Archive for November, 2010

Do you want to live forever?

Posted in Blogroll on November 30, 2010 by activeinspiration

The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.  1 John 2:17

I’m sure there are those that would say “how boring”.  But you see, this is a perfect example why I can’t base my future on my own judgment.  Its like asking an ant to climb Mount Everest.  Its just so far above the ant’s imagination, an impossibility.   I can’t even imagine or perceive what eternal life would be like.  I have to trust God’s description, and its the best one I’ve heard, and there are some strange ones out there.

This verse says “but the man who does the will of God lives forever”, why would I come to the conclusion that it would be boring?   Because my perception is inadequate in forming an opinion or accurate assessment.  That’s where doing Gods will comes into play: 

“Habakkuk 2:4 Look, his ego is inflated; he is without integrity. But the righteous one will live by his faith.”

Living by faith is paramount in doing God’s Will.  That means we trust God with everything involved in our lives.  In this verse we get a glimpse of the power of Godly faith:

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.

You will find in doing God’s Will as you learn just what it is, that great peace and safety, as well as prosperity and a good life are to be had.  Even going through the worst of times you will know that eternity awaits, not just nothing.  My inner being knows there is more than this life and if everyone would be honest, would admit the same. 

In God’s Word the Bible, you will find all of the answers to all of your questions, even to those you can’t imagine. 

Begin your journey, get to know God!

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Victory is a lifestyle

Posted in Blogroll on November 29, 2010 by activeinspiration

1 Corinthians 15:56-57 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. #Bible

Lord Jesus the Christ by His sacrifice, has opened the possibility of obtaining eternal life.  That alone is wonderful, but that’s not all folks.  Jesus now being our Great Shepherd offers to lead us through this present life with the least amount of tragedy and pain.  I’m referring to the self inflicted kind we suffer because of the sins we commit because of our desires and lusts.

Jesus through His counsel which is found in the Bible, leads us away from those pitfalls we stumble in.  His council or commands from His love are meant to protect us and help us grow .  Our obediance is our way of loving him back, as you can see the circle is complete so to speak.  So if we take heed and apply the councel Jesus gives us the Christian lifestyle becomes a wonderful experiance free from those sins that bring us down.

So today listen to Jesus by reading the Bible and talk to him in prayer, its a much better victorious life.

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God must give us to Christ Jesus to be a Christian?

Posted in Blogroll on November 21, 2010 by activeinspiration

Interesting section of Scripture, so how does God determine if we are worthy to be given to Jesus?  What are the qualifications for this to take place? 

Man could make this very difficult, and has, and probably will continue to.  But when we hear what our Saviour says, we find simplicity in our Lord’s actions in coming to this planet to retake His creation from the grips of death.

What He says in this verse and those surrounding in the contextual relation of this point tell us plainly that Jesus who lives to do the Father’s Will must receive us from the Father. 

How does this happen?  In the simplicity of our faith that flows from our hearts motivated by our desire for our Creator’s love found in the physical presence of our Saviour Jesus the Christ. 

The Good news is that Jesus will never loose us nor will he cast us out.  The word “rejection” isn’t in our Saviours vocabulary nor a concept in His thinking when it comes to those given to Him by the Father, just to do God’s Will.

Please don’t ignore your desire, use your faith come to Jesus now.

John 6:37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. #Bible

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Being a PackRat with your sins makes for a crooked life.

Posted in Blogroll on November 20, 2010 by activeinspiration

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. #Bible

Dealing with those temptations arising from the lust found in our human nature can get so discouraging.   It seems as we live this life we tend to collect favorite sins that create great battles in ejecting them from our baggage of life’s experiences.

The writer of Hebrews points out to us that we should run.    Run the race with only one item in focus, the Finnish lne.

Unfortunately we spend our efforts on attending to our baggage and become distracted and discouraged.  That leads to getting angry and finnally giving in to those sins that so easily entangle us. 

If we would attend to and focus on the finnish line, I believe it would make or lives much simpler.  Sometimes when we have asked Jesus for forgiveness of those sins that tend to cling and torment us.  We might do well to concentrate on the finish line viewing our Great example shown us by Jesus, who enduring the cross and its torments, despising the shame we feel in our sins, and viewing Him, seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Understanding that Jesus succeeded in His race against temptation and now resides in His reward.  The writer of Hebrews is saying to us, you too can finish the race against our sins and temptations, to enter His rest.  Wow, what a reward is waiting for us!  How quickly we will forget the trials of this life compared to the Glory that awaits us. 

Maybe running this race of life focused on Jesus and His success is the best plan to enter into eternity where we will have perfect rest in Christ.

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Characteristics of a life worth living

Posted in Blogroll on November 18, 2010 by activeinspiration

For a couple of years now the Lord has been showing me that the lifestyle I have been living has been one of those most to be desired by peoples of all walks of life.  Not because I’m an American, but because I’m a Christian.
You see I have been given the opportunity to know the true and Living God who created all things.  I have the pleasure of and the ability to interact with Him personally.  In an intimate relationship where there are no secrets, no surprises, just discoveries about Him and even about myself.
In our day lifestyles are important, and I have realized the Christian lifestyle is the best most perfect lifestyle to live in this fallen, and corrupt world.  Because of our relationship with Jesus we have been given the opportunity to walk or live with God.  This amazing book called the Bible is the access point for Christians to learn the path of least resistance in this world.  Our problem is we battle with our human nature in how we should live.  God has given us all the direction to live the life we desire in this amazing Love letter, the Bible, He has written to each one of us personally.
When we respond to God’s commandments and strive to obey them, it is our natural way of expressing our Love to him.  Our reward is this exciting lifestyle and the absence of the consequences of sin, which is rebellion against God.  I’ll leave it up to you to consider what that describes.
Invite Jesus into your heart and ask Him to forgive you of your rebellion today, then begin to live with God.

Matthew 22:37-39 37 And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. #Bible

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Posted in Blogroll on November 17, 2010 by activeinspiration

Isaiah 1:18 () 18 Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:though your sins are like scarlet,they shall be as white as snow;though they are red like crimson,they shall become like wool. #Bible

I remember the first time I read this section of Scripture, I was surprised that God would chase after Israel in their sin.  The funny thing is not long before this I was living in rebellion against God also. 
What was surprising to me is that God would stupe to
begging.   He’s God He don’t need to beg, I need to beg. 
What God taught me was, while I was yet a sinner He came to me and called me home to His Love.  A place of Peace not only with Him, but in my life too. 
We should always come and reason and discuss with our Glorious God.  I have learned it is the only place of Perfect Peace in this fallen and corrupt world.
Yes our Lord does chase us, yes He does beg us to come home to Him.  How could His Love be perfect if He didn’t?
His Love is Perfect, and He has demonstrated it in His Son Jesus our Lord.

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Anger what is it good for part 2.

Posted in Blogroll on November 16, 2010 by activeinspiration

Anger in its unstable form, that when unleashed leaves a trail of wreakage, but when contained and vented, it takes on the form of a positive energy called determination.
This metamorphosis can only be managed by God the Holy Spirit who must reside within you.
If you would like the Holy Spirit, just ask Jesus to forgive you of your rebellion against God and you will receive Power from on High, God the Holy Spirit, and Jesus will become your best friend also, your Saviour and your God.