Sunday Collectives 1/16/16 – 1/22/16
We all resist the grace of God daily in our lives. We think we can live this life on our own (comma) or God is interested in the ledger of good deeds and righteous works I am keeping and considers what I can do (comma) or not do in order to impress Him.
We are the ones Peter speaks of in 2 Peter 1:5-9.
We last saw Abram in a moment of victory. With improbable odds, he took on a rescue mission to save his nephew, Lot, from kings who had conquered and kidnapped the people of Sodom.
Despite the greater number of men, weapons, and experience that his men faced, Abram was victorious in the battle.
Want to know the reality of God’s passionate, fervent tender love, get ready for long nights, hotter days, for such knowledge does not come during deep times of pain free living. One of the chief purposes of valley existence, sleepless nights and feelings that God has left the room is to develop a greater reality of God.
By Shasta Monet
This morning as I sat down to do my annual end of the year journaling, I couldn’t help but just sit and cry for awhile. Not all because of it being bad, but more our of a heart that is truly thankful.
Going back over what I felt was going to happen for this year, I feel so thankful
This year was really hard
I am sure most everyone can agree
‘Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
MEN, WE ARE CALLED TO FOLLOW JESUS.
He is our Savior, Shepherd, and King. He has all wisdom, power, and authority. And Jesus the King of kings and Lord of lords bids us follow. Sometimes his directions are clear and delightful. At other times his ways are foggy and dangerous. However, he is our Sovereign and we are his subjects. Therefore, we must deny ourselves, pick up our cross, and follow him regardless of the cost.