Talon’s Point of the Day – June 9th, 2015 The Slave’s Choice

We are ALL slaves by choice, making us without excuse on the day of judgement. Either we choose to be slaves to the sin we were born into, or we choose to be freed from sin and become, as Paul called it “slaves of righteousness.” (Romans 6:19)

Obedience to sin? Obedience to righteousness? This is our choice today, as always.

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Talon’s Point of the Day 2.0 – May 24th, 2015 Let God Knock Some Sense Into You

 

In my 20’s I was baptized in a silty mountain creek. After the 3rd try to completely submerge me only to bounce me off a submerged boulder it was decided I was sufficiently wet, and sore (True Story).

In hindsight I think God was telling me how hard it can be to knock sense into me. From time to time Him and I seem to repeat that experience.

Let God knock some sense into you if that’s what it takes. It’ll be worth the pain.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 6th, 2015 Live Life As HE Sees Fit

World – “Live life however you see fit”

God – “Be Holy”

There are Christians who think these two statement can be compatible. They’re not. Even as Christian we are not granted the space by God to live however we see fit so long as we “believe in Jesus.” When we determine to live as we see fit, we are placing our will above God’s and by so doing we have placed a god above God. That god being ourselves and our own desires.

Just as Christ prayed in Gethsemane for what he wanted, he nevertheless deferred to his Father’s will. Be deferring to his Father, Christ achieved the purpose for which he came. If he had not, I would still be lost. When we do the same, we will reach the purpose He has created us for. Should we not, much will be lost.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 4, 2015 It’s Not Relevant To Be Relevant

When you read the following, and hopefully watch the Jim Caviezal interview, please note that I wasn’t looking for the video. I was pausing during the creation of this post sensing I needed to make a change to its wording. As I waited I was actually looking at random ‘tweets’ on twitter and saw this link and saved it for later viewing. After I returned to the construct of this post, and adjusted the wording as I needed, I again paused before posting. During that pause I decided to watch the Caviezal interview. When you watch it with this post in mind I believe you will hear God’s voice speaking to you:

I’ve said it before and, no doubt, will say it again;

When we subjugate God’s immutable demand to walk in His holiness to our mutable perception of a ‘necessity’ to be socially relevant ( a moving and spiraling target) we make our ‘relevance’ unholy, and therefore rejected.

I’m not saying social relevance is itself inappropriate and sinful. Yet the contemporary focus and assertion that social relevance is the Holy Spirit’s means to impact society with the gospel is inconsistent with scripture itself.

We are first, foremost, and I would contest, exclusively, called to seek God’s kingdom and walk in obedience. Where that obedience intersects opportunity we will accomplish God’s purpose for us in society, and we’ll know His approval, whether or not our message is received or rejected. When we seek to tune our message and Christian walk to intentionally be “relevant’ then our walk is not being guided by His Spirit, but instead its being guided by our perception of this world’s expectations and therefore subject to influence by the god of this world.  All too often we make the mistake of judging whether we are doing His will based on visible “results.” This is the open door to this world’s god to play us. Again, like the prophets of old, like John the Baptist, like the Apostles and Christ himself, our call is set aside our will and walk where we would not do so of ourselves and leave the results to eternity, and its God, our God.

3:00 Caviezal begins telling of script and preparation, 8:00 Production begins, 10:00 accidents happen on set, heart condition occurs, 18:00 Experience on the Cross, 21:00 Caviezal’s challenge to each of us “Don’t do a song and dance for non believers”, 23:30 Being a little Pagan, 26:00 You weren’t made to fit in

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.