Tagged: love

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I see you

“I see you.” This phrase is used in the movie ‘Avatar’ as a form of greeting by the native people. Though its use in the movie is cultural, the application of its idea is incredibly Christian. To see people means to look past the image that a person presents to see the person that God created them to be. 1 Samuel 16:7 For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. I have seen people this week. I see the lives that they live outside of the context...

Love and Freedom 0

Love and Freedom

Without freedom, love cannot exist. Actions undertaken for the sake of love have a value that is derived from their very existence. Actions undertaken for the sake of religious duty, personal obligation, or social expectation have value only in the feeling that they are able to arouse in the recipient. Yet, even this feeling becomes an expected right – or worse, a required response – when the parties involved in the transaction feel restricted to this particular set of behaviors and responses. This idea is demonstrated by the child who is forced by his parents to apologize to a sibling...

Quality Time 0

Quality Time

“God we don’t spend enough time together,” I said, recognizing that I was seriously starving for the opportunity of purposeful prayer for an extended period of time. As I come to grow and appreciate my walk with God on a daily basis, I am often surprised by the things that I forget. There are habits that have brought me to this place that fall behind as I rush forward into the next phase of my adventure into the mystery of God. I forget that the next steps build on the first steps and the foundation must be expanded if the...

Time Travel 0

Time Travel

I have a choice and an opportunity before me to pursue beauty. I can explore and discover the secrets that have been covered up by history. Not in the form of tangible objects but in the form of knowledge and practice of life. These things can be rediscovered through the mind. As I center on my relationship with God and trust to the power of Jesus to draw me ever further into the Father’s love, I am free to pursue the fairy tale, the mystery, and the enchantment that draws me ever deeper. This has grown ever stronger over the...

What a Life! 0

What a Life!

The past few days, I have been frustrated with God for revealing so much of His nature and character to me. I feel like I have been given an incredible gift that I need to steward well. Because I value the revelation that he gives me, He continues to pour it out. {He who is faithful in what is least will be faithful with much.} However, I am unable to capture all of it or to share it all and that can be incredibly difficult. I feel like I am stuffed full of His goodness and need some way to...

Experiencing Joy 0

Experiencing Joy

Often these days, I wish to open this blog and write about life or what it is becoming. Yet, in order to do this successfully, I would need to understand what is going on. I feel like thanksgiving dinner that was sitting on a serving plate under a silver cover to keep warm. Now the cover has been removed. And what do I see? Instead of darkness, there is light. Instead of a rounded sky of dim silver, there is nothing – and yet, there is everything. Whatever had surrounded me for the past length of time is gone. I...