Sunday, November 29, 2015
"Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.." Galatians 5:16
Fleshin'-out is ugly and leaves regrets. It doesn't represent well. Seen him, and sometimes the enemy be me.
Is there anything good in your fleshly nature? Nope. The Bible, Gods word clearly says so. The Bible says...
~ Paul, v. 18
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." ~ Jesus in John 15:5
Beyond fallin’ there’s hope. Beyond a face-plant and failing, real life can still be found.One sign that you’re in the right place is.. it bears fruit. Changed lives! But Christ is by far the best. https://t.co/SOEk4FwPse— Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) November 25, 2015
Been talkin’ with a guy who got so caught up in what he was doin’ that he crashed.
How caught up have you gotten? What’s been more important to you.. that dream, that job, that goal.. or the One who first inspired it all–the Fulfiller of dreams? Or.. do you have one that he did not inspire?
It’s good to make sure. Was it a so called dream.. from Him? And if it was…you know He’s still far better than that dream or blessing don’t you?
“Hey, your dream is out there and we’ll help you find it” said an investment company.
Why do so many Americans live for their dreams? In the Bible I don’t see people living for "their dream." I see people that had some wild dreams that shook em. Not every dream is from God or is good. Met people who go to classes weekly to learn to interpret their every dream thinking they're all from God. Stop that. That's just weird.. and not biblical. Me knows some are from spicy tacos.
What happens when our dreams die, when they don’t align with God’s will for our lives? Might be gone forever, or might come back later after we get our priorities back in order.
“He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ~ C.S. Lewis
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” ~ Isaiah 55:8
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” ~ Jesus
He who has God and many nice things.. say a new shiny car, a big house, a wonderful healthy marriage, an impacting ministry that’s sound.. doesn’t really have more than he who has God only.
Have God. Let God have all of you. God is enough–He is my all in all. Never let me down. Ask Him to meet your needs. He can see your heart, knows what you want, and sure… He is able to resurrect any dead dreams.
So live for Him not your dream–put your hope in Him alone. If you get too busy serving Jesus–working for that dream where you don’t have time for the dream-Giver.. then you’ve simply gotten too busy.
One sign that you’re in the right place with the Lord.. it bears fruit. Changed lives! He causes growth.
But even with that joy.. Christ is by far the best of it all still. He beats all ministry dreams, opportunities, other kinda dreams, and blessings.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The world's wisdom.. lacking answers.. deals with the horizontal, but we want to live well vertically, gain viable answers, and then live better on the horizontal.
You can Google spell check and for knowledge, yes, click and at times land some knowledge, but the best kind of wisdom comes from above. #AskGod4It
Knowledge enables one to take things apart that don't or use to work, but wisdom enables you to put things together or back together ..so that they work well.
The world lacking answers has its own but with the best wisdom, you can lead a family, properly raise children, succeed well in biz and manage money.
"Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." #James3/13-18
"For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you." /12
The wildest and often considered the 'most dangerous' colt on a ranch can become the best horse.. but not minus one wise cowboy working with the colt. kurtwvs.tumblr.com
What kind of attitude should we believers have ..when things suddenly go south as they sometimes do?
Give thanks in all circumstances, believer, cuz God will work it for good. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.. yes, having a light grasp on stuff--it's better on all involved. Remember that Romans 8 is still in the Book. Go prayerfully meditate in and upon the whole chapter and book.
Why get overly hung-up on anything down here. I've received far more good ..so many good things than I actually deserve, and I really don't need super long depression-sessions to bog me down on my way home. Too many friends around me are still lost. Seriously, they need to hear the Gospel.
But then.. midway across that l'il lake a strong gust of wind came down..wooosch!.. and blew it over. Totally knocked the sailboat upside down ..and then it sank before his tear filled eyes.
A death of a so called vision sometimes precedes another living vision aka goal.. yes, and a resurrected vision beats a dead one. Cuz it show the world a God who can do that. Ever have something fall through or die before your eyes? Don't forget to look up.
The man looked up and said, "I don't see it." The boy replied, "Well, I know it's there because I can feel the tug." #IcanFeelTheTug facebook.com/shareJesus