DayBreaks for 04/30/12 – The One Who Calls the Shots

DayBreaks for 04/29/12 – The One Who Calls the Shots

Matthew 26:1-5 (NLT) –  When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3 At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest, 4 plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”

Sometimes the bible is full of such irony!  Obviously, Jesus was very soon to be crucified.  The chief priests and scribes were behind the plotting to kill Jesus.  It had been on their mind for some time and they were scheming in secret as to how they could eliminate him.  As badly as they wanted him dead, they concluded that this was not the time, not during Passover, because it could lead to riots, and if there was one thing that the Romans would not tolerate, it was riotous rebellion.

What is so ironic about this statement is that they believed they were in control of the times and events that were unfolding.  They were resolved to kill him, but not now.  I wonder when they did plan to kill him?  How long would they have waited after Passover?  We don’t know.

But what is interesting in this passage is the very clear testimony as to who was in charge.  While Jesus’ enemies thought they were in charge, in control, it was God who was calling the shots.  And, as God has foreordained, the Lamb was killed on the Passover.  It was decreed by God and foreshadowed by the original Passover…that the blood of the Lamb was to be spilled on that day.

We all make plans.  We all struggle if we feel as if we don’t have a plan and fear that we are losing control.  You may feel like life has it in for you, that you can’t get a break.  You  may feel that your boss or co-workers are taking advantage of you.  While it may seem almost impossible to believe, Scripture says that God has a plan for your life and He will see it through.  It isn’t your boss, neighbor, co-worker, your spouse, or even you who is in charge of your life.  God is.  And in spite of our efforts to control the times and events of our lives, God’s plan for you will not be derailed.

PRAYER: Lord, it is often hard for us to believe that Your plan for us is really the best or even that it is good!  Often, Your plan seems confusing and painful.  Let us trust in Your character, and Your promise, that Your plan for us to for good and to give us life and a future!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

I Am 2 is now engaged in a project to provide temporary shelter, food, water and adult care to 37 orphans in Migori, Kenya.  We are trying to raise up an army of compassionate people who will each contribute whatever they can – even $5-10 each, to help us provide care for these children until our partner in the project, BrightPoint for Children, can secure sponsorships for these 37 kids.  If you want to contribute, follow this link and scroll down to find the “Donate” button: Help the 37 Migori Orphans

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DayBreaks for 04/27/12 – What Makes Us Vulnerable

DayBreaks for 04/27/12 – What Makes Us Vulnerable

Psalm 90:14 (NLT) – Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.

What is it that makes us so vulnerable to sin?  I know what James says about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.  Those things are undeniable.  I also know that we are led into sin when we are enticed by our own desires.  I’ve supplied plenty of evidence of that throughout my life.  It is the nature of the flesh to “fall.”

I read this from John Ortberg in Fighting the Good Fight, in the spring 2012 issue of Leadership Journal, and thought it worth contemplating.  He was talking about what makes us so prone and vulnerable to sin when he wrote:

“It is perhaps the inversion of one of the great observations of ancient Israel: the joy of the Lord is our strength. Those of us in church leadership read or hear with sad frequency of one of our sisters or brothers ending up in a moral ditch. A mentor of mine noted once that when that happens, as a general rule, the person has been living without a deep sense of soul satisfaction for a long time, which is what made them vulnerable. I asked him how often someone who does live with a deep sense of soul satisfaction in God and their life ends up in a moral ditch.

“Never, he said.  Always it is the unsatisfied soul that finds sin to look good.”

How is your soul satisfaction?

PRAYER: Satisfy us with Your good things that we don’t go looking for satisfaction elsewhere!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

I Am 2 is now engaged in a project to provide temporary shelter, food, water and adult care to 37 orphans in Migori, Kenya.  We are trying to raise up an army of compassionate people who will each contribute whatever they can – even $5-10 each, to help us provide care for these children until our partner in the project, BrightPoint for Children, can secure sponsorships for these 37 kids.  If you want to contribute, follow this link and scroll down to find the “Donate” button: Help the 37 Migori Orphans

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DayBreaks for 04/26/12 – Snatch Us From Evil

DayBreaks for 04/26/12 – Snatch Us From Evil

Deliver is to gentle of a term for what Jesus does...

