Get Out of My Way!

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Worth rehearsing this thought…

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No time for hindrances and obstacles… and yes, I understand that this is an obstacle course.  However, it is time that every obstacle recognize that it must get out of my way!  No longer will I be encumbered by the harnesses that society has attempted to place on me.  No longer will I look at the things which are seen but I will focus exclusively on the unseen things.  “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are]temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal (II Cor. 4:18).”

Yes, going forward I will focus on “what will be” as a result of the creative power of the words I speak as they align themselves with the Word and will of God for my life.  “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast…

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New Every Morning

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A little compassion goes a long way…

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“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  [It is of] the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  [They are] new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness (Lam. 3:21-23).  I sothank God for this hope.  He is truly rich in mercy and grace, patient and understanding–not wanting any to be lost.  Just think… each morning we awaken to fresh, new mercy and another opportunity to get it right.  Verizon says, “new every two.”  But God says, “new every morning!”  This is good news because, let’s face it, sometimes we fail miserably.  People tire of us.  Friends go the other way and relatives won’t answer our call–after dealing with us for so long on the same issues.  But there is a God who knows us and still loves us… unconditionally.  If we could show a fraction of that type of compassion and care toward…

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Poison …not the perfume…

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We know poison to be a substance that tends to destroy life or impair our health, or that which interrupts our well-being and has the unfortunate capacity to cause death as well. Indeed, we’ve been warned throughout our lives, no doubt, to stay away from poison. Yet, for some, the intrigue of the forbidden is the magnet that draws. Throwing caution to the wind, we can’t we wait to touch, taste, smell or otherwise handle the mysterious poisonous package.poison
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).” We must step away from the grip of sin and its ability to destroy our lives. “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness (Romans 6:16)?” Opt…

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If Jesus Came to Your House

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I remember a poem from when I was much younger–one of many that I used to recite in church.  I’ll give you a few phrases so that you get the point; and I apologize for not remembering who wrote it.  Should I find the author, I’ll update the post.

“If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, if He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do, oh I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored guest, and all the food you’d serve to Him would be your very best, and you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there, and that serving Him in your home was joy beyond compare…”

 What if?  What if Jesus came to your house?  How would He be greeted and how welcome would He feel?  I’m afraid that many of us would hang our heads before answering this…

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Don’t Get It Twisted!

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Worth revisiting…

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“Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: (Heb. 12:14).”

So… you’re a shoo-in (sure-win) for heaven?  Oh… so your name is on the ‘church roll?’  So… that qualifies you for heaven?  I see…  Unfortunately, you’re not alone in your thinking.  Let me say this as gently as I can…  No one’s going to heaven on auto-pilot.  We must make a conscious decision to accept Christ (he that believes shall have an everlasting life – John 3:16).  We then make a conscious and daily decision to follow Christ/to die daily to our fleshly nature (eliminate those things not pleasing to God) and walk in the Spirit–and show forth fruit signifying this change.

I’m not suggesting that we will never make mistakes after accepting Christ in our lives.  However, we will not practice sin nor will we joyfully engage in it.  Our godly sorrow produces repentance (II Cor. 7:10)…

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Can’t Dull My Shine

It occurred to me (though this isn’t the first time) that not everyone walking with you is with you for the right reasons.  Not everyone in your circle is your friend.  Judas Iscariot followed Jesus…but wasn’t his true friend (or disciple).  Some are commissioned by the enemy to keep us from being all that we were meant to be in Christ. Simply put, their purpose is to dull our shine, to dim our light.  shiny penny“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house (Matt. 5:14-15).”  Yes, their sole assignment is to get us off track.  But I encourage you to be the light that you were meant to be…and not allow the dust and dirt of the world to dull your shine.  We are not ignorant of the enemy’s devices (II Cor. 2:11).  Rather, we must remain on tactical alert–watching and praying without ceasing.

We must continue to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Gal. 5:1).  break bondsIf we’ve truly been delivered, then we find no pleasure in the old ways.  We’ve put off the old man (Eph. 4:22) and are now content to walk in the newness of life.  No, we will not return to sin’s grip…not even for a moment.  We are no longer conformed to this world but we are transformed by the renewing of our mind that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2).  Don’t let dusty and dirty folk dull your shine.  Thank you for visiting, following, subscribing.  Take care and be blessed.

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