Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled…(Hebrews 12:14, 15 ESV) Peace Vs. Bitter Roots Motivating Monday! Strive for peace, a much needed goal. With many voicing desire to make a difference in the world we live, this will be a great start. Setting goals to achieve, increases our chances for success. In order to have peace, no bitter root can spring up […]
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he(Jesus) saw two brothers, Simon(who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:18, 19 ESV) Expectations Lowering expectations will not increase involvement, decreasing Biblical Truth in sermons/Bible studies, will not increase Spiritual maturity. In the last thirty years, we have seen these points proved true. Somehow, individuals not spiritually mature have entered leaderships and turned entire churches away from God’s infallible Word, leaving words like conviction, sin, […]
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. (Philippians 2:14, 15 ESV) Happy Valentines! Yes, there is lots of scripture oozing with love and kindness today. However, Valentine’s Day is full of love, or lack of…just like the world we live. Imagine if we take note of today’s verse, the kind of love that would permeate in our society. We don’t see many peace loving individuals passing out flowers anymore. Blameless […]
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jews first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 ESV) Motivating Monday! What can we do different today to start new, start fresh- creating within a clean heart, taking captive contrary thoughts, becoming blameless in all we do? Sounds amazing…continuing to read in Romans 1:17- is a “WOW” For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteousness will live […]
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23 ESV) Forward Friday! We’re moving forward, backwards, or stagnate. Much depends on the condition of our hearts. Yesterday, during prayer I was reminded of a vital lesson learned long ago. The heart can be most deceptive. It’s our flesh fueling our hearts to sink deeper into sin. It is our minds- where we gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding as God desires for us- to guard our hearts, and when doing so…our hearts become wellspring of life. This is where we align with God’s perfect […]
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Find yourself blessed to find one who will sharpen with iron. Though the words are sometimes harsh and/or hard to swallow know it is a blessing, as I have. Christ provides many words for us through the day, we have to be willing to see, hear and move into His will. Praising Him even in the storms of life.Kim Baker. Sikeston, MO