Archive for December, 2012

I sure don’t know, but I’m pretty excited to see it unfold. There’s great potential for major change in the coming year, let’s not miss what God is up to by insisting things stay the same in our lives. There is always more of Him to be had.

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Another year has come and gone and like all the years before, God has proven to be trustworthy. Somehow He showed Himself in completely unique situations. He was there in the good times and in the bad and was always willing to bear the burden if we would let Him. He provided in miraculous ways and as recently as today surprised us with more than we could ask for.

Thank you for the encouragement, support and friendship you have so graciously sent our way this year. I am continually amazed that you would take the time read this. If there is anything I can ever help with please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your friend,

Jim

I hadn’t heard this song by The Who for many years but God really spoke to me when I heard it today.

The world seems in a spiral
Life seems such a worthless title
but break out and start a fire y’all

Everyday throws curves at you, the lies seem endless but knowing the truth makes it just another tricky day that we can overcome.

More thought on yesterday’s post –

“When God forgives us for violating His design, He pours His life into us; and that restores our capacity to connect, first with Him, then with others. He makes us alive with the actual life of Christ. The energy with which Jesus heard and obeyed the Father, the impulses behind everything He did – His tenderness with the lame man, His indignation with the moneychangers, His patience with Philip, His red-hot scorn for the Pharisees, His love for children, His resolve to endure injustice without complaint – are in us. The impulses that energized Jesus’ life on earth are actually in us. That’s part of what it means to be alive in Christ.” – Larry Crabb

What he said.

Big Fish

Posted: December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We watched the movie “Big Fish” tonight and the following quote really hit me. “The truth is, I didn’t see anything of myself in my father. And I don’t think he saw anything of himself in me.” Think about that for a minute.

While that may be true of some of our earthly fathers, that’s certainly not the case with our heavenly Father, we mustn’t buy into that lie. The truth is that we are made in His image. Don’t let theology complicate that for you, there is much in us that is of Him, He sees it and wants to help us see it too.

One of the words I’ve used most often here is more. The reason is, I think we each truly desire more. It’s not always clear more what, but the answer is more God. Unfortunately our pursuit too often leads to more religion, more or better performance and any number of other forms of bondage that rather than help us to experience more of Him in our lives they appease us.

I hope the fact that you are amazingly loved was completely confirmed for you today. If not, don’t believe the lie no matter how much evidence piles up.

The finest gifts we bring are sacrificial.

Sharing our God given talents, our supernaturally endowed qualities and His divine love are the best gifts we can give.

Blaming God for the difficulties in our life is never productive. Inviting Him in and seeking His guidance always is.