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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

repeat after me

Here is a neat thing i did on the way home from work today
I took this thought
"I am not seperated from my Father's love."
and I repeated it over and over each time emphasizing
the next word, like this
"I am not seperated from my Father's love."
"I AM not seperated from my Father's love."
"I AM NOT seperated from my Father's love."
"I AM NOT SEPERATED from my Father's love."
"I AM NOT SEPERATED FROM my Father's love."
"I AM NOT SEPERATED FROM MY Father's love."
"I AM NOT SEPERATED FROM MY FATHER'S love."
"I AM NOT SEPERATED FROM MY FATHER'S LOVE."

Wow it was good for me, try it I hope it will be good for you
I hope that powerful truth gets deep deep into our souls
so that the storms that are coming and are happening every day
CAN NOT rock our boat, or shake our foundation
amen

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

the pain of true love

So Jesus is coming back for a pure spotless bride
the church is generally lost and impure, grace is preserving
a remnant, grace is preparing the saints for a series of
very hard trials, that will force us to walk by faith, to trust
with no physical reason to trust

tribulation is the path to purification

the Bible speaks of a great falling away
the Bible speaks of lawlessness so bad that the "agape" love
of many grows cold (only a Christian can "fall away")
(only a Christian can have "agape" love in the first place)

the Jews conveniently ignored the scriptures about a suffering
Messiah and clung to the ones about a King

the Christians of today conveniently ignore the Matthew 24 trials,
the life of tribulation that Paul lived, the martyrs death of 11 of
the apostles, the whole context of 1 Thessalonians and a true reading of
Chapter 5 which is right after the "rapture" verse (1 Thes. 4:17)
1 Thes. 5:3-11 is specifically warning against those who prophesy "peace and
safety" ... those who are asleep... yes yes verse 9 says we are "not destined
for wrath", but that wrath is eternal damnation NOT a period of tribulation
here on the earth, the proof of this is that "wrath" is contrasted with "salvation
throught our Lord Jesus" so that is eternal ... right?

the blindness is caused by our natural human self-love

we are here to glorify God and He alone chooses how that will happen

put in a very hard time and place, exercising great faith (because there is
absolutely nothing else to trust in) and living
in peace that passes understanding and loving those who actively hate
us... yeh that sounds to me like a life that glorifies God

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Isaiah 42 RESTORE!

ISAIAH 42:22
But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver {them,} And a spoil, with none to say, "Give {them} back!"
RESTORE!!

so Shout and i mean SHOUT!!
"RESTORE"
to something or someone today

be led of the Spirit and speak it into the heavens today!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Follow Me"

oswald gives us the word for the day
"Do you continue to go with Jesus? The way lies through Gethsemane, through the city gate, outside the camp; the way lies alone, and the way lies until there is no trace of a footstep left, only the voice, "Follow Me."
thank you oswald for your reminders
the high call is an ascent, a climbing upward, against gravity... involving a "by the grace of God, I worked harder than all of them"
So Stand and having done all Stand some more...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

so God

so God just randomly took me to another blog and it was
about a baby girl fighting cancer and
now that i am wiped out

i just pray

that i can get off my silly high horse

and love

love the people God has blessed me with

and let all the other crap go

Is that a good prayer????

I think it is!!!!!!!!!!!

a star

a little star is still a star

that 'tiny revelation' came to me tonight looking up at the sky
( while leaving the dog out for a 'potty break' )

the point to my heart was, it is not my concern whether or not
the master has made my star "big or small" but simply to rejoice
in Him, to rejoice that He has chosen to make me a star at all,
to rejoice in His choice
His sovereign choosing of me
to put the focus where it belongs on Him and His grace
not me

and an additional thing is this

the way the star appears depends on where I am looking at it from
in other words there are places in the universe where that "little twinkling star" would be closer and larger than the other stars

in any case, thank you God that my name is written in the Lambs book of Life
thank you that even a little twinkling star is still a star
thank you that even a little "drawing near to You causes You to draw near to me"

thank you for speaking to me tonight to appreciate, and even celebrate, the
"distinct loveliness" of my wife
not to try to make her over into 'my image' but to "sow seeds of life"

God will have to work that truth into me, so that it comes out of me and strengthens our marriage, but for now i will rejoice in His creating that 'little star' of a truth in my life and i will not get caught up in evaluating it, i will just rejoice that by the grace of God, it exists!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

love

nothing comes less naturally to the human heart
than love
we have to fall on our face in repentance and cry out
God I cannot love, love thru me!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

control

the sovereign God who is in control of all things
sent "this"

wow put that thought into every situation
and add this

He loves me and wants the best for me
the best for me is to become transformed
more like Jesus

so... "this" is here because my loving God wants
to take the yuk out of me and make me like His Son