“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other” Galatians 5:24-26
Crucifying flesh/passions/desires…not conceited/provoking/or envying… . Can I be like that? Can ANYONE be like that???
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These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12
“Faith fakers? Two days in a row? Father, please open my eyes, broken or not, to see what you see. Give me the courage to follow you with my whole heart.”
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Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16
Have you ever had a time in your life when you were like,”Wow, heavenly Dad, I finally think I am ready to scrape this one mound of crap off of my very full plate! Ahhhh…finally I will be able to breath!” aaaaaand then he gets out His majestic squeeze scoop and plops another lesson on your already crowded plate?
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Psalms 30:2 “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
We are far from being healed but have come quite the distance from where we began 9.5 months ago.
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“We love because he first loved us” 1 John 4:19
We didn’t just happen to come to know our heavenly Dad and then He was like,”Cool! Sure I can love you.”
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Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. (Psalm 36:5)
Maybe I should rephrase: Child of God Stuck in the Middle
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“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him” (Luke 12:5)!
This verse got me thinking about how I lovingly fear (a respect thing, like I do my human dad) my heavenly Dad who has the power to “let the end come,” all in His time, but then sends us to our room located in either heaven or hell. Let me get this straight, death isn’t the bad part of the end. It could get worse because: hell is!
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Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42
Staying awake has not been the problem for the last 9+ months, but the purposefulness behind it? That’s another story… .
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“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. Revelation 14:13
When someone asks you to describe a beautiful moment, what comes to mind?
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To him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalms 136:16
a (1) : a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings (2) : an area essentially undisturbed by human activity together with its naturally developed life communityb : an empty or pathless area or region †1960>c : a part of a garden devoted to wild growth
2obsolete : wild or uncultivated state
3a : a confusing multitude or mass : an indefinitely great number or quantity <I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys — Shakespeare>b : a bewildering situation <those moral wildernesses of civilized life — Norman Mailer>
I feel like I am in the middle of a wilderness. I think there is a growing condo community here…are you my neighbor?
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