Push or Pull? – January 2016 At The Cafe

Push or Pull?

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Consider The Cost
Life Beyond Impure Religion
Generosity 10.0

Do you smell like Jesus?

No really, would those who know you from all directions
come to one massive unified conclusion that you’ve got Jesus all over your life?

Or put another way . . the way Jesus might have characterized true faith . .
are you known for your push or your pull? . .
does your life continually and generously make room for others ahead of your own needs
or does pride and self-soothing keep some, perhaps many at arm’s length (or more)?
Is it possible that in your effort to move ahead with “your life”
you have missed His?

If you find yourself pushing others away that God has called you to honor,
if you find yourself enslaved to the delusion of exclusion,
if you find yourself being a tight-wad with grace,
it might not be a bad idea to question where exactly you are running . .
to the God of all grace . . or to a lifestyle where you are your own god?

No More Push Back

Jesus created you, gave purpose to you, came for you, died for you, conquered death for you . .
Jesus offers His life to you . .
because Jesus loves you.

His one desire for you?
Jesus has no greater concern for your soul than, in return, you choose an “all-in” love for Him (John 13:34-35) . .
a love that is verified by an “all-in” love for others . .
a love that says no to “push back” when things get sticky or challenging . .
in fact, a love that pulls others close during times of greatest challenge and hurt . .
much in the same way He is pulling you close right now.

If this conversation raises even the smallest speck of uncertainty in your mind,
then January’s LifeLetter series “Push or Pull?” is just for you.
But be warned, a life of calculated measured giving
just might give way to “extravagant generosity” in any and all directions . .
and for the first time . .
you will begin to really smell . .
like Jesus.

Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage –
to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous.
– 1 Timothy 6:18 –

Push or Pull?

Click On The Titles To Open Each LifeLetter

Consider The Cost
Life Beyond Impure Religion
Generosity 10.0

 

 

“Let Us Adore” by Elevation Worship

For the unclean, the unholy
For the broken, the unworthy
You came, Jesus you came

For the wounded, for the hurting
For the lost, and for the lonely
You came, Jesus you came

O come all ye faithful
Bow before our Savior
Come let us adore
The one who came for us
Glory in the highest
Praise the name of Jesus
Our King has come

For the outcast, the defeated
For the weary, for the weakest
You came, Jesus you came

O come all ye faithful
Bow before our Savior
Come let us adore
The one who came for us
Glory in the highest
Praise the name of Jesus
Our King has come

O come let us adore him
For He alone is worthy
Our King has come
Our King has come
O give Him all the glory
For He alone is worthy
Our King has come
Our King has come

O come all ye faithful
Bow before our Savior
Come let us adore
The one who came for us
Glory in the highest
Praise the name of Jesus
Our King has come

About the author : David "JB" Miller

David

David "JB" Miller is founder and author at LifeLetter Ministries. He and his wife Cheri make their home in beautiful Temecula, California and have six children and six grandchildren they absolutely adore.

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