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Jesus wants to change the world!

Increasingly, my heart beats faster with the idea that Jesus Christ wants to transform the world. In some circles to say such a thing has become a powerless cliché. For many of my early years as a believer, I believed this, but then reality set in, my focus drifts and the task of seeing the world transformed seemed a distant fantasy. As I continue to walk with Jesus, trying (and often failing) to listen and respond to His voice my belief has been restored once more that Jesus can change the world. I believe this to the core of my being because scripture says it and life affirms it. As I consider how I want to spend the rest of my life I want to be all in, giving Jesus everything I have to see this goal take some significant steps forward.

Rushing In...


As I was reading through the Old Testament the other day, there was a word that I have noticed several times that again grabbed my attention. Often, as I am pouring through scripture and this happens, I want to look a little closer into the scripture because there is an increased probability that God wants to show me something.

 

The phrase that jumped out at me is “The Spirit Rushed”. It is found in at least 6 times in the books of Judges and Samuel to accomplish, through leaders, what God wants to get done. The Hebrew translation of this word can be better translated as “invade” and it presents some wonderful insight into how God uses His Holy Spirit. I like to imagine that one of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to act as a kind of 911 responder who rushes to invade our struggle and aids us in our times of need. I really don’t like to do anything in a rush, although I find myself having to a lot of the time; but there is great comfort in knowing  that we can call out to God and He will rush His Holy Spirit to us.

Prophet, Pastor, Priest?

I heard it said a long time ago that during his ministry here on earth, there were three primary roles that Jesus fulfilled as he went about the business of birthing the Kingdom of God. 

 

I do not remember the source of this concept or even where I was when I heard it, but it was one of those comments that struck a chord in my heart and has remained with me ever since. I want to give credit to the unknown person who shared this concept with me! I have built these following comments of his concept, even though I do not remember the context that he originally shared them in.

Jesus in Ordinary Life

I believe in miracles. I believe in a God who still does them. I believe that God wants to do “greater things” (John 14:12) among us than we “can hope for or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). While there is nothing ordinary about Jesus, part of fully knowing Jesus means that we must look beyond his supernatural expressions and realize that it is his desire that we know him in the normalcy of our lives.

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