Posts made in January, 2013

Another “Truth” Unlearned

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Burnout, Quotes | Comments Off on Another “Truth” Unlearned

Another “Truth” Unlearned

 

 

“God will never give you more than you He can handle.”

Unlearned the hard way, Binsey, Tree Thoughts Adminstrator

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When God Unbuilds You

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Articles, Burnout | Comments Off on When God Unbuilds You

When God Unbuilds You

I feel your bad time. I’ve been there. The there that feels ragged and gut wrenching. You feel at times like your life is over.

You need comfort.

May I offer some?

You can only lose that which wasn’t eternal.

Seems harsh, right? Seems like you will forever have to live in a world undone, washed away, blown away, stolen.

What is left? When all is taken down is there anything left? Yes!

Your foundation which is Christ.

He is enough. Trust this for now. He IS enough.

And when He becomes enough you will find He is rebuilding a new structure, a glorious one; one you never dreamed you needed.

Your new foundation built on only Christ cannot be undone by the flood, the wind, the thief.

Rejoice!

Binsey, Tree Thoughts Administrator

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Between Two Minds: Romans 12:1-2

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on Between Two Minds: Romans 12:1-2

Between Two Minds: Romans 12:1-2

Are you afraid or confused or discouraged?

What an excellent  time to give honor to the Mind of Christ.

This is not the knowledge of good and evil which brought you to your present distress. No, this is the mind which is rooted in Life Himself and only brings life to those who honor His mind’s unearthly glory and power.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Romans 12:1-2 NIV

What does it look like, this “renewing of your mind?”

I’ll cite one example: being in a state of weakness.

Using your knowledge of good and evil you will judge your weakness as bad,  very bad. You feel inept, unable, embarrassed and critical of yourself.

Now, put on the Mind of Christ. Really. Put it on like a warm coat and snuggle down into its comfort.

Why?

Because inside His way of thinking you will discover, as did Paul, that your weakness is your BEST attribute. It causes you to cry out, to depend, to not believe the lie that says you are complete in and of yourself.  Only then can you understand true strength: His strength.

Be patient with the process.

It will take awhile to love the Mind of Christ. It is of another world where truth reigns and lies have no power.

Rejoice!

Binsey, Administrator of Tree Thoughts

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The Waywardness of Our Will

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Quotes | Comments Off on The Waywardness of Our Will

The Waywardness of Our Will

So long as there remains any self-will, any unsubmission, any spirit of disobedience, any unconquered self, asserting its authority against the will of Christ—just so long, is our consecration incomplete.  J. R. Miller (1840-1912)

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Taking the “I” Out of 2013’s New Years Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on Taking the “I” Out of 2013’s New Years Resolutions

Taking the “I” Out of 2013’s New Years Resolutions

A New Years Prayer:

Have Your way with me Lord no matter what I think

Give me the year You desire and give me the grace to let go

Lead me into the paths You have planned even when I am afraid

Heal me of the lies which bind me and set me free every day by Your truth

I love You and thank You Lord,

Your child

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