Romans 2:29
No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

‘8’ basically means new beginnings.  Jesus rose from the dead the 8th day of the week, not the 7th.  It is the start of the new week, so basically, it’s the 8th day.  Jesus represents new beginnings.  Jesus’ resurrection represents the only difference between a believing Christian’s faith and the millions of other religions that exist in the world.

Winnie Joy is quite the texter lately.  One of the beauties of texting for me is thespeed of writing, the abbreviations.  Also capitalization, punctuation, cursive, and spelling are all stepping aside for the sake of speed.  I like it, most people don’t though.  U is the new YOU, and 8 is a gr8 way to finish a word.

I like the number 8 because it reminds me that God pulled me out of thegarbage can of life and gave me a new life.  I like 8 because it reminds me of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  For that reason, I use 8 a lot.

Examples for endings in 8 instead of ‘ate’ are:

  • Cre8 for example Cre-ate, cr8
  • w8
  • L8
  • Gr8

I heard a person complaining that he was waiting to have some good news on TV.   The real good news isn’t on TV for me.  The good news for me is that Jesus is Risen from the dead.  We have been forgiven.  We are going to heaven not for anything that we have done, but for what He has done.

Besides that, 3 things occurred to me:
1. I don’t think I have ever rejoiced at good news that I have heard on TV, except for snow days of course.  Yes, snow day school closings always made me rejoice.

2. It’s kind of sad to hear that someone is actually waiting for a reason to feel good, especially from something as impersonal as a television.

3. Good news is relative.  What the TV producer thinks is good news, is probably what the majority of people would consider to be good news.  Baseball games being won, and panda bears being born in a zoo might be good news for some people, but those kind of things don’t exactly rock my world.

Three things I want to talk about:
1. Cre8
2. W8
3. Gr8 News..

Genesis 1:1
New International Version
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

1. CRE8-  God created everything.  I am completely convinced of that.  If you honestly believe that first verse of the Bible,  you too can believe anything else that the Bible declares.  God is creative.  We are created in His image, therefore we are creative too.  We are called to create.  I see it all the time.  Everyone creates, believers or not.  Creating dances, songs, stories, art, all is an expression of creativity.  We all do it.

When I hear about a Christian complaining about being bored, I know they are missing something from God.  If a person, created by God, in God’s image is bored, it’s because he isn’t being creative with his or her life, and circumstances.

Cr8 a purpose in your being.  Look for a way to minister where you are.  Be creative.

Waiting patiently for something has nothing to do with boredom.  Part of Christianity is creating good rapport/things/situations/ministry, and the other part is waiting.  Neither are vaguely similar to boredom. Random acts of kindness are a blast, not boring, and you need to be creative.

Psalm 27:14
New International Version
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

2. W8-  While waiting on God is good, there is always a risk of waiting too long.  We can also wait for the wrong things.  People are constantly checking their social media, emails, or phone messages to see good news.  We can make good news.  Very little good news really comes through the media.

Lots of time is wasted waiting.  Waiting for your ship to come in.  I know people who have died of old age waiting for that ‘ big break’ in their life.  The person waiting for good news on TV broke my heart.  Waiting on the Lord sometimes is just a good time to catch your breath, and commune with him.

Waiting on the Lord, because the Lord showed you to wait, or you haven’t peace in your heart is one thing. Waiting because you are afraid of making thewrong choice, is wrong.  Fear is not faith.  Fear is sin.

3. Good News is  Gr8-  Good news, really good news bring great joy.

Luke 2:10
New International Version
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

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