Eternity Rope

God Gold of the day

God Gold of the Day

 

Pretty crazy to think about. I know I get super invested in the red part of the rope when the rest of the rope is endless. Makes you really want to fix your focus. Keeping your eyes on the KINGdom!!!

 

No More Visits to the Well

God Gold of the day

Wanted to share this “old gold” with you today that I had sent out a year or so ago! I pray this Word and the lessons from it gives you a refreshing and thirst quenching view of Christ in your life! Enjoy!!!

“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””

John 4:10-14

I pray these lessons here help you as much as they have me! This woman had no idea who she was talking to. I noticed, as a follower of Jesus Christ, how much do I even realize who I’m talking to when I pray? How much do I realize the magnitude of having a personal relationship with Jesus? I’m like the Samaritan woman in a way, Jesus is doing a work all around me, speaking directly to me, but I live as if I have no idea. Why? I get caught up in earthly things and my human flesh, operating off regular water. Just like the Samaritan woman, I don’t understand what Jesus is saying, I don’t see how Jesus could get water from a deep well without any equipment cause I’m operating off regular water. I’m operating from earthly things and the power of my flesh to figure out my problems and give me what I need to feel at peace. Operating with regular water, seeking deliverance and pleasure from it, you’ll always be dissatisfied. You’ll have to keep going to the well day after day to fetch more water because you’ll always be thirsty. Living water is a whole other story. We don’t understand living water, that Jesus is sitting right beside us at all times speaking to us, or what comes in a relationship with him because living water is higher. He’s higher than anything of this world. When we understand that Jesus is living in us and through us, we don’t need any equipment to get water from a deep well or overcome a tough situation, we need Jesus. We don’t have to look for deliverance or answers from earthly things or our flesh, to be able to overcome and be satisfied with understanding only Jesus can supply that. All that earth can provide is never going to be enough to fill our hearts and the pleasures that we think can are only temporary. The water which Jesus give truly satisfies. The blessings and mercies which Jesus give us doesn’t just fill our hearts and lives in this life but is overflowing into the one to come in eternity. Blows my mind how much I choose and operate off regular water when Jesus’ living water is right there in front of me! I wondered why I was thirsty so much. Every time you start getting thirsty, seek and talk to Jesus, drink his living water and say bye to your thirst.

 

 

 

Sing a New Song

God Gold of the Day

“1 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the godly!”
Psalm 149:1

Just ran across this verse last week and these few words really lit a fire under me! “Sing to the Lord a new song.” I’ll be honest, I’m not 100% sure the exact meaning and theology behind this verse from Psalms but for me, while I was reading this in the early morning before the day started, it stuck with me and I was blown away at how God opened up His Word!

Some days it can be extremely tough to wake up with joy, praising God with excitement for the day ahead. Whether it’s the same old routine, at the same old job, doing the same old thing, whatever it is in your life just focus in on this. We serve a God that is so mighty and awesome, He’s been beyond good to us for creating us, giving us life each day with the breaths we take, and saving us from a death that we deserved to have by sending His Son to die in our place. What a love that is!!! What incredible amounts of grace and mercy that God shows us through saving us and then, salvation isn’t it. It’s only the first big step of many with Him wrapping His loving arms around us! He has saved us, forgiven us, and set us free to live a full LIFE here and now on earth each day. He gives us the chance to stay close to Him, He gives us His Word to learn more about Him and His beautiful heart. He gives us complete access to Him in so many ways with the biggest being going to Him in prayer! He lets us seek Him, lay our problems at His feet and then in His faithfulness He answers our prayers EVERY SINGLE TIME! Giving us all we need to continue striving forward no matter how tough our situation is! His Word and His presence brings a level of peace to our life that is unexplainable to our tiny human minds to comprehend, strength and fuel to keep on keeping on, to live life in the fullest of ways in ways that please Him! And did I mention how this life with God isn’t it??!? This life He’s given us now with Him is only an extremely small dose of what’s to come, a teeny tiny piece compared to the life of eternity that He has set before us after we leave this world!! The God that created the heavens and the earth and everything in it!!!

I say all that to just broaden your image of God this morning so you can see that to “sing to the Lord a new song,” despite all the old we have in our lives. Despite all the pain and failures of yesterday, the mistakes we’ve made and the hard situations we dealt with. Despite everything that we’ve experienced yesterday that we tend to always carry as baggage with us into each new day. Despite all that not so great stuff, we serve an oh so great God and He’s given us more than enough to lay down our yesterday’s and sing a NEW song to Him today!! It’s because of who He is and the always faithful, endless love that He gives us, each day we have the opportunity to sing a NEW song to the Lord!!!

I so often get caught up in my yesterday’s that it holds me up in my right now. The good thing is, having this relationship with God, my experiences yesterday mean nothing when compared to the mighty God I serve!!! For the unlimited power and grace He brings to our lives we don’t have to live in today based off of how we messed up yesterday! He gives us new breath, new life, and a new song to sing as we arise each day because this life we have with Christ, the awesome message of the Gospel is a song that plays over our daily lives, a song that says “yesterday is gone, forgiven, and forgotten, today I stand with God as a child of God and in His loving presence all is possible, this new life begins with each moment with Him!!!! If you haven’t already, warm up the vocal chords and let the newness of life God brings to us each day wash away yesterday!!! SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD!!!!

It’s a Heart Thing

God Gold of the Day

1 Samuel 16:6-7

“When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

 

Samuel went to Bethlehem to find who the Lord would choose as the next king of Israel. He saw a big strong dude in Eliab, thought it was him but Samuel was wrong. David was actually the person the Lord had chosen, not because he had the best physical appearance, he was just a skinny little kid, but he had something that set him apart from Eliab and the rest of his brothers, his heart. I notice a lot that I measure how strong my relationship is with the Lord with worldly vision. How many church activities I’m involved in, how much I give, how much I read in His Word, or the knowledge I put in my head. In reality none of those things matter if my heart isn’t affected by those things. When our hearts is the foundation of our relationship with the Lord, everything on the outside changes, not physically but how we live and walk out what God called us to be. It all starts at our hearts, that’s the foundation on which the Lord works. Sometimes I get caught up in how much I can know but that doesn’t allow me to fully access how the Lord wants me to grow! It’s just a heart thing.

Son-Day Surprise

God Gold of the day

Got a couple of Sunday Funnies for ya about kids in church! Hope you have an awesome day of worship and rest! Get ready, BIG week ahead and we’re going to kill it!!!

 

-“A boy in Sunday school had been taught by the same teacher for a number of years. She had a way of telling stories and she always ended them by saying: “And the moral of the story is…”

Eventually, he moved up in Sunday school and had a new teacher.

After a few weeks, the minister asked the boy how he liked his new Sunday school teacher. He replied: “She is great; she does not have any morals.”

~Author unknown~

 

-“There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.

“Is there anything breakable in here?” asked the postal clerk.

“Only the Ten Commandments.” answered the lady.”

 

-“Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.

The daughter answered, “Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt.”

Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day , the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning’s Sunday school lesson was about.

He said “Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming.”

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