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November 2014

Rather Than Ask…Thank

ThanksThere are countless reasons to be thankful. If we pause for just a second and look around, I’m sure we would find tons of things that we overlook on a daily basis. The simple fact that we opened our eyes this morning, that we breathe on our own, and that we can read this are more than enough reasons to thank God. Usually when we pray we ask, but let’s take some time today to simply thank Him for what we have, especially for the non tangible things like faith, hope, salvation, and love.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭34‬ NLT)

There are so many things to be grateful for, one day just isn’t enough.

Grateful

Birds of a Feather

 

Birds of a FeatherThe people that we chose to surround ourselves with say a lot about who we are. Whether we like it or not, we pick up their habits and vice versa. The night of Jesus’ arrest, Peter fervently denied Him to the point of swearing (Mathew 26:74) because people could tell by the way he carried himself that he was a disciple. This was the result of having walked with Christ on a daily basis. I hope my walk with Christ helps me be more like Him as well.

Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭13‬:‭20‬ NLT)

Faith & Trust

Have A Little

Faith, REAL faith is something so difficult. It’s being confident that the things we hope for will happen and being certain about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1). Despite the simplicity of its description, faith is difficult to execute especially in these times where “seeing is believing”, but the Bible talks about the reward that awaits those who place their faith and trust in Jesus. “Oh Lord I want to be in that number, when the saints go marching in.”

You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭8-9‬ NLT)

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Outside Our Bubble

Outside Our Bubble

 “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”   Our world is far larger than the bubble in which we live in. The book of Proverbs tells us that pride comes before the fall, but before that happens let us remember to think of those in need. Moreover, there’s no need to tell everyone what we do for others, like the popular saying goes; Work hard in silence and let your success make all the noise.

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Phillipians 2:4 NLT)

 

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Enough

Enough

We live in a society where enough is never enough; the more we have, the more we want. We can’t live without our phones, we won’t survive a day without our laptops, and God forbid there’s no wi-fi to connect to social media!!! If we could manage to set those things aside and focus more on the spiritual, we’d find that nothing in this world satisfies us. It is in those moments that the words of the Psalmist become real in our lives and we can declare that when nothing else seems to be enough, our God is…period!

“Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.” (Psalm 73:25 NLT)

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Don’t Drown

Glass of water

Drowning in a glass of water is a bit difficult, yet for some of us it’s something we do daily. We get frustrated over the little things, the big things, and everything.  Afflictions are part of life, but in the midst of our troubles let us remember that we have an all-powerful God. When we find ourselves at the point of having exhausted every resource, what do we do? We just stand and watch God at work.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10)

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