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Holy Pause. Heartily Listen.

Pause.

We are often distracted by our surroundings today and forget to pause and listen to God. Whenever we find ourselves entrapped by overwhelming problems, we rant at God for the awkward or painful situations we find ourselves in, and yet we neglect to actually spend intimate solitude with Him.

Pause listen

A Holy Pause flavored with a fervent prayer and deep listening to God’s Word is the best means to cultivate an intimate solitude with God. It is a great avenue for spiritual transformation, but may also cause spiritual waywardness if we don’t prepare ourselves. To achieve the former, it is important to pause and listen to God’s Word. No wonder why Solomon wrote,

“Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you.” (Proverbs 22:17-19, NLT)

Heartily Listening to God’s Word is a vital step in achieving spiritual transformation and a holy pause, its prerequisite. Change begins where the stubborn heart ends – when one starts to listen, change starts to happen. God speaks to those who have time to pause and listen.

Listen.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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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

pure heart

“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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Transformed Transformer

If my people, who are called by my name, 
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven,
and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
~2 Chronicles 7:14 

When you pray, you might not see the transformation, but you will know that it’s happening


…for it starts in you.

 
 

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Theology Matters

“Thinking about God doesn’t change God,

and it doesn’t change the world

but it does change us.”

~Dr. David Wells~

What we think, understand, or perceive about God dictates how and in what manner we live our lives.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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In Progress…

God is the Potter and you are the clay. Realize that only He can mold and shape you into the finished person that He wants you to become in Him. Be patient for it takes time for a potter to turn his clay into something so beautiful. You are His clay in progress, a masterpiece He is not done with yet.

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6)

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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