Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Struggle of the Will Jan.24

The Struggle of the Will

Although Christian conversion is the birth of an entirely new love emotion, our will is still couched in the physical realm of decision-making. While we give our will to the Holy Spirit, He does not immediately take it over completely. He moves with us through a struggling growth to the very end.

This is the reason we still struggle with the “ought tos” in life. See Romans 7:14-16 in scripture.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Christian Confidence Jan.16

Christian Confidence

We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence.” [Ro.5:4. GWT]

Christian confidence can come from the right focus of God’s love, then the right use of personal will turned over to Him.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christian Conversion Jan.11

Christian Conversion

Christian conversion is the birth of an entirely new love emotion.
God becomes real, becomes the main focus of decisions about life, and promotes new ways of action for more helpful living.

See: Romans 5:1-11 in scripture.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Years Changes 2017

New Changes in 2017

I have committed to finish two new books this year so I have to reduce my blogging to one a week if others are still interested. I may also send those tweets I call "Proverbs to Myself."

Thanks to many of you who have been faithful for the follow and encouraging words.

Tweet: What you love, the imagination follows.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Gaining From Others Jan.1

Gaining from Others

God wanted his people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery---which is Christ living in you, giving you the hope of glory.” [Col.1:27, God’s Word Translation, GWT].

We are like links in a chain because the inspired lives of Christians before us have welded that chain throughout history. We do not operate on the past heritage alone, but we are molded by the inspiration of those who have lived before.

So part of our lasting hope resides in us because of the Holy Spirit’s presence in others and now in us.