Showing posts from February, 2022

Appreciate Your Salvation

What God did for us in Christ is extraordinary! He sent His only Son to die for a world that had rejected Him. He left the glory that He had from the beginning and came in the form of a man to redeem mankind. However, the redemption of man did not come without His suffering and dying. Sometimes, we have to take a moment to remember what He has done for us. In doing so, it should inspire appreciation. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Cor 15:57 (KJV) We should always remember to appreciate Christ and what He has done for us. In Him, we have access to God. We have victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil. We have been forgiven for our sins by faith in Him.  We have victory over death because we will live forever with Him. We have hope in this life. The list goes on and on. Today, take a moment and reflect on your life with Christ. You will find that there is so much to be appreciative and thankful for. Prayer of the Week:  I take ti

Do Not Be Moved

I ’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “Life brings uncertainties.” One day can bring joy and the next pain. One moment all can be well. In an instant, one’s world can change for the worse. With the instabilities of living, Christians have to learn how not to be moved regardless of the circumstances or situations. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalms 1:3 (KJV) The Christian can maintain personal stability and spiritual maturity in the midst of troublesome times. The key is to be righteous, like the man who is described in Psalm 1. If the Christian does not follow the course of this world, partake of its vices and indulgences, or walk in pessimism that comes with difficult   experiences,   he will remain unmovable in his faith and trust in the Lord. The Christian can remain stable as he delights in God’s word and in his personal relations

Sanctified for the Set-Up

        Growing up, if I wanted something special from my parents, I would make sure that I did all that I knew they had required of me. As children, you know, we sometimes will not do everything that we are supposed to do like chores or even getting along with siblings. This all changed when they gave me a promise or I wanted something. And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you. Josh 3:5 (KJV)        God gave the nation of Israel a promise of rest and peace in the land of Canaan. They, however, would not be able to possess it in their own strength. As they progressed in the land, Joshua commands the people to sanctify themselves in preparation of what God would do for them (the set-up). They had to get rid of known and visible things (like idols and immoral acts) to see the wonders of God.      The same is true for the Christian. I am not speaking of legalism. We know that God is good, kind, and merciful. He gives us more tha

Fear Producing Favor

L et’s get right to it! You ever wonder why sometimes people can treat you horribly when you have only tried to do what is right. Some of you reading this are having problems at work and in your religious service because of those surrounding you. You strive to do what is expected of you, trying to please God (and sometimes others). However, none of your efforts are rewarded with kindness, only suspicion and false accusations. This is because you have "fear producing favor." Let me explain. And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. Josh 2:9 (KJV) After Israel entered Canaan, they sent spies into Jericho. Rahab tells them that everyone was afraid of nation of Israel because of what the Lord had been doing through them. They were afraid of being defeated by Israel and losing their land. Sounds familiar? When God shows favor upon an individua