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Luke 13:24
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”

What if the gate is so narrow that we go through just one at a time? Could this scripture be an indicator of God’s desire for intimacy? Is it possible when trying to enter with the crowd we’ll hear, “I do not know you?” Jesus came to invite us into a one of a kind, my love is perfect for you relationship, don’t miss it like so many in His day by clinging to religion others insist you follow.

Someday

Posted: June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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A faith focused on “someday” is the equivalent of “not today Lord”.

Don’t put off the incredible relationship Jesus wants to have with you. It truly is everything you could dream it to be and it doesn’t have to start or grow when He comes back. He’s here right now wanting to love you just as you are. Let’s not do the bare minimum to get to Heaven with the idea of knowing Him once there.

Most of us can agree that if we do good, kind, loving things in order to please men, we’re missing something. But is it much different if we do those same things for the purpose of being personally rewarded in Heaven?

Jesus is our home, when we are instructed to abide in Him scripture is telling us to live in Him. It’s true that this world is not our home but we don’t have to wait till we get to heaven to dwell in Christ. He is here now and we can be right at home with Him.

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.

I am amazed on a daily basis at the way so many of you seek God with all of your hearts. This pursuit of yours speaks volumes to the world around you. It’s not normal. Most of the world ignores His existence altogether while much of the Christian world, wants just enough of Him to squeeze into heaven but not have their lives disrupted too much. Your fervent quest for more of God is truly astounding. There is always more of Him to be discovered and you will not be disappointed as you come to know Him more deeply. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for how your relationship with Him encourages me.

Home

Posted: October 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We’ve been out of town for the past week and we’ve heard “welcome home” at each place we’ve stayed. It’s a wonderful sentiment and did make us feel warmly welcomed. But it didn’t take long to realize that no matter how nice the place was, it was not home. As much as we take it for granted, there is no place like home.  It’s good to get away every now and then to be reminded how good home is. The even better thing to know is that this isn’t our home either, how much better will that be?

We all have them. I often apologize to our children for whatever their father issues are going to be. None of us are perfect, even Adam and Eve rebelled and they did have the perfect Father. I hope the key to minimizing the pain and damage our children experience because I’m unable to accurately represent the same perfect love their Heavenly Father has for them, is the ability to admit it. To own up to my shortcomings and point them to The One who truly is able to love them in the completely unique and totally fulfilling way their hearts yearn for.