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You Can't Plan It Out But You Can Get In The River

You Can’t Plan It Out But You Can Get In The River

The journey of holiness is not one of arriving, it’s simply staying in the river.

Stop worrying about making it to “holiness” as if it’s a destination on the map. Your arrival isn’t dependent on you doing or not doing something. It’s simply yielding to the river that surrounds you.

What’s the river? God.

Why must we trust Him for our holiness? He knows the way and He’s the one who makes us holy.

You can’t push (don’t do) something to move the river nor can you pull (do) something to make the river move. You can only stay in the water and let the current move you downstream. You MUST trust the river.

The flow of the river doesn’t care if you’re perfect. The flow of the river doesn’t care if you’re right. The flow of the river doesn’t care about your denominational affiliation. The river only cares about you getting in and enjoying the ride.

So, what’s your to-do list for holiness?

  1. Get in the river.
  2. Trust the river.
  3. Stay in the river.

I hope I didn’t lose you in the river metaphor. I thought it was just a decent one to get my thought across.

Check out these scripture for more information.

  • Hebrews 10:10
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

God Will Over Pay for What He Wants

A few weeks ago at church, we were talking about sin. We quoted Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

I used the example of a kidnapping and a ransom note being given. In this instance. the ransom note said,

God, if you want your precious creation back you must pay the highest price.

I asked what the highest price could be. There were many answers, but one child said, “God himself came down to pay!

I was floored!

I’m not sure that they got 100% of what they just said, but they got it!

18 Christ is also the head of the church,
    which is his body.
He is the beginning,
    supreme over all who rise from the dead.[a]
    So he is first in everything.
19 For God in all his fullness
    was pleased to live in Christ,
20 and through him God reconciled
    everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
    by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

Colossians 1:18-20, NLT

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Jesus, You Look Just Like Your Dad

Jesus is the perfect representation of the Father.

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

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Hopelessness is not in the vocabulary of the believer.

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Our faith in Jesus transfers God’s righteousness to us and he now declares us flawless in his eyes. This means we can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. Our faith guarantees us access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!

Romans 5:1-3, Passion Translation

We have a wellspring of joy that finds it’s source in God’s glory! The hope of this glory is the simple belief that Jesus is our guarantee!

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How To Function When Your Heart Hurts

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No matter how tattered a heart becomes by the punches of life, Jesus has never encountered an impossible case.

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Heart hurt is an interesting phenomena, for some it is life-crushing and to others it’s crippling, and yet others it’s unexplainable. I’ve experienced my own heart hurt. I’ve managed to recover, but it’s not easy. What do I mean by heart hurt? It could be called depression, offense, bitterness, or frustration. What ever you want to call it, it’s not fun and no one wants it. I want you to know that it’s OK to not be OK, but it’s not OK to stay there.

So, how do you deal with it and try function? Let’s dive in.

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Can I be honest with you? Evangelism isn’t one of my strong passions.

I don’t have what you call as “consuming burden for the lost.” I want them to hear and be saved, but it’s not one of my overwhelming compulsions. I know people that want to visit every person everywhere and tell them about Jesus, I don’t have “that”. Does this make me a bad Christian? I don’t know, maybe. However, I do believe that we, as Christians, should be able to answer some direct questions about our faith and what we believe when asked. Once we can answer these questions easily, it will make evangelism so much easier.

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Peace: How God is Like the Energizer Bunny

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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.
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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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