Christian the Lion remembers

I have learned that “it is very easy to lose focus on eternal, spiritual truths when everything around us pushes us to give all our attention to our immediate, urgent, and often seemingly more interesting circumstances. But when we honor God by focusing our lives on him by serving him to the best of our ability (2 Timothy 2:15), by maintaining love and unity among ourselves (John 17:11), and by standing firm in confidence and hope in him (Hebrews 3:6), we will find that our circumstances will certainly be no less interesting…” (How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams)

And for some reason, ‘Christian the Lion’ came to mind. The image of a Lion after a long time in the wild makes his current circumstance predict him as wild and dangerous; not remembering his past owners. But yet, the outcome says otherwise. He remembers his ‘owners’ and greets them! It is definitely mind boggling.

As the quote from above, we may sometimes “forget” our relationship with our Heavenly Father and “give all our attention to our immediate, urgent and often seemingly more interesting circumstances” but maybe today is a start, a start to remind ourselves of our calling to…

  • Give Him our best (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • Maintain unity among yourselves (John 17:11)
  • Offer our whole selves to Him (Romans 12:11)
  • Have firm confidence and hope in Him

Let us remember what our ‘owner’ has done for us and despite our ‘wild’ circumstances, let’s get back into focusing on our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

“Ugliest Girl on the Internet” Shares Her Story

God put you here for a reason and He wants you to share that reason no matter what

Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare disease that makes it impossible for her to gain weight. A few years ago so discovered that internet bullies cruelly voted her the “ugliest on the Internet.” Rising above her tormentors she has gone on to succeed greatly in life. Watch her give an amazing and Godly speech that will literally change your life.

How are you sharing your ‘reason’ today?  

Weakness is the Way

In the following video, J.I. Packer, renowned theologian and author of the forthcoming ‘Weakness is the Way,’ reflects on his experience of weakness, having been hit by a bread truck as a child and now facing the realities of aging.

“For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:9–10)

So lean on Christ, the lover of your soul, as Paul did, and in all your ongoing weakness, real as it is, you too will be empowered to cope and will be established in comfort and joy.
—J. I. Packer

In what ways will you lean on Christ today? He is waiting for us…

Caring For Friends

Doesn’t this video remind us of our calling to reach out to our fellow brothers and sisters in need?
Who has God put in your life today that is in need of care?

Reach out and make a difference to someone’s life today!

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
-Philippians 2:4

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
-Galatians 6:2

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
-Ephesians 4:32

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
-Colossians 3:12

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