Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simple decisions...

Psalm 1:6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

This scripture makes most decisions pretty simple. Will it lead me towards His righteousness or towards wickedness?

Why is it then that at times we seem to prefer steps towards wickedness knowing that it openly displeases the Lord and it's end will always lead to our ruin? This is an incredible promise with great benefits that are based on our choice. Will we obey or not?

May we be drawn to paths that honor Him...He's will watch over us and our lives when we do so.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec 1...

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

Why would God do that? Why would he leave everything that is perfect to come and be with us, me? why?

I don't know. It's almost as if He becomes the visitor who knocks at your door unexpectedly. You peek thru the window and you're not sure if you should open the door or not.

Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a guest visitor?

For some reason, God came to make His dwelling among us. That's greatly in part because we could not go to Him. Again, why? Because He loves us.

This is the story of Christmas.

Monday, November 29, 2010

We stand behind Christ so we can stand before God

So here's the basic premise of what we shared yesterday at CF DT:

James 5 talks about prayer for trouble, praise in the good, prayer for healing, and prayer for the forgiveness of sins.

We know that He is able. So we take comfort in that truth. Our position is to approach Him thru Christ, the only One who is righteous. The prayer of a righteous man avails much. Our position should be behind Christ as we approach the Father.

We stand behind Christ so we can stand before God.

Let us approach with confidence, not in ourselves or our own abilities, but in HIm and His righteousness.