Saturday, October 9, 2010
Perception is an observation and interpretation based chiefly on experience and memory. Your reality can become your perception of what is happening all around you. We are called to have faith in things yet unseen, and to believe God to work through all conditions in life. If you challenge yourself to shift your perception of your circumstances, you can activate your faith and align yourself to God's reality.
Friday, October 8, 2010
We can be preoccupied with wondering how we can be a great witness for God. Jesus was so full of God's love, so connected with God's will, so burning with zeal for God's Kingdom, that the glory of God could not be concealed from His life. God's love emanated from Him in power so that all who were touched by Him became healed and made whole. Our main goal should be to be as alive with the love of God as Jesus was.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Jesus was Father's love incarnate, and we are the living epistles in his Name of God's amazing grace, and visible signs to the world of His unconditional love. The world will not see this by what we say, but by how we live. When others can truly say of us: "Look at how they love one another," they will catch a glimpse of the Kingdom of God, and will desire to experience the supernatural love of God for themselves.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Good news becomes bad news when done outside of love. Anyone who proclaims forgiveness and the healing love of Christ with a bitter heart is a false witness. We are called to be His witness, always with our lives, and sometimes with our words. God's ambassadors must be willing to give without getting anything in return. The more we embrace God's unconditional love for us, the more able we are to love unconditionally.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
We must participate with God if we want a changed existence. He empowers us to do good aligned with His will. He does not love us for what we do, but we must engage in what the Father is doing. He will rescue you, but you must do your part in His plans for your freedom. He will direct you in using all that He has given you in time, talent, and resources. Sometimes we wait on God, but most times, He is waiting on us.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Do not hide from the matters of your heart. God knows our hearts better than we do, and there is no hiding from Him. When we uncover ourselves before Him, He reveals the keys to unlock weary souls and bruised hearts. He heals, restores, and re-purposes lives for His glory. Face your pain, face your God, and He will do what your hiding will never do, and bring you fresh perspectives and resurrected hope for today.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Are you living life on the peak or in the valley, or somewhere in between? Life is full of peaks and valleys, and the Lord uses them both for His good. Poor choices on the peak may lead to the valley, and the good choices in the valley allows for God to empower your ascent upwards. The more good choices you make, the less valleys you see, and by looking to God, the view is always the same from peak or valley.