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The Earth is Mine

Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)

Yes, I’m sure you have heard this verse before and many times at that.  But maybe it’s time to go back to the beginning.  The place where there was no sin.  A place where only God and man existed.  A place where man was able to enjoy sweet fellowship with God and not have any interruptions.  A place where there were no excuses, no cell phones, no business meetings, no traffic, no illness, no financial strain, no loss of jobs, no house payment due, no one to distract you from simply remembering that the Creator made you in His image.

WOW!  That very thought amazes me!  God did not have to make us in His image.  His image is so beautiful and so indescribable.  Why would He create me to mirror His image?  There is only one answer to that.  He created me to glorify Him.  Everything He did, He did well!

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The Secret

…I have learned the SECRET of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (Philippians 4:12)

Most Christians can quote Philippians 4:13 with no problem, but few can quote what comes before it.  In fact, I bet few know the circumstances in which Paul wrote it.  Yes, Paul wrote the words… “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).”  But what does everything include?

Many times we go around saying this verse on a whim without truly appreciating all that it means.  Even non-christians say it.  They too want to believe there is strength in something greater than themselves.  They’ve heard us use it, so now they use it too.  That’s how popular this verse has become.  But there is no power in words or in how many times you say them.  The power comes in the Truth behind the words.  The power comes through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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My Eternal Resume

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

What’s God doing in your life?

This is my favorite question to ask when I meet up with someone. I absolutely love celebrating what God is doing. How has He been faithful to you?  Did He answer a prayer?  Did He show up in an unexpected way in your life?  Did He supply your needs in a new way?  I would love to hear all about it.

God has done a lot in my life.  I have watched Him be extremely faithful, answer some prayers, teach me to forgive again and again, help me to love in new ways, and so much more.  He is quite amazing!  In fact, this last month God has really been working on me regarding what my Eternal Resume looks like.  That’s right!  I remember back in 2011, prior to kids I was preparing for two reunions and I started to think, “What do I have to show for?  What will I have to say when I’m asked those famous questions?”  I was going down a never-ending road, but God caught me.  He showed me that my Earthly Resume isn’t worth much.  It will collect dust and fade away in time.  But all the things I do for His glory and honor will last for eternity!  All the things that can go on an Eternal Resume never fade away.

So here are a list of questions I’m asking myself almost daily, as I focus on what my Eternal Resume will look like for my Savior and King!

Patterns of the Mind

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:1-2)

Another week has come and gone.  I would like to take a look at our spiritual temperature by asking the one question I want you to become familiar with.

What is God doing in your life? When you reflect back on the week, what do you see?  Have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life?  Have you seen God use the verses you have applied to memory?  Have you seen God show up in a specific way in your life?  If so, I would love to hear about it.  Please drop me a line and let me know what God has done in your life.

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Forever Strength in God

Whom have I in heaven but you?  And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:25-26 

The days that I live on this earth are but passing moments, compared to eternity.  This earth really doesn’t have anything I desire in comparison to all the things that Heaven has stored up for me.  I desire to do my Father’s will.  To honor His heart on this earth.  He sent His Son to be a living sacrifice, an atonement for the sins that I make daily.  My flesh is weak and I often fail, but God still comes through on a daily basis for me.  He has never failed me and I know that He never will.

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