Posts Tagged ‘Christ follower’


7 ways to shape up your thinking

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  I Peter 1:13, NKJV

God designed an amazing super highway between the heart and mind. Fearfully and wonderfully made – you bet.

What we know, that many don’t, is that through the power of the Holy Spirit,  we’ve been divinely hot-wired to achieve holiness.  God uses this intricate system. He deposits a revelation in the heart and transfers it instant express mail to the mind for processing, planning, and ultimately-execution.

The human mind processes billions of messages and most of the responses to them are automatic.  By the grace of God, you’ve been given a manual overdrive called choice. The tricky part is slowing down long enough to own it and exercise it. If  you do, you’ll choose differently what you allow in and what you let out.

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7 ways to condition your heart

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Luke 6:45, NIV

New Year–New You. That well broadcasted phrase arrives-usually right on schedule-as you shift from singing Christmas carols to choruses of Auld Lang Syne.  Marketers get it and so do retailers. They promote, push, and position to capitalize on the hope of a new beginning–change for the better.

This week – we‘ll take a short trip between what was, in 2010, and the hope for 2011. The itinerary starts with an inside look that eventually pushes its way to the outside.

If you care about amplifying the wattage of your online shine, stick with us.

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the gift only you can give

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises; Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please Him.

Luke 2:14, The Message

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the gift of Light: heaven kisses the earth with a Savior

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:9-12, NIV

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The manger marks a brand new day and opportunity for eternal fellowship with an almighty God. Will you meet Him there? #LiveSticky

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the armor of Light: your power online

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:12, NKJV

Light shines. It glows. It illuminates creation and weaves brilliance into beauty. That’s lovely and it’s true but it’s not what the Apostle Paul is talking about when he writes to the Romans in Chapter 13. He isn’t so much focused on the beauty of light as he is on the power of light against darkness. He tells the believers in Rome that with their rebirth in Christ, they gained “the armor of light,” which rendered the final score:

Christ follower 1 ||  Satan 0

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The best armor for any battle is your faith and complete trust in the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. #LiveSticky

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the pull of Light: aching to see more

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

Mark 10:51, NIV

by Toni Birdsong
The blind man heard of Jesus and his miracles and he needed one desperately. So when Jesus passed by Bartimaeus called out pleading with Him to restore his sight.

Bartimaeus ached for light.

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Until we “arrive” in Heaven, we’ve never really “arrived” at anything. Open my eyes, Lord. Give Light to my understanding. #LiveSticky

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the force of Light: your presence here

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. Eph. 5:13-14, NASB

by Toni Birdsong
When the Apostle Paul addressed the Ephesians he did so in a letter from the confines of a dark, dank prison cell. He had chains around his wrists and feet. He didn’t know if or when he would be fetched for execution. Still, Paul penned a stream of Light to the church in Ephesus.

You see, Paul knew the force of Light and what it could accomplish.

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Jesus didn’t come to save us from our problems. He came to save us from our sins. When you get that, everything else follows. #LiveSticky

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the call of Light: bearing the torch together

“. . . You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! . . .

Matt. 5:14-16, The Message

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Together, we carry a torch that can’t be extinguished. Our goal is His glory. Our Light bears His story. #LiveSticky #All4Christ

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the light we “might have” given

Arise, shine; For your light has come!  And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

Isaiah 60:1

Have you ever compared yourself to another Christian? Have you ever thought that perhaps you didn’t have “as much” to offer? Maybe you aren’t as colorful with your gifts; perhaps your holiest thoughts tumble out like bricks. Or, perhaps you are absoutely petrified to say the word “Jesus” in earshot of anyone else.

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drink Him in . . . and never thirst again

But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

John 4:14, NIV

When the Samaritan woman approached Jesus at the well she was puzzled. This stranger tinkered with the cultural protocol.

Why was this Jew on Samaritan ground and why was he talking to a woman?

How did he so confidently cut straight through the world’s definition of acceptable?

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