Friday, January 23, 2015

A Highway Called Favor

Well its been one of those weeks that feels a bit like a month! And we are only starting!! I'm not sure what a highway to favor looks like but I'm thinking that somehow I got off that old dead end road and found the entrance ramp this year:)
Psalm 5:12 talks about favor surrounding you like a shield. I think favor feels like a yes when everyone's been saying no. It's a tip when the last three customers left nothing. It's someone calling to say they are praying for you when you didn't even ask them too. God's favor is something good and the perfect time and in the perfect way.
What have you been praying about? I've taking a more intense attitude towards prayer so far this year and I am standing on the promises that Jesus gave us. Words can heal. Acts of love can bring hope. And jesus, well he can make that long week feel like a drive on a highway called favor! Buckle in...its about to get exciting!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Give Me a Supreme!

Our local pizza place has all types of pizza's-pepperoni, sausage, greek and the ultimate supreme. The supreme has every ingredient in the shop on it all mixed together. As I was reading a proverb the other day I came across the words: "wisdom is supreme". In Proverbs 4 we are instructed to lay ahold of God's Word, keep the commands and get wisdom and understanding. Don't forsake wisdom for wisdom is supreme.
Of course I immediately thought about that supreme pizza. What makes it different from all the rest is that it has everything. That's what separates wisdom from knowledge and understanding: wisdom has got every ingredient and it all blends together to make something delicious: a great life and a great pizza. Why do we need the supreme? Because without God's wisdom we look pretty silly. I was reading some famous people quotes the other day which illustrate my point. Let me share a few...
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life." Brooke Shields
"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada." Britney Spears
"It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago!" Dan Qualye
Oh my! It's time for us to step up to another level. Understanding is good. Knowledge is power. But wisdom is supreme! Wisdom's got it all! Git ya some!
Here's one more..."The Internet is a great way to get on the net." Bob Dole