Bold, unscripted, unedited, and free. It’s five-minute Friday. Cuz that’s how we like it.
I like to remember what God has done for me. It’s so easy to forget how many times he has healed my heart, my mind, my soul. Remembering what God has done stokes the fires of faith. A fire that I can pass on with the word of my testimony. Testimony to his greatness and his Glory. Testimony to his character and his love for me (and you). Igniting the flames of passion in other’s hearts for God is what this Christianity thing is all about. Walking through the trials and tribulations and coming out on the other side clean and fresh and new is something only God can make happen. So remember, remember today and always what God has done for you. Stoke the flames in your heart with the memories of how he held you in his arms that one time. Pass that fire onto someone else so that they may know God’s love for them. Because, that’s the point, right?
Posted in Faith, five minute friday, Passion, Truth
Tagged fire, God, heart, mind, pass it on, passion, remember, soul, testimony
Headed on over to Beauty for Ashes for our Romans bible study.
Satan is a liar. He is the king of lies. He twists words and ideas into something that I can easily believe that traps me and holds me captive. Captive. Like a person chained to a wall. Lies like “Nobody’s listening, so why bother telling your story.” Why bother telling my story? Lots of people know my story, so why keep hashing up the past? That’s a good question. A really good question. Maybe I am just talking to myself to keep myself going and to keep pushing higher up the mountain. Maybe it’s because I hope that someone, somewhere will hear my story, and that person will feel hope and will keep moving up higher themselves.
Funny thing about believing in Satan’s lies, they are an illusion, an illusion that keeps me trapped as long as I believe in them. As we all know, an illusion is something that is not really there, our eyes (or hearts, or minds) are playing tricks on us because we buy into the illusion. Oh yes, he can hold a mirror up to us and show us the ugliness that exists in our hearts and minds. He can push us into believing half-truths because he is a master of illusion. We can believe that there is no way out of this darkness we have gotten ourselves into.
The truth be told, I hold the key to breaking the chains of the illusions. That’s right, I have the key. The key is Jesus. He is the light that shines in dark places when we think we see something that isn’t there. Satan would hold us mesmerized in the darkness that is full of illusions that cause fear in our hearts and in our minds. He would have us chained to the wall of half-truths. He would have us be captives for the remainder of our days. But Jesus, he ripped the veil that kept humanity separated from God when he died on that cross. He broke through the barrier and defeated death. He defeated Satan. That’s right, Satan, the master of illusion and lies, is defeated.
When we grab hold of the light and undo the chains with our wonderful Jesus, we are free. We are free to go around and share the light with others. We are free to ignite the flames of passion for the true living God in our own hearts. We are free to help Jesus beat back the darkness that surrounds people’s hearts. We are free to become whom we were born to be.
I was born to tell my story so that other’s may see the glory of God in my life. For I am free.
Posted in Blood of the Lamb, Captivity, death, Death on a cross, Satan
Tagged captivity, chains, darkness, defeat, freedom, Jesus, light, Satan, triumph