|pete's message today.
||[Oct. 18th, 2006|07:39 pm]
how to get underwear-dancing joy:|
1. lose the carts (the things in your life that make it bad.)
2. add the poles (the things that make your life good.)
you can't expect to have a good life by just NOT doing bad things. you must do good things in order to be on fire for christ every second of everyday.
don't mess with god.
"so what do you think? with god on our side like this how can we lose? if god didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? and who would dare tangle with god by messing with one of his chosen? who would dare even to point a finger? the one who died for us-who was raised to life for us!-is in the presence of god at this very moment sticking up for us. do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and christ's love for us? there is no way! not trouble, not hardtimes, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabing, not even the worst sins in scripture: they kill us in cold blood because they hate you. / we are sitting ducks, they pick us off one by one. none of this fazes us because jesus loves us. i'm absolutely convinced that nothing-nothing live or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable-absolutely nothing can get between us and god's love because of the way that jesus our master has embraced us.