Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Could it really be that simple?

TURN & SEE....
                                                   Photo by:  Jiuck  


Come out from behind the foggy haze, the veil of uncertainty. Life can be a clear and precise experience.  Do you want to see a clear view of real life?

And the Lord said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent [of bronze] and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.  


And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze], he lives. Numbers 21:8-9 AMP

I am fascinated that the Old Testament (of the Bible) is a foreshadow of the New Testament.  I sure didn't get this at the beginning of my journey.  It's a shadow of what was to come.  

We see it plainly in the story of the fiery serpent that needed to be put on a pole for healing.  Do you want to look on LIFE?  Every day we are given choices.  How wonderful is that!  We get to choose what way we will go in our lives.  The choice is yours to turn and look!  See and consider your choices.  

And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.

For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.  John 3:14-17 NLT

To truly live is to RECEIVE His life.  Life is found in Jesus Christ, the son of God who died on the cross, the perfect sacrifice, to take away our sins. Today, will you look to Jesus and turn (make the choice to go His way) from your selfish ways (repent), and receive the new life in Him.  

Turn and see, look and live.  It is the life we were always intended for!

Friday, November 15, 2013

As I see you


He sees you.

There is only one you and it is only the one you who can do what no other can in this life. 

Sometimes our lives can seem quite insignificant to us & even those around us.  Your life is so important to the Lord, to humanity, as you were born to know Him and to give to others.  Your life matters.  

Today, YOU are being watched!  The most important person is watching you!  Yes you!  Jesus!  The one who says, "As I see you" is watching you and is wanting a specific time to talk you about today, about the future.  Not how others see you but He sees you made perfect in Him.  Maybe you didn't realize it, yet it is still truth.  This Jesus, a personal God, sees YOU!  How significant your are!  

There was a rich man named Zaccheus. He was a leader of those who gathered taxes. Zaccheus wanted to see Jesus but he could not because so many people were there and he was a short man. He ran ahead and got up into a sycamore tree to see Him. Jesus was going by that way.

When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw Zaccheus. He said, “Zaccheus, come down at once. I must stay in your house today.”  At once he came down and was glad to have Jesus come to his house...For the Son of Man came to look for and to save from the punishment of sin those who are lost.”  Luke 19:2-10 NLT

Again, we see Jesus SEEING!  

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and said, “See! There is a true Jew. There is nothing false in him.” Nathanael said to Jesus, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip talked to you, I saw you under the fig tree.”  John 1:47-48 NLV

This day, know that you are significant to Jesus who sees you.  Not only does He see where you are in your life, He also wants to speak right to you.  What is required of you?  Only that you would 'turn' so you CAN see Him.

But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away.   2 Corinthians 3:15 AMP


Saturday, November 9, 2013

I need YOU :)

I sure would like to know what matters to YOU!  What questions would you like answered, or what things would you like to see me write about, or even what do you plain think about?

I take it as a serious challenge to ask for God's help to understand what He already knows to life's questions.  It is only in knowing Him that I have anything to offer here.


Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual...For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ1 Corinthians 2:12-13 & 16

Is it too bold to say that I believe our individual success is found in serving one another?  We are individually a piece of one another's puzzle of life.

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Look forwards to YOUR thoughts! :)

Monday, November 4, 2013

The road to nowhere

My curiosity got the best of me as I thought about what 'the road to nowhere' might mean.  I decided to ask a few people what the road to nowhere meant to them. The consensus is that this is the road a person might take who is going about living life without a goal or vision.  It is a sense of walking aimlessly without real purpose for their life.



I think I can understand why a person might choose to walk this particular road.  Maybe they don't know how to get 'unstuck' to be able to live in the fullness of their life?  I welcome your view! :)

Where there is no understanding of the Word of the Lord, the people do whatever they want to, but happy is he who keeps the law.  Proverbs 29:18 NLV

God is not general but He is specific in purpose.  He created each one of us with a distinct purpose for our life on earth.  When a person does not have a clear direction for their life, they seem somewhat out of control (disorganized in thought process) because they are not aiming for a specific goal.

We can absolutely know we are on the road that IS going some-
where!  God made it simple by giving us only two choices: the narrow way or the wide way.

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.  Matthew 7:13-14 NLT


The Lord wants to speak to those who believe that He is the way & He is the truth & He is the life (John 14:6).  To choose to turn from our sinful & selfish ways and turn to His ways, in belief, is where we find the ultimate clear vision for our life!

I don’t consider that I have taken hold of it yet. But here is the one thing I do. I forget what is behind me. I push hard toward what is ahead of me.  I move on toward the goal to win the prize. God has appointed me to win it. The heavenly prize is Christ Jesus himself.  Philippians 3:13-14 NIRV

My prayer for you today is that you would turn from your way of trying to live life, and choose to embrace Him (choose life), and in doing so, will find yourself right smack dab on the road to somewhere - both now and eternally.

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