Dialogue is twice as good as a monologue.
Archive for November, 2013
Tags: care, church, control, conversation, dialogue, friends, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, love, monologue, power, question, share
Tags: care, crowd, God, Holy Spirit, intimacy, Jesus, love, masses, personal, share, trust
is it so much easier to share Jesus with the masses than with the individual?
Trust is earned through intimacy.
Tags: accept, care, God, grace, grasp, guilt, Holy Spirit, Jesus, love, receive, shame, share
did guilt and shame so easily replace love and care?
Grace is ours to accept, grasp and to share.
Tags: chosen, despised, fool, foolish, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, mighty, strength, strong, weak, weakness
I had some things to share about our weaknesses today but this verse from 1 Corinthians says it all:
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, “HE WHO GLORIES, LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD.”
Tags: believe, change, crap, fear, God, habits, Holy Spirit, hope, insecurity, Jesus, love, process, relationships, scary
We all have crap in our lives that we wish was gone. Insecurities that inhibit our relationships, past wounds that keep us from moving forward or even habits that are difficult to kick can have a devastating effect on our life. Don’t be discouraged, change is absolutely possible and if we’ll trust the Lord, inevitable.
Too often we’re taught that once we believe in Jesus change should be instantaneous. Scriptures like “2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” can cause us to lose hope. Change is an everyday process not a onetime thing so maybe a better way to read this scripture would be; Therefore, those in Christ are a new creation; the old will pass away and all things are to become new.
Knowing Jesus, seeing the things in you that are not like Him and then trusting Him with them is the key to change. It really is that simple to understand but in no way does that make it easy to do. Change can be scary but God’s love for us can overcome our fear.