Find God - What does it take to know God? This will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now. What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Wait for lightning to strike? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you? … Continue reading Knowing God Personally
And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Romans 5:3-4 Holy Bible Amplified Version
When Jehovah assigns as difficult task for you to do are you obstinate, stomp your feet and say I refuse like a spoiled little brat? Even though He reasons with you with His Word, Christian Councilors and signs.
Or, if He directs you to stop doing something do you obstinacy refuse?
Jehovah only does what is for your good. So, if you refuse to listen to Him, you will pay greatly in the long run.
I have seen many obstinate folks refuse to listen and slowly sink deeper and deeper into a living Hell.
“The difference between perseverance…
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by Rachael Carman God’s provision is such a wonderful, amazing thing! He provides for us whether we deserve it or not, whether we appreciate it or not, and even whether we know it or not! Grateful for gratitude I don’t know about you, but I really like it when I give my children gifts and … Continue reading Gratitude & God’s Provision
by Dave Zuleger What do you lean on when the pain won’t go away? What do you do when you can’t help the pain go away for someone you love? What do you do when suffering seems to saturate your life, seeping into every circumstance? Six years into my wife’s struggle with brutal and sometimes … Continue reading Two Lies Satan Tells Us in Suffering
The popular impatiens flowers are so named from seeming to be highly impatient! When their seed pods mature, they explode when touched, sending seeds several yards away. See how this picture illustrates the need for longsuffering, an important fruit of God’s Spirit!
July 22, 2017
The Fruit of the Spirit – Longsuffering
Anger and animosity can be the result of many negative influences. The evil influence we all are infected with is our own selfish nature. And our human abilities to make major improvements are pitifully weak. We need God’s help!
In Galatians 5:19-21, the apostle Paul refers to our human nature as “the flesh” and our selfish tendencies as the “works of the flesh.” These include “hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders”!
Clearly we need the antidote for these traits, which is God’s Spirit!
Paul went on to say, “But the fruit of…
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by Sheri Langton I have committed many scripture verses to memory. Philippians 2:14 isn’t one of them. “Do everything without complaining or arguing” conveniently slipped from sight whenever I read Philippians. Yet recently an evangelist parked on it during a church revival meeting. I squirmed. Oh, come on. Can’t Christians express their opinions? The evangelist … Continue reading The Danger of Complaining
August 12, 2017
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises. (2 Peter 1:4)
When a shipwright builds a vessel, does he build it to keep it upon the stocks? Nay, he builds it for the sea and the storm. When he was making it, he thought of tempests and hurricanes; if he did not, he was a poor shipbuilder.
When God made thee a believer, He meant to try thee; and when He gave thee promises, and bade thee trust them, He gave such promises as are suitable for times of tempest and tossing. Dost thou think that God makes shams like some that have made belts for swimming, which were good to exhibit in a shop, but of no use in the sea?
We have all heard of swords which were useless in war; and even of shoes which were made to sell, but were never…
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What do I say to You when you refuse a request, when you say “no” to me? I open up to You even farther. I have compassion on myself for my confusion in trying to know that You are always there for me. I have compassion on others, agents in your “no.”
I can’t just love You when You say “yes.” Maybe “yes” would not work out well for me. I can sense that now, though I don’t know the details.
Be with me today. Clear my confusion. I think that clearing my confusion is a prayer in Your will. And in mine, that of my Self, who is a part of You.
by Stan Smith I live in the desert, and it has been a hot one here. One week we had temperatures near or beyond 120°F. They were grounding aircraft and warning everyone to stay indoors. So, there I was, walking the distance to my afternoon bus that would take me home ... in the heat. … Continue reading The Furnace
from JO’s sermon tonight:
God wants to help you, not just in the big things; God wants to help you cooking dinner, driving in the traffic. He wants to help you with your school work, help you be more productive at the office. but God will only be involved in as much of your life as you allow Him to. alot of people have God in a Sunday morning box; that’s when they come to church, pray, think about God. during the week, they don’t really include God in their life. they love God, reverence Him, but they think, “there’s nothing spiritual about going to the grocery store, cooking dinner, meeting with a client.” because they keep God in this box, they’re missing the blessings and favor that God wants to give them.
Proverbs 3:6 (TLB)
In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts…
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