Love that we can hang out in this online space and chat about things true and wonderful. I love knowing what stands out to folks. It makes me reflect even more.
Love the idea of new starts and your thought on doing that with our faith as well. Such a great reminder!! Love your heart Ginger and they way you put it into words. Thanks too for joining Planting Roots MondayminutewithGod!
We get ripped off. He doesn't care about your investments; what would money mean to him? It makes me reflect even more. I noticed that the kids leaving hit you hard when I visited your page. Please indicate which email s you would like to receive.
Such truth and wisdom! What a refreshing perspective, Ginger. I am savoring this quote: I have to continually remind myself to draw life from Christ rather than self. Umm…like every single day! Thanks for visiting today. Thanks for the breath of fresh air. So freeing to see it this way.
Blessings to you, my friend! Glad you stopped by for a visit. Blessings right back at you: Growth is more important than perfection. I need that tattooed on my wrist! Not a bad idea. Or at least a big, huge sticky note on the fridge. Oh, I know that prayer so very well! Especially after many military moves—prayed like crazy for community for my kids. Joining you in prayer for your peeps! Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Ginger, I love how you are seeking God and walking in fresh faith in this time of transition.
Thanks so much for visiting. Oh the pangs of our children leaving, the empty house, watching them become young men and women in front of our eyes..
I love your list reminding me of ways to renew my faith and to love better.. I noticed that the kids leaving hit you hard when I visited your page. Really enjoyed your post.
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Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than twenty-five years. Jim Cymbala ha sido pastor del Tabernaculo de Brooklyn por mas de veinticinco anos. El escritor de los mejores titulos. Chapter One Stolen Property I live in a city where things get stolen all the time.
Along Flatbush Avenue, where our church is, car thefts are an everyday occurrence.
Fresh Faith: What Happens When Real Faith Ignites God's People Paperback – March 31, Cymbala writes, “Real faith is produced when our hearts draw near to God himself and receive his promises deep within.”. Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for. Like a Fountain of Clear Water Cleansing a Stagnant, Cynical CultureFRESH FAITH One thing moves God: faith. Not doctrinal savvy. Not willpower. Trust in.
So are muggings, purse snatchings, and apartment break-ins. Once in a Sunday night sermon I made the mistake of asking our congregation to raise their hands if they had personally experienced some kind of rip-off. The place broke into laughter as 98 percent of the hands went up. What a silly question to pose to a crowd of New Yorkers! I came out to my car parked in front of our house one morning a few years ago and noticed it had been vandalized.
As soon as I opened the door and got inside, I saw a huge, gaping hole in the center of the steering wheel where the air bag had been. Crack cocaine addicts love air bags because they are a quick-sale item. It is just one of the ways that crack has devastated New York and other major cities in America. Heroin was one thing, snorting cocaine another but crack has brought massive destruction. I moaned to myself about the loss.
When I called my insurance agent, he took it in stride. I didn't ask what this would do to my rates next time around; I didn't really want to know. A few months passed before I finally got around to taking the car in for the replacement. At last the damage was repaired.
And wouldn't you know within three weeks I got ripped off again! Same parking place in front of my house, same window forced open. I'm almost sure it was the same thief. This time I didn't even bother to file an insurance claim. I even found a way to joke about it with someone: If I'd just supply you with other stuff to sell, at least you wouldn't have to break into my car every few months. As much as you hate the loss and inconvenience, you gradually go on with your life. A year later, you won't even remember that it happened. But in the spiritual realm, a kind of stealing is going on in many lives that is much more serious.
Satan is in the business of ripping off things far more important than an air bag. That is his nature. As Jesus said in John Nor does he want your house; he doesn't live in a house. He doesn't need your vehicle, for he has other modes of transportation. He has no interest in your clothes; he's a spirit being.
He doesn't care about your investments; what would money mean to him? In the spiritual realm, a kind of stealing is going on in many lives.
Satan is in the business of ripping us off. But he is very interested in stealing spiritual treasures things that have value with God and are of eternal significance.
Take, for example, our very purpose for living. Satan loves snatching men and women on the streets of my city and your city people who have potential and turning them into glassy-eyed wanderers through life, with no goal from day to day.
They lie in bed at night staring at the ceiling, saying, 'What's the point? Just to make money? Just to have kids? Others turn to career achievement, or pleasure, or materialism. But it doesn't work. God created them to worship and enjoy him forever, but this awareness has been stolen from their consciousness. Notice the progression in John