Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great Song...

Jeff Buckley...died too soon...

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Short Thought

If the only reason you make friends with someone is because you're trying to convert them to your point of view, instead of a genuine love for them, then no matter how much you "proclaim" Jesus, you're not Lifting Him up and you basically fulfill the prophecy of "They profess me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."

Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I will draw men unto me." Is Jesus God in the Flesh?
Is God Love? Then, doesn't it follow that If Jesus is God and God is Love, then Jesus is the embodiment of Love. So, are we not lifting up Christ when we lift up Love...(Do not get me wrong...I will not separate Jesus and true Love...not this fuzzy wuzzy emotional thing called love.)

Which all gets me back to my original thought. If you refuse to love someone because they don't agree with you, you are not lifting up Christ.

Feel free to comment.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thoughts from Office Space

Don’t know how many of you have ever seen the movie “Office Space.” There are those that won’t watch it because it’s rated R. There are those that will have their precious sensibilities offended. That’s okay. We love you anyway… 

I bring it up because I was thinking of a scene where Jennifer Aniston’s character is talking to her boss about her “flare” – the number of buttons on her suspenders. She hated her job. She disliked the people. She did the minimum required for her job. Her boss was suggesting she add more “flare.” She was arguing if you wanted me to have more “flare” then say I have to have more “flare.”

There was another character that was cheerful and had more “flare” than was required. He liked what he did. (He’s usually the one everyone hates. Been there. Done that. Had to repent.)

Isn’t this how most of us approach our relationship with Christ? We think because we’ve done the minimum we are alright. We don’t go the extra mile. We won’t wash another’s feet. Where’s the love in that? Where’s the faith in that? You know, I believe that’s what James was trying to get across when he said, “You say you have faith without works. I’ll show you my faith by my works.” What he did was out of love. What he was saying was, “If you love, you do well.”

What does any of it boil down to?

We are to put our faith in Christ. Christ is God incarnate. God is Love. Therefore, Christ is Love incarnate. If we put our faith in Christ, we are putting our faith in God. Thus, we are putting our faith in Love. Love can’t help but go the extra mile. Love can’t help but help those in need. He is what drives us. He is what sustains us. He is what leads us. He was. He is. He always will be. Loves doesn’t do the minimum. Love goes the extra mile.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Micah 6

6 - With what shall I come before the LORD And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings With calves a year old?

7 - Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8 - He has shown you O man what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly To love mercy And to walk humbly with your God?

Do Justly - JUSTLY - in a just manner; honestly; fairly:

Love Mercy - MERCY - compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence:

Walk Humbly with your God - Humbly - not proud or arrogant; modest:

All signs of Love.

Love God. Love your neighbor. On these two commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.

Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.