Saturday, February 12, 2011
When we have a closed fist on the things we own, we proceed in a covetous spiral downward. But when we see God as the owner of all things and share liberally, we breed a life of significance. Do we not know that all of life and all of what we have is His? Become a Spirit directed giver, well pleasing to the Lord. If you continue to grip, you'll continue to slip, but as you choose to extend you will forever ascend.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Everybody loves fruit, and many chase after it. Fruit not coming from a good root is not sustainable. It tastes good enough to keep you racing after it, yet will leave you wanting. What we should be after is the root, the foundation of all good fruit. The root foundations of God produce a sustainable and unlimited harvest. Seek first the Root of the Kingdom of God for fruit that abounds and for fruit that remains.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
It is an illusion to think that life should be easy. Easy street perceptions lead to disappointment and despair. Challenges come, and we can choose to have joy knowing that God is forever with us. Escaping pain is a myth and we miss the fullness of life by not acknowledging the struggle, and allowing fear to paralyze our passion. Pain and joy often run together, and by overcoming pain, we can see the fullness of joy.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A spiritual person is a person who has converging thoughts of God and humanity at all times. Serving God is serving humanity and serving humanity is serving God. Life is loving God and loving people with God empowered love. Spiritual people give of themselves and even suffer harm on behalf of others. They defy despair and injustice. Their greatest passion is compassion, and their greatest strength is consuming love.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Wonder rather than doubt is the foundation of all knowledge. When we look at the possibilities within and beyond creation we begin learn of God and life in ever increasing ways. Pondering the expansion of of absolute truth is transformational. When we doubt or remain stuck in what we know, the energy of life diminishes. We must energize internally through the Spirit who guides us into greater understanding.
Monday, February 7, 2011
True humility abides and rests in the depth of one's heart. When we humble ourselves we are quickly reminded that we live in a continual tension between humility and the confidence of who we are. Humility is far from us in the realm of excuses, defending, or attacking. Pride grows out of the reign of self. When we get off our own throne and submit to the throne of God, He can reign through the whole of who we are.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
We are in it to win it, despite it! Whatever "It" is does not really matter in the plans of God. He has created you to overcome, and has placed overcoming people around you to walk with you into His victorious destiny. What you are experiencing now is inconsequential to the fullness of what God has in store for you. You are uniquely designed and blessed, and you win through adversity and in the fullness of time.