 “Deliver us from evil.” – The Lord’s Prayer

It is a very simple request, is it not?  And it is a request that one would expect every single Christian to make.  There are those who don’t believe evil exists.  Those people were never kept in a crowded building in Auschwitz or gassed by a mad dictator who bombed the village with chlorine gas.  They were never locked in a closet under a staircase.  They were not blinded by their parents so that they’d make more convincing beggars as a way for the parents to get hand-outs from passers-by.  But all those things happen.  Evil exists.

But not all evil is that obvious nor blatant.  Most of evil seems relatively tame by comparison, not something that would cause us to quake in our boots because the evil is so palpable.  Perhaps that’s why Jesus put this in his model prayer for us – to help us realize that evil, while there may be degrees of it, is always still evil and insidious and in all forms, deadly and dangerous.

Writing in Leadership Journal’s Spring 2012 edition, John Ortberg made this observation: “Even though what we call “the Lord’s prayer” is familiar to Christians, there are parts of it we rarely dwell on. For instance, what it really means when Jesus says, “Deliver us from the evil one.” New Testament scholar Dale Bruner notes that Jesus uses an almost violent verb translated “deliver.” It means to snatch; it’s what a hand does when it seizes an object in considerable danger. The idea here is that the devil is constantly luring us into pits, snares of moral destruction, and being saved from them is beyond mere human willpower. Only God’s watching and snatching and saving can rescue us. Deliverance indeed.”

A parent would snatch a child from in front of an on-rushing, snarling pit bull or car, or pull them back from a precipice.  It’s an almost violent act, motivated by urgency, and often, fear.  Yet that’s the word Jesus chose to use when He asked the Father to “snatch us from evil.”

You see, we stand at the precipice and are often ready to take the leap and yield to the temptation, not realizing the great danger we are in.  Jesus knows…and that’s why he used such a strong verb.  I have a hunch we may all need to pray “Snatch us from evil” a bit more often than we do!

PRAYER: Father, snatch us back now and always from falling into ruin and disgrace, from bringing shame on Your glorious Name!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

I Am 2 is now engaged in a project to provide temporary shelter, food, water and adult care to 37 orphans in Migori, Kenya.  We are trying to raise up an army of compassionate people who will each contribute whatever they can – even $5-10 each, to help us provide care for these children until our partner in the project, BrightPoint for Children, can secure sponsorships for these 37 kids.  If you want to contribute, follow this link and scroll down to find the “Donate” button: Help the 37 Migori Orphans

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DayBreaks for 04/25/12 – Prayer and the Ceiling

DayBreaks for 04/25/12 – Prayer and the Ceiling

It certainly is a common enough phrase that “Sometimes it just seems my prayers can’t get past the ceiling.”  Why is that the case?  Because it is a common experience of nearly everyone I know who has ever prayed that there are times it seems that God just doesn’t hear – that our prayers never get out of the room in which we find ourselves, or that the ceiling is lead-lined and stops not only x-rays but prayers from passing through.

I’ve said it on more than one occasion.  It is difficult to pray when one feels as if God can’t hear you.  It’s maybe even worse to think that He won’t hear you or because you’ve convinced yourself that you’re such a horrible sinner that He doesn’t even want to hear you anymore.

I liked something I read today that was written by John Ortberg in the Spring 2012 edition of Leadership Magazine in an article called Fighting the Good Fight (I’ll share more from that article in the next few days).  Here was his observation: “People often speak of feeling frustrated that their prayers never make it past the ceiling. Of course, if the Spirit of God is present right here right now, they don’t have to make it past the ceiling—God is already on this side of the ceiling.”

