Archive for February, 2013

Ridiculous

February 28th, 2013

I find it pretty humbling to read words like this in the book of Jeremiah

These are the words of the Lord, who made the earth, shaped it, and gave it order

I mean really, I can hardly get dry wall mud to go on smooth, or even drive a nail straight, yet I am able to listen to the words of the creator of the world?  Seriously, when you stop and think about that, that pretty ridiculous – ridiculously amazing! And then actually listen to his words

‘Judah, pray to me, and I will answer you.

what! The creator of the world says that if you talk with him, he will not only listen, but he will answer!  Again, that’s pretty ridiculous, ridiculously awesome!  I mean, what an awesome promise.

Do you live your days in blessing of that promise?

“These are the words of the Lord, who made the earth, shaped it, and gave it order, whose name is the Lord: ‘Judah, pray to me, and I will answer you. I will tell you important secrets you have never heard before.’  Jeremiah 33:2-3  (NCV)

 

El Cajero de la Felicidad

February 26th, 2013

I ran across this great video yesterday about an ATM machine that give our free money.  That’s right, free! There is no need to put in your card, no need for a bank account, and  no strings attached. Well, just one string – you have to promise to share the money with others.  Awesome right!

Check it out here.  Just one thing, it is from Spain, so it’s in Spanish.  The screen essentially say – ‘Get $100 Euros without a card’. When you select Yes, it says “only if you agree to share”  and then if you hit yes again, it provides some ideas of how to do it.

Watch and stick with it to the end to see how this plays out!

Be the cashier of happiness today – give good!

 

We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9(NCV)

Control

February 26th, 2013

I was cleaning out a inbox last week when I found an email that contained this verse. I really don’t remember the circumstances in which it was shared, but I think it, like most Proverbs, is a profound piece of wisdom that we can never read and think about too much.

Those who do not control themselves
are like a city whose walls are broken down. Proverbs 25:28 NCV

There’s so much in those 15 words that I am certain several preachers could turn them into a three-part series. But I simply ask you to read them, think about them, and look at your life. Where are you no controlling yourselves, and can you see how you might represent a broken down city?

Identify those breaches and set a new course.

help

February 25th, 2013

It’s Monday,  and  ‘I lift up my eyes to the mountains—  where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.’ (Ps 121:1-2)

 

No Unwholesome Talk

February 22nd, 2013

I was preparing for some conversations with young teenagers about the power and influence of the media they consume and they people they associate with on their (our!) own behaviors and thought patterns when I stumbled over this verse quite accidentally.

29 When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you. Ephesians 4:29 (NCV)

This is a thought that we always remember.  As you end your week, make sure your words are for edification, not destruction.