Showing posts from March, 2015

The True Ecclesia

Ephesians 4             God's design for His church. A design, when practiced, propels the body toward transformation, fulfillment in Christ as He was fulfilled in His His death.             You and I are the church. A body of believers designed to be surrendered and submitted to God.  We are to be working in unison, ever part, to allow fluid like movement, reflecting the image of God to the world.             Unfortunately, the church in this country has become institutionalized. A body fragmented by  man-made  denominations disrupting the flow of God. An institution reflecting mans achievements and image, not God's.             GOOD NEWS! The "great physician" is performing surgery! He is preparing the operating room, calling those who are on call for Him, returning them to assist.             Are you available? Is your pager tuned on? Are you "trained up" mind, body, and Spirit? Do you have the didactic and practical (know

Show Me Your Love

Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."             Going through the motions of professing your faith in Christ publicly is not the only requirement of expressing your LOVE for God.  Much like an engagement between a man and a woman does not exclusively identify the strength of the love they have for one another. Commitment is identified when the bond is tested.             As we learned when studying about the bond servant, true "Salvation" is when the heart is changed, or one recognizes the sacrifice made by Christ so the individual can be restored to their Father in heaven...God.             This is what the  bond servant  did when he recognized the sacrifice made by his master. The master had compassion on the one "in debt", accepted responsibility, and freed the one in bondage.             Too many believers have been decei

Contentment is found in God

Proverbs 15:6 "Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and turmoil with it."             I think of times when I have driven by that billboard on the interstate with the advertisement of the current lottery balance. My mind thought of how wonderful it would be to enjoy the conveniences of having the millions of dollars, freedom of having to work, the ability to provide "more" for my family, and of course, all the luxuries.             Then I think of the blessing Proverbs 15:6 describes. I am greatly blessed for all the "conveniences" of fearing the LORD.  No lottery could ever buy or replace the intimate relationship I have with my Father in heaven.             True joy comes from having an intimate relationship with God. True satisfaction comes in doing those things God has given you to do (James 1:21-22).                         Thank you LORD for keeping me dependent on you and for the discipline of understandi

Be Available To God

Matthew 6:24 (NASB) "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."             I am witnessing many men, whom are strong believers, getting caught up in the "busyness" of life.  Many are being forced to work longer hours at work which may threaten their walk with Christ.             I understand that God provides "seasons" where, in order to obtain a goal, one may be have a lot of responsibilities. But, He never places another "master" in front of us to consume us entirely.  The important thing to recognize is which master are you serving and why? Yourself (for money (get rich), for job security, for identity security, for financial security (fear of losing job, or position in career), fear of control, or God.              If I am to "preserve" my relationship with God and be available to Him, I must be