Posts from December 2016

Posts from December 2016

December 30, 2016

TIMELESS (day 5) Friday December 30 Psalm 16:11″You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” In Jesus, we have so much good that we do not even think about. I know “pleasure” is an awkward word to talk about in church, but the point is that, in Jesus, our souls will…

December 29, 2016

TIMELESS (day 4) Thursday December 29 Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” I love how Jesus continually remind us that he has our back. He is like, “I got this”. So much stress would be eliminated in my life if I would just #ABIDE in him and rest in the fact that what Jesus did on the cross is…

December 28, 2016

TIMELESS (day 3) Wednesday December 28 Phil. 2:13 “Work out your own salvation, with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Our daily growth is a cooperation with God. The moment we believe, we are “justified” or “declared righteous”. Romans 5:1 states, “Therefore since we…

December 27, 2016

TIMELESS (day 2) Tuesday December 27 Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” God has always existed and always will exist. He is eternal. This is mind blowing! In fact, eternity is impossible for the human mind to fully contemplate. This is why movies like “Back to the Future”…

December 26, 2016

TIMELESS (day 1) Monday December 26 Psalm 90:2 “From everlasting to everlasting you are God” If you are anything like me, at the end of each day you are reflective. On a much larger scale, at the end of each year I am reflective. What comes to mind as you finish off your year? I think of how fast my children are growing and sometimes think back to my high…

Advent Day 13; December 24, 2016

A Reason Christmas is literally tomorrow and I don’t know how you feel but it has been a crazy couple of weeks leading up. Hopefully over the last few weeks you’ve been able to take some time, reflect on what Jesus did, and be encouraged by how much God truly does love us. When we stop to consider the impact and message of Jesus coming to earth (the incarnation) we should…

Advent Day 12; December 23, 2016

Peace I tend to worry a lot. Unknown circumstances, bad news at the doctor, unresolved issues, all push me towards an ugly path of worry. I even sometimes worry about things i don’t need to worry about. I worry about the things people say, or what they might have heard in what i say. I can spend hours worrying that what I said or did might have been taken wrong. I’m the…

Advent Day 11; December 22, 2016

Hope   There is an old Hebrew songs that written about those waiting for the Messiah. It’s a pretty song all about the one they expect to come, but have yet to see. It declares that no matter they the people would wait. Day in and day out, they would wait. They’ve not seen him yet, but they will wait. It’s a beautiful song about their faith, their promises, but most…

Advent Day 10; December 21, 2016

Love When you love someone, you often do things that seem a little crazy. Not clinically crazy, but a little off. You do things you thought you never would do before. You act in way you never thought would happen. You give up things you thought you’d always have. You do things that seem a little crazy.   When I think about our faith one of the hardest things for me…

Advent Day 9; December 20, 2016

Acceptance I think one of the craziest parts of the nativity scene is the cast. I mean really, look at who was there. Look at the strange array of people who God decided to arrange to meet him when he first came here on this earth. He didn’t show up to a parade and a sold out coliseum. He didn’t have an invite only party for the 1% where he popped onto the scene. Nope.…

Advent Day 8; December 19, 2016

Giving Gift giving while dating can be a very tricky thing. You’ve got so many factors to worry about, but the biggest is under gifting. You never want to be the person in the relationship who shows up with a card and a few flowers when the other person spent a ton of money on a high budget ticket. Even worse is when you put all the effort into finding the perfect gift…

Advent Day 7; December 18, 2016

Service There is much to be said for the way we see Jesus serving others. In one of his most iconic moments, Jesus washed his disciples feet (including Judas who he knew was going to betray him). Jesus, the one who clearly deserved to have his feet washed by someone else, broke with tradition and cultural norms and washed the nasty feet of those whom he had shared years…