Tag Archive | spiritual growth

Where’s your head?!

“He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.” Colossian 2:1

“…we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:15

According to that verse up there in Ephesians, Christ is supposed to be my head.  But, sometimes lots of times, I don’t act like it.  I run around like a christian with my head cut off, like in the Colossians verse.  Know what I mean?

Now that’s just downright “Daffy”!

Mr. Meek MUST get a duck for his "thweetie pie" to cook for dinner. But Daffy's to quick. Whack, whack whack!

With ketchup and flying feathers, Daffy's going to fake his death!

Shhhh! Don't tell Mr. Meek.

Daffy runs around like a chicken -- er, duck, with its head cut off!

What has he done?! Poor Mr. Meek is horrified!

And so should we be, if we ever WE try to run through our days without Christ at the head!

Do you know what that means?!

It means you,  and everyone you know and love,  will be seeing a lot more of this:

“…anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language… sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5 and 8)

And a WHOLE lot less of this:

“…compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  (Colossians 3:12)

Now, Christ is the head, no matter what, but we need to stop flip floppin’ around, stick our heads in the nearest Bible, read it, pray about it,  and do what it says.  That’s the only way to act like we’ve got HIS head on our shoulders!

P.S.  If you like Looney Toons and animation, in general, I recommend reading the blog post I stole borrowed Daffy Duck’s pics  from: The cute way to offend delicate sensibilites. The author goes into humorous detail about the art behind the humor, or is it vice versa?

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A New Look!!

Didja notice?!  It’s all new here on Gloriadelia!

I just clicked my mouse a second ago and Voi la!  Schnazzy!

Oh, if only it were that easy for me!

I need new hair — click! Lose those wrinkles! — Click!

And what about my insides?  All those bad attitudes and hang-ups? Click! Click! Click! Click! Click! Done! Now I am perfect…sigh.

Well, here’s something I click on regularly that has changed my insides, steadily, steadily, day-by-day.

I’m talking about http://www.Bluletterbible.com.

BlueLetterBible (click pic for source)

The Bible online. (I know that’s a fragment, Lizzy (my daughter, the English nerd) in case you happen to be reading this, but sometimes fragments are more dramatic!)

Here, click on the pink link and take a gander yourself: Blueletterbible  (“gander” means “take a look”, in case any of you post-moderns happen to be reading this) (post-modern means…oh, forget it. Google!)

But you don’t have to click to grow, you can flip open the nearest Bible, and if you happen to do this every day, you will grOW!!

Reminds me of a catchy song kids would sing in Sunday School: 

“Read your Bible (their little hands are open in front of them like a book), pray every day (hands folded now in front)…pray every day…pray every day…Read your Bible (hands open again), pray every day, and you’ll grow (forgot to mention they start out squatted down, so now they start to stand), grow (stand a little higher), grow! (Jump!!).

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation…” 1 Peter 2:1

Do you know the Lord?  Click the pic below for a quick introduction.  Maybe it’s time to jump!

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Connected?

What are you cooking up for the Lord? Don't forget to plug in!

In Mark 1, we read how Jesus was starting to get famous:

“News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.” (:28)

The jews liked the way He taught:

“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” (:22)

And they’d just seen Jesus command a demon to leave a man.  It was violent and scary and probably totally awesome:

“Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,

‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-the Holy One of God!’

‘Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!’

The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, ‘What is this? A new teaching-and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.’ ” (:23-:27)

And, not only that, but he could heal sick people:

“Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.” (:30-:31)

So everybody in town started bringing their sick moms and dads, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters to Jesus.  He was really cookin’, Jesus was, and by nightfall he was completely surrounded by needy people who wanted His attention, the whole town, in fact:

“That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.  The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons … ” (:32-:34)

How was Jesus able to keep pouring himself out for these needy people?

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (:35)

He stayed plugged in to the Power Source, His Father.  It’s kinda complicated because Jesus was God in the flesh and all, but all I know is —

if Jesus needed to do it, How much more do I…

and you?!

I heard this on my local christian radio station this morning:

“Jesus knew that to minister to others He had to stay connected with His Father. Are you connecting with the Lord?” ~~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Seeking Him.

Let’s pray:

Oh, Father, You are and You reward those who earnestly seek You. (Hebrew 11:6)  I’m seeking you now, earnestly, and asking that you give me the desire to stay connected to You.

You said in John 15, “Apart from Me, You can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

And You said in Isaiah 45: “…there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.” (:5b)

You are the only God.  Whom have I in heaven but Thee?  (Psalm 73:25)  Oh, may there be none upon the earth that I desire beside Thee, like the rest of that verse says.  You know I desire many, many, many other things beside You, Father, on a general basis. (If you’ve been neglecting Your Bible and prayer, now’s the time to confess it.)

I want to be plugged into Your heart.  I want to stay connected to You.  Help me!  Help me! Help me!  In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

Do you know the Lord? Click on the pic above to get connected. 🙂