Too Tough NOT to Love!

“Love means loving the unlovable – or it has no virtue at all.”
– G.K. Chesterton

broken-heartMinistry Paradox:

We want EVERYONE to love us, but KNOW they won’t… 

In fact, some we love the most will HATE us! 


Q: HOW DID JESUS HANDLE THIS?
A: LOVE ANYWAYS!   

HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH THIS??

come on, let’s talk about this in the comments…

Tell others!

Word.

I was asked, recently, what was the #1 thing that I’m trying to instill in our teens & young adults at //Spyn Student Outreach. Without hesitation, I said, God’s Word! I’m trying to deliberately pour deep truths into every heart EVERY time we’re together. Then, even IF the teen seems to not be responsive, I’m assured that God’s Word will DO IT’S THING! It keeps working, like water, soaking in & going deeper!

//spyn liveGod’s Word is SO POWERFUL!

Have you ever opened your Bible right in the middle?  Almost every time, it will be some part of  Psalm 119. This amazing chapter (longest in the Bible) has one overwhelming theme: GOD’S WORD!

As the chapter begins, we are greeted by two familiar verses, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word… I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (v. 9,11).

Here’s a fact: In order to live for God, to serve God, and to know God – I MUST spend time with the Word of God. More and more time. I want to invite you to take a deeper look at this amazing psalm. Here’s some things to assist your study:   Read more

ThrowDown Thursday!

6a00d8341c652b53ef01910481ee2a970c-800wiOk, so I’m really trying to make my blog fun, creative and relevant to you (my friends & readers).  So, I’m going to attempt to make my Thursdays super interactive.  We all need places where we can rant or be totally random!  I’ll host and entertain the chaos each Thursday! Fun, right?!

For “ThrowDown Thursdays” I want to make it wide open to your questions, topics or ideas and then I’ll do my best to respond! This means I need YOUR help!

So, in the comments, ask a question, request a topic or  post something else totally random.

I’ll be checking the comments throughout the day and respond as quickly as possible! Cool??

Ok, now it’s your turn:

  1.  Respond however you like in the comments!
  2. Subscribe to the comments (so you know when there’s responses)
  3. Invite a bunch of friends to join you here:  http://ichilly.com/throwdown-thursday << cut & paste on twitter, IG, etc.

Truth IS Dare!

Truth is powerful. Truth is Jesus!

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I’ve found myself making choices in behavior, attitude and thought that directly relate to a renewed relationship with Jesus (truth) and His Word.  IF I’m not improving, then I’m proving that I’m lazy, lying or lost. Freedom is a gift not a right, it comes through Christ not charisma.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free … So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:32, 36

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Here’s a few quotes about TRUTH from my journal:

    • IF what you’re trusting as TRUTH doesn’t make you FREE, it’s false. That stinks!
    • How can we be entertained by lies and still claim to know & love the truth?
    • Want to make a difference? Live the Truth!
    • What you believe determines how you behave.
    • A lot of us are still choosing ‘dare’ (in “truth or dare” game w/ God). We would rather do something daring for God, then be known for truth.
    • Truth can speak anywhere because truth is everywhere… Jesus should not have to barge in on my insecurity and pride just to speak truth.
    • Truth will never define a coward.
    • Dont use spiritual terminology to cover up your rebellion. Call it sin.
    • You can lie to yourself about something so many times that you start believing it as truth… and even fight for it.
    • Truth is not what you make it to be… If you wanna deny truth to save-face with a friend, you’ve got it all backwards… and you’ve grieved the Holy Spirit.
    • Righteousness guards the person of integrity.
    • If you’re living in truth, talk to Him and find out where the shadows creep in and fix those cracks.

Are you living in a shade of Grey?  Move to Truth & experience God in ways you have yet to have embraced.  Truth cannot be stopped – so, be sure you’re living on the side of LIGHT!

A man can no more diminish God’s glory (truth) by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. ~ C. S. Lewis

Did any of the quotes (above) jump out to you?  Talk about it in the comments!

And, answer this: How is TRUTH impacting your life?

Daring to BE True, Chilly