Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jesus Is Simply Enough!

It Is Not Hard To "BE" A Christian,

It Is Very Hard To "do" Christianity!


Be Found In Him…


Be Found In Him: Heart-To-Heart = Spirit-To-Spirit!

I got up this morning and as usual, I drop to my knees the minute my feet hit the floor and I make that all important "life connection" with my God. He infuses me with His Holy Spirit and refreshes my life at the beginning of every single day. I love the feeling of getting up off my knees and being connected to Jesus… Heart-to-Heart=Spirit-To-Spirit! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Romans 12:1-2

I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Be Found In Him: No Personal Expectations!

Completely Surrendered In Will, Soul, Heart, Mind And Spirit!

I have learned as I have grown through my relationship with God, I am to have no expectations that box me in and keep me from reaching further than my natural abilities. I try hard each day to put all my earthly expectations into the hands of my Heavenly Father. I know that they are safe there and that He will take them, transform them and give them back to me as His rendition of heavenly hindsight! I love that about my Father God! He does things so much better than I do, so I don't waste much time with my expectations anymore, I hope bigger In HIM and what He can do! He always far outweighs any of my earthly wishes, viewpoints and opinions! Therefore, at the end of the day my success is rated by how much I left out in His Harvest Field and my goal is to leave it all out there! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Psalm 62:5-6

My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. 6He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Be Found In Him: Working His Kingdom Trade

Out On The Life Path He Has 4 You, 4 A Day Such As This One!

When I make my personal dedication of my life to God each morning, something supernatural happens in me, something I can't manifest on my own! I know I am totally flawed in some areas of my life, yet there is something about that divine anointing hitting a human being that translates weak imperfection into God's strong imperfection. I am not sure how that exactly looks, but I have seen it play out in my life time and time again and it is always good! I know I just don't measure up at times, even with such an amazing God anointing on my life; I still make some bad choices in speech, actions and deeds at sporadic intervals, and it is usually because of my impulsive nature! But God does not give up on me! God forgives and forgets and He keeps filling me with His Holy Spirit, anointing the Kingdom Trade He has given me with His excellence as I work out my salvation and long to be found in Him moment to moment of my day! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Philippians 1:6

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Be Found In Him: Blossom Where He Plants You Today!

I freely am used by God and I have learned to give without any strings of expectation attached. I know that I will bloom in the day at hand, exactly where God has planted me and I will blossom in His divine purpose through the Kingdom Trade He specifically designed for me! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Hosea 14:5-8

I will be like the dew to Israel, and they will blossom like a lily. Like the cedar trees in Lebanon, their roots will be firm. 6 They will be like spreading branches, like the beautiful olive trees and the sweet-smelling cedars in Lebanon. 7 The people of Israel will again live under my protection. They will grow like the grain, they will bloom like a vine, and they will be as famous as the wine of Lebanon. 8 Israel, have nothing to do with idols. I, the Lord, am the one who answers your prayers and watches over you. I am like a green pine tree; your blessings come from me."

New Century Version (NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Be Found In Him: Determined To Activate His Holy Spirit

In Your Life And Through Your Life Today!

It is so amazing to me when I make that divine appointment on my knees each morning before my God, decisively giving Him my life, that He takes me where I am at and makes a difference through my life! I know without a doubt that everything I do that day will matter; in fact I know it will matter Huge because the Light of Christ is an all consuming fire that has been impassioned in me and it will touch all and everything that I come in contact with that day with the HOPE of Jesus! I become His Lighthouse! My life matters and what I do throughout this day today will make a significant difference in the lives of all who come in contact with me! Activated in Christ began on my knees this morning as I made a decisive dedication of me, myself and I to Jesus and wherever I go today, whatever I say today, however I do things today, I carry the anointing and Presence of the God of the Universe in me and it impacts my reality in ways that I can't even begin to imagine. Therefore, what I do today is not just a trade, it becomes a Kingdom Trade! His life is seen in me through each moment of my work, whether I realize it or not… He is! God gifted me in the Kingdom Trade He has given me and not one second of my adventure today is wasted when I have the life of Jesus Christ activated in me and I am being found in Him! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Philippians 3:10

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[a]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation



Each morning, I invest maybe two seconds in His Presence and look at the return I get! You can't beat that!! LOL!! Jesus has become my 1st Thing! Every day I get up in the morning and the first thing I do is take a knee and bow my heart before God. I make a decisive dedication of my body, soul, will, spirit and mind to Him and I connect to Him Spirit-to Spirit and Heart-to-Heart! This is the best short investment of time I make in that day because it connects me to the truest source of power, creativity, passion, guidance, strength, wisdom, hope, joy, peace and love available to all mankind! Therefore, all I have to do from that moment on is be found in Jesus and go ("grow") about His business of that day and He does the rest. I have found that it is not hard to be a Christian, it is hard to do Christianity! Jesus Is Simply Enough!

Philippians 3:8

Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One), 9And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, (I have found that it is not hard to "be" a Christian, it is hard to do Christianity! Learned by Kimberly McCarthy from this passage of scripture) not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Be Found In Him: Stop Talking! Stop Trying To Reason Things Out!

Depend On Him! Yield Your Will! Give God The Final Say!

I so encourage you today to get into a good habit each day of sliding out of bed and as soon as your feet hit the floor, buckle at the knees and drop before God Almighty and give Him 2 seconds!! God Bless You Much! I leave you with one final thought… Yes as in all things… God has the final word:

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. 17And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation


Dig Deeper…….Live Deeper In Christ…."BE"! Just Do It!!

Colossians 3:15-17

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson


Here In My Life By Hillsong


Yes And AMEN! Jesus Is Simply Enough!


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