You Are Where I Find Myself

November 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us.

He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ,

when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” 
― C.S. Lewis


Our self is carnal. It is where my sin is created. I used to have a therapist that would encourage me to be unique and "just be yourself, David." "Don't let anyone tell you who or what to be." Such a recipe for disaster. I fought to be an individual and "be myself", allowing my self to do what he wanted. I only found hurt, addiction, turmoil, and an endless cycle of problems. 

I'm learning that the more I give up that self, let that person die daily and give myself more to God, that I do find myself. I find that unique beautiful person that was knit in my mother's womb sooooooooo many years ago. It's the most unique thing ever, like a snow flake and God knows that guy! He knows him so well he knows how many hairs he has on his head. Thank you Jesus for giving us resurrection power over death. Not that we would live eternally as "self" but die and be risen in Jesus. That when we are risen, we are risen like he is and we find our destinies: the very story that God has known we could become in Him all along. 

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

Psalm 139:13-16 The Message (MSG)

 

 

 


Authentic and Intentional.... no really

October 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Titus 2:7-8 The Message (MSG)
7-8 But mostly, show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane. Then anyone who is dead set against us, when he finds nothing weird or misguided, might eventually come around.

Blessings or works are not the litmus for salvation or even being “as Christian as possible.” In fact there should never be a gauge we can look at and say with certainty “Yes, I’m good enough.” I want to be an example to others in what I do and especially what I say – as a discipline and by living by the Holy Spirit. And I can guarantee there will not be perfection in that. But there will be the joy (and other fruits) of the Lord knowing I’m striving to be like him everyday. Along with the example I cast, I want my discipline to be covered, chunked, topped and soaking with authenticity and intention.

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God Only Knows

October 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

"I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness."

Jeremiah 31:3

God’s unconditional love is found throughout the Bible. Even though we are commanded to repent of our sins and strive towards the way of God, He never stops loving us in our journey to righteousness. The Bible tells us that God’s unconditional love never fails and is not motivated by personal gain.

 

 

 


Something Better

October 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

"Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good I was actually being re-directed to something better." -Dr. Steve Maraboli.

Have faith in God and things will eventually fall in place for you. God has something better waiting for you.

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.”

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