Archive for April, 2014

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“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

I call it the TEFLON/VELCRO DANCE. Each day, throughout the day, bad things attempt to attach themselves to our hearts — resentment, fear, condemnation, trivia, distraction, etc. And to win this battle, and to successfully dance this dance, we must train our hearts to be like TEFLON with these things — to not embrace or rehearse them, but, by the grace He has given us, to move past them and go on with our day.

And in the same way, we need to train our hearts to embrace (and meditate on) the good things that are coming to us throughout our days (to stick to them like VELCRO!) — encouragement, kind thoughts towards others, trusting thoughts towards God, Godly correction, opportunities to forgive, etc.

Part of being a DISCIPLE is allowing the Spirit to discipline and train us to respond rightly to these things.  And I have found that as we do, it becomes less and less of a battle and more and more of a dance…

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12:11)

 

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“He’s not a baby in a manger anymore!
He’s not a broken man on a cross!
He didn’t stay…in the grave…
And He’s not staying in heaven forever!

He’s alive!
He’s alive!
He’s alive!
He’s alive!

I can hear the rhythm of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
I can hear the rhythm of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!”
~Misty Edwards~


“…One who has become a Priest not on the basis of a regulation as to His ancestry but on the basis of the power of an INDESTRUCTIBLE LIFE.” (Hebrews 7:16)

ETERNAL LIFE is not merely existence with no end — it is an indestructible reality that cannot be ended or compromised by anything, including death, darkness or time. And His RESURRECTION is our invitation into this AMAZING LIFE!!!

Here’s a meditation on the Last Supper that I made.  It includes scripture and classical art.  Be blessed.

Here’s a very short video illustration I created for Easter.  Hope it blesses you.

Every serious Jesus-follower should read through the entire Bible at least once.  Otherwise, you don’t really know what you signed up for.  And you end up taking a lot of other people’s word for what God wrote and who He is. 

We talk a lot about RELATIONSHIP vs RELIGION and how “religion” is bad…and yet it’s easy to let others spoon-feed us and to fool ourselves into thinking second-hand knowledge (religion!) is enough — but a real, living relationship takes work.

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