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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.

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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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.

Peace is unbelievable yet present for us all.FULLY SATISFIED MANIFESTO

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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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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Anchor: What Happens When You Put Your Hope in Something?

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

Hope is the tether/anchor to the Divine.

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We’ve talked about hope on this blog before. But, hope is the only thing we have in the current life to keep us going.

16-20 Among men it is customary to swear by something greater than themselves. And if a statement is confirmed by an oath, that is the end of all quibbling. So in this matter, God, wishing to show beyond doubt that his plan was unchangeable, confirmed it with an oath. So that by two utterly immutable things, the word of God and the oath of God, who cannot lie, we who are refugees from this dying world might have a source of strength, and might grasp the hope that he holds out to us. This hope we hold as the utterly reliable anchor for our souls, fixed in the very certainty of God himself in Heaven, where Jesus has already entered on our behalf, having become, as we have seen, “High Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek”.

Hebrews 6:19-20, J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

Hope is the anchor that is securely fixed on God himself! Nothing can remove this hope because nothing can move God.

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Mercies: How To Be Thankful for Mornings

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Mercy is brand new every morning.

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… and the church said, “Amen and Hallelujah!

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Identity: How To Forget Who You Are

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

I am not who I’ve always believed I am.
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Doppelganger

Doppelganger is a big word that means, “Either of two people who physically resemble each other very much.” So, why use that word? When you came to Christ you became a brand new creature. Not just a new person. Not the “new and improved” you.

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Unconditionally: How To Love the Benevolent Judge

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

God loves us unconditionally.

It’s true. Hard to really wrap our brains around it. But true, nonetheless.

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