KEEPING UP WITH THE JESUS IN US

5 Steps To Keeping Up With The Christ

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A James Bond movie bears the title, “The World Is Not Enough”. And that is precisely the mindset that got the world into all of the trouble it is filled with today. Adam and Eve were given everything, but with one little prohibition. The world was not enough for them, and they sinned, thereby starting the spiral.

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The Labor of Waiting Patiently on The Lord

Taking a Regular Spiritual Pit-Stop

At Mount Sinai, (Exodus 24:15-18), Moses went up alone to meet with the LORD.  It was only after patiently waiting for six whole days in a thick mist that covered the mountain that on the seventh day God called to Moses from the cloud.  Then Moses spent another forty days in solitude with the LORD!

The result was the production of arguably one of the most influential written documents ever known–one that every civilized society since has in some way been effectively governed or somehow positively impacted by. We know it as The Ten Commandments.

We live in a very hurried world today where people find it almost impossible to wait for things. They sacrifice so much of the precious gifts of peace and quiet meditation for the quick response or result. By trying to keep up with everyone else, they miss much of what is most important in life. That is not the pace at which God intends His children to exist.

Taking regular spiritual pit-stops will dramatically increase your effectiveness at running life’s race. There is infinitely inestimable value in getting alone to quietly and intentionally wait to hear what the LORD might want to say to your heart.

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forex kontor gbg You may feel like you are losing ground in the rat-race as you make those precious pit-stops for God’s guidance. But don’t worry about falling behind; life will be right there waiting for you when you’re through. Besides, the Lord said the last shall be first…

YOUR BEYOND VERY GOOD

Sin Wants To Make You Settle for a World Passing Away

In the beginning, God made everything and everything was “very good” (Gen. 1:31). But the significance of God’s word not using the term “very good” until the sixth day—and after He created mankind—should not be overlooked.

Creation was made for humanity by God, and He said that it was “good”. Yet after He made us—the crown of His creation—He used the term “very good” to signify that humanity, which creation was made for, makes God’s work on earth complete.

Yet nowhere does God say that was His best for you! You were designed by God to transcend “very good”. Very good was your beginning. But it was by no means meant to be your end. When God finished creation, He gave us dominion over it, and He allowed us to choose to either settle for very good being the best we would ever know, or to eat of the Tree of Life and experience the incalculable beyond very good. Unfortunately we made the wrong choice, and became destined to rue the day we lost mere paradise. Adam is proof-positive that sin wants to make you settle for less than your inheritance.

But wait! There is a hope! You see, God had a backup plan. He would send another (uncreated) Adam who would offer us the opportunity of not just “good” or mere “very good”, “but God had planned something better for us”. So that was just the beginning! Why? Because through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ—the last Adam (I Cor. 15:45)—you have the opportunity to pick up where the first Adam left off. By choosing Christ, you have willfully made the choice to experience not just what God created, but the limitless beyond. And why did God do this? Here is the answer (Ephesians 2:7):

…in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

And even now, there is infinitely more in Christ that we have to enjoy. C.S. Lewis perfectly explains another aspect of our perceived scarcity in God’s kingdom of abundance…

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3 THINGS YOU MUST DO TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR HAPPY AND NEW

You've Never Heard This Before...

Okay, well maybe you have heard it before. But have you truly “heard” it? You see, Jesus even often said, “whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” What did He mean by that? Was He poking fun at someone in the audience who may have been born with an auditory defect? Last I checked, He didn’t make that statement when Peter hacked off Malchus’ ear either. So what did Jesus mean?

He was speaking of the genuine, willful, obedient, “be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” type of hearing. So, If you are of the persuasion that feels they have heard this before, but are still spitefully holding on to yesterday (or yesteryear), then I say to you by the authority of Christ’s words that you’ve never heard this before, but here goes… forex money transfer usa Leave The Past Behind.

Wait! Isn’t that one thing? Well, yes. It is one statement, but it has three important things in it for us to remember:

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Kissing The Little ChristmaSELF Goodbye For A While

3 Simple Ways To Have Your Best Christmas Ever!

The Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. But did you know that the name Ebenezer comes from the Bible?

