Dying 2 Live...!

Dying 2 Live...!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Plans...!

We are quickly approaching 2011 and we should get ready for the slogans:

"Destined for days like heaven in 2011"

"Debt-free living in 2011"

"2011---the year of the overflow"

We should also get ready for the resolutions:
"I'm going to lose weight"

"I'm going to spend more time with my family"

"I'm going to go back to school"

Also, we should get ready for the realities of life:

"You could lose a loved one"

"You could get laid off your job"

"You could run into unexpected problems"

By now, you all may be sobering up to the fact that life is still filled with uncertainties no matter how hard we plan. An old aged saying is "if you want to make God laugh just tell Him your plans!" During this season many will fast, vision cast, set goals, inspire to fulfill dreams, and seek to have a much better lifestyle. Regardless of what we do, we have to REMEMBER that God had everything already pre-planned before time ever began. All we're doing is living out the set-in-place plan. No matter how hard we try we can never alter it. It's already fixed in place and is unchangeable! What's more, it is the BEST plan for you and I. Our little plans pale in comparison to His. So, let's live out our lives knowing that God's plan is what we should desire. Jesus said it so eloquently in Luke 22:41-42---

...God, not my will but yours be done...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a woman in a shoe. The elf under the bridge. The pot of gold near the stream. Wow, many may be wondering if they're at the correct blog site. What in the world is all this about? Why does this blog start off with fairy tale notions. Well, it's quite simple, many people know that we're nearing the Christmas time. And, unfortunately, fairy tales seem to dominate this season as well.

We hear stories about some fat bearded man in a red and white fleece by the name of Santa. Or, we hear about his red-nosed raindeer and flying sled. Maybe, that's not your home and the focus is more on Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch who stole Christamas. Regardless, the focus is not FULLY where it should be and that's on the birth of Jesus. But, much more important than His birth is His death. And, even more important than His death is His rising from the dead.

Therefore, we can have access to a new life in God free from the bondage of sin. We can now live a life destined for heaven. Destined for greatness. Destined for true life. Or, we can ignore all of that and go back to focusing on the fairy tales and commercialized distractions of buy this and go broke for that. My prayer is that we would eventually get to the point where we make the main thing the main thing, and that's the sacrifice of Jesus!