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This isn’t for everyone

just those who said they love Jesus. I had an ah ha worship moment. God created worship to give His people insight into who He is. We repeat phrases over and over again because each repetition etches something deeper in our souls which opens our minds to what God is teaching us.

As we were singing tonight about a firm foundation, I heard it say a firm foundation is not shaken. I asked myself “how firm is this foundation I have built this life on?” Do I believe Jesus is who He says He is? If this is true, then I have to stop letting my foundation be shaken. I have to stop doubting His love because of what I see in this world.

God’s people are surrounded by darkness. We have to stop allowing the darkness determine our actions. We have to stop allowing circumstances to dictate our reactions. We can’t allow the negative to impact our love.

He has called us to love. In a place where everyone is hurting, He has called us to love. This message isn’t for everyone because everyone can’t handle it. He is calling us to love when they shoot us down in the streets. He is calling us to love when they shoot us down in our own homes. He is calling us to love when we can’t. He is calling us to love because He did.

So as you try to process all that the world offers you this week, love someone. Lots of people need it. None deserve it, but do it anyway.

This is for Atatiana. There is love and light in the midst of the darkness.

When You Think He Is Done

He is just getting started. Naomi thought her life was over. Her husband was dead. Her sons were dead. There was nothing left to live for. She went home to die.

Instead she found a daughter-in-law who would not desert her. She found a God who would not desert her. He made her later years better than her beginning.

Sound Of Heaven Touching Earth

As we sang this song yesterday during worship it was actually happening. Heaven was touching earth. It is a regular thing that we take for granted, but I was reminded during the song that amazing things happen when Heaven touches earth.

For instance in Texas during a hot dry summer when the grass is brown and dead looking, a good rain will make your lawn look like the weeks of heat killing never happened.

Yesterday Heaven squelched heatwaves across the country. But is also brought some destruction. We try to think of Heaven as this gentle peaceful place instead of powerful and mighty.

I mean what happens when powerful and mighty meets weak and unworthy? When permanent meets not permanent? When holy meets unholy?

But think about this: if Heaven contains a mighty and powerful God, why wouldn’t what comes out of it also be mighty and powerful? Why wouldn’t whatever comes from Heaven have transforming power?

Perhaps this week we should examine what happens when Heaven touches the earth. It changes what it touches.

Even When He Knows We Will Fail

He gives us a chance anyway. Saul looked like he could fit the role. But the important things Saul needed, he lacked. God knew Saul’s character flaws but gave him a chance anyway.

Saul ruled Israel for 40 years but never really understood the role.

He failed miserably. God knows when we are going to fail. He always gives us the opportunity to turn to Him. Those who do find redemption.

When God Calls Your Name

make sure you answer. God first called Samuel’s name when he was a young boy. It changed everything for everyone around. Samuel listened for God all of his life and had an incredible journey from anointing kings to advising them. Again, this is a drawing based on work by photography by James C Lewis.