It is a perfectly fitting name for the miserly Mr. Scrooge. He not only hated Christmas, but he was also greedy and quite selfish. In the Bible, Ebenezer means “stone of hope”. Scrooge fits the description perfectly as he goes from being a cold-hearted, stone-faced, stingy old grouch, to becoming a hilariously generous giver of money (and holiday hope) to Tiny Tim and the rest of the poor Cratchit family. Scrooge serves as an excellent Christmas object lesson for us all.

Pope John Paul II said, “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” Let’s face it folks; we are for the most part very selfish people. I mean look, we are living in the age of the selfie!

And many of us would quickly admit that there is probably no more selfish time of the year than the days that begin on Black Friday and end on December 25th. Yet there is perhaps no better time to say goodbye to a selfish attitude than during the time when people tend to be the most selfish.

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CHRISTmas Lights Are Best At Night

Piercing The Darkness With Christ's Beautiful Light

When do Christmas lights look their best?  When it is darkest outside, right? Like the reason why diamond sellers display their finest stones on a black velvet background, when Christmas lights are burning brightly in the night, the colors pierce the darkness, producing stunning displays that catch the eye and touch the heart.

And you know what? Throughout our lives, there will be times we will experience the darkness of disappointment, relationships gone bad, financial reverse, pain, sickness, and a host of other possible trials. When they come— http://craigpauldesign.co.uk/?izi=%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%82%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B3%D8%AC%D9%8A%D9%84-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B6-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%87%D9%85&722=9d طريقه التسجيل في بنك الرياض للاسهم and they will for everyone, saved or not—what will we do to reflect the glory of God?

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Oh Grow Up! Huh? Which Way Is Up?

Growing Up God's Way In a World of Broken Moral Compasses

Why is it that when Jesus spoke, he so often talked in terms that contradict our ways of thinking? Could it be that his purpose was to overturn our philosophical approach to life? I’d certainly say so. After all, he did say, “I am the life…” Such a definitive statement insinuates that all other ways of life somehow fall short.

In a conversation with a man named Nicodemus, Jesus said that unless we are born-again, we cannot see or enter the kingdom of God. Taken alone, it is reasonable to see how Nicodemus would ask, “Can a person return to their mother’s womb and be born-again?” I mean, how ridiculous, right? Yet, we know that Jesus was speaking of spiritual regeneration as a result of genuine faith in him.

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THANKING THE GOD WHO BLESSES AMERICA

President Lincoln's Enduring Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, I challenge everyone to remember to give thanks to the GOD who has blessed and continues to bless America. Ultimately GOD appoints our leaders and preserves our nation. President Abraham Lincoln understood that, and therefore made this enduring proclamation…

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A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

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OEM #18: Our Imagine-Nation

Recovering From the Blindness of Media Bias

Imagination is very powerful and sometimes dangerous. Someone even said its almost God-like because all that humanity creates originates with it. Every tangible thing available to us today was first a vision in someone’s mind.

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Mainstream media have become masters of building ideas (albeit false ones) and packaging them for mass consumption. Its no wonder many are miserably at a loss at the results of Trump’s election.

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OEM #17: Bringing US Back To HIM

What All U.S. Christians Are To Do With A New President

Many believe that America is a Christian nation. Yes, this country was for the most part founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, but the nation as a whole was never Christ’s nation, which is what the term “Christian Nation” would have to mean.

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Jesus made it clear that His kingdom is not of this world, which means that the only semblance of a Christian nation we have is the body of born-again believers in Jesus Christ across the globe.

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WHO’S SIDE IS GOD ON IN THIS ELECTION?

The Best Position to Take in This Political Mess of an Election

This will probably be one of the shortest blog posts I’ll ever write. But sometimes you need to just get right to the point. Who’s side is GOD on in this election?

Is He on the side of the Christians who are voting for Trump? Is He on the side of the Christians who are voting for Hillary? Is He on the side of the Christians voting for one of the independent parties? Or is He on the side of the Christians who are either writing in candidates or who are not going to vote at all?

The answer is YES!

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OEM #16: An Audience Of ONE

Your Stellar Performance in Christ

There is the story of a concert pianist who performed before thousands. At the completion of every song, the audience would erupt with cheers. Yet, strangely enough, as the evening progressed, he seemed to become a little sadder.

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When he reached his grand finale, he played his heart out. In fact he played so well that the audience couldn’t contain its applause until the end. Yet when he was finished, he hung his head in sorrow and left the stage.

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