to bring "Good News" to the poor of heart, and freedom to all captives. As his followers, we are called to that same gentleness.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Life is a progression of growth and the fulfillment of God's will and purposes. We may not feel ready as the times and seasons unfold, yet learning comes in the motion of life and feelings often have little to do with it. So when God says go, make your move now, and take every step He gives you. If you wait for "ready", "ready" may never come. Listen, anticipate, and above all prepare for ready, set, and go!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The words and actions of Christ were not influenced by human critics or praise but completely dependent on God's will. Jesus' compassion and ability to overcome was possible because his life was guided not by human respect but only by the love of his heavenly Father."God in us" empowers us to a love that is not dependent upon love in return, because His love consumes and compels us.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Try not to rely too much on knowledge. It may distort reality and have little to do with truth essentials and the order of things that only God can reveal. So the one who thinks they know much may be in darkness to true wisdom from God. Factual truth can be deceiving if perceived inappropriately. Depending on knowledge is limited, but dependence on God allows you to tap into unlimited knowledge, wisdom, and truth.