Dude, You Killed It!!

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We live across from a farm (which I love) however it comes with the added bonus of little critters visiting the shelter of our garage… much to my horror. “Dude, you killed it!!” May be an exclamation you could here coming from within our garage on occasion (also to my horror because although I don’t like fighting off the mice to locate the snow shovel, I also don’t want them to die either… kind of like eating a delicious chicken dinner… I like the dinner but where do I think the chicken comes from?! I prefer to believe it just appears in the frozen section in the super market… wouldn’t we all?!) Actually the phrase “Dude, you killed it!!” is something I’d like to hear exclaimed by that great cloud of witnesses when I enter heaven. Not because of such great works or non failures but because of my faith. FAITH, that’s what it’s all about! What is the one thing true Christianity requires… belief. PERIOD. We can screw everything else up but if we believe in the Truth of Who Jesus says He is we have eternal life (John 3:16)! Much of this world sucks the life right out of us. Maybe in doubt, insecurities, busyness, lies… but Jesus, Jesus sucks death right out of us if we choose to believe! He sucks death out of our souls and breaths in abundant life (John 10:10). 1 Peter 2:6 says the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame. Never be put to shame!! Who better to know this truth than Peter who denied even knowing Christ three times in his fear! Jesus picked him up afterward and in a sense said don’t let doubt and shame make you disqualify yourself from this abundant life I want to give you Peter, I see more, I look at you and see the masterpiece I planned from the beginning. I have a wonderful and amazing purpose for your life despite your failure and in fact I’ll use that failure for My glory if you will allow Me. His message is the same for us. When we give Jesus all of our self He can replace fear with faith and we will be able to step out in courage before certainty because we are certain of Who stands with us, within us. 1 Cor. 10:5 says you have the ability to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ and 2 Tim. 1:7 says He did not give us a spirit of fear but of power!! Lev. 4-6 says 9 times “he will be forgiven” not maybe forgiven but WILL be forgiven when sin is confessed and we turn to Jesus! So do not let the devil squelch the light God put inside you. In fact God in you is more than a cute little candle flame that might just walk into a room and look decorative… no, Jesus in you makes you a flame thrower!!! Have you seen a flame thrower?! That things goes on and has one purpose… to ignite a wild fire, there is no doubt!! So do not let the doubt the devil breaths into our hearts and minds in various ways to second guess who we are in Jesus and Who Jesus says He is! Be the flame thrower He designed you to be, believe, take up faith and “Dude, you’re gonna kill it!”

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