As we celebrate Mother's Day, we are reminded that a baby changes everything. The question is… Are you making room for THE BABY that changed everything? After all HE came with NOTHING to give us EVERYTHING!
"DOING God's will ALWAYS precludes KNOWING God's will"
The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human! God's treatment for this problem came in twenty-six words! They begin with GOD and end with LIFE - all because of LOVE! At the heart of those words we find one - LOVE - which can only be defined as CRAZY!
FEAR seems to naturally be the DEFAULT reaction to THREATS in our lives. FEAR has plagued our lives with its Oversized and Rude alternatives. Just imagine your life – completely and wholly untouched by this angst called FEAR. What if… FAITH – not FEAR – was your Reaction to these every day THREATS? What if you had the heart and courage to face life's Hurts - Habits and Hang-ups and you actually could begin living your life FEARLESS?
Suffering is a part of everyone's life. Some suffering is the direct result of our sin - some happens because of our own foolishness. However... some suffering comes as a result of living according to how God has CALLED you to live! 1 Peter 2:20-21 affirms this... "...But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it - this is commendable before God. To this you were CALLED - because Christ suffered for you - leaving you an example - that you should follow in His steps."
Matthew 10:39 tells us... "Whoever finds his life will lose it - and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it!" Is Jesus really worth someone losing EVERYTHING for? It's time that you truly understand the real meaning and cost to... GET RICH or DIE TRYIN'! It's time you ask yourself today... "WHAT IS JESUS 'WORTH' TO YOU?"
Raising the temperature of water for one extra degree means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine - this 'idea' is an uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor - consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task we undertake. It reminds us that seemingly small things can make a difference! What's your temperature for JESUS running at right now?
Are the amount of bills piling up this year? Do you feel a sense of abandonment this Christmas Season? Please hear this… God understands how important it is SHOW UP - and that's exactly what He did that first Christmas! You don't have to feel like your Christmas is in Foreclosure like you may be feeling in so many other areas of your life. Experience the true meaning of Christmas this year - one that is rich and full of FREEDOM
Are people and traditions getting in the way of your search for God? It's time to get past the religious garbage in the search for spiritual truth! It's time to discover the difference between RELATIONSHIP and RELIGION!