Monday, November 2, 2015

Random Thoughts


More thoughts culled from my random file. About divine love, relationship with God and new life in Christ. Some have come to me in moments of quiet reflection, some in interaction with others. Many have been my tweets and Facebook updates. Some have been my Instagrams. Offered as “jump starts” for your faith.
  • The words of Jesus are not just about eternal life, nor do they merely lead to eternal life — they are eternal life. Just as in the beginning, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. His Word is Light.
  • The gospel is an announcement, not a negotiation. It is the proclamation of a new reality: Jesus is King, whom God raised from the dead.
  • In the gospel, King Jesus heals my brokenness with God, with myself, with others and with the world.
  • If sin does not grieve us, it is not because we do not understand Law but because we do not understand grace.
  • The passion of the bird is to fly, and of the fish, to swim. And so they honor what they are and the God who made them. Likewise, the passion of man is to worship and adore. But when the object of our worship is anything less than God, the world disintegrates.
  • The grace of God shatters the remnant echo of unworthiness.
  • Teach me, Lord. I know nothing but what you show me ... even then, I forget.
  • Lord Jesus came that we might partake of the divine nature and so learn to love, for God is love.
  • The nature of the Trinity is love, and the love of the Father is revealed to us through Jesus the Son by the Holy Spirit. By the Holy Spirit, this love is to be revealed in the world through us.
  • Jesus is the victorious King who has broken the gates of death and hell so that they can hold us captive no longer.
  • Love fears no judgment.
  • At the cross, Jesus poured out the wrath of God on sin ... and broke its power.
  • The cross is not subtle, nor is the empty tomb. Both declare the victory of King Jesus.
  • Christ alone is holy, yet he makes the whole world holy.
  • Good memories are made from love. They will endure because love endures.
  • Faith leaves everything in God’s hands, even the timing.
  • God’s plans work in God’s time. And all shall be well.
  • If I am empty, God will fill me with himself. So, let me be empty before him. If I am helpless, God will help me. So, let me be helpless before him. And so will I be blessed.
  • Father, let the light of King Jesus illuminate the world today through Your Spirit. Amen.
  • Faith in God is something that can be seen, because it expresses itself through love.
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