Archive | August 2011

Famous Lines From Movies, “It’s time to let go…”

I love that scene.  It perfectly illustrates this verse, which, coincidentally, was  insight gained in the belly of a big fish:

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:9

Remember Jonah?  He tried to run away from God and — gulp! — into the belly of a big fish went Jonah for a few humbling days.

Sometimes our best insight comes in the dark.

What worthless idols are you clinging to?  Maybe you should listen to Dory and Jonah — “Let go!”

"It's time to let go!" click pic for source


Let’s pray:

Father, thank you for speaking to us, even through cartoons.  🙂

I would like to let go now of these worthless idols:______________________________.  

I’d like to take a leap of faith and fall back into your arms.  It’s safe there.  I know You have a plan.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord.  “plans for your welfare, and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Hanging around in the dark?  Click the pic below to meet someone worth clinging to.

"Hang in there!" see pic source below

“Hang in there!” source:

“I just might bend, but I won’t break..”

My new theme song!  I’m gonna Mooooooove!

“There’s gonna be brighter days

I just might bend, but I won’t break,

as long I can see your face.”

What’s your favorite song these days?  Post a link in the comments below

Who you dancin' with? Click the pic for a quick intro to a new dance partner Who won't step on your toes. Jesus has got the best moves!

“Gonna move, ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ gonna move  ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ to a different beat…”

Calvin and Hobbes photo source:

Fly Swatter Faith

Ecclesiastes 10:1 “As dead flies give perfume a bad smell…”

We’re supposed to be the aroma (perfume) of Christ in the world, but flies buzz about (temptations) that, when allowed in, stink up our testimony. How do we swat the flies? The same way Jesus did.  When He was tempted by Satan, He would smack him with the Word of God.  Look up Luke 4 to see for yourself.

That’s why it’s important to know His word, to have it at the ready like a fly-swatter hanging within reach.  You never know when you’ll need it.

Here’s some sample flies and how to swat them.  They may or may not be the ones I struggle with, I’ll never tell.  [ok, they’re mine, but don’t tell me I told you. 🙂 ]:

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Fly: drink too many beers when the family goes out for pizza (3 instead of 1 or 2).

Fly Swatter: Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.> Proverbs 20:1

Fly:  Make my life as comfortable as possible.  Sure, pray for peeps in need, sometimes, when it’s convenient, but only help enough to appease my guilty conscience.  Keep it comfortable.

Fly Swatter: “The love of Christ compels me, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died, and one died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who loved them and gave Himself up for them.”  >2 Corinthians 5:14

See how it works?

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Let’s pray:

Father, thank you  for the Bible, Your Word, that is sharper than a two-edged sword, able to pierce as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and able to lay bare the thoughts and intentions of our hearts before Your eyes. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

Help me to know which verses would make the best swatters for all the temptations and doubts that buzz around my head and heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Do you know the One who knows you better than you do? (does that make sense?!)   Click the pic below for a quick introduction:

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