Tag: relationship

Listen to Me

You know the scene…Key West, beautiful water, islands and beaches, mangroves and fish…you know the scene.  Maybe you don’t.  I was taking it in from 25,000 ft on my way to the operating area… .   It is really that beautiful.  Still I wasn’t distracted by all the scenery because I was on an important…

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Interwoven Dance of Intimacy

In the last few posts I’ve tried to paint a picture of union in Jesus with some of the reasons and outcomes.  It is a difficult perspective for us in the west.  Western Christianity has much of its roots founded in the teaching of Augustine who got his foundation from pagan Greek philosophy and religion.…

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Godly justice revisited

God made us to be in His family. That was His plan. When we fell, God declared “justice must be served.” No way, no how would God allow His plan of our union be thwarted by a deception or our stupidity and selfishness. “Absolutely not!” was His declaration the moment we turned and hid from…

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You can’t be abandoned

We derive much of our identity (false identity but I’ll get to that) from moments in our lives.  These moments, especially the painful ones of rejection, leave a mark or a wound that needs attention.  Sometimes we “heal ourselves” and the scar tissue is really tough but we are “hardened” to protect us from further injury.  It…

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At the speed of light!

We have been on this short journey of the “I am” statements that Jesus made.  We talked about “I am the bread” in “The Great I Am” and we talked about “I am the door” in “Mystic Portal.”  How about we take a look at “I am the light?” First let me say that this…

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Past Present Future

“Salvation” isn’t an event, it is a continuum of encounter with the one who saves…Jesus.  It is a product of relationship.  It is a precursor to relationship.  It is a culmination of relationship.  It is a past, present and future reality.  It isn’t a contract.  It isn’t a get out of hell free card.  It…

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Witnessing the “wrath of God?”

Have you witnessed the “wrath of God?”  I think I have.  The wrath of God is what happens when human violence meets God’s forgiveness. It is when human anger meets eternal life. It is when human vengeance meets God’s goodness. It is when human justice meets God’s redemption. It is when Faith in WHAT we know meets Faith in WHO we know.…

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Go ahead and ask a question

One of the beautiful things about Jesus is He gives us permission to ask questions.  This is what happens in a relationship.  No bride and groom or brother and sister or father and child would be without conversation.  Fathers especially are riddled with questions from their five-year-old child.  That is how it is supposed to…

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Faith Test

I was thinking about why there seems to be all this schizophrenic, bi-polar, old-versus-new reasoning when it comes to understanding the nature of God.  To every born-again child of God, it is clear that Jesus is love and is God’s expression of love.  Jesus came to reveal the true nature of God to us. When we…

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