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?
You need to remember who is fighting the battle! You need to remember who is in charge! Ever heard the song "See a victory"? Do you realize that there is a weapon trying to take us out? Do you realize that it won't prosper? Do you know why? Do you know who the battle belongs … Continue reading Do you want to see a victory?
Imagine being told to go and do something and change how things were being done. Imagine being told to not do it and fortunately you hadn't gotten to it but were planning to do it today. Imagine had it been done and the response it may have had. Imagine the changes that are taking place … Continue reading What happens when it starts today?
The Book of Job. - Day 44 Would you want an encounter where you were seeking God? Would you want an encounter where you were questioning God? Would you want an encounter where you were disbelieving or disavowing God? Would you want an encounter where you were crying out to God? Would you want an … Continue reading What type of encounter would you like with God?
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?
What would you do if you had been given an advantage? How would you respond? How would you use it? What if it was a right that you received? Would that change how you choose to live your life? What if it were a benefit given to you? How would you receive and use it? … Continue reading What do you do with the privileges you have been given?
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])