The contemporary church is terribly lacking in dialogue. God said to Isaiah, “come let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). If God calls us to reason with Him, why, then, don’t we talk to each other? There are some serious issues that are facing this sick and dying world and “church as usual” isn’t helping! We have Christ-averse religions growing and seeking to expand their reach into the fabric of our nation and we simply say, “Can we all just get along?” Yes, we can but we must preach the Gospel! Jesus drew the line in the sand in John 14:6, when He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Christianity is not just another religion; it is a way of life. Better yet, it is THE WAY TO LIFE!
One word has been jumping out at me really big all morning: DESIRE. I’m talking about a good, godly desire such as: “I desire to have my thinking made more godlike.” Or, “I desire to love people 100% more than I do.” Or, “I desire to ‘see’ spiritually so clearly that I can bring it to bear on anyone who is hurting.” This is the most powerfully effective prayer known to mankind. It simply must have signs following.
The second part of this word-jumping-out- at-me is … please, please, please don’t misunderstand … : AS WE TAKE OUR FIRST FEW STEPS to do what we can humanly to fulfill such righteous desires, the Holy Spirit totally takes over and puts everything in place ‘in the twinkling of an eye’!
One day my mother decided it was time to have that … you know … ‘talk’ with me. She determined to use a Bible story to teach me a little Bible application, and kill two stones with the same bird.
Unfortunately, she chose to enlighten me on the fine art of chastity, and elected to show Jesus’ great compassion when a woman was about to be stoned to death for … you know.
Anyway, Mom was so happy and proud of me when I told her that I thought it was a miracle! 😀
Then I clarified that it was a miracle for the woman to have done … you know … all by herself.
My mother wasn’t happy with me anymore. :'(
Taking a look at HEALING from a multidimensional perspective, our imaginations may be drawn to places where time and space is of no event. We can romp about effortlessly and see our Father’s creation from the vantage point of spiritual reality. We don’t “know” – as in, squeeze our brains to eke out a modicum of self-assurance; but we KNOW that God is all around and all through us and that we’re living our eternal life right now.
Here comes the rub. We have to go back to our little material, disease-laden, ego-driven, accident-prone lives, don’t we? My vote is on ‘No, we don’t!’
Why should we go back and deny everything that we’ve learned to be true about God? Go back and resume our hurting, hating and suffering? Why not stay in full conscious awareness of our ONENESS with God? Why not remember that we are located behind our eyes and that’s why we see perfectly. We hear with the hearing of Christ, which never has to wane. The Holy Spirit breathes through us; we’re filled and we send His love out to the world.
We see “the world” quite a bit differently by now, and what a beautiful sight it is! We no longer have issues, for they have vanished. Everyone we can possibly bring to our consciousness – past, present and future – receives an holy kiss, and is joyfully blessed. Amen.
God is currently moving powerfully in and through the lives of women—it was always His plan! In Genesis 1:27,28 He reveals that He created “man” (mankind) in His image and likeness: male and female He created them. He then blessed them (male and female) and commanded them to be fruitful, to multiply, and to have dominion. This was God’s original intent and it still is. Through Christ we have been redeemed and restored to God’s original intent and His Spirit is powerfully moving on women in this hour to bring them into their rightful place alongside of men—not more in importance and authority and not less…and certainly not to replace them.
Amber D’Ann Picota
IF ENGLISH WAS MADE BY sir MPOMBO, simple English would have taken the following form…….
ORDINARY ENGLISH: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
MPOMBO: Individuals who make their abodes in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting perilous projectiles.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Twinkle, twinkle, little star
MPOMBO: Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minim.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: All that glitters is not gold.
MPOMBO: All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Beggars are not choosers
MPOMBO: Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Dead men tell no tales
MPOMBO: Male cadavers are incapable of rendering any testimony.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Beginner’s luck
MPOMBO: Neophyte’s serendipity.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: A rolling stone gathers no moss
MPOMBO: A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Birds of a feather flock together
MPOMBO: Members of an avian species of identical plumage tend to congregate.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Beauty is only skin deep
MPOMBO: Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.
ORDINARY ENGLISH: Cleanliness is next to godliness
MPOMBO: Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.
You could look upon your past with regret – you who have matured now exponentially – and be awash in sadness and regret for a few self-indulgent moments – and hope and pray that they don’t take root. But you’ve got to realize that this older and wiser person that you are now never would have existed in your past situations. It would have been, as the aphorism goes, humanly impossible! You did the very best you could have at the time and so did everybody else, so that’s a wrap.
Now what are you going to do with all your newly gleaned knowledge? Now you’re much more keenly aware of the fact that God lives on the inside of you and would live your life through you, as you, thus making you unspeakably happy in ways too numerous to count. You could even ponder the fact that numerous realities of the same experience that you’re having exist simultaneously which to the uninitiated human mind is simply without credibility; but to those who have picked up some courage and curiosity along the way, a bright light shines whose name is Jesus.