Be careful that you never allow yourself to be motivated by the response of man, but instead focus on imitating Christ in humility, being content to be received as He was, and pleasing your Heavenly Father. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet … Continue reading Motives
Father God, I invite Your Holy Spirit to mold us bloggers into the people You want us to be. Empower us to keep reaching for the holiness we see in Jesus. Guide us in encouraging other believers (as well as non-believers) to grow in the grace and knowledge of You, while using the many talents … Continue reading A Prayer For WordPress
If our eyes are constantly on the finish line we can sometime miss the enjoyment of actually running the race. We can also miss the valuable lessons that are hidden in the thinking, planning and organizing. We've already won. The victory is ours because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. That means the teaching … Continue reading The Process
What promises are you waiting on God to fulfill? What sacrifices have you made that can sometime feel like they were done in vain? Do you ever feel like you are looking foolish to those around you, that think your belief in this certain promise is completely over the top? But you know God said … Continue reading Promises, Promises.
Gentleness is a witness to unbelievers. They’re watching you all the time to see if you are any different when you’re under stress. When you respond to pressure with gentleness, it is an incredible testimony to the world. The Bible says in Titus 3:2, “Believers shouldn’t curse anyone or be quarrelsome, but they should be … Continue reading Be Gentle
Life does not always give us a reason to smile. But when we see a heartfelt smile on a child's face or through aged wrinkles, our hearts are encouraged. Smiles are also a hint of the image of God in us. In the ancient blessing recorded in the book of Numbers, we get an indication … Continue reading Smile!
This topic has been on my heart for some time now and every time I'm ready to write I come right back to it. This is something God had to deliver me from and I'm beginning to think it's a topic He wants me to share. Possibly because it's not discussed enough. There are so … Continue reading Misplaced Affections
Balance, Intent, Relationship. It's been a little while since I posted. It's not that I haven't had anything to write about but just the opposite. There are so many thoughts and topics that have been running through my mind that it's hard to find time to expound on them all. No worries, I'm going to get … Continue reading Establishing Healthier Habits – Pt.2
Almost everywhere you find faith mentioned in the Bible, you'll also find patience. Faith and patience are power twins. Together, they produce every time. Patience without faith, has no power to call into reality the things desired. Since faith is the substance of things we hope for, patience without faith has no substance. Faith is … Continue reading The Power Twins
Spending time with God is a vital part of the Christian life. We do this when we read the Bible, talk with Him in prayer, and meditate on thoughts from His word. The more we do this, the better we get to know Him and the more our lives begin to reflect His image and … Continue reading Establishing Healthier Habits – Pt. 1