Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Happy Different Year

January 1st, 2013

Yeah, It’s a new year!  Lets get started on some new stuff!   And how about we start with this great message from the Skit Guys.

Seriously, with all this talk about guns and violence and what is and isn’t to blame for all the bad stuff that happened last year, I think we need to start closer to home and break out of the cycle of hurting others all of us find ourselves in, at least in some sort of way.

Let’s follow the example of our Lord – the Christ and this year, lets create a cycle of good, and remember that good is because Jesus said to us – hey, act like me – be Different!

If you love me, keep my commands  John 14:15

An Awesome Source of Joy!

October 30th, 2012

Yesterday, I was reading some stuff about joy and having joy and was directed to this part of the Christ’s prayer. This is a section of one of his recorded prayers where he prays for us. Read closely what he says.

“Father, I want these people that you gave me to be with me where I am. I want them to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the world was made. (John 17:24 NCV)

WOW!

The Son of God prayed that he wanted you in Heaven with him. Hmmm. That’s a source of Joy that transcend lots of troubles and triumphs!

Lessons from a Comic

June 12th, 2012

Saying it today with a comic borrowed from Radio Free Babylon

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Etcetera, etcetera

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

Splattered

June 11th, 2012

The garbage truck runs on Friday mornings at my house. Sometimes early on Fridays, like while I am still in the shower early.  Anyway, when I drive in to work, I usually pass by the truck as it goes down my street.  Sometimes there will be a trail of liquid going down the road, thicker at each stop of the truck as it drips out from some one’s garbage.

Last Friday morning, I didn’t even think about the long trail of toxicity as I passed by the garbage truck.  At lunch, I drove out to meet some friends, which is unusual, and I noticed that my tires looked like that had mud on them.  That’s was odd, as I hadn’t recalled being off-road.  Later Monday night, as I was leaving work, I approached my truck from the front and noticed that my front tire had a big paint spot on the tread.  Hm.  I wondered where that had happened.  I thought maybe, when I was at the recycling center after lunch, I drove in a little bit of paint on the road.  Since it was light brown, I still had not realized that the ‘mud’ on the side on my truck was not mud at all.

Nope, it was not until I drove up my street and noticed the long 1/2 mile trail of light brown tires marks in the lane coming the opposite direction.  That wasn’t just water dripping from the garbage truck.  It was a toxic, staining, damaging mixture, left for those who followed to step right in.

That’s right.  Paint!  nice light brown mud-looking paint, splattered all over my wheel wells and down the side of my truck.

Yuck.

Another day is in store for me cleaning up someone’s mess they left to splatter all over me!

Poor truck!  And sometimes poor us!

When you leave people how do they feel?  Do they feel like they just ran through the stuff that leaked off the garbage truck?  Or do they feel uplifted and refreshed.

Don’t drip toxins – but instead,  as Micheal from the Handwritten says,

Drip Jesus.

 

 29When 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 New Century Version (NCV)

 

 

Lay it Down

May 31st, 2012

Sometimes as a believer you just have to go back to the words on the Savior himself.

If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. 25 Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. 26 It is worthless to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls.” Matthew 16:24-26

So what do you need to lay down, and walk away from, so that you can truly follow Him?