Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I am in great anticipation for when you come home to Des Moines. But since you are still in Europe, when I look at my wall, I always am reminded of you...and Leigha and Lauren :)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)
14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
So the last night of Epicenter was Wednesday, and the last two messages hit me more than any others did all summer. The passage above is just a small morsel that I took away from the two teachings.
Why do we complain or argue anyway? It's because we are believing a lie. We are believing a lie that God is withholding something good from us. Instead of believing a lie, we should uphold the TRUTH. The truth is that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28).
Where are we bound by lies that we are believing? We need to search the Word for the TRUTH that will surely set us free.
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39).