Flip the Switch?

By |December 12th, 2013|

The mind is a powerful thing. Thoughts. What do you find yourself dwelling on or meditating on the most? Are they uplifting and positive thoughts? Or do you have trouble with negative thinking?

 “and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds.”—Eph 4:23

As Christians, we are to put off or put away our former deceitful way of life (Eph 4:22) and put on our new self – living a righteous life created after the likeness of God (Eph 4:24). We are made new not just at one specific point in our life, but continually. It starts in our heart and mind. We are renewed continually in the spirit or attitude of our minds. We are what we think. Proverbs […]

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Mirror Image

By |November 14th, 2013|

Seeking God. Do you know him? How well do you know him? Do you have a clear view of him, or is it clouded by your past experiences or limited by your finite thoughts?

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”—1 Cor 13:12

Circumstances and situations around us can be, and usually are, ever-changing and demanding our attention. Yet, first and foremost, I want my mind concentrating on: seeking God. He will provide answers or direction for everything else. With that in mind while reading today’s scripture passages, 1 Cor 13:12 jumped out at me.
Numerous times in the Bible […]

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Expectations vs. Reality

By |November 8th, 2013|

Does your soul and heart ache for those you love when they are hurting? Are you a source of strength for them?…Is someone there for you? Did your expectations become your reality?

“Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy? But when I hoped for good, evil came, and when I waited for light, darkness came.”—Job 30:25-26

We find Job arguing with his friend Bildad for the third time. Can’t you just hear Job’s desperation and frustration? He compares his previous life–the one before he lost everything–to now. He speaks of times in the past where he wept and grieved with those who were struggling and hurting. Yet now that he […]

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What Am I to Do?

By |October 24th, 2013|

Do you know what you are or what it is that you are meant to do? Do you have a set purpose in life? Do you know what that special gift is that you have that you were just meant to share with others?

“and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.”—Acts 18:3
In reading the verses before Acts 18:3, we discover that Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. He met a Jew (Aquila) and his wife (Priscilla). They were tentmakers – so was Paul. This scripture just states straight to the point that because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. […]

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Where is God?

By |October 23rd, 2013|

Are you wondering where God is? Do you feel totally alone or that God is nowhere around you? Well, according to Acts 17:27, that’s just not the case.
“that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us”—Acts 17:27
If we read earlier in Acts 17, we discover that while waiting for Silas and Timothy to join him, Paul was greatly troubled to see that Athens was full of idols. He began to reason with the Athenians in their marketplace and synagogue by preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. Because some people thought Paul was discussing strange ideas, they asked him to […]

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