Bullet Points

May. 18, 2019

All things may be possible, but are all things according to God's will? Not every "dream" is from God, and may be something that will take you from His dream for you and the reason He redeemed you - to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Pray for His highest good for you, not the temporal goods or goals of this world that end with the grave. Pray for discernment and the wherewithal of the Holy Spirit to follow it.

May. 7, 2019
 
 
In some respects the day has been rather a "sticky wicket".
 
Now there's an expression we don't hear this side of the pond too much. It might be nice to find and use some different "colorful metaphors" as a "facelift for languishing language."
 
Maybe some new verbs can give us some new vibes, turning languishing into flourishing - both of language and of life. There's power in the words we speak...
 
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit."
 
Proverbs 10:19-21 (ESV)
"When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense."
 
And there are times when it might be wisest to remember that, "You have the right to remain silent."
 
Hint: God gave us two eyes, two ears, and one mouth.
 
Kirk and Spock on "colorful metaphors" - a humorous ending note.
Apr. 14, 2019

Don't be afraid to ask questions or peer into things where you never looked before, on any subject, or any issue. Inside we all have "orange flags" about a lot of things. Don't ignore them when they show up - even where you may have thought a matter was thus and so before. Dare to be skeptical, at least a little, not gullible and naive. Pray for discernment and direction. Knowing the truth is better than false hope any day. 

Jan. 30, 2019
The thought keeps impacting my mind this morning: THE CHURCH IS THE HOLOGRAM OF JESUS CHRIST! We are in Him and He in us, multiplied by myriads, among those who have been born again and are walking in the Spirit, and who truly have been called according to His name. This is THE real mystery that the evil one does everything he can to keep us from seeing. 

But he cannot do this among those to whom the Holy Spirit has granted the revelation of Christ and Christ in us and we in Him - that for which Jesus prayed in John 17. 

The adversary then also does all he can to deflect our attention from the realization of this reality of having been created anew in Christ and being raised up with Him into the heavenly places, as well as implementation largely thru prayer and praise - a life centered around being who we are in Jesus! These are two mighty weapons against every construct of thought and entity that tries to exalt itself against the Most High.

It always goes back chiefly to the Lord’s prayer and the two prayers of Paul in Ephesians chapters 1 and 3 - that we should pray these contemplatively, thoughtfully, and with understanding and earnestness, so that the revelation of Christ and who we are in Him makes receivers out of believers!
Dec. 27, 2018

My New Year's resolution for 2019 is 

to not make any resolutions or promises, 

to myself or anyone else, 

that I cannot keep. 

My intention, however, 

is the resolve to stop saying, 

"I'll do everything possible," 

and start saying, 

"I'll do everything I can." 

I do not intend to play God, 

Who alone can do everything possible. 

 

~Blaise~