Jesus Is The Bridge
You Had Absolutely No Connection To The Anointed; you were strangers, separated from God’s people. You were aliens to the covenant they had with God; you were hopelessly stranded without God in a fractured world. But now, because of Jesus the Anointed and His sacrifice, all of that has changed. God gathered you who were so far away and brought you near to Him by the royal blood of the Anointed, our Liberating King. He is the embodiment of our peace, sent once and for all to take down the great barrier of hatred and hostility that has divided us so that we can be one. Ephesians 2:13-14 The Voice
Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy. ~ Samuel Rutherford
Build A Bridge ~ Get Over Your Flesh
There is so much contention and hateful violence in our world, so how do we build a bridge and get over our flesh to common ground? We have to find a common denominator in order to solve this problem of human nature run amuck. We have tried everything our human devices can think up and nothing works. We are fragmented still. We need to open our eyes to our Savior, Jesus Christ, Whose very purpose of coming to us, coming to our world, was to make us His, create unity, make us one family. His desire was to unify us with God and each other. He did it. Jesus is the epitome of reconciliation, restoration and renewal for the human race. Let us stop striving in our finite ways and turn to the Infinite Solution, Jesus Christ.
We Must Begin Building A Bridge Of Love, May We Be Known By God’s Love And Kindness And Let It Begin With Me…Listen UP
The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them. Charles Spurgeon
FOCUS Kingdom Perspective:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 New Living Translation
FOCUS Worldly Viewpoint:
The love that they had for one another will grow cold because few will obey the law. False prophets will appear, many will be taken in by them, and the only thing that will grow is wickedness. There will be no end to the increase of wickedness. Matthew 24:11-12 The Voice
Don’t Underestimate Your Enemy
The atrocities that our human condition can commit under the influence of the enemy of God are horrifying. We underestimate the power of the enemy over our weak flesh. We need God, we need Him in times like this, like never before our hearts need to be guarded by His Word. Oh how we need God. Our human nature is so subjective by the enemy and his cultural say so. Our enemy has a deceptive devices in play, pushing us to take up an offense that causes the love of God to grow cold in us. If we are not putting on Christ, we are putting on the world. It is one or the other. The offended who has taken up an offense will always become the offender. We need to stop this circle of death, break it by the power of Jesus Christ in us and through us. We need to bow before God and repent of our personal and national sins and ask for His forgiveness. We all have sinned, we all fall short of His glory. The enemy wants to snuff out the love of God in this world, He wants us to be so offended by others that the love in our heart grows cold. If we are not spiritually aware, our God love will slowly fade away in this fallen world.
Be Led By The Holy Spirit And Build A Bridge Of Love Between Finite Flesh And Infinite Spirit…Listen UP
Vital Vertical Relationship ~ Purposeful Challenges
We need a vital-vertical relationship with Jesus. The best thing we can do each day is to get heart to Heart with God. Yes, today, get spirit to Spirit with His Holy Spirit. In a relationship such as this one, a personal relationship with God, our weakness is fleshed out and His strength is truthed in our lives. We need you Jesus, we need Your way, Your truth, Your life. We acknowledge our need for You and Your Word. We need to see Your Kingdom Perspective in every challenge we face and we pray by Your Holy Spirit that we will. We need to see the truth of Your purpose at play in our lives. Oh, how we need Your way, Your truth, Your life to come alive in us. Let it be so Lord Jesus.
God’s Providential Care Is Always In Play
These are extremely challenging times we live it. It is an honor to serve God during times such as these. There is no such thing as a comfort zone in the challenges we are facing. In every great challenge we face, there is a greater God purpose in play in the center of the challenge. We don’t face a challenge that is greater than the God purpose contained in it. What are we focused on? The challenge or the God purpose in play? Our focus is what determines our attitudes, actions and our outcome. Yes, we will be challenged and yes, God’s purposes will be in play for our good. God’s purposes are greater than the challenge you are currently facing and they are currently in play right in the middle of your challenge. This is God’s providential care and the two fold purpose of God’s providential care is Him, working everything for our good and for the glory of His Kingdom. AWE-GOD.
