Tag: surrender

Ready or Not

I’m not sure how it starts. I can’t recall an event. It is more like a waking dream or an undercurrent of some kind. For me it has always been a restlessness that just won’t go away. It isn’t painful or upsetting. It is more like an unresolved issue that is really important but you…

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Options

Slavery is a life of no options.  Self-life is slavery.  Before the cross all you knew was selfish with a healthy dose of Sin input.  Anything was OK for us.  We had a conscience as a product of wrong fruit ingestion but it didn’t matter.  The thought of being without something was much more powerful than…

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Thimbles and Oceans

Did you know that a thimble holds about 1/2 a teaspoon?  Did you know that there are 768 teaspoons in a gallon?  Did you know there are about 187 quintillion gallons in the Pacific Ocean?  So after doing the math, did you know that there are 287,523,709,535,232,000,000,000 thimbles of water in the Pacific Ocean?  Did…

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Deep calls to deep

I just wanted to share this with you.  I was thinking about how I sometimes feel my conversations with God are too simple.  I know that sounds strange, but He stays on the same subject a lot, His love for me.  I bet you think I am crazy to think that way, right?  Sometimes we…

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Foxes and Holes

One of my persistent prayers is that God would reveal to me a greater understanding of Jesus Christ and Him crucified like Paul’s desire in 1 Cor 2:2.  I don’t mean a greater academic understanding.  I mean to know that I know.  I want to understand completely in my innermost man.  I truly believe that…

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Training and thinking

James 4:6-7 Expanded Bible (EXB)  6 But God gives us even more grace, as ·the Scripture [L it; orhe] says,  “God ·is against[opposes; resists] the proud,  but he gives grace to the humble [Prov. 3:34; 1 Pet. 5:5].”  7 So ·give yourselves completely [submit]to God. ·Stand against [Resist] the devil [1 Pet. 5:9], and the devil will ·run[flee] from you. So we are on vacation and spending some time with…

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Puffed up or edified?

God provided faith comes by hearing and accepting as we listen intently to the breathed utterance and loving narrative about Jesus (Rom 10:17 Lance Literal Translation). I’ve always been a left brain person. I love to figure things out. It is exciting when I have a thought or think about a problem differently and out…

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Jesus Glasses

I once heard a story about Honda glasses.  This guy wanted to buy a Honda car.  He didn’t know much about them but had done a lot of research, asked around and test drove a few Honda cars.  Before he began his quest, he didn’t really notice very many Honda’s on the road.  Now they…

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Rocks and sand

Do you ever wonder how something so simple can be so hard?  Why is it “believing what God has said” tend to be very place that we get stuck?  Don’t worry, you are in good company.  Peter had a tough time believing what God said.  Well in this case it was Jesus doing the talking,…

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Stop trying, really?

Let me ask you a question.  Are you willing to completely surrender?  I know that conceptually we are or already have.  How about this: are willing to “stop trying” even when you know there is a needed change?  Listen, we are all learning who we are in Jesus.  I am becoming more and more confident…

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