Crumbs – It’s Not About You! or, Is It?

            “The world spins, but not around you.” Jasper Comstock

{“Until Copernicus came along in 1543, we earthlings enjoyed center stage. Fathers could place an arm around their children, point to the night sky, and proclaim, ‘The universe revolves around us.’”  Max Lacado

                    “(Copernicus) tapped our collective shoulders and cleared his throat. ‘Forgive my proclamation, but,’ and pointing a lone finger toward the sun, he announced, ‘behold the center of the solar system.'”      Max Lacado

             “What Copernicus did for the earth, God does for our souls. Tapping the collective shoulder of humanity, he points to the Son—his Son—and says, ‘Behold the center of it all.'”}  Max Lucado It’s Not About Me Integrity Publishers 

“The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:14 The Message

“For God is faithful through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son Christ Jesus.”I Corinthians 1:9

Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.” Would You Like To Know God Personally? Bill Bright

                                                                                                                                                 

             “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“. . . we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit. Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way.”  Romans 5:5-11 The Message

“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. . . .” John 4:23 The Message

 

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