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Increases: Understanding Spiritual Truths- All Gains!

Increases: Understanding Spiritual Truths- All Gains!

But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. (John 4:32-34 NIV) Perfect Example Motivating Monday! Time to be motivated! A perfect example of Jesus’ thoughts higher than ours and his ways not our way. His disciples were thinking surface level. Thankfully, Jesus did not leave his disciples confused, He explained- as He will do with every individual willing to learn. Spiritual […]

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Sustain: Cast Your Cares, No Circumstance Too Dire

Sustain: Cast Your Cares, No Circumstance Too Dire

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22 ESV) Circumstances Forward Friday! How easy to place burdens on a hook and cast out and away to the Lord. This concept sounds easy, yet with most of us…concepts sound easy until time to make happen. I’m guilty- with my can do anything attitude, David often sheds reality. When it comes to circumstances weighing our hearts down, it’s hard to pick up and cast, often leaving individuals hopeless. Hopeless or Hopeful? With Christ, we are never hopeless. When […]

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Tolerate Vs. God’s Love: Clearing Confusion

Tolerate Vs. God

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV) Monday! Motivating Monday! Fatih, hope, and love…all three powerful entities to unify our maturity in Christ. I’ve mentioned a few times recently God’s love is counterfeited and defined as tolerance in world we live. I will show the difference in today’s blog. Love does win! Love Love is… Patient Kind Rejoices with Truth Bears all things Believes all things Hopes all things endures all things Love does not… Envy Boast Arrogant Rude Insist on its own way Irritable Resentful Rejoice […]

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Devil’s Schemes…Stealing, Killing, and Destroying

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Finally, be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:10,11 NIV) Armors Armors are weakening and even falling off, leaving many open for the devil’s schemes. I’ve had a strong nudge this week to encourage those overwhelmed with pressure, making decisions to away from God. When God’s name is used- I am speaking of the one- and only true God. The Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, working together unified. What a beautiful picture painted for us, gift of unity. […]

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God’s Will: Continuing To Do Good…Overcome

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So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. (1 Peter 4:19 NIV) Monday! Motivating Monday! God calls various individuals to encourage. We can only encourage what we have overcome with knowledge gained from past experiences. If you were set to have a root canal, I will be no help. Unless knowing God’s Word to comfort during necessary times. My happy self came to an abrupt stop after seeking God’s will, aligning with God’s straight path…when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The only thing- be […]

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Seek: Look Up, Making Strides Forward

Seek: Look Up, Making Strides Forward

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 ESV) Friday! Forward Friday! Have you ever tasted cotton candy grapes? I remember once my daughter pointed these out and even purchased, yet, I never tried. What refreshed my memory this week was the sermon I heard this past Sunday. Rev. Preston Greenwaldt, Pastor- A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas gave simple, yet, most powerful sermon. Why choose a red or green grape when cotton candy is a choice? Do you want more? Seek Many times while […]

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Righteous Will Never Fall- Ready to Cast?

Righteous Will Never Fall- Ready to Cast?

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. (Psalm 55:22 NIV) Freedom Mid-week and 2017 freedom celebrations around America are now in the books. I’m impressed with all the red, white, and blue I saw being worn yesterday. It’s possible, I am deep in the heart of Texas, yet, as my son speculated…patriotism is being renewed. Americans with foundations in Christ have rallied together in prayer and truth. The Lord cares and promises to sustain His righteous. Self-Righteous This may confuse any agnostic, atheist, or new Christian stopping by to […]

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Independence Day! Freedom and Patriotism Celebrated

Independence Day! Freedom and Patriotism Celebrated

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (Hebrews 9:14 NIV) Happy Independence Day! Motivating Monday! Happy Independence Day to you! Hard to believe we are into July and the 4th will be tomorrow. What’s hard to fathom, our recent President of the United States spoke in Indonesia, warns Americans against too much patriotism. There is something seriously wrong with this headline. Do not be deceived, there is a key group trying to […]

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God’s Purpose, Rebellion is Real

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If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness. (1 Timothy 4:6,7 ESV) Taking for Granted? Forward Friday! Moving forward with part two of 1 Timothy 4. Wednesday’s blog discussed how consciences determine if path taken conflicts with God’s Word. For Christians…now this has become tricky, not all people who consider themselves Christians, believe scripture applies to them. We are privileged in […]

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Consciences: Our Decision Making Guide

Consciences: Our Decision Making Guide

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared. (1 Timothy 4:1,2 ESV) Consciences  In today’s scripture, let’s zero in on where the problem begins…consciences. Consciences are defined as an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior. Where do these feelings come from? External reasons sway our feelings or internal conflict. Solve this problem by taking control of feelings/emotions, making a firm decision to […]

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