Friday, September 24

Tag: encounters

Personal Life

Pull Into The Garage!

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the TEMPLE Ezekiel 47:1 Ezekiel talks about a river that is LIFE.  He speaks of the effect of the promise of the coming Holy Spirit.  Another prophet Joel also speaks of 'a day' when the Holy Spirit is poured out on ALL people.  Speaking of the historic transforming outpouring of the Spirit of God at Pentecost and what has become available now to all who believe. You and I can all be filled with new life, new power, a river, fire, all the effects of an infilling and outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever tried running your car on empty?  Anxiety grows with every km we drive! The longer we keep going on empty the more the tension grows. The garage sits there on the side o
Personal Life

Today’s Encounter Tomorrow’s Result

After the Wise Men met Jesus they had a dream and went home a different way. Joseph and Mary went down to Egypt and not back to Nazareth. The shepherds became story tellers. You cannot meet Christ and stay the same. Behaviours, habits, motivations, lives change. That unresolved attitude gets fixed up. That hard heart gets softened. That depressed view of life gets brightened. What road are you taking into 2011? A generous road? A road of improved relationships? A brighter road of some sort. Don't simply do the logical do what is inspired when you have encountered God. Logically the Wise Men would have told Herod about where Jesus was - good news to tell a king!  Joseph and Mary would have gone back to Nazareth to celebrate with family and friends. But neither did the logical.  Their