As with most of our perceptions about God, our perception that He doesn’t hear our prayer is flawed.  There is no magical ceiling through which our prayers must pass, no level of holiness me must first reach before He will listen, no sin to great that will cause Him to turn from us when we are turning to Him in repentance.  In fact, He was in the room waiting to hear from you before you even thought about praying.

“God is already on this side of the ceiling.”  I like that.  I hope that if you’re in one of those times right now where it seems He is not hearing, you’ll remember He’s in the room with you…listening!

PRAYER: Forgive us for our weakness that makes us doubt Your desire to hear us, to listen to us, and to respond to our requests and cries, especially in those times which seem to be the darkest to us!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

I Am 2 is now engaged in a project to provide temporary shelter, food, water and adult care to 37 orphans in Migori, Kenya.  We are trying to raise up an army of compassionate people who will each contribute whatever they can – even $5-10 each, to help us provide care for these children until our partner in the project, BrightPoint for Children, can secure sponsorships for these 37 kids.  If you want to contribute, follow this link and scroll down to find the “Donate” button: Help the 37 Migori Orphans

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DayBreaks for 04/24/12 – The Worst Things Are Not the Last Things

DayBreaks for 04/24/12 – The Worst Things Are Not the Last Things

From Taps to Reveille...

Winston Churchill had planned his funeral, which took place in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. He included many of the great hymns of the church, and used the eloquent Anglican liturgy. At his direction, a bugler, positioned high in the dome of Saint Paul’s, intoned, after the benediction, the sound of Taps, the universal signal that says the day is over. But then came the most dramatic turn: As Churchill instructed, as soon as Taps was finished, another bugler, placed on the other side of the great dome, played the notes of Reveille – “It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up in the morning.” That was Churchill’s testimony that at the end of history, the last note will not be Taps; it will be Reveille. The worst things are never the last things.

It’s been a long week for you already – and it’s just about Tuesday, not Friday!  You may be worn out.  You may be despairing.  You may not see hope for the future.  Just remember: the worst things are never the last things, for we will “get up in the morning” of glory!

PRAYER: For the hope that never dies, for the expectation of the coming morning of glory, we rejoice and give you our praise!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 04/23/12 – We Still Don’t Believe It

DayBreaks for 04/23/12 – We Still Don’t Believe It

Our natures are at war...and they are real.

Sorry I missed some posts this last week, folks…I was sick!

Romans 7:18-19 (NLT)
18 (NLT) And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

One of the most prevalent beliefs we humans have about ourselves is that we are really pretty good.  Sure, we may talk humbly about ourselves (especially when we are in the church or around other Christians), but our actions belie our words.  When we are left alone in our own minds and no one can see what we think, we tend to compare ourselves favorably with others, to think that we’re pretty decent people, that surely God must be proud of us.

What we are struggling with is illustrated by a story about a professor of preaching who would take his students out every semester to the cemetery.  They would stand along the perimeter of the cemetery and the professor would ask his student to speak to the graves and call people to come forth.  Usually, the students would look at each other rather incredulously, maybe chuckle a bit, but the professor insisted, and so with obvious embarrassment, they would do as request.  They, of course, failed – miserably, every one of them.  It was after they’d failed and looked rather sheepish, that the professor reminded them of the core truth of the gospel: people, like those corpses in the cemetery, are spiritually dead…and that it is only the words of God Himself that can bring life to spiritually dead humans.

Paul said that his sinful nature, tied to his flesh, was “nothing good” alive in there.  We need to come to grips with the fact that we are NOT good people.  Our most righteous acts are like filthy rags.  There is not one of us who is good – for only God is good.

Our failure to grasp our inherent sinfulness, our dead and rotting spirit, is one of the reasons people find it hard to accept grace – they feel they don’t really need it.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

PRAYER: Speak life into us, through Your Spirit put to death moment by moment our sinful natures that are contrary to the Spirit.  Remind us of our great need for grace!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 04/19/12 – Must I Always Be?

