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Wholly Holy

“We forget that God’s primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.”

— Paul David Tripp

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“So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say,
‘You must be holy because I am holy.’” 

— 1 Peter 1:14-16 (NLT)


Chasing for holiness paves the way for a life of wholly holiness for God that allows us to traverse the grand pursuit of the ultimate END in life — the pursuit of God
…a never ending chase for the Sole Prime Mover of life and beyond.

Chase holiness. Chase HIM.

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Empty-hearted

One of the saddest parts of life is when we think that we have plenty when in fact, we are empty.

It is when we realized that more than being empty-handed, we are empty-hearted.

“Empty-hearted” that implies two resounding things:

First, it echoes the rhetorical classic,
“If a tree falls in the desert, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Love without an object of love negates love itself.

Second, it’s a prequel to being brokenhearted.
A feeling of being pushed away; a constant subtle rejection that seems to never get tired of
breaking broken hearts. 

Negated love. Neglected love. 

Yet in this rock bottom quagmire, emptiness makes quintessential things clearer to see — that we are broken to be made whole again by the only One who can complete us and that the meaning of life that each one of us are striving to find can only be found in the One who created it. 

May our hearts cling on to this truthful statement made by the psalmist…
“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there…” 

God is love. He loves.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Stars In The Night

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And God made two great lights–the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night–and the stars. And God set  them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:16-18 (ESV)

We know that in the darkest of nights, we have the moon and the stars to serve as our sources of light.

The same thing is true in life. Indeed it is difficult to see where you are going when all you see is darkness, yet God is the moon of our lives. In the hardest of trials, God will guide us. Though there may be times wherein the moon does not appear at night, it is still there. God may seem absent, but believe that He is still there for us no matter what. He also made stars to help shed even more light in the night.

Let us all be like stars that will help give off more light for people to continue walking in this dark generation.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Mirrored Grace

“I rejected the church for a time because I found so little grace there.I returned because I found grace nowhere else.”

― Philip Yancey

Grace receivers ought to be grace givers.

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Loud Silence

Most of the time, when people confide and open themselves to us, we get so easily excited to immediately repair them by our own mindless lambasting words of pseudo wisdom…leaving them emotionally maimed.

We fail to realize that all they actually need is genuine love and care expressed in silence. Thus, we ought to listen. 

‎”…when we are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then we are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”

I find genuine wisdom with what the Bible says in James 1:19, “Understand this…Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak…”

Speak in loud silence by listening more. If you want to put words into it, make sure that your words are better than your silence. 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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God Wants You


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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

– 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

 

God has chosen us and called us out of darkness so that we may be a people delighting in His wonderful light. What an honor it is for Him to choose us over everything else!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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The Divine Architect

“There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.” 

― Ravi Zacharias

Entrust the unknown future to the All-knowing God.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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