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The Joy of An Escalator in a Staircase World

The Joy of An Escalator in a Staircase World

The interior life of the believer is ever ascending.

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The life of the believer is an always ascending thrill ride. From joy to joy. From grace to grace. From hope to hope. From love to love. From glory to glory.

18 All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18, CEB

As believers, the journey we’ve started will never end. We will always be uncovering new levels of glory. Always.

Always.

But…

Sometimes this life doesn’t look like things are getting better. Sometimes it looks like things are getting crappier. Losing a job. Losing a relationship. Getting a ticket. Letting yourself get into a sin-cycle.

The great news is that our life, our real life, is not what is visible on the outside.

3-4 Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

Colossians 3:3-4, Message

This does not mean we don’t need to worry about this current life that we are living, but that we can’t get bogged down by it. We can’t let things that happen in this life be the sole concern of our time.

Our lives are not dictated by the ups-and-downs of this temporary life.

Let this life be what it is, a ride. Celebrate the highs and have patience through the lows.

Jesus, You Look Just Like Your Dad

Jesus, You Look Just Like Your Dad

Jesus is the perfect representation of the Father.

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The entire reason Jesus came was to show us the Father. Jesus didn’t stand with a finger pointing up to an ambiguous heaven. He stood with all of heaven inside and pointed to Himself.

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No One Wants It But Everyone Needs It

Patience is a process but it’s also a necessity.
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Nobody wants patience but everybody needs it.

Ultramarathon Not Afternoon Jog

I remembering hearing of ultra marathons several years ago. These things are intense. Check out this Wikipedia article.

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Problems Made Me a Better Person

How Problems Made Me a Better Person

There are no problems I encounter that can leave me utterly hopeless.

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This is part of my manifesto series.You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

Hopelessness is not in the vocabulary of the believer.

We, as children of God, always have hope in our possession.

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How To Know God Hears You

How To Know God Hears You

As a son, I have the ear of my Father.
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This is part of my manifesto series.You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

He Hears You

Let’s settle this once and for all: God hears you. Period.

13-15 My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.

1 John 5:13-15, Message

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Are You Really Separated From God?

There is no separation from God.

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This is part of my manifesto series.You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

Hemmed in. Caught up. Surrounded. Captured.

Where could I go to get away from your spirit?
    Where could I go to escape your presence?
If I went up to heaven, you would be there.
    If I went down to the grave, you would be there too!
If I could fly on the wings of dawn,
    stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean—
10 even there your hand would guide me;
even there your strong hand would hold me tight!
11 If I said, “The darkness will definitely hide me;
        the light will become night around me,”
12     even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you!
        Nighttime would shine bright as day,
        because darkness is the same as light to you!

Psalm 139:7-12, CEB

Why do we feel separated from God? Perspective. Plain and simple. But, I also think there are two distinct types of separation.

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Does Your Holiness Make You Happy?

Does Your Holiness Make You Happy?

Holiness is not just a work but fruit.

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This is part of my manifesto series.You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

We recently talked about holiness. Holiness is about sharing. Holiness is about looking like Jesus. Holiness is about representing God. But does your holiness make you happy? It should.

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Peace: How God is Like the Energizer Bunny

This is part of my manifesto series.
You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

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Don’t we all want peace? I do. Don’t we all want peace all the time? I do.

So how do we get it?

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Everyone: What To Get Someone Who Has Everything

This is part of my manifesto series.
You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

Salvation is for everyone.

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This is good news!

Everyone includes me! It includes you! It includes everyone! God’s great love extends to everyone!

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Buoy: How To Not Let Life Drown You

This is part of my manifesto series.
You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

Joy is the buoy that keeps us afloat in trials.

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I hate it when life sucks. I hate when bad things happen to good people. It stinks when life zigs and you were expecting a zag.

But, there’s good news. There is Joy is in the crappy situations for you.

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