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Existing to be alive

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"I've been existing . . . I want to be alive" This quote stood out to me the other night as the family sat down for our weekly Friday night pizza and movie. It's from the movie Wall-E, which we had seen when it came out on the big screen but we were watching this time in the comfort of our own home. Thinking back, I remembered this quote, and all the spiritual connotations of the movie . . .how large and out of shape everyone up in space got because they had gotten comfortable where they were but it was all so much more poignant this time because that is what I have been feeling lately . . . I've been existing, but not living the abundant life Christ has called me to and provided for me. He says in John 10:10b "I have come that you might have life - and have it more abundantly." Christ is the very One who called us to abundant effective life and commanded us to splash in the cool waters of His love.

Abundant means plentiful, abounding with, rich, and ful…

Come Home

Come home

I make all things new

Come home

I wait for you



Come home

for here I wait

Arms extended

expecting you

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. LUKE 15:20




Caught in your Grace

"A thousand times I've failed, still your mercy remains; should I stumble again, still I'm caught in your grace" from the song From the Inside Out by Hillsong

Once again, I had blown it . . . I let my flesh rise up and out and there was that feeling of "Am I ever going to just walk the path without tripping over these emotions that sneak up on me like a rock or stump sticking out of the path while on a hike?" I was running on the treadmill, to get out the aggression, to spend time worshipping and getting my focus back where it needed to be . . . and those words came alive . . . stumbled AGAIN, still I'm caught in your grace . . .
The visual of a big net came to mind. The one underneath the trapeze artist who so gracefully swings . . . the safety . . . she does not go into this performance trying to fall into the net, yet it is there. Yes, she expects that she would at sometime in the learning process fall into that net, but now that she has got it down, t…

Pondering . . .

I have to ask the question - do you believe God speaks to His people today, in some form or fashion . . . to His children . . . to his children's children . . . our sons and daughters?

For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction. Job 33:14-16

And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:28

My youngest woke up the other day and the first words out of his mouth were:

"Wanna hear my song? They gave me a song. In my dream." And he proceeds to sing . . .

Down
It feels like the world's falling down
I want to see light in the world
All around

So I ask where the song came from and he says the same thing . . . they gave it to me in my dream.

But…