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    Wednesday
    Oct072015

    Web or Net?

    The Internet. The World Wide Web. Digital Streaming.

    Our modern world is a flood of information, into every household with a power source, into every hand with a mobile phone, and most of that flood is divisive, fear-filled, degrading, addictive filth that appeals to the very basest of human inclinations and appetites.

    Web: a network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey.

    We can sit back and bemoan this fact OR turn that stream into opportunity.

    A web indicates ensnaring, a capturing of a victim much like a spider catching insects born on the breeze; spinning an almost unseen but strong, sticky death-trap. The more the victim struggles, the stronger the grip.

    Yes, the World Wide Web is pervasive, beguiling, confusing, and, often, downright evil. But what if we turned this scenario on its head? Arm-in-arm, we, the Body of Christ with connections to virtually every race, religion, business enterprise, intellectual philosophy, and socio-economic strata, have an opportunity to build a NET—fishing the desperate out of the flow of fear-mongering, debilitating, addictive bottom-feeders intent, through greed, to suck the soul from this generation.Image from http://www.greenpeace.org

    Net: an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals.

    Here’s the thing, though. As long as we’re caught in our own little traps of us-versus-them or even my-ministry/business-versus-your ministry/business, we’re just one more voice of greed in all the noise.

    Let’s change our thinking, Body of Christ. As Gungor sings on their new album One Wild Life: Soul with the timely tune, Us For Them, “We are better together.” (BTW, the whole album is amazing—a spiritual, musical, gut-wrenchingly honest feast www.gungormusic.com)

    The plan?

    Seek God’s Face. Daily get alone with Your Heavenly Daddy. Bring a humble heart before Him. Place Him as the primary goal and focus of all you do every day so you are more and more conformed to and transformed by His boundless, fathomless, unwavering, relentless love. Only through vital connection with Him will we have His love flowing through us, the cords to catch those caught up in the world’s cesspool.

    Scour the Internet for TRUTH, voices proclaiming beauty and freedom and self-sacrifice and LOVE and SALVATION and TRANSFORMATION through Christ’s indwelling Holy Spirit.

    Share these messages, videos, stories, songs, inspirational memes, etc. with those entwined in your life, those God has placed all around you.

    Speak Out! You too have a voice, unique and fashioned like a key to fit the aching void of those who are desperate and lost all around you.

    Together, Body of Christ, arm-in-arm, we can build an INTER-NET of love, forgiveness, faith, truth, hope and joy, to stretch across the www flood of destruction.

    Stand together.

    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you… 2 Thes. 3:1

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mom of four and best selling author of four.

    Chana lives in Southern California with her amazing husband, four radically unique kids and a Siberian Husky who reminds her how to enjoy every moment.

    Tuesday
    Nov182014

    What Prayer Is Not. What Prayer Is.

    "Peace in the Midst of the Storm" by Jack Dawson jackdawson.com (look for hidden images) Based on 1 John 4:4

    What Prayer is Not:

    1. Me convincing God to see things my way.
    2. Me pushing hard enough until God finally gives me what I want.
    3. The last resort.
    4. Passive Inactivity.

    Prayer is:

    1. Spending time learning God’s character.
    2. God turning up the heat so poison rises to the surface.
    3. Laying life’s strife at His feet so none of it is on His throne.
    4. Driving me out of my mind and into His.
    5. Willing surrender.
    6. Work.
    7. Warfare.
    8. The moments of the day that set life’s course.
    9. Speaking God’s Kingdom, God’s will & God’s life as God directs.
    10. Being still & knowing He is God.
    11. Mind-boggling.
    12. Transforming.
    13. Unfathomable.
    14. The Greatest Adventure.
    15. Never Wasted Time.
    16. The only place to go in this world where you can drink of something so refreshing & fulfilling.
    17. Gazing at Jesus until I reflect Him.

    Child of the One True King, wife to the best man alive, mom to four VERY unique human beings & author of two bestsellers:

    The Fall

    One Night With a Rock Star

    with more on the way.

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    Sunday
    Aug102014

    The #1 Key Ingredient to Powerful Prayers

    The power of blessing and cursing really is in the tongue. It’s not only the rudder for our individual lives, it’s the rudder that guides the course of the whole world. It’s effects even reach into the spiritual world, into the eternal world. “Speak it!”

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