How do we treasure traditions of old, while embracing the emerging future? We speak from both sides of our mouth, if you will. We must live in surround sound. Listening to the echoes of the past, while leaning in to hear the whispers of tomorrow. We hold treasures in one hand & grasp for the future with the other. We walk boldly with the Lord, to beautifully blend it together in the biosphere of our lives.
The commitment of your heart will write the legacy you leave to the world.
..herein lies the whole secret of the life of faith. Christ had supernatural power, – the power of heaven, the power of holiness, the power of fellowship with God, and Christ can give me grace to live as He Lived.
We cannot pray honestly, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” and still live like “my kingdom come, my will be done.”
It’s a little hard for the world to hear the church preach “love your enemies” when we can’t even love our own brothers and sisters just a little different from us.
Success that costs you your marriage is failure.
Christ is all (Colossians 3:11). These three words are the essence and substance of Christianity.
“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God’s church and partake God’s banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other’s company; they never bring sorrow to each other’s hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present.”
Marriage and the family unit are spiritual sign posts of God’s eternal purpose, and satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy that. Be ever diligent in the power of the Spirit to build, maintain, and show the world the light of the heavenly realms through your marriage and family.