Matthew 13:28 NKJV The Bible says: "Another parable He put forth to them, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and...when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop...the tares also appeared. So … Continue reading Satan is at work – stand up to him!
"When we’re weak, God’s power is made perfect." Craig Groeschel “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT) Our fears matter. Years ago, I had a revelation about this that touched me in a very personal way. God showed me that … Continue reading What We Fear Matters
"there are no atheists in fox holes" A testimony by Julian Urban, 38 years old, doctor in Lombardy: Never in my darkest nightmares did I imagine that I would have seen and lived through what has been happening here in our hospital for the last three weeks. And the nightmare only grows; the river becomes … Continue reading Testimony from a doctor in Italy
Kelly Barbrie “The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11, NRSV) I like to think of myself as a glass-half-full kind of girl. But on that … Continue reading From Grumbling to Gratitude
Lysa Terkeurst “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6, NIV) Do you ever feel like pain and sorrow are chasing you down? Like you just can’t outrun all of the hurt? Oh, friend. I know how difficult those seasons … Continue reading The End of All Weeping
Q. What's the most intellectual thing your dog has ever done? answered by Sandra Allen, Co-Author of Bad Things Can't Stop the Best Things!: The Story of a Hero at Freelance Writers This is Isaiah. He was my service dog for almost 12 years. Totally changed my life. Isaiah went everywhere with me and would … Continue reading No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
by Wendy Pope “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV) I’m sure my list would be completely different from yours, or maybe you look at me and assume I don’t have a list. Oh, I have two: one from Child Me and one from Current Me. … Continue reading God’s Plan for Your Potential
"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity" Ecclesiastes 4:10 NIV God never meant us to "fly solo." We all need help and encouragement from time to time, but be careful who you turn to. (1) Don't go to someone who can't handle your problem. By sharing your situation with … Continue reading Be careful who you turn to (1)
“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
God’s love is unconditional, He pours in so we can pour out.
~ Lisa Blair
We are to love one another unconditionally, as our Father loves us in our sinful state, without conditions, caveats, or exclusion. We are to have Jesus’s mindset.
Love breaks down walls and gives the giver peace despite the circumstances. We don’t have to like everyone or keep them in our circle if toxic in anyway, but as a child of God we are required to love them as He loves us.
God pours His love into us so we can pour it out into a dark world, casting light and changing the atmosphere. When we reflect chaos and hate, we are contributing to the darkness. When we, like Paul, love everyone as God loves us, our love attracts others who are seeking God and want a relationship with Him. We are the model of Christ…
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