Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Coffee Bubble... ILLUSION... FACT... or, TRUTH ?

Which one do you choose ?
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It makes a difference
in how you live,
how you relate to others,
how you are with CHRIST JESUS.
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Here is a Mother's Day story which illustrates this point.
There once was a little girl, old enough to walk but not quite old enough to talk. She was young enough to need a high-chair when she was at the table.
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Her Dad was gone; her mother worked. She and her mother lived in a chicken house... remodeled into one room, a bath, and a kitchenette. On workdays, the mother would take her little girl up to the "big house" nearby where an elderly woman would watch children for working mothers. They would all sit at breakfast with their Moms, usually toast and coffee.
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One day, the little girl noticed that her little friend was having the best of times at the table, as her friend's Mom would stir her coffee. Looking closely, she saw that her friend and mother were playing a delightful game.
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Her friend's Mom would stir her coffee in just the right way to form a BUBBLE ! Then, she would spoon that BUBBLE into her daughter's mouth... much to their own delight, with much giggling and sweetness.
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Oh, how that little girl wanted her Mom to do the same thing with her! The little girl was sure there was something delightful in the BUBBLE that made her friend and mother laugh and play.
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Finally, after much tapping and gesturing, the little girl let her Mother know what she wanted... a BUBBLE, too! So, the Mother stirred her coffee with vigor, produced the desired BUBBLE, and spooned it up to her daughter with the words: "Is that what you wanted?" And then, the Mom quickly returned to eating her toast and coffee. 
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The little girl was crest-fallen. She didn't understand it. Her BUBBLE was bitter-tasting. There was no laughter, no fun, nothing special about her BUBBLE at all. She never bothered Mother again for another BUBBLE.
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This story is true, I know, because that little girl was me.
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The problem, you see, was the difference between illusion, fact , and truth.
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The illusion was that the BUBBLE was in itself delightful. The fact was that the little friend and her mother were delighting in each other.  The TRUTH was that my Mom loved me too, only she was not able to communicate it via the BUBBLE in the coffee cup, as her mind was on the troubles of the day. 
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Dear ones, fight illusions. Illusions are really fanatasies. They are NOT BASED IN TRUTH. They come from the father of lies. Good ones, bad ones, accusative ones... stand against them all.
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Dear ones, watch out for facts. They may be true ... but they are NOT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER.
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Look only at the TRUTH, through JESUS CHRIST our RISEN LORD. HE+ tells us how to arrange our thoughts, our mind, and our emotions. HE+ tells us through His+ Word to think on things lovely, of good report. HE+ tells us to hold no accusation in our hearts against anyone... not even our enemies.
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Those who hurt your heart are taken in a bad illusion themselves. Pray for them, that they might not be blinded by the enemy and miss CHRIST JESUS their SAVIOR... the only Savior available to mankind.
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And last, but not least, do not covet another person's BUBBLE...  because it is just that: a bubble, an illusion.
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CHOOSE TRUTH+
in JESUS CHRIST
Our RISEN LORD !
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

The 40 Days of the Resurrection Season...


"I+ am risen
and am still with thee."
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HalleluJah