May 17, 2013
forgiveness, hardness of heart, Heart, Jerusalem, Jesus
Today I am still contemplating my part to play in God’s grand design. I come today to watch and listen to my Savior. What is He thinking and feeling today? About me? About this world? About the masses?
Sometimes that is overwhelming to contemplate. There is so much wrong with the world and too much that I can’t make right. BUT, I have Him. He is with me. He always will be.
I want to see what Jesus sees today, in me and in those around me. More
May 16, 2013
History, Lord of the Rings
I am in the middle of speaking to the themes from the Lord of the Rings trailer. In fact, if I can find it I will put it here.
On May 27th I am going to share a view from the pew which is a heartbreaking look at sin and its davistating effects on us from personal experience. That leads me into “Golden Haired Women” which is not my concept but it has great helped me in relating to my sisters, my wife and women in the world in general. I hope my words there speak to you men. However, there are some concepts here for women as well. Women, may these those make you wise as you relate to the men in your life.
- Your Part to Play (LR) (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- We All Live an EPIC (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
May 15, 2013
faith, Grace, Uncategorized
For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. -Leviticus 11:45
What does it mean to be holy? To be holy is to be separate.
God doesn’t mingle good with evil, but He is wholly and completely separated from impurity. So in this regard, holiness is to be pure and separate from evil.
As Christians, it’s important to realize that in this sin-stained world there is a certain quality of holiness and purity that is only possessed by God. We cannot in and of ourselves become holy without God. The prophet Isaiah writes:
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. -Isaiah 64:6 More
May 13, 2013
Christianity, evangelism, God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Lord, Religion and Spirituality, walk, Walk with Jesus
Water and the Christian life are closely linked. We are all baptized into Jesus. On top of that the imagery of walking into the water in faith to or with Jesus is a beautiful mental picture for me of what is walking with Jesus.
May 12, 2013
I was just ministered to by this lady: Sandra Harriette, from a blog post awhile back now. BUT, I sooooo needed to hear her say these things
Careless words are like a drunk driver.
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
I received a call from a friend the other night. He was really struggling and simply needed to talk. When he felt as if it were too quiet he would check to More
May 11, 2013
Atlanta, Christianity, Religion and Spirituality, United States
Lawrence Shaw’s Story at Intown Community Church Atlanta.
Any time you see LR in the title of a blog this year, it stands for Lord of the Rings. It’s a hint that the blog is about the themes delivered in the Lord of the Rings trailer.
Lord of the Rings Trailer Part 1
May 10, 2013
Dr. Larry Crabb wrote a book in the 90′s titled, The Silence of Adam.
There he develops the “theory” that Adam’s silence in the Garden of Eden was the “original sin” causing the fall of man (us, all of humanity). I put terms in quotes here because this is what I glean from the book. I have not gone back and researched the Hebrew and the basis Dr. Crabb provides to firm these thoughts in my mind. My points here are based on the silence of Adam and the need for Christian men to speak into their worlds as God leads.
We have the Truth–Christian men! Why do we hold back when we have godly speech that applies to the situation?
What are the characteristics of a manly man–one who is not silent? On page 48, Dr. Crabb lists 4 elements: active man, gentle man, freedom, and purposeful man. More