In recent days we've witnessed the outpouring of grief and personal memories that were triggered with the untimely passing of one of our great actor/comedians in Robin Williams. Th ...
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:8-9 Our fulfillment comes not from avoiding live’s problems but from applying practically God’s specific solutions... Read more »
Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor... Read more »
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood out and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed... Read more »
Through presumption comes nothing but strife, but with those who receive counsel is wisdom. Proverbs 13:10 Some people move towards healing and health rather quickly….. One reason others do not is a spiritual and emotional inertia which becomes a sense of hopelessness. For varied reasons such as family background, past experiences and poor role modeling, we may have negative presumptions... Read more »
From my reflection this week, I learned: God- That He loves me & is intimately concerned about even the smallest details of my life, especially my thoughts, words, deeds along with my mind, heart and spirit. Myself- That I am one torn individual in need of grace, healing and time for that healing. I have lived a life that’s not as directed... Read more »
Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place. Psalm 51:6 We think God will be upset if we tell Him how we feel. The scriptures tell us God doesn’t want us to be superficial – in our relationship with Him, with others or in our own lives… wants us to experience His... Read more »
Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong I will not do so again. Job 34:32 Perhaps our lack of objectivity is a learned response from childhood. All of us want to be loved by our parents and to be supported by them. We may protect our concept of them by blaming ourselves for their lack of... Read more »
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? Psalm 27:1 Being objective about our thoughts, experiences and behavior in a different light. Q. What are some reasons people are afraid of the truth about themselves? A. The passage (devotional commentary) mentions that some of... Read more »
True freedom: You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free John 8:32 Truth in our goals, motives and sense of self-worth. The approval of others and from worldly sources are traps and a lie. If we understand Christ’s forgiveness and acceptance, we will pursue the right things – Christ and His cause and be free to... Read more »
Passage: Deuteronomy 1 5 On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying, 6 “The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. 7 Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places... Read more »
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