Lent #6 , Family Day: I’m not sure that boobytrapping, smack-talk and punitive wedgies are supposed to be part of our family Lenten experience. I’m not sure my sons are supposed to be “in it to win it.” I’m not sure they’re supposed to be turning this into a sport like they do with everything else, but, at this point, that whole vibe is definitely part of the mix around here. Maybe we’ve set the bar too low. While some of their nobler friends have given up gaming, our youngest hooligan has given up his fuzzy house-coat and our eldest has given up drinking milk from the jug… I know, gross! (Note: he has his own jug to be kept separate from the family/guest milk supply.) Anyway, as I’ve been watching all this and wondering whether we’ve been “lent-ing” wrong… pondering whether or not to put on my serious face and make an adjustment towards reverence and sobriety, I’ve been seeing other things too. I’ve seen the flicker of resolve in Toby’s eyes when he comes out of his room in his t-shirt. I’ve seen him set his shoulders against the morning chill in our 15 degree celsius economically minded home. I see that he is not just resolved to out-do his brother. He is resolved to worship Jesus. I’ve seen the moment of prayer in Jack when he accidentally goes to the fridge for his jug of milk. I see him turn to the cupboard for a glass and know that the disruption of habit has done it’s work and he has turned his heart heavenward. Our Lenten experience might not be as solemn as I’d imagined, but there is a subtle deepening and plenty of joy. I think I’ll take it! #transformedlife#churchlife#ministry#learningleadership#worship#journeywise#pastors#pastor#followingjesus#dailydevotion#lent#lent18
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Is it a light thing to The Lord, that they have went out polluting My name as they attempt to cast a shadow over My glory?! Is it a small thing to Me, that My #sheep are led into the wilderness by all these self-appointed #shepherds , by all these false #prophets and #diviners , all these so-called #dreamers of dreams, leaving them lost and without understanding, with no lamp to guide them?! Shall I leave My #children to die in this #darkness , trapped by all these tall trees?! Shall I leave them as prey for the #wolves of the wilderness, afar off, separated from God, #destitute of daily food?! Behold, I shall feed them! Even I, Myself, shall give them food and drink! Says The Lord. And lo, they shall be set free to serve in My name, once again. Oh yes, they shall serve Me in truth and righteousness and keep My #Commandments , as they testify to The #Salvation of God anew.
Yet the self-appointed #shepherds shall fall, left to starve for a whole season, the dreamers of dreams shall be put to shame, and the breath of every diviner taken; the #false prophets shall all lie down in the grave! Yes, every false prophet and diviner who continues to speak lies in My name shall surely die! They shall not be lifted up, nor shall they pollute My name or attempt to steal from My glory, anymore! For fierce is My anger against them, and thus shall I pour out My indignation upon them! Says The Lord of Hosts.
I am The Lord, and My ways are not human ways,
For My mercy endures forever and My anger has an end... Thus those who highly #esteem themselves shall be
Broken in pieces, and those who profess themselves
To be wise shall be made the #fool ... Indeed, the self-appointed shall fall hard upon their faces,
Severely abased, for by no other means shall
They be brought into perfection... Says The Lord.
De pastor a pastor.
El Señor me ha dado un corazón pastoral que disfruta de la comunión y más si hay café. Amo aprender porque ignoró muchas cosas. Gracias amigo, eres una bendición.
Bukan apa yg kita lakukan menentukan siapa kita, tp siapa kita menentukan apa yg kita lakukan.
Being menghasilkan doing.
About last night, after preaching 5x @ GBI Filadelfia-Makassar dg Pst Yusak Handoyo n ibu Debbora.
The Bible tells us to compare #scripture with scripture, line upon line, precept upon precept. Do a word study and read the context of each word to determine what it means. Use the clear scriptures to interpret the unclear scriptures. If you do this with an objective and open mind to receiving truth through the #HolySpirit , false doctrinal ideas should fall by the wayside. But, pride somehow tends to creep in and puff up. It gets even more cloudy when a person has been listening to what others think for so long. #Pastors are not the final authority. I dont care how learned they are, how nice their clothes are, how big their congregation is or how much they yell and scream. God's #Holy Word is the final authority on ALL MATTERS. People with an itching ear have a harder time disassociating what they have been taught from what the Bible actually says. Dont be one who goes down this path. You cant rightly divide the #wordoftruth when you bring presuppositions to the scripture. Its like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Let the Bible speak for itself. Do your own study. Dont rely upon man. Get into the word and let God shape you. #wordofgod#wordstudy#rightlydivide#studygodsword#biblestudy#kjb#kjv#kjvonly#gospelofchrist#biblebeliever#eternallife
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