Monday, December 27, 2010

Pride Shrinks Our World.

To deny God's authority within any area in our lives is Pride.
A refusal to accept God's place and our place.
That is one way you can choose to live.

"Our culture is indeed living that way.
Self Expression is worshipped. We think that everyone
is fascinated with every detail of our lives. It's in the air we breathe." - Mike Erre

Pride instigates further brokenness.
It causes us to resent each other.
Manipulates and overrides the will of others.
Pride refuses to apologize.

The ruin of Lucifer, is a story of pride.
Ezekiel 28:11 :: Isaiah 14:12
Turning the heart to Self- Exaltation.
"Pride shrinks our world to just us. "
While we miss the point.

God actively opposes the proud.
James 4:6 :: 1 Peter 5:5-6
Either our pride can consume our lives
or we can prepare Him room in humility.

Humility ::
The Christmas Story.
Mary was a young peasant teenager.
Shepherds ( unvalued ) were bearers of His news.
Gentiles ( non-jewish ) came to bow down.
Bethlehem had no distinct importance.

He comes today as He came back then.

Prepare Him room.
Philippians 2:3-8

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Always in Plain Sight.

:: God gives us the opportunity to search things out on our own. He already knows which decisions will lead to truth and which will lead to deception, yet because He desires authentic relationships with His kids, He allows you to decide whether or not you want anything to do with Him.

He watches us closely as we turn left, go right, hang a U, or drive the dirt road to the farm. He sees through our prideful facade as we take out our maps and recalculate our route to the places that give our lives a false sense of significance. He examines the car we are driving, the streets we are driving on, the different people we drive by, and the changing weather we are driving in. He distinguishes all the Toyotas, Volvos and Hondas and knows if a windshield is cracked, the engine is overheating or if gas is getting low. He understands the cost of any and all car repairs while fully recognizing the value of restoration.

We are always in the plain sight of God.

He has given His entire creation an amazing gift - Jesus.
People often neglect the infallible significance of Jesus.

Without Jesus, we would be blotted out from the sight of God.
Without Jesus, unequivocal love and sacrifice would have no context.
Without Jesus, creation would be left with the irony of it's carnal desires, leaving it's victims vacant, discontent, aimless, and deceived.

He is set apart, holy and all things good.
Life is given as a gift to those who are awakened
to their identity found in Jesus.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The irony of life is that no matter the hypocrisy we conduct, the disaster we provoke, the sin we consume, or the eyesore we become, our Creator is not content with the oppression and prison we build around ourselves. He desires and cultivates redemption in our lives despite any pollution we create.

The irony of life is found when you realize who you are, while being awakened to who God says He is.