Progress not Complacency

progressHow much joy do you want to know? Process out the lies/sin to draw nearer to Jesus. How much peace do you want to experience? Filter out the lies/sin to become more like Jesus. How much love do you want to feel? Process out the lies/sin to let His love pour out through your very pores.
Processing daily life with its decisions means making progress toward Jesus. The FREEdom process is the biblical tool to get at the root of the sinful action – the lie – in order to get rid of it, replace it with the truths from God’s Word and then act on those truths by faith and in the Spirit’s power. As you continually practice this process, your life will change; and, you will experience more joy, more peace and more love, all of which are found in Jesus’ presence.
Processing daily life doesn’t mean staying in the midst of the sinful behavior that’s wiping the smile off your face, destroying the peace in your mind and blocking the love from flowing out of your heart. No, use the FREEdom Christ gave you (Gal. 5:1) to go forward in order to know more of Jesus and what He offers – true life today and for eternity – in your every day life.
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Decide on Today’s Walk

focus on todayI heard a professional baseball player once say, “I have to slow the game down. I have to focus on each pitch, not the end result, if I’m going to be successful at this game.”
This little girl wants to be president of the US someday, which is entirely possible. Yet, her Papi gives her spot on advice. Make leadership choices today and the rest will take care of itself.
Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Jesus used a word for “worry” that means to have a divided mind. One that is both here and there, which not only brings anxiety, but keeps you from being ready for the choices – “trouble” – you must work through today.
Slow life down. Leave tomorrow, the end result, in the hands of the only One who can take care of today and tomorrow at the same time. Your part is to simply exercise the truth by faith today to become more like Jesus. Life as a believer truly is one day, one decision at a time in the moment.
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You Just Never Know

impactThe power of words to change a life is tremendous. I was in Israel this past March where I visited Tel Chai, a site where eight Israeli men died in one of many battles for Israel’s independence. After our guide told the site’s story, the 9-year-old son of our group’s leader asked if he could speak. He said, “If those men would have seen what they died for, they would have been very proud of themselves and of the sacrifice they made.” These words touched quite a few lives that day, including my own.
Then I read on Facebook where one person was lamenting the fact that they were not a good this, or a good that. In response, a “friend” wrote, “Good for you for reaching out, but stop beating up yourself. Only perfect person was (is) Jesus, so knock it off:) You will NEVER please everyone–it just doesn’t happen that way…What’s the most important change you want to make?…YOU know and if you want to make those changes, YOU will….You ARE special and you’re a child of God. Don’t ever forget it. P.S. I love ya!” Again lives were touched.
Truthful words, like drops of water on a pond causes ripples across a lake, can travel great distances. The Bible tells us that our words can help others become more like Jesus (Eph. 4:29), which besides people, is the only thing we can take into eternity. Let Jesus use you to help someone become more like Him. It’s so easy, even a 9-year-old can do it.
If we’re not touching lives for eternity, then our lives will be like footprints on the sand washed away by the waves of time.
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Healing Harsh Words

harsh wordsThe following is an excerpt from a new book my friend is writing. “A deluded mind cannot think its way out of the box it is in. The deluded mind is the problem, so it cannot fix the problem. We must be exposed and shocked out of this delusional state. That explains why Paul used such harsh language when addressing the Galatians.”
Paul called the Galatians “foolish” and “bewitched” (Gal. 3:1). He was basically calling a group of believers, who thought themselves to be very intelligent and spiritual, stupid and dark…to their faces! These believers thought what they were doing was right, when indeed it wasn’t. Through his harsh words, Paul was trying to explode the box that had imprisoned them.
Again, fish don’t know they are wet. You only know what you know when you know it and will act upon what you know. This is sanity. But, what if what you know is wrong, how will you ever know it’s wrong unless a source outside your mind exposes your thinking to be wrong? You can’t!
This is why being in and with the Word of God, Jesus, is so critical to becoming more like Him. This is why being transparent with and allowing other believers to speak into our lives is also very important to the life change process (James 5:16).
We need God’s light to shine into our thinking for us to know whether we’re on the right path or not, no matter how spiritual we might be. Jesus is the only path that will ever bring us what we’re looking for in life. Paul had to resort to shock therapy to get the Galatians to wake up. Hopefully this gentle reminder will do it for you and me.
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Fixing Tomorrow Today

choices 4A certain phrase has been running through my mind, which the Lord has used in quite a few situations lately. If you want a better tomorrow, you’ve got to evaluate your past to make better decisions in the present.
The point is that if want to get off the sin-confession-sin cycle, you must use the FREEdom process to filter out the lies that formed the basis for your past decisions and replace them with the truths the Spirit gives you in your daily reading of God’s Word. Then throughout your day in the Spirit’s power, no matter where you are, choose to exercise those truths by faith.
As you make those faith choices in the present, you’ll be fixing your tomorrow today. Why not start now?
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