Sunday, November 30, 2014

With Him ...Without Him



In  2010 Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz stared in the globe-trotting action-comedy adventure Knight And Day .  In short both reverse rolls as care-takers of the other's well being, and must remind each other that, only by putting complete trust in the other,[ at critical times in the plot,] will they survive unfolding events.  Thus the use of their punch-line, "With me.... Without me"       

This phase is a great mantra for the Christian walk.  JESUS declares.., "Apart from Me, You can do Nothing" (John 15:5), that surely includes guaranteeing our physical and more importantly our spiritual being. 

It drives home the realities faced as we journey from earth to glory. Many are the pitfalls, unseen dangers and real enemies to our souls. 

As we give up our self reliance, and learn to whole - heartily trust in His guidance and insights, and even the more..., GOD's  power and desire to keep us safe, we fall in love with Him as well!  

Then there are the character issue..., Paul says "For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  So he concludes...What a miserable creature I am! Who will rescue me from this body bound for death? Thanks be to God, [He will]! — JESUS, our Lord!"     (Romans 7:8,24,25)

Finally toward the end of Paul's life, he states ..."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

With Him... we are safe and secure, redeemed and justified, and Without Him... we are uncovered and in jeopardy, without hope and lost!

It's just like Roy Miller, (Tom Cruise), tells June Havens, ( Cameron Diaz), in the movie .... With me...., Without me

With Him.... Without Him!!!!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Speak New Life into Your World

 

Everything you see in the natural world today was spoken into existence by the wishes and WORD of GOD 

For by faith we understand that the worlds were fashioned by the word of God, and these things that are seen came into being out of those things which are unseen. (Hebrews 11:3)

Your Words have power, JESUS said..., by your words, are we justified, and  by your words shall you be commended (Matthew 12:37)

And recall... Death and Life are in the the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21)

The words we speak are really a reflection of how we view our world, they express either our positive expectations or our  negative outlooks.

A positive attitude can be a person's greatest asset. In fact, an upbeat attitude can take people to places that their ability could never carry them on its own. Attitude acts like a booster rocket, lifting people to a higher altitude than they could otherwise climb.(John Maxwell )

Beginning today how can you change your speech  to line up with GOD's mind and expectations for your life..., well if the just shall live be faith and our faith comes as we hear His Word.

We only really change when we practice using GOD's Word like a mirror..., and emulate Him in taught and deed. Speak like your father, talk like your father

Isn't that exactly what JESUS said and did...,and He "Turned the World Upside Down"(John 5:)

Train yourself to look past the circumstance, past the issue, past the problem, the lack, the merge!

In the Name of JESUS... speak Life, Healing, Wholeness and Order into your world!!

and finally .... All of Heaven and And His Eternal Plan and Providence is lining up ToDay To Bring to Pass The Will of GOD for Your Life !!