October 30, 2009 ” … until Christ’s life becomes visible in your lives? ” Galatians 4:19 The Message How do you know God is pursuing you …? Because Jesus started a prayer that the Father is answering in your life this very moment … shaping you into the image of the Son … shaping your … Continue reading

October 29, 2009 “We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after … Continue reading

October 28, 2009 “Now, God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:7 The Message What is God up to in your life …? Whatever it is … He is incredibly patient to the point … Continue reading

October 27, 2009 “I ask — ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory — to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do,  grasp the immensity of this glorious way … Continue reading

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.” Eph. 1:11 The Message Where will you find your life …? You can look all around you and miss it because you are looking at the wrong thing. You can wear yourself out hoping and thinking that maybe .. … Continue reading

October 22, 2009 “If when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! …. Grace, because God is putting everything together again … Continue reading

October 21, 2009 “God, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children’s hearts, freeing you to love God, your God, with your whole heart, and soul, and live, really live.” Deut. 30:6 The Message The One who never gives up … God has never become callused over your broken … Continue reading

October 20, 2009 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay … Continue reading

October 19, 2009 “Hey there! All who thirsty, come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway — buy and eat! Come buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money — everything’s free.” Isaiah 55:1 The Message Can it be that good …? God is always making a way  … for you … … Continue reading

October 16, 2009 “So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe — people and things, animals and atoms– get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, … Continue reading