DayBreaks for 04/19/12 – Must I Always Be

Must I always be...your Thomas?

 I found this poem and I thought it might bless you today.  There is freedom in being honest with Jesus about both the good and bad:

“Let me meet you on the mountain, Lord, Just once.

You wouldn’t have to burn a whole bush.

Just a few smoking branches

And I would surely be …your Moses.

 

“Let me meet you on the water, Lord, Just once.

It wouldn’t have to be on White Rock Lake.

Just on a puddle after the annual Dallas rain

And I would surely be…your Peter.

 

“Let me meet you on the road, Lord, Just once.

You wouldn’t have to blind me on North Central Expressway.

Just a few bright lights on the way to chapel

And I would surely be…your Paul.

 

“Let me meet you, Lord, Just once.

Anywhere. Anytime.

Just meeting you in the Word is so hard sometimes

Must I always be…your Thomas?” – Norman Shirk, April 10, 1981, KQ (Dallas Seminary)

PRAYER: Thank you for understanding our faith and doubt, failings and triumphs, our hopes and wishes versus the reality of our shortcomings!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 04/18/12 – What We Have Going for Us

DayBreaks for 04/18/12 – What We Having Going For Us

John 20:26 (NLT)
Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said.

I must say that “church” in the south is very much different than where we used to live in California.  We lived in the second least-churched county in the United States.  It was a county were people were into fine foods, dining, wine, leisure activities, etc.  Generally speaking, they weren’t into “church” or religion at all.

Not so here in the South.  Here we find big churches on nearly every corner.  It is the exception to see a small church building.  There are many churches around us that are large enough that it requires a police presence on Sunday mornings in order to direct traffic so people can get in and out of the parking lots.  The large churches here appear to have it all. I’m not judging them in any way.

Other churches, however, appear to have absolutely nothing. Look for example, at the church we see immediately after the resurrection of Jesus.  It is a small handful of disciples, hunkered down in an locked-door room  It is not a pretty picture.  Jesus, prior to his death, tried to prepare them to be a fellowship of faith, of profound love with the doors open and the welcome mat always out, but that’s not how we see them on Easter morning.  They were to be the people who would head out boldly into the world to bear fruit, people full of the Holy Spirit performing even greater works than Jesus himself (John 14:12).  But that’s not how they were on resurrection morning.  We find the early church cowering in fear, hoping nobody will find out where they are. We are seeing the church at its worst – afraid, discouraged and on the defensive.  If this group of Christians were to place a church ad in the paper, what could it say? “The friendly church where all are welcome”? No, not unless you think locked doors are a sign of hospitality. “The church with a warm heart and a bold mission”? I doubt it.  It’s more like the church with sweaty palms and a timid spirit.

John’s gospel shows us a church with nothing – no 1-, 3—or 5-year plan, no promise, no program, no flashy youth group, no preaching, nothing. In the final analysis, this scared band huddled in the corner of a room with a chair braced against the door had only one thing going for it: the risen Christ. And that seems to be the main point of the story. This is ultimately a story about how the risen Christ pushed open the bolted door of a church with nothing, how the risen Christ enters the fearful chambers of every church and fills the place with his own life – a life that changed everyone inside – and out.

PRAYER: Appear to us, Lord, as to your church in those early days, stir us to boldness and action, and may we never settle for anything less or anything more than Jesus!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 04/17/12 – Loose Him

DayBreaks for 04/17/12 – Loose Him

John 11:43-44 (NLT)
43 (NLT) Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

I think it is accurate to say that my favorite chapter in the New Testament is John 11.  It isn’t a chapter that is full of deep theology but it is a chapter of deep truth and emotion.  It is the chapter where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.  Any time that I see a movie of the life of Jesus, that is my favorite scene.  I recently (on Easter) saw a movie about Jesus that has Jeremy Sisto as Jesus, and the scene was great.

