Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Don't look out your window today, look at this beautiful fountain! It's so unusual, that water can be a blessing or a curse. It all has to do with balance. Too much water in the wrong place brings destruction. The ocean, when it is calm makes for the most relaxing, serene scene of all. If a storm is brewing, get as far away as possible!

There is one thing that the Bible tells us we cannot get enough of. Jesus spoke this to His disciples:

"To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. " Luke 6:27  [MSG]

If I was there as a disciple and heard these words come from my Master, I'm not sure I would understand. "Jesus looked at them intently and said,'Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible'." Matthew 19:26 {NLT} Even though Jesus is speaking about another topic, it is still true in this case. Who can love the unlovely? Jesus can. Who can love the murderer? Jesus can. If He flows through us, we have the ability, by the Holy Spirit, to love the outcast. Not earthly possible, but heavenly possible.

I like this verse in the Message translation because it is relaxed, and when we understand God's reason behind His ways we are much more likely to follow them. This is abundant live, living above the fray, and bringing glory to God. "So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves."   Galatians 5:16  {NLT}

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