Saturday, December 11, 2010
God’s ways are greater than ours, and He will not let us check out from earth before His time. In an hour of despondency many are waiting for a quick escape to heaven rather than overcoming faith to abide in His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. We must leave ourselves and all of our affairs in God’s gracious hands, trusting Him fully for His will to be accomplished in us through His measures and methods.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
We impart the divine as we become human as God intended. Empowered by His love in doing good in our service to others is God's intention for humanity. Human gestures of hospitality, friendship, and building together, create an atmosphere for the miraculous to take place. God's omnipresence in and through our lives manifests Himself through practical ways. Be ready at all times for God's transformational engagements.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
We have been birthed into one Spirit, one Body in Christ. We are all unique purpose filled parts fused by the One. In our uniqueness we must not expect one member to fulfill someone else's part. God is the only one who is all, in all, and able to do all. Empowered by the fullness of His Spirit, we bring forth His unseen to scene. Be thankful for being a limited yet powerful extension of His heavenly plans on earth.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Body of Christ has many expressions in a multitude of faces and places. God imparts Himself most often to us through one anothering. However, we must not depend solely on particular faces or places to give us everything we need. Humanity and systems will fail us from time to time, but God never fails us. Pray and fellowship in community while placing your faith in God, and not on what man or systems can provide.
Monday, December 6, 2010
When we have been wounded by the Church, our temptation is to reject all forms of gathering together. If we isolate ourselves from faith communities, we oppose God's very desire and provision for us to grow. It is important to forgive those who hurt us, while building safe and authentic relationships beyond churchianity. We should be seeking a God empowered community who love Him and each other in His divine ways.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
There is such an enormous hunger in people for meaning in life. They are seeking comfort, forgiveness, restoration, and healing. Leaders inside and outside the church should constantly be reminded that the best words to characterize godly authority is love, compassion, and mercy. Let us lead with the heart and ways of Christ, whose authority was expressed in serving others with amazing love, compassion, and mercy.