Archive for August, 2015

Act 13

Posted: August 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

so…I just listened to yesterday’s message…wow! Well actually I have listened to it twice and then studied the Scriptures for the past hour or so. 

Acts 5:29 “…we must obey God rather than men”.  If we are to proclaim this, then first we must be certain that we have established a pattern of obeying men. Hebrews 13:17 & 18 “Obey your leaders…pray for them…”  Our integrity is dependent upon our actions – ALL of our actions! 

Submission and obedience ultimately belong solely to God! Submit is defined as the act of giving over or yielding to the power or authority of another. Obey is defined as complying with or following commands, restrictions, instructions, etc. Submission is an inward attitude that requires love, respect and a willingness to yield to another. Obedience is an outward action that is independent of a personal relationship. 

A hardened heart resists direction from God and others! Create in me a clean heart, O God! I am sorry…for my pride, for my selfishness, my bad attitude…and the list goes on! Create in me a clean heart, O God! I want to be a Jesus revolutionary- nailing my flesh to the cross! Create in me a clean heart, O God! Help me speak the Truth in love, without attacking! The Truth can pierce the soul. The Truth can set us free. The Truth is Jesus! 

The works of God cannot be stopped! With or without me, God will prevail! The fact that God loved me enough to desire a relationship with me, a relationship only possible through the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son Jesus, grips my heart with a burning desire to submit to and to obey whatever the Lord requires of me! 

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 

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The Gift

Posted: August 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

A gift whose cost we cannot fathom. A gift whom the world cannot understand. A gift so overwhelming. A gift who promises eternal life. Jesus Christ is our gift. Jesus was without sin yet He became sin…the weight of the sin He bore on my behalf I cannot even imagine! My Savior hung on the cross, He took my punishment, He experienced the abandonment only I deserved! In the moment of His darkest need, He felt forsaken! Why? So that I would never be abandoned nor forsaken! His gift of righteousness bought by His very blood! He pursues me with a love I cannot comprehend! His grace, His sweet saving grace!