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“Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men instead of perch and bass.” ~~Jesus

December 27, 2012 1 comment

Jesus challenges us to think about our jobs differently. To fishermen, he challenged them to not think of their jobs as catching fish. Their job is to catch men for God. A completely different way of seeing our work. It is seeing it God’s way.Fishermen - Net

How does God see our job? Do we see it the same way?

“Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men instead of perch and bass.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 4:18-20 The Message)

“Don’t you dare test the Lord your God.” ~~Jesus

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Satan comes to us and subtly makes suggestions. Or, maybe they are not so subtle. Satan may even quote scripture to us. He did with Jesus. Test God

The essence of the suggestion is not trusting in God and testing Him. “If you are God, then …”

What does Jesus have to say about this. What does He say to Satan. He is clear. We are not to test God.

“Don’t you dare test the Lord your God.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 4:7 The Message)

“Beat it, Satan!” ~~Jesus

December 15, 2012 6 comments

Jesus understands Satan’s approach. Three times Satan tempts him.  Authority

Jesus quotes God’s word and then uses his authority to send Satan on his way. Jesus has given us the same authority. We are in the new plan with God. Jesus brokered the agreement.

May I use the authority of Jesus.

“Beat it, Satan!” ~~Jesus (Matthew 4:10 The Message)

“It takes more than a great meal to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” ~~Jesus

September 28, 2012 1 comment

We think there are so many things we need. And need, is how we frame it. We can’t imagine not having that nice new car. We must have it. The new flat screen HD TV. Got to have it. The nice meal out. Must do it soon.

Jesus challenges us to see our life in God’s world as the essense of what God is saying to us right now. That is the only thing that is important. Nothing else is. All else is an idol compared to our living God.

We must see our life as Jesus challenges us. We must change our minds about what is important. We can live a life that is focused on that steady stream of God’s words that He gives us every moment of every day.

“It takes more than a great meal to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 4:4 The Message)

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