Over the years you have seen many posts come out around forgiveness and the stories of how I first learned to forgive vs those where I chose to start with forgiveness and bypass the pain and suffering that comes with bitterness. Bitterness sometimes is spoken of as a root, a root that if we allow … Continue reading Chained in bitterness or Freed by forgiveness? The choice is yours!
Will you choose to live your life in a way that is moral, ethical, and good? Will you believe enough to choose to live a life that is honorable, reputable, and honest? Will you pursue and be interested in living a life that is exemplary, irreproachable, and uncorrupted? Will you care enough to make choices … Continue reading Will you care enough to do it right?
This morning as I was riding my stationary bike, reading Rev. Earl Smith's Death Row Chaplain book the comparison of these two words came up in the chapter titled Project IMPACT. It gave me one of those aha moments when you realize that there are so many people living life incarcerated because of the pain, … Continue reading Do you realize the difference between Detainment and Incarceration? True Freedom!
What is keeping you from going out? Is it fear or wisdom? Is it worry or reason? Is it truth and trust? How important is it to go and support others in their moment of need in a way that is wise? Yesterday was one of my first outings in a long while in a … Continue reading No holding back…
In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in a relationship? In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in a job? In life have you ever felt like you were … Continue reading Making the most out of another chance.
Are you living a life free from censure, criticism, castigation, stricture, denunciation, damnation, vilification, opprobrium, reproof, disapproval, disapprobation, flak, a bad press, reprobation, arraignment, excoriation, and objurgation? Would you like to be able to? Do you realize there is a way to get that type of freedom? Let's take hold of the truth of these … Continue reading Are you living a life without condemnation?
Are you able to distinguish between what is true vs what is false? Are you able to determine whether what is being told is the truth or if it is false? Are you able to determine whether what is being shown is the truth vs being false? What do you use to make that decision? … Continue reading Truth vs False…
We have freedom of choice, so how will you choose to live your life? With this freedom provided by God will you allow your selfish desires to have free reign or will you choose to resist the desires of the flesh? With the freedom you receive from God will you choose to use the freedom … Continue reading How will you use your freedom?
Needing so hope in the midst of the things going on in this world? Looking to find true freedom that will last? Ever read 2 Corinthians 3:17 AMPC? “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). [Isa. 61:1, 2.]”— 2 Corinthians 3:17 … Continue reading Looking for true freedom?
We all know that freedom isn't free and came at a cost, but are you free? When we consider the sacrifices that have been made, the lives that have been given, the battles that have been fought, the wars that have been won, after all of that, are you free? With the ultimate sacrifice made … Continue reading Are you free?
Do you realize the miracle of reconciliation? Do you realize the freedom that comes through forgiveness? Do you realize that you forgiving something has more to do with your health and well being? Do you realize the pain, the anxiety, the suffering that comes from not forgiving? I learned my lesson many years ago and … Continue reading Do you realize the power of forgiveness?
Personal debt? Corporate debt? National debt? Financial debt? Relational debt? Spiritual debt? When you think of debt do the words "I owe you" come to mind? When you think of debt do you think of it as something that can be repaid? When you think of debt do you think of it as time bound? … Continue reading What are your views on debt?
So it happened. So you decided. So now you have broken free. So now what will you do? Will you do something to help you remember? Will you do something that will help you grow? Will you do something that will help it spread? Will you do something that will be greater than yourself? Who … Continue reading How will you respond to your new found freedom?
We all get tempted to do things that are different from what we should do. Is there a way to protect ourselves from such things? God is good and He won't tempt you and so our best way to resist and avoid temptation is to stay close to God. And if we act out because … Continue reading What will you allow to persuade you from what you should do? what is right?
Do not allow lies and deception to convince you of things that are opposite or against what God's Word say. Set your mind on the Spirit and what the Holy Spirit speaks to you. Ask Jesus into your heart and allow the Spirit of God lead you and guide you all the days of your … Continue reading JESU, MEINE FREUDE…(The Bible’s Impact on Music [May 24])
We need to stand on the truth. We need to stand for what is right. We need to be honest and have integrity. We need to live justly. We need to care for those who want to immigrate here. We need to live up to the laws or else all laws will be meaningless. Today's … Continue reading Everyone has the right to be free (The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 3])
We need to be doing more than just going through the motions. We need to be doing more than just routines and rituals. We need to go beyond rules and regulations that people have made up that are dos and don'ts of life. It's not supposed to be about religion or being religious it is … Continue reading Don’t make it about rituals or routines but rather make it about having a living and intimate relationship…
How are you today? Are you feeling like you are being held for ransom? Are you looking for someone who can pay the price? Someone who can redeem you? Are you wanting to be set free? Is today your day? Will you choose to receive Jesus? Will you allow His payment to set you free? … Continue reading Have you been ransomed? Have you been redeemed? Are you now free?
Is freedom something that you appreciate? Is freedom something that you take for granted? Do you realize that freedom isn't free? Be it at a national level where there are people who are out there serving the country in order for you to live free! Be it at a spiritual level where Jesus paid the … Continue reading Are you free?
Are you too busy focusing on the past to be able to move forward into the future? Are you too overloaded with pressure and worry to be able to get back up? Are there situations or activities or addictions or behaviors that have you so tied up you are having trouble moving? You need freedom! … Continue reading What is holding you back? What is holding you down? What is tying you up?