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Hosanna’s fade…love endures

I saw this picture at an office complex. You can see my reflection behind Jesus.  I kinda like that.

I saw this picture at an office complex. You can see my reflection behind Jesus. I kinda like that.

We welcome You Messiah and we also walk in the shadow of Your cross.   We pray for wisdom to see beyond the cheers of the crowd demanding an instant miracle.  If we build our faith on the crowd, then we build on a sinking foundation.   So instead of empty words, let’s build on the solid rock of Christ and live out our faith in the One who paid the price so that we would know that God is always with us.

“We’re not saved because we’re good.  We’re good because we are saved” (Rich Mullins). So when the Hosanna’s fade, let us not be moved but instead let us hold on to the truth.  The truth that “Love is always going to be far more dangerous than power” (Jeff Hood). The truth that Jesus died for us so that there would be no emptiness between us, and the love of God.  Lead us to the cross Lord, where Your love is and will always be…one scarred hand to the other.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Conversations with God

 

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Reveal to us what we need to see

Reveal to us

Lord God, our life and our eternity belong to You and to You alone. Open our eyes to see the glimpses of heaven all around us.  Reveal the signs that lead us to the embrace of Your truth.  You stepped into our story, those many years ago, so that the courage of God would be revealed in His Son as proof that God stands beside us throughout every joy and sorrow in this life.  Help us to grab hold of Your promises that grace and forgiveness are real, so that we can have the courage to just show up in this life and stop performing with the crowd.  Don’t let us see just want what we want to see, but expose what we need to see.  We exist in the here and now but You, Lord, have always existed and the doors to Your love have always been open to us through Christ Jesus. We can’t wait for anyone to give us permission to practice our faith.   We just need to live out our faith in Christ, anywhere and anytime. And whether or not the crowd jeers or cheers, we serve only Him today, tomorrow and forever.

 

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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