That being said, there has always been something about the historical record that has puzzled me, and it is found in the verses shown earlier.  It doesn’t puzzle me that Jesus speaks and even the dead respond.  It isn’t that Lazarus was able to come out of the tomb, even though he was still bound.  What puzzled me was that Jesus asks the bystanders to “Unwrap him and let him go!”

You may recall that in a few short days, Jesus will himself be killed and rise from the dead.  But what happens when he rises?  He seems to pass right through the grave clothes and wrappings, leaving them intact and in place, just “collapsed” when the body left the wrapping behind.  Based on the scene when the disciples arrive there, that seems to be the case.  So why, when Lazarus rose from the dead, was it necessary for someone to unwrap him and “let him go!”?

I wish I knew. I’m not smart enough that I can figure it out.  But I suspect that it may have something to do with Jesus wanting us to learn that he is the one who gives life, but that we have a role to play in unbinding and setting people free.  We cannot provide the life, only Jesus can do that.  But he looks at us and issues to us the command to unwrap those whom He has given new life and to let them go!

PRAYER: Thank you, Jesus, for calling us out of our own death in sin.  Thank you for those who have helped unwrap us and let us loose!  Thank you for inviting us to join in the process of letting the dead free!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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DayBreaks for 04/13/12 – As Hell Has Disappeared

DayBreaks for 04/13/12 – As Hell Has Disappeared

 From the DayBreaks archive, dated 04/18/02:

When we were little kids, we all had our fears.  Some strange character called “the boogey-man” haunted our nightmares and inhabited the spaces under our beds and in the closets of our rooms.  But time has passed and we know that there isn’t really a boogey-man.  Sadly, we’ve discovered that there are much worse things in this world than “the boogey-man”.

One of the things that our world and culture has done away with is hell.  When is the last time you heard a sermon on the topic?  It is in the bible – over and over and over – and unless you decide to trash the entire bible, you can’t trash hell.  Sadly, though, our wishes and hopes don’t determine reality.  While we might wish hell was just a literary device (like the boogey-man) and that it would go away, God is the only One who can make such a thing happen.  And while He hasn’t made hell go away, He has managed to snatch us out of hell’s grasp.

Listen to Calvin Miller’s reflection on the result of the “death” of hell and our role in our culture: “…traditional doctrinal values have been shot full of holes with the cannonade of multiculturalism.  Salvation itself has been widened far beyond the definition of Scripture.  Hell for the culturally elite isn’t there anymore.  As hell has disappeared, heaven is generally broadened to include everyone who dies.  All of this…goes to say that the secular realm will require our lives to be a sacrament.  But his burden is light.  There are strawberries in the darkness.  We whistle in the darkness, indeed, we must or the old tune will be lost.

“But what is that tune?

“The tune is the unchanging nature of spiritual reality.  This unchanging truth is grounded in God’s Word.  Nay, it is God’s Word!

“However, God sent out his warnings against time as it operates to change the content of His timeless truth.  Jude 3 asks us to ‘contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.’

The fact that hell has disappeared for our culture makes it all that much more important for us to sing the Song, to whistle the tune of the truth to a world that longs to believe lies.  Why does the world want to believe lies?  Because they believe it sets them free.  As long as there is no hell, they need not fear spending eternity there and they don’t need to fear judgment for their deeds.  Jesus, however, wanted us to know the truth.  Lies can’t give us freedom, only the truth can do so: “You shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you free.”  (John 8:32)  The truth is that there is a heaven where God wants all of us to be – but there is also a hell where we can choose to be if that is what we want.  The choice still exists and people are making decisions about it day in and day out, moment by moment.

The world needs to hear the truth.  Will you whistle the tune so that they can hear?

PRAYER: Let us not fear the truth, Father, let us run to the Truth and there find our true freedom!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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