The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Monday, April 14, 2014

The Proving of the 300


The Proving of the 300

     The appetite. It seems to rule most people in some shape or form. What would the Christian life look like if they were ruled by the Spirit? That the appetites would no longer rule or control them. In Gideon’s time, only a small minority did not let appetites or fear rule them. In fact out of 32,000 warriors that showed up to fight the 135,000 Midianites, and God sent 31,700 home. Only 300 proved themselves worthy of the battle. In the same way 6 appetites tend to control Christians and make them unfit for battle. The six appetites are food and drink, possession of things, sleep, sensual pleasure, expression, information (gossip, or being in the know). Most people tend to give appetite what it wants that’s the first level. There some that stand strong to somethings, but an open door to others. Others that are purposeful to repel, strong at times, yet not totally consistent in all arenas. Then there’s Jesus’ empowered way, that’s empowered to empower and restrain, to say “no,” to keep a sound mind at all times, to stay consistent. Jesus’ way is empowered and freeing, and it’s available for us, in Christ!

     One evidence of the Sprit in the Christian’s life is a fruit of “self control.” It’s a little deceiving, because the meaning is not just “self” controlling the body, we know that doesn’t work to well. What it actually means is dying to ourselves in order to allow the Sprit of God to now be in control.  Our self is crucified yet it was raised with Christ into newness of life. So it’s Christ that controls self, and in order to now control the Body as it ought. When the body does not like that it’s being subjected, and tell self that it has no dominion over the body, self can point to Christ and say, “He’s controlling me now.”