Tuesday, May 29, 2012


A quote by G. K. Chesterton that I don’t want said of me is, “You Christians have such an extraordinary faith, yet you lead such ordinary lives.”
Ordinary, no way! I want my life to be extraordinary, don’t you?
When we receive the Holy Spirit we experience the indwelling Christ within us.  We are wired to thrive by the power of the Holy Spirit.
You’ve heard this numerous times but have you "hearted" it,  made it a live by this forever truth? 
Does it permeate your thinking?
We're supernatural beings, living within a natural plane of existence. Yes, supernatural, in the image of our supernatural God. What does that mean?
God has given each of us gifts through the generosity of His Spirit that enable us to live lives of impossibility - deep-rooted peace, joy, whatever our circumstances.
I have a recollection of not knowing the Lord, many memories of living a less than happy life because I was ignorant of His principles for me that would have brought me better balance and joy. And sad to say I have some memories of ignoring Him in little ways, and some big ways.
Colossians Chapter 3 is so foundational.  Christ followers are to be fully alive like Christ, we are to know the whole truth and tell it in love.  Christ's breath and blood flow through us. 
There are countless opportunities to live the kind of life God calls us to.

We live in an imperfect world but needn’t be dragged down by it. We may experience pain in cold, cruel situations of sickness or loss, but we are NEVER alone or without hope. We sense our beautiful, tender, good God in the midst of whatever we walk through.
God promises, God delivers. He will supply all our needs as we place our trust in Him. In addition we help one another enhance faith as we connect with others who treasure God as well.
Our extraordinary life is not restricted by the limitations of earth. 
As a Christian counselor/author I’ve worked with pastors of various denominations Episcopal, Catholic, Charismatic, Evangelical, Lutheran, etc.  They all profess the extraordinary power the presence of Jesus makes in a life. Catholics start prayers with “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Protestants end their prayers with “In the name of Jesus.” Same recognition of the power of our amazing God inflaming the faith of the body in living action.
The body of true believers is very important to God. But even more important is every individual living a life of extraordinary faith exuding His joy.
God's not into ordinary, are you?

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Colossians 3:1-2: 
"So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective." Quoted from The Message Bible