Many of you have a pretty good opinion of yourself. Who knows you better than yourself? No one! FALSE! God knows you better than you actually know or will ever know yourself. Yet, you may know of your past and your today, but you just don’t know yourself coming tomorrow. And to fully say, you just have no idea about your future! Read more »
Romans 12:2 says,”Do not be conformed to this world…” Do we really know what this means? Well, I understand it to mean that we should not copy the standards nor the ways of this world in any way. Why? The oldest book that we have says that the world is evil. It is referring to the cosmos, the world system, which is run by and headed by the Prince of this world-Satan.
But, we are ALL in this world, now what? Yes, we are all IN this world, but not all of us are OF this world (John 17:14-15). What? Read more »
Living in Florida, we’ve experienced many hurricanes. Some lighter than others. In one occasion the transformer behind our house blew out causing the lack of electricity to our entire neighborhood. Trying to make the most of it, or in it, we lit candles and oil lamps. Prior to the storm, we had reserved water and collected perishable food, all hoping for the best , but preparing for the worse. But regardless of our ever-ready life to live without power, it was not the same. One thing for sure was that without the real source of electricity our lives and activities were limited.
I began to think about how we are as transformers. Read more »
The Oh well, might as well.. moments in our lives are when we have no other choices, or before we give up, or perhaps the left-overs of our actions. After trying everything, one might say, “Might as well try this, nothing else has worked,” and there goes the last of your possessions. They could be your dreams, hopes, your faith, and maybe your love. They could also be money, as a matter of fact, the majority of issues deal with money, but they can include your last action of doing something. A sad example may be, might as well end my life, I’m no good. This is a serious one because you are dealing with a precious life–YOURS!
Many people, in the past as is today and unfortunately will continue in the future, have had to or will deal with many might-as-wells including, Might as well try God, nothing else has worked. Sadly, but true, this was meant for the beginning of our journey rather than an option of last resort. Read more »
“These things I have spoken unto you…that your joy may be full“-John 15:11. Reading this Word today caused me to take a second glance. I had interpreted this Scripture as, ‘may I be full of joy,’ but it’s not that ‘I’ be full, but that ‘my joy’ be full. Wow! It’s easier to understand for me to be full of joy, but how can my joy be full?
First, I must have some joy in me otherwise there’s nothing to fill, right? So the question is, how do I get joy and how do I fill it, and last, why? Read more »
Fully relying on God (F.R.O.G.) means trusting Him with ALL your heart and not depending on your own understanding. We all need F.R.O.G. protection to protect our reliance on God and keep ourselves safe from fraud. Abundant Life Insurance is the sure way to go. You will find your Provider in the Book of Life: The BIBLE. This valuable book has all you’ll need to protect your full reliance on God. This Insurance not only protects you daily, but it covers you for life. Getting the best and only the best insurance will keep you safe, healthy and active all the days of your life. Read more »
Apple: “Shall I lay here so comfy in this tall, green grass beneath? Shall I take in the rays of the sun and the freshness of each and every day?”
Suddenly, the shiny, red apple was stolen off its comfort zone and picked up by an apple picker.
The Apple Picker: “Oh no little shiny, red apple, you will not lay on the ground day after day in your comfort zone. Don’t be fooled, every day is not today. Today is the beginning of something great. You are not your own. You belong to God. He sees you beyond just being an apple. So I will take and transform you by washing, peeling, and preparing you for service. You shall serve a small child, a great King, and a poor man.”
God is educating us for the future, for higher service and nobler blessings; and if we have the qualities that fit us for a throne, nothing can keep us from it when God’s time has come.
Though we’ve heard a lot of things before, it’s amazing how it hits home when it seems that we hear it for the first time. When you have spiritual ears to hear, you hear differently than with your physical ears. All things (you hear) are made new. God speaks to you where you are (in life), where you understand (using your experiences, your gifts and abilities), and where you’re going (where he knows you are able to go). So listen up; you might hear something for the first time, again.
Light represents what is good, pure, true, holy, and reliable. God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all, and He alone can guide us out of darkness. Interesting enough, Light is also related to truth, in that it exposes whatever exists, whether good or bad. In other words; in the dark, good and evil look alike, but in the light they can be clearly distinguished.