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JUNE - Thoughts for Life

JUNE - Thoughts for Life

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THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 1‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My thoughts higher than your thoughts,and My ways higher than your ways…’ We often stop reading there and then use thisscripture as a reference to explain why we do not understand the ways of God; yet the nextverse says: ‘…But as sure as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and water theearth, softens the soil and triggers the seed, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed tothe sower and bread for food, so shall the word be that proceeds out of God’s mouth. It shallawaken His seed within you and accomplish His purpose and cause you to prosper in it.’Isaiah 55:8-11. The seed and the soil understand the language of the rain. The Incarnationforever bridges every distance that could possibly separate man from God. God is in our face! His word has become flesh! John 1:1,14, Heb.1:1,2.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 2‘The people who dwelt in darkness have seen a great light’ Mathew 4:16. ‘The true light thatenlightens every man has come into the world.’ John 1:1-5,9,14,16. ‘You are the light of theworld, like a city set on a hill, its light cannot be hid.’ Mathew 5:14. ‘Let your light so shine,that men will see your good works and glorify the Father.’ When people encounter what Goddoes through you, they discover the opinion of God about them! Matthew 5:16. ‘Arise andshine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Behold, darknessshall cover the earth, and thick darkness, the people. But the glory of the Lord will arise uponyou, and His glory will be seen upon you. And the nations shall come to your light, and kingsto the brightness of your rising.’ Isaiah 60:1-3. Talking about living an attractive life! Godendeavours to accomplish His will in the world through you.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 3Hearing that every good and perfect gift comes from God, the Father of light, who brought usforth by His own initiative and love, is like seeing the face of your birth, your inner-self as youreally are, as in a mirror. James 1:17,18. We are His perfect gift to one another. We arespirit; we are born from above; our outward appearance in the flesh seems a fragile vessel of clay, yet it holds an immortal treasure. The vessel takes its value from the treasure it holds.The value of the clay pot does not lie in its shape, size or colour. You can gym-trim your body and decorate your face and features with fancy make-up and expensive clothing and jewellery, but ‘it’s not on top, it’s inside!’THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 4Like the watermark concept on a paper note, our inner man carries the exact imprint of God’s character. ‘He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of His nature.’Heb.1: 3. (Greek word for glory,
doxa
from
dokeo
= opinion, intent.) We all have one origin.That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren.’ Hebrews 2:11. ‘He made from one, allof mankind. He is not far from each one of us, we are indeed His offspring.’ Acts17:26,27,28. This ‘watermark’ parallel is also reflected in the seed concept. Every seedbears all the genetic information of the species. What ignites the life cycle and visibleexpression of the species is what matters most.
 
THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 5The fountain within us is released when we discover the redemption of our origin in God.Our basic design and make-up originates from the same thought. In the core of our spirit our original design remains intact. To consider the image of God in a person adds a value to theindividual that exceeds any talent, skill or achievement, or disappointment for that matter.Discovering the wealth within is what liberates and empowers one to be an asset and not aliability. This alone will break the bonds of poverty, greed and corruption. The compulsion totake and have is replaced with a desire to share and be useful.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 6Every invention has its origin in thought. To trace your design to the imagination of God is todiscover the essence of the word of truth, the word that contains the original thought of God,the fountainhead of truth. This is the word that was in the beginning before time or languagewas, the word that is God, the word that became flesh, the blueprint of our design. Just asour DNA preserves the code of our individual, unique physical identity, our spirit contains thecode of our origin reflected in the thought of God. He fashioned and framed us, and knittedus together in our mother’s womb. This is exactly what Jesus came to redeem. Within theatmosphere of this truth, we escape the effect of the law of sin, guilt and inferiority. Itbecomes so easy to believe something you can grasp. We often think that faith is to believethings we do not understand. Blind faith is an illusion; faith sees. The broody hen counts her chickens before they are hatched; she already sees them in the shell. Two key truthssponsor the law of faith: Mankind is God’s love dream, created in His image and likeness,therefore, in Christ God reconciled the world to Himself. Genesis 1:26, 2 Corinthians5:18+19.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 7The message of man’s inclusion in all that Christ achieved on humanity’s behalf holds animmediate and vital implication for all of creation. Understanding who you are both in your oneness with God and man, your restored innocence and your individual uniqueness, arethe most exciting truths your mind could ever ponder. Falling head over heels in love with lifeis to love and admire God, your fellow man and yourself with equal admiration and value.Mathew 22:38,39, James 2:8-12, James 3:9,10, Romans 13:7-10. The mirror reveals our oneness. Paul says that while we compete with one another and still strive for recognitionand measure and compare ourselves with one another, we are like people withoutunderstanding. 2 Corinthians 10:12. Only one kind of competition is encouraged, ‘to outdoone another in showing honour!’ Romans 12:10. ‘From now on we no longer know any manfrom a human point of view.’ 2 Corinthians 5:16.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 8We have become so overwhelmed with the impression of His likeness in us, that any senseof lack, shortcoming or inferiority is challenged, even in the face of the most severecontradiction.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 9One day, having walked for at least twenty miles on a warm summer day, Jesus sent Hisdisciples along into Sychar, a city of Samaria, to buy food. He waited for them exhausted,
 
