Tag: fallen-nature

Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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Not a bully

God isn’t a bully. When you see a statement like that you would agree, right?  Of course God isn’t a bully.  Bullies are not nice.  They take your lunch money.  They use fear to get stuff from you.  They torment you until you cry.  They make your life a miserable existence of hiding and running…

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Him catching us

“God is good but…”  “God is love but…” Want to see someone get really upset about a good thing?  Tell a religious person God is good and always good and is love and always in love and He does not need a payment for sin.  That will get a reaction for sure.  Of course I…

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Getting Stuck

Do you know the show “Monk?”  I used to watch that show with my kids.  This guy Monk was really OCD with some pretty strange phobias but he had this gift to “see.”  He could walk in a room and “see” exactly what happened, what was missing, what didn’t belong, what was out-of-place and more.…

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Upside down in love

Wrong fruit consumption is the real issue. I know I reference this often but I do believe that our consumption of the knowledge of good and evil is the problem that needs a solution. Jesus is the solution. Do we see the problem? Balance and human justice and personal fairness are products of good and…

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The truth will set you free

Help me in my unbelief.  That is what the man cried out when he wanted his son healed.  Here is a bit from that passage: Mark 9:22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23…

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Elijah and the wrong spirit

In the last two posts I’ve talked about perspective and how I think we should approach the “shadows” of things to come: Col 2: 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ (ESV) Even the image of God, as portrayed in the Old Testament stories, is a shadow…

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Abram and Sarai Petals

In the last post, “Zuzu’s Petals,” I used a familiar story to talk about how perspective is so important.  When we see something or experience something we have an opinion, always.  It is highly probable that what we think we know is only part of the story.  Our minds will fill in the blanks based…

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Storing up wrath!

John 3:36The Message (MSG) 34-36 “The One that God sent speaks God’s words. And don’t think he rations out the Spirit in bits and pieces. The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away—a lavish distribution of gifts. That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son…

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We need more wrath?

Did I get your attention with that provocative title? Sometimes I wonder how much we have actually missed the truth of God because of our fallen nature and insistence on human wisdom.  Of course I don’t have it all figured out yet either.  I look forward to every day with the anticipation of seeing a…

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