Friday, September 24

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Jesus First in 2014

As they were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” He said to another person, “Come, follow me.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:57-62 What an incredibly challenging yet exciting message here.  If we were to check our thoughts, actions and decisions agai
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The Reason for the Season

A man is drowning under the weight of a sunken ship, in order for him to be freed a lifeguard dives for him. At the bottom he realises there is only enough oxygen for one to get back to the surface, breathing very moderately from the cylinder. One of them would not survive. The lifeguard didn’t deserve to but it was his job to rescue. He freed the man, gave him his oxygen, and a new life, at the expense of his own life. Every human being since Adam and Eve have been born with the natural tendency, consciously or unconsciously, to live life without letting God in. This rejection of God, the Bible calls sin. Sin stops us from living as we were designed to live, free of guilt, in relationship with God and with a healthy reflection of ourselves and our future. God devised a rescue
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Invisible Walls part2

We saw in my last blog Invisible Walls part1, that Jesus has broken down walls that get in the way of meaningful relationships - with Him and with each other. Here are a few more thoughts on how to make life flow better with others: - Make communication regular and responsive.  Communication should flow 2-way. If it is all one-sided the one-side will start to slow down and the relationship breaks down.  When both parties take the initiative its much healthier.  In a working relationship that could be a situation where I sms some information to you and you simply reply to say "thanks I got it", I may not have the answer to your sms but I respond anyway "I'm not sure yet whether I am free, I'll come back to you soon."  When communication is 2-way it flows.  It reduces the guess work an