hungry and thirsty besides the well of Jacob on the outskirts of the village. A Samaritanwoman eventually arrived at the well to draw water, and immediately He asked her for adrink. He had nothing to draw with and the well was about 150 feet deep. Recognizing Jesusas a Jew, she began to exploit His predicament and reminded Him that Jews were notsupposed to speak to Samaritans. She was hoping to at least get some mileage out of thepolitics of her day.The life Jesus lived in a human body was no different to ours, He felt the same weariness,hunger and thirst we would, yet
 
convinced and conscious of His true origin and spirit-identity.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 10In conversation with Him the woman began to realize that Jesus was more than a Jew andthat she was more than a Samaritan. Suddenly she understood that all people indeed sharethe same origin. The fountain of living water was not distant from her, beyond her reach, butwithin her. Not any of her previous five marriages or even her religious tradition couldquench her thirst. Not because she failed to meet ‘Mr. Perfect’ or they failed to meet her expectation, but simply because of the fact that a partner was never meant to complete her life. Nothing and no one can equal the wealth someone discovers when one discovers one’sOrigin in God redeemed in Christ as the true fountain of your life. Here, there remains nopartner, politics or past experience to blame or compete with, only a new life within you todiscover, explore, share and enjoy. Your source will sustain you.
 
THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 11Truth therapy does not attempt to untangle the complicated emotional hurts and traumas of the past; instead truth reveals the integrity of the origin of life, the fountainhead of our genesis and its new birth in the death and resurrection of Christ! ‘Are you bigger than our father Jacob, who gave us this well?’ The hour has come and now is where neither on thismountain nor in Jerusalem you will worship the Father! You worshiped in ignorance;(religious tradition keeps multitudes trapped in ignorance) the true worshippers now worshipthe Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is our true fountain! Your father is not Jonah or Jacob! ‘Blessed are you son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you.’ Theend of an era has arrived! Return to your Source. ‘He is the Author and conclusion of your faith’ Heb.12:2. ‘Of God are you in Christ; He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus’1Cor.1:30. ‘All this is from God’ 2 Cor.5:18. ‘We are His workmanship, created in ChristJesus.’ Eph.2:10.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 12All of ministry exists for one purpose: to reveal to mankind their inclusion in Christ and its fullimplication; restored value equals restored fellowship. For some to say, ‘I am of Paul, or I amof Apollos’, is to get stuck in a rut of comparison, strife and jealousy. 1 Cor.3:4, 2 Cor.10:12.There is only one body, one faith, one fellowship, the communication that promotes theknowledge of every good thing that is in us in Christ. Philemon verse 6.
 
THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 13When Paul first arrives in Ephesus he finds disciples of John the Baptist there, many yearsafter their leader was murdered. They have never even heard of the baptism of the HolySpirit, and were still preaching a doctrine of a sin-consciousness. Acts 19:1-6. While the

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