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4 posts from January 2007

January 31, 2007

A Great Return...

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Greetings, My Dear Friends!

For those of you visiting I say welcome!

I post every Wednesday and the purpose of this blog is twofold: To encourage you to a deeper life in Christ that it may translate to a powerful life on earth!

I believe it was Oswald Chambers who said, "The greatest enemy of the best, is the good."

How do we know if what we are doing is the best thing or just simply a good thing?

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January 24, 2007

A Sweet Sacrifice...

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!
For those visiting for the first time I say welcome! I post every Wednesday and the purpose of this Blog is simple: to encourage and inspire you to pursue a deeper life in Christ, that it may translate into a powerful life on earth.

I was reading Romans 12:1-2 the other day and its meaning came alive to me. Here's what it says, "Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."

The more I learn and comprehend the love of God, the more I understand that to offer myself as a living sacrifice is simply to entrust myself to Him.

The picture you see on today's post is one of my son and his sweet, precious girlfriend.

Watching their love unfold is like watching a flower grow in all its beauty.

They love the Lord and want His highest and best in all they do.

What I love about this picture is that it captures the way God wants us to lean back and entrust ourselves to Him.

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January 17, 2007

Be Free!

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Happy Wednesday, Dear Friends!

As I announced to you last week, I will be posting every Wednesday from now on.

My goal for this blog it twofold:

To encourage you in your walk of faith, and to hear what God is teaching you as well.

Yesterday morning during an especially sweet time of prayer, I stumbled across this passage:

And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us through Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:7)

And it got me thinking...am I an example of the wealth of His favor and kindness? Yes, He has offered it to me at a great cost to Himself, but to what extent have I allowed "the power that raised Christ from the dead" to be at work in my life?

Dear friends, it is both our privilege and our responsibility to walk in the freedom Christ has secured for us!

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January 08, 2007

Victory this Winter!

Happy 2007, Everyone!

I trust that your holiday season was a blessed one.

As many of you know, Monday has typically been my "Blogging Day."

But with new schedule demands, I need to move that day to Wednesday. So starting next week, I will post on Wednesday. Please consider subscribing to this Blog's feed so that you will recieve notification when I post.

Now, on to today's topic...

I don't know about you, but the winter season is typically my toughest season. Because of the residual effects of Lyme Disease, my bones and joints tend to be especially sore during this season. I feel my best when I am out in the warm weather, biking in the sun, and working up a sweat!

Everybody is different. For some of you, winter may be your best time of year. Either way, I think we all relate to having a less-than-favorite time of year.

A while back I was praying about this winter season, asking God for a special grace to get through it. The Lord "one-up'd" me by saying, "You will not only 'get through' this winter, you will walk victoriously through it! LOOK for my ressurection power this season and you will find it!"

I was instantly struck by the stark (but all-too-familiar) contrast between my perspective and God's.100_1681

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