Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Hard heart Feb.23

A Hard Heart
I know they are implanting hearts today, but I’m not talking about the physical. I’m referring to the spiritual attitude.
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion. . .” [Psalm 95:8]
A hard heart is one that:
Turns Undue sadness to gloomy self-examination;
Turns shame into low self-image;
Uses guilt to form false defenses.

Trust the Lord to keep the heart mellow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Christian's Gain Feb.15

A Christian’s Gain

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” [Phil.2:5]
Having the mind of Christ means at least 3 things:
1)  You have a permanent definition of reality. [Jesus]
2)  You have access to clear, personal insight. [Holy Spirit]
3)  You receive specific value enrichment. [Ethical action]

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Personal Prayer Feb.9

A Personal Prayer

         Dear Lord,
Take my memories, affections and intelligence and move them on the road to your glory.
Gently change my fearful willingness to give you fully my will.
Guide my want tos toward your ought tos in action.
Instruct me daily to discover your Kingdom path.

[Psalm 119:125]

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reading Scripture Feb.2

Reading Scripture

         We tend to read scripture too quickly. We should read and study the Bible in a slow, quiet contemplation until the Holy Spirit starts to read us. We do not need to read just for knowledge and understanding but in a manner to give the holy Spirit time to inject us with the right language that defines who we really are. The Holy Spirit needs to read us so we can let go of self-concerns and be mastered by God’s word.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” [2Ti.2:15, NIV].