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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Jesus explains to the rich ruler
that worldly wealth can be a hindrance to spiritual growth. As written about in
the post Eternal TreasureJesus 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.” -
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