Friday, February 23

Tag: worship

Jesus only?
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Jesus only?

It is post-Easter. Jesus has risen. He has met with his disciples a couple of times. In the absence of knowing what next, the disciples keep a semblance of a routine going. Always a good thing when your world is upside down, to remain consistent in healthy routines. 7 go fishing. They catch nothing all night! Not good when half the crew are experienced fisherman. Someone calls from the shore telling them to cast the net out on the other side and try again. Curious, tired, bewildered, they do it. They catch a catch of a lifetime. The nets are bursting. Fish jumping all over the place. But get this. See what Peter does. ... they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord
Personal Life

Look Up!

"You know the saying, '4 months between planting and harvest.' But I say, wake up and LOOK around. The fields are already ripe for harvest." Luke 4:35 Looking up changes perspective. From then to now. From earth to heaven. From down to up. From sick to healed. Peter and John said to the lame man at the temple "look up at us!"  They were taking the man's eyes off the expectation of a financial report and onto Jesus, a change report. The shepherd's in the fields of Bethlehem, looked up for a weather report and saw angels and got a praise report. Their lives were forever changed. Look up and worship. Look up and see people, everywhere. Ready! Barnabas looked up and saw Paul when none else wanted anything to do with Him.  Look up and see others potential. Every human being is worth
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Devotion

"Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart." Jeremiah 24:7 We did not find Christ but He found and caught us. We surrendered, He transformed us. We became born all over again. He gave us a new heart.  That makes us a child of God - 'His people'. Yet Jeremiah tells us there is something we need to be sure to do - 'Return to me with their WHOLE HEART'. Whole heart is not a vague acknowledgment, a piece or a part, its not "have my spirit but not my soul", "have my intellect but not my possessions", "my words but not my heart" ... 'Whole heart' is everything. This is devotion.  Devotion literally means to adore, to worship, to revere. Devotion is what the human h