My classroom called life…Kingdom lessons

My desire is to abide

Learning how to die January 5, 2008

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(I wrote this Jan. 16, 2007)

Do you ever feel like you have nothing to give.  Really.  Do you ever feel that all you have is worthless?  Dust.  Nothing.  

Without Christ I am NOTHING. 

Now, on the other hand, with Him I am everything.  He calls me a priest, a beacon of light, an ambassador, I carry the living God within my flesh.  It is difficult to understand how this dichotomy works. 

I am nothing; He has given me all things that equip me for godliness.  I am returning to dust, He has given me His living Spirit.  I can do nothing of worth for the Kingdom; He has clothed me with power to do greater things than Christ (John 16). 

The secret I have found is only finding security in who HE is, not in who I am.  For I was nothing, I was worthless, I was destined for hell and He found me!  He found me!  What an amazing revelation.  The King of Glory calls me His own.  The Mighty One who is altogether Beautiful and Terrifying calls me His Daughter and Bride.  My life is hidden in this Man.

Who is He to redeem such a broken person?  A broken family?  A broken nation?  A broken world?  Who are you Lord to love like this?  Your Love truly is better than life. 

Thank you for lifting the veil from my eyes

 

Sick of living safe

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(I wrote this Jan. 27, 2007)

Walking in the authority Jesus has given me.  Do I live in this reality?  Do I believe it?  Do I expect it?  lion.jpg

John 14
Jesus tells us He must go to the Father and will send us the Holy Spirit.  Through this Holy Spirit we are to do what Jesus had been doing and even GREATER things.  What?  Jesus healed the leper, drove out demons, multiplied food, made wine out of water, even raised the dead.  Jesus is not a liar.  He would not say these words unless they were true for us. 

I can not deny that I have a burning desire deep within me to be a part of these miraculous things, these Kingdom works.  There is a longing for more within my heart.  This longing must have been placed in me by my Maker.  I have come to the conclusion that we were made for so much more.  Will we believe it?  Will we walk in it? 

Chronicles of Narnia (movie quote):
Mr. Tumnus: [of Aslan] He’s not a tame lion.
Lucy Pevensie: No… but he’s good.

Our King is not tame, but He sure is good.  He is not safe, but who wants to live safe anyway?  A pastor shared his heart last night:  “Everything in my life is safe.  I am sick of living safe.  Since when was the gospel safe?  Look at the lives of the disciples, they weren’t living safe.  This kind of life is not for the faint of heart, but for the crucified of heart.”

What does your heart ask of Him?  What are you longing for, but afraid to ask.  Do not fear.  His perfect love drives out fear.  I am curious to know your thoughts…have you pondered these things?  Have you seen these things?  Have you looked into these greater things Jesus spoke of almost 2,000 years ago?  Does your heart long for His Kingdom to come?

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”

-Luke 12:32