“God’s presence is our holy ground in this world of chaotic lawlessness and we deeply realize in our soul He is still the greatest goodness, purposefully in play in our fallen world. When we meet with God, in that personal way, heart to Heart and spirit to Spirit, He soothes our souls with His hope and reminds us of His power, purpose and promises that are always in play in our lives. The Holy Ground of God’s Presence gives us the power we need to endure, growing through the things of our lives as we pursue God first, and are saturated in His promises, as He increases our faith and hope in Him. Holy Ground in the Presence of God, is a place where our Kingdom perspective is grown stronger and our worldly viewpoint fades.” KimberlyMac
Our Choice Is Either Good Or Evil. Two Choices~Two Outcomes
We will choose and serve one of the two of these: Good or evil. In a personal relationship with Jesus, we are taught by His Holy Spirit, how to cling to good, to be kind and tenderhearted people and yet despise evil. God teaches us how to speak the truth very powerfully with His Love. We don’t tolerate, we don’t rationalize, we don’t assume, we don’t hate people, we just live, being found in the presence, purposes, power, provisions and promises of our Almighty God. Keep your feet on the Holy Ground of God’s Presence and cling to the purposes of God as you despise the evil influence of the challenge at hand. These are things we can’t do on our own, these are things we do as we are found being in God’s Presence and deeply soul-influenced by Jesus, His Truth, and His Holy Spirit. We will either respond in Christ or react out of our flesh during these lawless times and our choice will reflect glory and honor for God’s Kingdom or dishonor.
“That the greatest gift we can ever receive is the gift of losing our earthly security and comfort? So that we can unwrap the intimacy of the Savior and His Heavenly Comfort. Ecstatic joy is found outside of static comfort zones —Because it’s moving out to where the Spirit moves. We’re in step with the Holy Spirit when we step out into hard things. Faith gets out of the boat. And walking in the Spirit means stepping out to walk the waves and feeling the comfort of His grip. “When God moves us out of our comfort zone —- this is a gift.” Author ~ aholyexperience.com
Kingdom Perspective Is Not Easy To Live Out, It Is A Narrow Path
We often resort to a worldly viewpoint that consists of our cultural say-so. We slip into it very easily as our culture dictates an impulsive life-style. Our culture teaches us the broad path because it is easier and does not stretch us past our comfort zone. The Kingdom perspective is this: Jesus wept. Jesus had compassion on all those who were hurting, every one of them. He always reached out even when it wasn’t comfortable and His way was narrow and not very easy at all. He had nowhere to call home and lay His head. The atrocities of mass murder are so hard to take in, we were not created with the emotional soul strength for things such as these that we are experiencing in the lawlessness of this season of life. How could one human being murder so many other human beings with such hate? We just cannot take in the horror of it. We are a hurt and wounded society and we can’t fix it, we can’t find a solution that covers over such atrocities that began with humanity walking the broad path to hell.
Jesus Is Our Peace. He Is Our Prince Of Peace. Listen UP:
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. Quote By ~Matthew Henry
Bridge Building Begins On Your Knees
How can we build a bridge from these horrible acts of human depravity and find our way to forgiveness, peace and unity? It seems impossible. There is not one of us in this human race that has the ability to be perfect or do things perfectly without the wisdom and strength of our God. Our God Who created us, knows us from the inside-out, better than we could ever know ourselves. God created us with eternity in our hearts. The God shaped hole in our soul is there to be filled by Him. We try to fill it from the things of this world, yet they do not satisfy us, they don’t fit our God designed shape. Jesus is the Bridge from our human inadequacy to the strength and provision of God and in Him, we can build a bridge that spans from our finite reaction to His Infinite response. Begin on your knees before God and Listen Up.
