September 28, 2009

Are Your Knuckles White Yet?

If we are not clinging to our faith with a stronger conviction than the grip we have clutching our fears......then fear wins!   Remember in those moments what Christ said to us "I'm leaving you peace. I'm giving you peace.  I don't give peace that the world gives so don't be troubled or cowardly."

September 24, 2009

"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been."
                                  by poet John Greenleaf Whittier

September 18, 2009

"I" Sight

"I" Sight

I have seen Him,
and He has seen me,
Now I see you, through Him, clearly.

by Candace Huffmaster

September 15, 2009

View Points and Perspectives

Today I was thinking about our views on things. Conversations with others; what is our view point? Planning our ambitions for the future; what is our view point? View points are actual “things” they are not simply thoughts. They move us down a physical path, interacting with physical things - people, places, and all the tangible objects within.

There are many paths to branch off from with this topic. For now let me park on this thought; If we never take the time to look from all angles, our view point is only one dimensional.

Now think of the view point we are supposed to have; an omnipresent view, through the vision of our creator. We are to look from all directions; both physically and mentally as He does. He knows the beginning and the end at the same time. We can follow that by utilizing history (the beginning) and his promise of what is to come (the end). We have our memories as well as trusted experience of many wise people.

If we take the time to walk around the object we are viewing; whether metaphorical or physical, ask for God to give us his eye sight and power to perceive, and patiently use our mind and heart to reflect we will certainly have a full view from all prospective positions.

With that in mind what do you see? How do you perceive it? Is it a real or false image? Use the powers entrusted to you as a child of God to cast down false imagination and See what is really before you as well as what is down your road. He promises to tell us EVERYTHING in advance. I trust him…..what about you?

Building the Image
What do we see?
What will we/it look like?
What will we/it say?
How will we/it act out?
Who are we/it available for?

These are verses that apply to us all, within them he speaks to us individually. The unique answers will come from your relationship with God through Christ.
We are made in the image of God, we are made like them.
We see that all God said is possible and He himself would manifest it.
We only see in part, but we will see all clearly. God gave us the Holy Spirit so that no thing is hidden and all things are brought into the light for us to clearly understand.
We are to only speak what the Father words, we are to speak the Truth in Love. We are to warn of harm, give wisdom to those seeking it, and to passionately cry out in grief or despair to God when they choose not to be obedient to God.
We are to follow Christ acting in accordance with his actions. Taking whatever action God tells us to for each unique situation.
We are available for Christ to live in us to reach whoever He chooses, whenever He dictates.

Each of us were made to function the same and yet so incredibly uniquely in our commonality. We must seek how we are different from everyone else. Therein is what He designed you to do…better than anyone else – while working together with a heart of gratitude for the other unique people He designed to be part of His body.
Let’s encourage each other, embrace each other, lift up each other….then we will be One Strong Body….made in His Image.

Imagine That!