Thursday, July 26, 2012

Abortion, the Holocaust, and Salvation

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, let us reason together....

I'm not a fan of trickery or fooling people.  I'm very passionate about people knowing Christ and committing their lives to Him, but no change comes from deception.  This is why I so appreciate Ray Comfort's approach with people.  Give him a chance - he may come off as pushy at first, but you will see towards the end that he was only provoking conversation.  There's no commitment card signed by people in this video, only thought-provoking conversations that encourage people to make an informed decision in their own time.

I also appreciate his down-to-earth approach at the fact that we are all sinners - none of us are perfect, none of us are worthy of God's favor.  But we have a "parachute", we have a "bridge", we have a "lifeline", and that is Jesus Christ.

I encourage you to watch this video if you have not.  What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Construction In Progress-Pardon My Dust

Pardon My Dust

There's a song we sang when I was little...
He's still workin' on me
To make me what I oughta be
It took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
'cause He's still workin' on me...

There really oughta be a sign upon my heart
'Don't judge him (her) yet, there's an unfinished part!'
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

Often times, I mess up or I do something not exactly the way it should have been done, and I sigh and sing that song to myself.  I'm constantly reminded that I'm not perfect, and that I'm not "finished" yet.  God still is molding and making me into His image! It's sobering and comforting at the same time. 

So if you know me personally, please exercise grace and mercy with me.  I know I'm not perfect; I know I'm still learning; I know there's a lot of dust during my construction.  Please pardon it.  And I will do my sincere best to offer the same back to you. 

I was quickened to write this thought after reading a devotional today.  If you'd like to read it also, which I would encourage, you can click HERE

Be blessed today - we've been given ANOTHER DAY to spend with God loving on each other.  Make the most of it!  :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Its All in the Attitude: Expectations

Finding joy is a very confusing thing for some people.  It shouldn't be, but this confusion comes from the societal mentality that we have to earn our right to God. 

Here's the long and short of it: what are you expecting out of God? 

Psalms tells us very simply how we can have God's joy:

His joy is in those who reverence Him, those who expect Him to be loving and kind.  Psalm 147:11 (TLB)

Try changing your expectations of God for a while and see how your heart's joy-meter changes.  God is so big and great, but one thing He encompasses fully is the character of LOVE.  He is love. 

Expect great things from love.

Expect great things from God.