Take Me By The Hand, Friend.

Jesus said,

“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, He will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is.

He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said.

He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you.

Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’
John 16:12-15 MSG
http://bible.com/97/jhn.16.12-15.MSG

He is willing to hold our hand. . .
It’s up to us to take a hold of His.

Enough said,
Beetle

Picture book time

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Jesus said this before He sent the Holy Spirit.

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Just as God the Father sent God the Son so also the Son sent the Spirit.

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Now we have HIS WRITTEN WORD and the Holy Spirit.  He (The Word) is  right in front of us & may even live in us.

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Garrenteed trouble but will overcome.

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Accepting

His invitation & inviting Him into out lives….that is how HE gives us peace while we are alive & the ability to rest in peace for all eternity.

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So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you:

compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.

Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.

Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.

And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.

LOVE

It’s your basic, all-purpose garment.
Never be without it.
Colossians 3:12-14 MSG
http://bible.com/97/col.3.12-14.MSG

Nothing like a new pair of shoes or a new suit….

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How do you know who to befriend?
How do you know who to trust?
How can people know they can trust you?

LOVE

Love,
Beetle

Old earth suit

Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire.

Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it.

All the old fashions are now obsolete.

Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing.

From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.
Colossians 3:9-11 MSG
http://bible.com/97/col.3.9-11.MSG

The Living Word of God stand on its own.

Enough said,
Beetle

Earth suit made of clay

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http://bible.com/8/2co.4.1.AMP
My physical make up is like the exterior of any other building you see.

My mental health goes a little deeper,  like the interior of a building.

However,  my soul is the foundation of this house,  this temple.

Construction can always be done on the exterior and renovation to the inside but the foundation can not and will not be touched.

Built up in Christ,
Beetle

 

MY FAVORITE VERSES LATELY

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Committed & Communicating With The Creator

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http://bible.com/111/dan.2.10-11.NIV
Daniel 1 & 2 is the account of a troubled  King  (leader) and a young man named Daniel.

What equipped Daniel to help his leader was Daniel’s faith, belief, 2 way communication with God which all came (stemmed) from Dan’s commitment to God.

No one & nothing else can guide, comfort & equip us like The One True God.

The mind blowing reality is that as you develop some type of segway of communication & commitment with Him He enters into our minds, thoughts & soul.

When we allow, by freewill, to allow Him to do this a change comes over us & we experience things:

way beyond what we knew before. Way beyond what anyone else can offer.
Way beyond anything else.

Way beyond us.

HE>i ,
beetle

Inspiration for this post came from The Holy Spirit, His Living Word & His presence in & thru my son Alexx.
To view alexx’s blog go to:
https://lexbailey.wordpress.com/

Will The Real Jesus, Please Stand Up

Click link below for a 20 min. Audio. . . Look into WHO JESUS CHRIST REALLY WAS, IS AND WILL BE…
http://subspla.sh/0475c3a

ST. JOHN CHAPTER 1

Within the first few minutes of the above audio we see the importance of finding out for ourselves WHO this Jesus Christ person really is.

Have you ever really looked & considered for yourself who He really is, or just taken the account of someone  you’ve seen or heard?

i challenge all of us, including myself to:

READ ST. JOHN CHAPTER ONE

1.) Observe (ask what does it say)
2.) Interpret  (what’s it mean)
3.) Apply (what’s it mean to me)

Make & take it personal

Enough said for now.

Doing it,
beetle

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These 2 images are overlaid with the end of St. John’s account.  . . We’ll get there too; but first look close at John Chapter 1.

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The audio above is Chip Ingram from livingontheedge.org

You think YOUR job sucks dirt?

I know a young person who graduated from an advanced  “IB” program in high school who went on to graduate from college a year before/above the average students.

They went on with a degree in teaching straight into a teaching job, fresh out of college.

On their summer break this individual went over to Africa to teach,  returning to the United states of America to once again jump back into teaching….

Follow this link to see how they are doing. . .
https://misscaffeinated.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/the-struggle-is-real/

I only read on a 7th grade reading level at age 47…the person who wrote the post (in link above) is teaching 8th graders.

Thanks,
beetle

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“Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks you’re a jerk!”

I wish I could take credit for that title.

Jesus loves you, 
everyone else thinks
you’re a jerk

It was a bumper sticker i saw years ago. 

I get it
If you don’t get it you will want to read this post.

My son, Alexx, shared some thoughts on:
1 Thessalonians 2:8

” we loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”

       It is a key part of living a Christ-like life to spread your understanding to others but I takes a lot more then reading people the bible to truly spead God’s Good News.

I think we have all met that person that is ‘too Christian’, sure they have good intentions, but let’s be honest they are hard to be around.

This is because they aren’t sharing their personal walk with you but just sharing God with you.

Dont get me wrong there is a lot of good in sharing God but a true Christ-like life applies God to reality.

Jesus was always personable and made a point of being a friend before being a preacher.

We need to share the Good News but we also need to share the good life it has granted us.

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Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.

Special tnx to Alexx, you can visit his blog at:
https://lexbailey.wordpress.com/

Enough said,
Beetle