Saturday, November 13, 2010
In a world of turmoil in the sovereign freedom that God gives humanity, many will say "Why doesn't this loving God do something about this mess!" Some will declare our faith irrelevant, or consider it an obstacle towards real solutions. We were promised persecution and for God to give us a timely response. Let's not be afraid of cynicism coming our way, but trust that God will give us the strength to hold our ground.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Vulnerability is often seen as a weakness. when it is actually a sign of great strength. Real life begins with the reality of self while rejecting all pretenses. To the level we allow ourselves to be ourselves before God and mankind is the level of healing and wholeness we will receive and live by. Healthy and whole people live authentically and allow others to see them as they really are, imperfections and all.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Losing our souls means to lose touch with our center and true calling in life. We can become so distracted by all that is happening around us that we can become fragmented and confused. Take care not to be deceived as many will come in Christ's or other names promising all sorts of experiences. It is important for us to be of sober mind, and remain faithfully centered on Christ Himself, His Kingdom, and His glory.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Come what may, we are all called to live each moment to the fullest. As ambassadors of God's love, we each share in bringing the light of His love to the world around us. There are countless opportunities each day to testify of His goodness and of His Everlasting Kingdom. The many disasters in our world, and all the tragedies that happen to people each day are opportunities to extend ourselves, Himself to others
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Living in the end-times or last days has been spoken from generation to generation. This does not mean that creation will soon come to its end, but that we continue towards the fullness of all things. Terrible events have surrounded every generation and must be lived as preparation for the fullness of God's unfolding Kingdom. Do not fear end-time theories, but rather live in faith and complete your own end time well.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Words can communicate love while also affirming our actions of love. It is important to verbalize love and encouragement to others. It brings life to them, empowers them, and completes the exchanges of love. It is not always easy to express our love directly in words. But whenever we do, we discover we have offered a blessing that will be long remembered. Words have the power to create life.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Earnest prayers of the righteous produce powerful results. We are righteous in Christ so we can be assured that no matter how bad things may look right now, your prayers carry weight with God. He has your every breath and your blessed assurance is in Him. There are better days ahead, so keep your body, soul, and spirit in alignment with His, and watch what Father will do to bring His glory through your lives.