Love is…

Heaven went bankrupt. 

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When God sent His son to die for us, it wasn’t to excuse sin.  God loved us so much He did so, to save us from the pain and burden of sin.  ‘Heaven went bankrupt’ to get us out of the pitfalls of the hardest parts of this life. We are saved! That’s something to rejoice in, But… We  can’t use that to excuse us from what is right and what is good. 

The cross is the reminder of our worth! Heaven gave everything; The fullness of love was poured into us in the hopes that it would be sufficient enough to turn us away from sin and choose Love.  The cross is the reminder that YOU were worth it! It’s a statement to anything that’s ever hurt you, cheat you, consume you, or break you. A statement that God has conquered! 

The cross doesn’t take the sin away. Believing that Jesus died for You doesn’t make the temptations to sin disappear. Every day tests our spirits, so it’s going to be a fight to turn away from something you know doesn’t sit right with you. However, turning away from sin is part of the sacrifice that is needed to be the best version of yourself! 

God is so Real and He is Living. Living in your moment, right where you are now! Remember that. 

God Bless! 🙏🏼

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EASTER!

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Only a few days to go, and the lent season for 2015 will come to it’s end.  This whole lent season to now has been a journey that made me stop life for a bit, and really capture the difficulty of allowing God to strip me back, to make me realize even more so, the importance of living life with God full-time!      I hope that whether or not you participated in Lent, you too are learning how to abandon yourself to Jesus and the ways of His love. 🙂

As preparation for Easter, something on my heart is telling me to share the video at the end of this post.  I can’t even describe how important, and powerful the message in this video is.  Watching it for the first time, I had the biggest heart-check moment that humbled me to the uttermost.

The message is a sermon delivered by Judah Smith, and for me, it captures the core as to why Easter is so important in the Christian faith!  The video I’m posting is one of two I found on Youtube.  The one that I won’t post, is the same sermon, but in that video, there is footage from the movie, Passion of Christ (I think) which goes with the words of the sermon.   I suggest you try watching that if you are more of a visual person, but I warn you it’s graphic, the kinda graphic that is needed to emphasize the Jesus` journey to Calvary.

I wanted to post up the video before Easter, as a way to hopefully plant the need to appreciate this world-wide Christian acknowledgement.  It’s beautiful that all the different Christian denominations celebrate a victory together and I pray that just as Jesus was able to, you too are able to die to old and become alive in the new!

Have a good Easter, and above the Easter eggs and day’s off, remember the reason for this season!

God Bless!

-Anselm

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Lord Jesus Christ; Let me seek You by desiring You,and let me desire You by seeking You;let me find You by loving you, and let me love You in finding You.

-Anselm

Psalm 42: 1-2

‘As the deer pants for streams for water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirst for God, the living God.’

Having a rough day?

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Saw this tumblr photo on the net today, had to share it! Are you having a rough day today? Is it a bad day at work, are you having trouble studying? Or is it family problems, relationship heartaches or are you close to giving up whatever it is you’ve worked hard to start?

Want to share 2 Corinthians 12: 9 (please look it up!).   In the moments when you feel that you have hit rock bottom, in the times when you are most tired, when you’ve given up on hope, when you have nothing left…God is most closest to you.  In Matthew 5 Jesus says, ‘blessed are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God’  I remember being in those difficult times myself, it’s like being stuck for what to do or say next, yeah?    A spiritual poverty where there is emptiness, and we come to realise that actually, ‘I need God.  Who am I without Him?’  ….  It’s in that release of faith that God has the chance to pour into Your heart the fullness of His love, mercy and strength. If you believe, the situation you are in now is where God needs you to be, He needs spiritually stripped so that He can piece you together again.

So when you think bad days exist, I hope you know that there is no such thing as a bad day, a hard day yes, but not a bad one!

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over.

Have a good day!

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