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Bottoms Up June 6, 2014

Have you ever coaxed a sweaty, over-heated toddler from their play for a drink of water? One of three results usually occur:

A. They completely ignore you, silently declaring that what they are doing is more important.

B. Begrudgingly they take a swig, making it clear that it is only because they are forced.

C. They grab the cup with both hands, gulp noisily much of the water, and look at you breathlessly for admiration for obedience.

Obviously, you didn’t offer a drink for your own benefit…apart from your concern for their well-being. It was for their own good. Without water they can not function properly, will get sick, and eventually die. Your providing vital life-sustaining is an act of self-less love.

It is healthy growth where a child realizes that water is important, good for them, and a necessary part of life. Hopefully they will learn to quench their own thirst with H2O without someone waving a sippy cup and begging them to partake.

Consequently, we don’t do God any favors by connecting with him. It is a privilege. A vital, life-giving privilege. Enjoy it. Appreciate it.

 

Haitian Sunset February 27, 2014

Haitian Sunset

Dad and I saw this and praised our glorious GOD!

 

Jesus Loves The Little Children

Jesus Loves The Little Children

What is it about kids and their simple faith? I am overwhelmed with a huge sense of responsibility as I teach these precious little ones about Jesus. They hang onto every word I say, and accept each new thought happily and completely.

Last week, I had 52 in my neighborhood Bible club. The most rewarding part of the day, however, was my translator. Wilguemps.

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This genuine young man grew-up in our school and is now being used to reach kids just like himself.

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His younger brother listened to us intently as we talked of miracles and faith. He beamed with pride at his older brother, and I have great hope that he will follow in his steps.

Thank you, God, for loving the little children!

 

God’s Pleasure May 13, 2013

While reading this morning in Psalms, it hit me that we can literally bring real pleasure to the Holy God of the Universe.  After checking what the Scripture had to say about it,  this is what I discovered.

 

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Nine Ways To Bring God Pleasure:

1. The prosperity of his servant.  Psalm 35:27

2. Them that fear Him.  Psalm 147:11

3. Those that hope in His mercy.  Psalm 147:11

4. Uprightness.  1 Chronicles 29:17

5. Giving His people His kingdom.  Luke 12:32

6. Adopting His chosen. Ephesians 1:5

7. Showing His children His mysterious will.  Ephesians 1:9

8. Working in His children.  Philippians 2:13

9. His creation.  Revelation 4:11

 

The Divine April 5, 2013

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To see the Divine is beauty.

To encounter the Divine is splendor.

To unite with the Divine is ecstasy.

To abide in the Divine is the pinnacle and chief end of humanity.

Available through Jesus.

Possible through the Spirit.

Achievable through humility.

Deny your flesh; reap life everlasting.

 

Romans 12:5 March 7, 2013

Romans 12:5, originally uploaded by Xapa.

 

Romans 12:5

Romans 12:5, originally uploaded by Xapa.