Monday, January 14, 2008

Wise Words from Max Lucado

Today's daily devotional from Max Lucado stood out to me and I felt like I needed to share I am. These are powerful words, simple thoughts, and true, relevant principles for our lives. If you're experiencing any guilt or other pressure-filled feelings, this is for you. If it's not you, but someone you know, share these thoughts with them. Blessings.

A Robe of Righteousness

You were all clothed with Christ.
Galatians 3:27 (NCV)

We eat our share of forbidden fruit. We say what we shouldn't say. Go when we shouldn't go. Pluck fruit from trees we shouldn't touch.

And when we do, the door opens, and the shame tumbles in. And we hide. We sew fig leaves....We cover ourselves in good works and good deeds, but one gust of wind of truth, and we are naked again--stark naked in our own failure.

So what does God do? Exactly what he did for our parents in the garden. He sheds innocent blood. He offers the life of his Son. And from the scene of the sacrifice the Father takes a robe--the robe of righteousness. And does he throw it in our direction and tell us to shape up? No, he dresses us himself. He dresses us with himself. "You were all baptized into Christ, and so you were all clothed with Christ" (Gal. 3:26-27).

We hide. He seeks. We bring sin. He brings a sacrifice. We try fig leaves. He brings the robe of righteousness.

Peace, Love, and Chocolate

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

"Happy New Year" - even if it’s a little late...

Happy - joyous, elated, encouraged, excited, positive, eager, hopeful, ready

New - never having exsisted before, original, first of it's kind

Year - 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 (or this year, 366) days, 525,600 minutes

May God reveal to you his definition of a happy new year.

Peace, Love, and Chocolate