So much of the Christian walk requires not sight, but a footstep in the direction of what we know as a truth about God. The Bible is so clear to identify what characteristics God has….love, kindness, gentleness, self-control, forgiveness, acceptance, purity, honesty….when the world begins to tug …let the same mind be in you that is in Christ….not what we can see or touch…or even sometimes feel ….faith…taking God for who we know He is,,,faith-full…..As we grow more-and- more into His likeness, the tug from the world will become less-and-less strong on our heart. Many times, we can avoid an anxious response to the circumstance of life if we just walk in the direction of the One who holds us in the palm of His hand…..what a Savior…what a Friend…what an Anchor…what a Provider….What a Light…What a Hope…
Monday, February 4, 2013
As the biological clock ticks, My thoughts go more and more to living. I do not wish to fill up my remaining time here on earth with “ things”…whether they are an accumulation of useless objects, relationships that offer no intimacy, or in busyness with no glory at all to Christ and service to Him.
Philippians 1:21 says this: For me to live is Christ……to live above the noise and pull of this earthly world…..to live in freedom…..freedom from the bondage that sin brings to this life on earth…..embrace of the higher way, God’s way which transcends human understanding.
In this new year, I want to learn more and more what that scripture means….day –by-day….in the every-day activities of life….in relationship that goes way beyond words and head knowledge…a life that speaks to a world in need of answers….that speaks in a life-style of peace and willful commitment to a God that defines life in a way that is definitely of another world….a place not made by human hands…..Christ lead…..oh,
Sunday, January 13, 2013
What a wonderful word…REDEEMED….ransomed, recovered, to pay off, restored…..that is the power of Christ in the heart of sinful man….not what I used to be….from saving from what I was without Him to restoration of what He created me to be…..the old has gone; I am a new creation…the cross made the difference…it always does
Well, I guess you wonder where I have been…..long time, no post. The New Year …..and once again, asking what should I do with my time this year. Opportunity always knocking, but wanting so to do more than just cross off the days of a calendar.
So, I took an old door (from the house I grew three little boys in) and I had The Hunter hang it on the wall in my great room. For a while, I decorated it with thoughts, and scripture; and then when I wiped it clean the other day, I said….a blank slate…ready for A Journey In Chalk….
I want to begin the year just remembering the greatest love I will ever know…the love of Christ. He took my life and grounded it in hope, and peace, and the ability to see beauty all around me. So much of my life I have quoted from I Corinthians 13…the Love chapter of the Bible. Only recently has life shown me how little of Christ’s love has moved from the page to application. I have started the year here…..real love only exposes Christ…and it bares nothing of what mankind is capable of.