Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Things we can learn from a face

A face looks like the earth.

  • The nose is the mountain peak where we breathe fresh, crisp air. This crisp air points us where we need to go. 
  • The air we breathe is the wind of the Spirit which we can receive through either the nose or the mouth. Both are also places of smell/taste or discernment. We need the Spirit of God to give us discernment in all areas of our life, but especially in our direction and appetites.
  • Our vision is protected in the valleys of our face. There is certain insight you can only get through those deep, sheltered times. Our ability to see is lodged in the caves and caverns of our Creator.
  • Our mouth is used both to receive and give. We eat and breathe but we also speak. Our words will return a harvest of either life or death.
  • Our face is to reflect the image of our Creator. It will be changed into the image of the glory of the Lord the more we behold Him.

Psalm 34:8; Proverbs 18:21; Psalm 61; Proverbs 12:14; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 3:2-3
October 30, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Step Into Eternity

the things which are not seen are eternal” 
2 Corinthians 4:18 
We need to escape from time.—to have those moments where we step outside of the restraints and dictates that time places on us. Step into that eternal place. Even if just for a moment. However brief-its eternal. It’s the place where God lives. It’s the place where we go to worship Him without the cares and worries of this life pressing in on us.

We don't have to wait until we leave this earth before we experience the beauty of eternity. We need to visit that place and receive the strength--the rest--that comes from just being. Take a breath of eternal air and return to the world of time refreshed and revived!

Ecclesiastes 3:11
October 25, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013


"From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water." John 7:38

When a cup overflows with running water, any dirty thing that was in the cup is replaced with the new. The new and fresh replaces the old and dirty. When we run the living water through our minds then the old, stagnant thoughts are replaced with the new, vibrant, living thoughts of God which lead us in holiness and righteousness. We need the fresh new water ever day—the living water of the Word of God and the living rivers of the Holy Spirit.

Drink freely today.

Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, John 7:38, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Ephesians 5:25-27

October 19, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

The White Stone

"I will give him a white stone, and a new name..." Revelation 2:17

Jesus said He would give hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it to those who overcome. When we separate ourselves from those things that God hates and only receive the bread He has for us, trusting that He feeds us with exactly what we need, then our lives will reveal the holiness He's provided for us. The white stone will have a new name--your new name--on it that no one else will know except you. This name is given to you by the Lord Himself. It's a secret, intimate thing between Him and you. Jesus is the pearl of great price. He is worth more than anything we could ever possibly think we need. Discover the treasure that He is and He will reveal the treasure that you are to Him.

Isaiah 62:2; Revelation 19:12; Matthew 13:45-46
October 14, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stone that Stands

"Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone." Ephesians 2:20

God is building His Kingdom. It's not a building made with hands--not of brick and stone. But His people are the building. He's building a dwelling place for Himself. He is fitting us together into a "holy temple" and a "dwelling of God in the Spirit."

The most important thing about a building is the foundation. The foundation must be secure or the whole building will collapse. The foundation must be strong enough and designed to be able to handle the weight of the entire building. Jesus Christ is the corner stone of this foundation. He is the foundation itself. He is the only foundation that will carry the weight of the building. No one else can. All of us--those who believe in Jesus and allow Him to be the foundation of our lives--have a unique place in this building. Each one of us are designed to fit into a certain spot. To do that, we need to not only build upon Jesus Christ but connect to other believers as well. We all help each other stay on the foundation.

Wherever our place in the building, we must always fix our gaze upon Jesus--He is the author and finisher of our faith. As Paul said, be careful how you build on the foundation. Be sure to keep Jesus Christ as your foundation. Don't venture off on to any other ground--there is none other that will stand! He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him. When we fulfill our purpose we will share in the same joy--joy unspeakable and full of glory!

2 Corinthians 5:1, Ephesians 2:18-22, 1 Corinthians 3:9-23, Hebrews 12:1-3, 1 Peter 1:8, Matthew 25, Acts 4:12

October 5, 2013