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Character Quest

Chilly —  April 10, 2014 — 2 Comments

Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and affections. Psalm 26:2

Why do you do what you do? Yeah, what’s really behind the things you do? The music you play?  The clothes you wear? The things you read? The things you say? The friends you hang with? The prayers you pray?  The money you spend? Etc…  you get the point.

character-mattersYou see, God knows your motives and affections… He knows the truth.  Your service to God and others (yes both) will reveal who you truly are. It’s not enough to pray and read your Bible — you must OBEY and you must LOVE God and others with ALL your heart. I’ve always been surprised, both pleasantly and… well, not as pleasantly, by the “joyful service” (or, unfortunately at times, lack thereof) of ‘believers’ when it’s their day off or or weekend night. It’s during these “free times”, when no one is requiring anything, that we see what our passions really are.

Character is who we are when no one is watching.

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Lost Change

Chilly —  March 25, 2014 — 14 Comments

People are sick of being challenged… We want to change.

IWantChangeWe want the kind of change that starts deep within and then works it’s way out. Change that screams it’s way through every pore of our being. Thorough & complete. Not another temporary reaction to a motivational speech or verbal kick in the butt … change from those things stirs our emotions and rarely lasts.

We love to make resolutions, bold statements and grand promises. We write them in permanent ink and then highlight them, double-underline them and add a few stars. We sound serious. We want change.  But a month later… No change.

Where are the true revolutionaries of the faith? Is anyone radical for Christ anymore? Have we all become so full of ourselves that we can’t be full of the Holy Spirit? Are we too stubborn to change?

(maybe all of this is just “me talking”…  Or maybe it’s more than just me…  hmmm)

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