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Everything Changes

The more messed up this world gets, the more God makes sense.

Pack Rat Society

Monday, January 08, 2007
We buy. We collect. We store.

Then things get dusty and sit in our closets.

For years.

I've heard it said that if you have something in your house that you haven't used in over a year you should get rid of it. So I did. The fair winter weather we're experiencing in the Great White North got me into the spring cleaning spirit a bit early. I packed up four boxes and three plastic bags full.

Where did all this junk come from? And why do I still have MORE of it to get rid of?

[Sigh]

Just 4 1/2 short years ago I got rid of everything I owned. With the exception of some clothes and personal memorabilia (pictures, etc.), I sold or gave away every single thing I had. Everything. Why? God told me to.

And this week I took stuff that I didn't need to the local Sally Ann.

They have shows on TV now that help people organize their junk. How ironic. What is it about us North Americans that make us love stuff? What is it that makes us buy, collect and store things we don't need?
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
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Matthew 6:19-21 | New Living Translation

A Spiritual Revolution

Thursday, January 04, 2007
More Muslims converted to faith in Jesus Christ over the past decade than at any other time in human history. A spiritual revolution is underway throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a result, a record number of ex-Muslims are celebrating Christmas this year, despite intense persecution, arrests, assassinations, and widespread church bombings.

One of the most dramatic developments is that many Muslims - including Shiites in Iran and Iraq - are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus and thus coming into churches explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus.
Check out the full report:

RECORD NUMBER OF EX-MUSLIMS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

I've been praying for a muslim friend for over a year. Perhaps this is the year that Jesus will visit HIS dreams too!

The Sphere Of The Godly Life

Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The difficulty in Christian work today is that we put it into a sphere that upsets the reasoning of things - this sphere for sacred and that for secular; this time for activity and that for study. God will never allow us to divide our lives into sacred and secular, into study and activity.

We generally think of a student as one who shuts himself up and studies in a reflective way, but that is never revealed in God's book. A Christian's thinking ought to be done in activities, not in reflection, because we only come to right discernment in activities. Some incline to study naturally in the reflective sense, others incline more to steady active work; the Bible combines both in one life.

We apt to look on workers for God as a special class, but that is foreign to the New Testament. Our Lord was a carpenter; Paul was a weaver. If you try and live in compartments, God will tumble up the time. Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will bring you into the circumstances that will develop the particular side of your life that He wants developed - and be careful that you do not upset His plans by bringing in your own ideas.

Oswald Chambers | Approved Unto God p.23

For yourself, concentrate on winning God's approval, on being a workman with nothing to be ashamed of, and who knows how to use the word of truth to the best advantage.

2 Timothy 2:15 | Phillips Translation