What I really want to say is preaching the Word, living the Word, giving the Word, modeling the Word, is not just the job of Pastors it is the job of all who read these words. God is calling you to set the captives free.
Today Robin, my old childhood friend, I stand on my desk saying, “Captain my Captain; lesson learned, message received.” And I’ll add to that, let us all keep looking to the Ultimate Captain of all Captains in our times of depression and addictions for He (Jesus) has come to give us life more abundantly.
Readers of my blog who are Seventh-day Adventist most likely, at some point in their life, have been asked what their religion is and
after telling them received the following response; You’re a Seventh-day WHAT?
Here are some facts you may enjoy learning...
Sorry ladies, but this one is for the dudes, feel free to eavesdrop and you will certainly learn our secrets but shhh… don’t let us know you are here or mention that you ever overheard this most private conversation. It may be stereotypical to say, but there is still truth in it, men like to fix things... let get it done!
UNBROKEN tells the story of Olympic athlete Louis “Louie” Zamperini and his very broken self-image and self-worth as a first generation Italian immigrant in America. Louie is depicted in the movie as a “type of Christ” like figure. What director Angelina Jolie does is nail the art of flirtation with Christian themes without losing her secular audience or compromising the integrity of the secular historic story she is telling.
Paul warns us, as well, that not all that glitters is from Heaven. He warns that as time goes on false teachers will arise and lead people astray in the same way that Satan has. “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-14.
Some days, I want to go on dreaming. Some days, I don’t want to accept the status quo. Some days, I want to believe there really is more. And some days, are actually, as it turns out, usually my best days; the days I am more alive, better able to function, and filled with more complete grace for others around me.