Store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven
where moth and rust cannot destroy and thieves cannot break in and steal

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Drove Right By

Have you ever done that? Before the days of GPS, at least a couple times I’ve been driving along, looking for a certain business and had to turn back because I drove right by the place. The sign was large. The claim,“You can’t miss it,” had it been made, would have been true. 
But miss it I did.
It's the same with the fact that, “The glory of God is us fully alive.”
It’s a message that's written all through Scripture.
How do we miss it?
Reality is, we’ve had help. We've been purposely distracted. Like kids fighting in the back seat, our concentration has been divided. In the same manner when we read the Bible satan is there to distract us. his main task in life is to block us from finding life.
. God offers to make us fully alive.
. satan has come to steal, kill and destroy, to maim and mangle and cripple.
It's takes steely concentration to grasp the former and avoid the latter.
Have you ever heard of original sin? Of course you have. The problem with that concept is that before sin there was original glory. Before hate, love was here first.
Jesus didn’t come to earth to bring us to glory.
Jesus came to restore us to glory.
Jesus came to take our shame and bring us safely home to the greatest love in the universe.
Don’t miss this opportunity. You may not get the chance to turn around and try again. 

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