Break Our Hearts For What Breaks Yours…Listen UP
Our Comfort Zone Is Centralized In Our Worldly Viewpoint
We so often resort to our worldly viewpoints, this is where our comfort zone lies and we stay there. It is our easy go to place. When we are living by the light of a man made fire, we don’t grow past our own cultural viewpoint, because the light fades out. We have a future and a hope and it is nowhere to be found in a worldly viewpoint. We need to live out of a Kingdom Perspective. Jesus is and has a Kingdom perspective that we all can share as common ground. Jesus came to us. He came to us, making the grand gesture of a sacrificial love. Jesus died our death, so we could live out of His resurrected life power. What Jesus did for us challenges us to stretch past our worldly viewpoint to a Kingdom perspective in order to be like Him. We can’t do this in our finite strength, it is weak and won’t stand up through the tests of time and human trials. We need to walk the bridge over to the side of Infinite strength and let God’s strength infuse our finite weakness.
Hear God’s Heart~Drop It~Your Point Of View~And Listen UP
We need to build a bridge of forgiveness and get over it to peace and unity. I want to be a bridge builder and my foundation begins today as I lay a foundation of prayer first, because this is a strong foundation, a connection between God and I that no one and nothing can break. It is my choice to be in a vital-vertical relationship with God. God, please let us hear Your heart above all the cultural say so and break our hearts for what breaks Yours and fill our hearts full of the passion that is in Your heart for Your people. God what do you want me to do today? God who can I encourage today? God who can I help today? Jesus, make my life like Yours, You, the King of Heaven, Who humbled Himself to be our selfless servant. Make me like You.
God Has Given Us A Choice…Listen UP
Hurting People Hurt People
Hurting, wounded people walking in a flawed human condition, hurt other people. People have been given a free will choice. They make the choice for death over life, for deception over truth, for hate over love. This is their choice to hate, to murder, to grasp for all things in this life that are temporary and do not last. I heard it said that in a junkyard you will find many things junked that people once sold their souls to obtain. The lasting, powerful way, truth and life is Jesus Christ. Once we make our way to Him, we find a life that is real, truth that heals our wounded souls, and a permanent strength for our weakness. We have access to Jesus’ resurrection power, incredible in meekness and love that lasts the tests of time and trials of humanity. There is no better way to live in times such as these. Choose life. Choose Jesus, The Bridge To Infinite Responses.
God Understands, He Is All Knowing…Listen UP
God Knows Everything About You And I
God created all human beings. He knows everything. He knows everyone of us. He knows what we in our human condition are capable of. He knows we desperately need Him. What other response is there in times such as these where people are hurting so terribly at the violent acts of others, except to reach for Jesus? We could react out of our humanity, but what help would that be. I have found great comfort in my grief at the feet of Jesus, bowed down in my finite being, lifted up by God’s Infinite Being. There is no greater comfort, no greater peace that surpasses all of these times we are “growing through” than that of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Is The Bridge
Finite-Flesh Reaction Infinite-Spirit Response
Which Will You Choose? Do You Choose To Be: Finitely Weak OR Infinitely Strong? Do You Choose To Respond In Unified Civility OR React In Chaotic Uncivility? Will You Wound The Wounded Or Be Healing And Restoration To Those Who Have Been Hurt? Will You Promote Life Or Produce Death? Which Do You Choose? I Choose Jesus As My Bridge And I Will Lay The Foundation With Prayer. AWE-GOD! Make A Way For Us Way-Maker God Where There Seems To Be No Way. Thank You For Sending Jesus To Be The Bridge. I Choose Jesus. Written By KimberlyMac
Thank you for taking some time out of your day to stop in The Bridegroom’s Café and feed your soul. I pray you have been nourished by God. The Bridegroom’s Café is saddened tremendously for all the families who have lost loved ones from the mass murder that happened in a night club in Orlando this weekend. Our prayers are with you.
Let’s take some time today to pray! People are hurting terribly in #Orlando, Florida, and all over this world. Let’s pray for God’s comfort, and let’s carry their burden to God in prayer. Let’s ask God: What can I do Lord? God is the solution and He has the solution. Our Creator God is our common denominator. We don’t know how to solve this problem, but He will. Lean into the Sovereign Sway of The Common Denominator, Jesus Christ. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac