Roman 12:1-2

"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Good to Great IN GOD'S EYES

"In God's Eyes" ~~ What does God see when He looks at me? Does He see the complacency that poisons the well-spring of my heart? Does He see the impure thoughts? Does He see my self-centeredness, where the most-oft asked question is "How will this affect me?"

The answer is: yes, He does.

But praise the Lord! That's not all He sees!

He also sees the righteousness of Christ, as I stand behind the Son, bathed in His blood. He sees a daughter, a co-heir, one who will inherit His infinite riches in glory. He sees one who has been bought back -- at a great price -- and therefore is so very valuable!

As I read through Chip Ingram's book, I have a quotation on a plain piece of paper as my marker. It is a quote by John Wooden:

"Be  more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

Seeking to be more...

In God's eyes.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Once again I have allowed complacency to rule my life. I never thought of myself as someone who takes the easy way, but my actions regarding sin prove time and again that I absolutely do.

I was reminded last night, the gentle prodding of the Spirit, that walking with God is not a passive activity but an active one.

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

He has shown you, O Man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

God wants me to actively pursue him.

And isn't that what He did when He sent Jesus to die for my sin? He crossed the chasm and ran after me.

And He is still running.