Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Opportunities to Explain

As we step ahead on the path of our journey, there will be those who will try to put roadblocks in our way. Just like the post Stepping Ahead of Roadblocks when The Sadducees asked Jesus a question to try and show discrepancies in His teachings, there will be non-believers that we will come up against. These situations give us an opportunity to explain the soundness and victory found in the Word.

This day with You Father, help us to step ahead by taking in the Word to fortify us. Help us to remain optimistic because with You, we are highly favored. Amen!

A little bit of faith goes a long way and can change those who don’t believe. Here’s a video to inspire our day: Something in the Water – Carrie Underwood.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. - Colossians 2:8

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Post for Next day Great Attributes of Christianity

In the post The Strategy to Trap Jesus, The answer Jesus gave to the question raised by the Pharisee spies demonstrated that Christianity is broad-minded. It is clear from the response of Jesus that Christianity respects the state and can work alongside it.

Christianity celebrates our differences. God has made us all for a purpose and we need to understand that our differences are really our strength. Not only are we all different in how we think, but also in our physical attributes.

God has made us all for a purpose and we need to celebrate our differences. Here is an interesting fact about our physical differences: according to Guinness World Records, the tallest man living is 8 ft. 3 inches. The shortest man living is 2 feet tall. A startling comparison is that if humans varied as much in height as dogs do, the smallest person would be 2 feet tall and the tallest person would stand 31 feet tall!  

Human relationships are made complicated by our differences but this diversity actually makes us stronger. One great aspect of marriage is that a husband has certain attributes that help in a marriage and a wife has certain attributes. Each are united as one and offer something positive to the relationship.

Christianity is not only broad-minded in how people interact between their religion and the state, it is also perfect for human relationships. Most of all, Christianity is absolutely perfect in our relationship to God because it provides a way to return to Him. As this video points out, Christianity is a friend of sinners: Jesus, Friend of Sinners – Casting Crowns.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. - Romans 15:7

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Avoiding the Traps

Life can get complicated but we are blessed in the Bible with great lessons that help. In the post Leading With Servant Authority, the lesson Jesus teaches is about avoiding traps others want to get us into. Jesus also knew that the people were on his side and this gave Him a great advantage.

God’s got His hand on you, so don’t live in fear but be confident that He will get you through. You will do great things so take your time and pray for the Father’s guidance. Never give up hope and take a few minutes to be inspired by this video: Words I Would Say – Sidewalk Prophets.

For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. – Romans 6:6-7

Thursday, September 17, 2015

He Lives in Our Heart

Where would we be without God? Because of our Savior, God lives in our heart. We have poise to face the challenges of life. Just like in the post “The Coming King”, Jesus demonstrates the poise needed to fulfill His purpose.

In what ways does a definite purpose give you courage to face opposition and fulfill the purpose God has for you? With God’s purpose for you in your life, you know what the will of God is and you are ready to take on a little resistance to accomplish the mission. Take inspiration from this video as you fulfill the purpose God has for you today: Me Without You – TobyMac.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. – Mark 1:35

Like Jesus did as written in the scripture above, pray about your purpose today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Step Out To Do What Produces The Best Return On His Resources

God has given tremendous resources and He expects us to be good stewards of these resources. In the post Be Courageous and Build Kingdom Wealth, I wrote some thoughts from the study of The Parable of the Ten Minas. God wants us to have faith in Him to multiply what He gives us.

Knowing that we always have a home with God, we can take courage and step out and do what would produce the best return on his resources. He is with us like a mountain to protect us and is rock solid over time to get us through the storms of life. I hope today’s video will inspire these traits in us today: We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429.

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD. - Psalms 31:24

Friday, September 11, 2015

Inquire and Get Higher

The post Getting in a Position to Find Jesus is about Zacchaeus climbing a tree to see Jesus. This day with God, it’s still the same for us; wanting to see Jesus by taking the initiative to inquire where Jesus is and getting a clear view of Him so we know how we should live.

We can start with one small step and we will find that we can get to a higher place than we ever thought we could. There is an efficient and effective way to meet with Jesus; every activity, every conversation, every problem, and even every thought.

I hope today’s video will get us one step closer to getting in that position: Take Me Higher – Lincoln Brewster.

Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. - Hebrews 4:16

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Glorious Unfolding of Faith

The blind beggar written about in the post Bold in Faith believed that Jesus could heal his blindness so he immediately set out to make his life better by asking Jesus for help.

The story of each of our lives has a great future. Like this video, we have just started because God has promised great things for each of us: Glorious Unfolding by Steven Curtis Chapman.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. - Colossians 2:6-7

Friday, September 4, 2015

Greater is the One Living Inside

Jesus explains to the rich ruler that worldly wealth can be a hindrance to spiritual growth. As written about in the post Eternal Treasure Jesus explains to him that building treasure in heaven should be our ultimate purpose in life.

God sees the big picture and if we put our attention on Him and what He can do, then we will receive this greater perspective. Today’s video Greater by MercyMe is about this the Spirit of God living in our heart to help make the impossible possible and build eternal treasures in heaven.

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” - Luke 18:27

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Receiving the Kingdom Like Children

In thinking of ways to receive the kingdom of God with enthusiasm like children as written about in Just be Yourself, we need to give all credit for what is accomplished in our life to God. We need to be humble and love others as God’s creation.

Have a passion for pointing out the good in others and let others know that God has great plans for them. Point out lessons in life that we have learned the hard way and that it is when God carries us that great things are done. Be inspired by today’s video: Free to be Me – Francesca Battistelli.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. - Philippians 2:3