No More Last Love

Tired of Perfectionism, Procrastination, Paralysis and Defeat (‘PPPD’), all ‘in self’? Me, too! Let’s transform into Power, Purity, Peace and Delight, all ‘in Christ! “I’m CHOOSING You again as my First Love, LORD Jesus, NOW and FOREVER! ‘So-be-it’, Empowering Friend and Lover-of-my-soul-no-matter-what, True and Only Comforter!! Rev. 2:4-7; John 14:14-18;25-27 (KJV)

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True Worship is…a Revelation of God’s Gorgeousness (His Striking, Unrelenting Beauty, Inside and Out)!

“The reason a woman wants (to be) a beauty to unveil, the reason she asks, ‘Do you delight in me?’ is, simply, that God does as well. God IS captivating beauty (Psa. 27:4). Can there be any doubt that He wants to be worshiped? That He wants to be seen, and for us to be captivated by what we see (and, ultimately, feel, in Him, with our new hearts)?” John Eldredge, Wild at Heart, p. 37, 38 (words in parenthesis added by me).

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Pretenders…or Pursuers?

“‘Pretending’ seems a much more reliable road to ‘Christian maturity’ (than ‘pursuing’). The ‘only’ price we pay is a loss of soul, of communion with God (and each other), a loss of direction, and a loss of hope.” (Gleaned from a Dr. Larry Crabb comment found in John Eldredge’s book, Journey of Desire, pg. 60 & 61).

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Head-takes and Heart-touches…can lead to Healings…and a Blessed Christmas Season to you all!

“The ongoing wounds from usually a well-meaning yet over-bearing mother can often have a deeper impact and residual effect on us than the inadvertent ‘father-wounds’ we all ‘randomly’ incur.” Inspired (paradigm-shift for me) by Pastor Don Conner’s comment on the damage an ‘over-bearing mothers’ can unwittingly cause on their children, especially sons (which I hitherto believed were caused in people almost entirely by their ‘father-wounds’), 12/16/15.

“Faith begins when the Will of God is known.” Unknown. (Author’s Note: And the Will of God is usually found in the Word of God! See Romans 10:17)

“The foundation to understanding healing is to know unequivocally that God wants you Well, spirit, soul and body.” (I Thess. 5:23 & III John 1:2) Pastor Rod Ritchie

“The good news about healing is that Jesus in His earthly ministry never turned away even one sick person!” Ibid.

“Jesus Christ, at the same time He paid for a Believer’s forgiveness of sins, new life and eternal life, also made full provision for every Follower’s physical healing.” Ibid.

The literal, Hebrew meaning of Isa. 53:4, 5 is “Surely He took up our sicknesses and carried our diseases,” which was/is prophetically fulfilled in Jesus’ earthly ministry, as evidenced in Matt. 8:17…and through us!)
Langhammer 2

With Bro Cupoli 2010

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Prove It

God did not say “by thy good words they shall glorify My Father” but instead “by thy Good WORKS they shall glorify Me”, signifying that indeed ‘actions speak louder than (mere) words’!

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There are No Mortals Here!

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.” C.S. Lewis, in The Weight of Glory.

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Transparency…or Humility?

Transparency can be an altogether different ‘animal’ than Humility (and a Hunger for Broken Usefulness in the Master-builder’s Hand). Gleaned from Liz Beckham’s statement “Transparency and Humility are two different things. The first can merely be an excuse for errant living while the latter fosters healing.”

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