Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Merry Christmas from Christ-following Minimalist

May our Lord God bless you richly today as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

Value what’s important.

Enjoy today.

Make joy-filled memories.

Eat.

God bless, Y’all!

~Chelle

Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest! – Great post to share

If you don’t follow EnglishRose2014, she’s a good person to follow. I came across this post yesterday and had to share. What a beautiful statement and reminder about what the upcoming weeks are about. Jesus is alive!

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via Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest! – Great post to share.

Day 38 of Donate:365

Well, it’s Day 38, and I have so much to give! I’m so excited about it, too! I am so ready to clean out this house. It’s time to be real.

There is too much stuff cluttering my life. There is just stuff everywhere. I’m so tired of it.

Tired of stuff. Tired of obligations. Tired.

Why do we pile these things on ourselves? What does it amount to?

Nothing.

Absolutely nothing.

That is why Jesus tells us to store up for ourselves treasures in heaven, where thieves cannot steal and moths cannot devour. (From Matthew 6.) Treasures in heaven do not cause complications. They are true and holy and prosperous. Heaven is awesome.

I truly hit a point today where I wanted to get rid of everything and start over. Clean the slate. Begin anew. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

And, freeing. I breathe in the sincerity of it all. How nice.

Jesus is love. He is easy. He is nice. That’s how I want to live my life. Just like Jesus.

I wonder what Jesus owned? If He owned anything. Jesus himself said he had no place to lay his head. But, did He have a cloak? Did He have a favorite pair of shoes?

Did He care? Probably not. LOL

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I think Jesus had way better things to think about than stuff. Maybe that’s why He taught us not to care about it. The only thing He cared about loving us. That’s all.

So today, I get rid of a purse. I messenger bag that doesn’t mean a thing.

Day 38 - Donate365

Be blessed tonight, everybody. Please know how much Jesus loves you. He does. SO much

~Chelle

Verse 11

11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11

I read Romans 8 this morning, and didn’t make it past verse 11. How many times have I read chapter 8?

Countless.

How many times have a stumbled over verse 11 and been awed?

Zilch.

I love how alive the Bible is. I heard once that in restricted countries, they take a Bible and tear it up in order to distribute it amongst the faithful. That one page breathes life into that Christ-follower for years — decades maybe.

Could I survive on one page of His Word for the rest of my days? Most definitely! He is the writer and finisher of our faith. He created in me a clean heart to see His Word. He reveals to me daily the new breath that I need to receive from it.

I’m so glad I live in nation where I can carry my Bible with me, display it on a table anywhere I go, and read to my heart’s content.

God bless the USA!

Okay, I’m back from my patriotic moment (I’ll be putting our flag out on the porch.)

So, today, God showed me new life in verse 11. My Bible is an NIV, so here is the verse as it is written:

 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[e] his Spirit who lives in you.

“The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead.” This is powerful stuff. Not the normal stuff I speak of trashing or donating, but powerful, God-centered truth to keep around and harvest.

The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in YOU.

Can you grasp that today? Do you that Jesus also said that those who came after Him would be able to do the miracles he did? He didn’t save it for Himself. He wanted those who believed he is the Lord and Savior of all to be able to

-Heal the sick in His name

-Perform miracles and wonders

-Prophesy

-See and DO the things the disciples did 2,000 years ago.

Our God’s not dead. He’s surely alive.

Let’s live it. Let’s walk it. Do you know Jesus? It’s time you do.

Be real in Christ~

~Bohemian Christian Chelle

What is the difference between the Gift of Wisdom and the Gift of Knowledge? Read more here.

My Prayer for You Today

I’m praying for all those reading this post today. May God bless you richly, and may He direct you on your path.

May you be blessed, joy-filled, peaceful and loved. May your path be outlined with Jesus as your guide. May you trust Him in all things and in all things know He is working on your behalf.

May you breathe today knowing that God has your back. May you take the time to just “be” knowing that everything will get done. It will. I promise.

May you feel the love of Christ surround you enveloping you in His goodness. May you believe ALL of His Word is true, especially the promises He has for you. Be free today. Love those who “don’t deserve” it. Love those who do.

But above all else take time to love yourself and see the person God created you to be. Today.

-Chelle

Jesus is alive!!!!

Matthew 28:1-6 NKJV
Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

John 20:1-10 NKJV
Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him. Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Happy Easter, everyone. God loves us.

-Bohemian Christian Chelle