"Change my heart O God; Make it ever true. Change my heart O God, may I be like you. You are the Potter I am the clay. Mold me and make me; this is what I pray" This is an old song that we used to sing in church and like many of those old … Continue reading We Are the Clay
Love is an attitude and a spirit that you have towards a person; your orientation towards them. It is not dependent on what they do for you but rather how you treat them. If you love a person it means you treat them as valuable. Consider what the Bible says about Love: 1 Corinthians … Continue reading Do they know you Love them?
Text: Philippians 4:4-6 "4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Vs. 4 - Paul talks about practicing praise. Paul advocates for maintaining … Continue reading Rejoice for Being “In Christ”
The Bible says in James 4:13-15 "Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little … Continue reading Follow God’s Path
Splitting is the psychological term used when someone values someone very highly and then quickly devalues them just as fiercely. The degree to which we devalue others is often a gauge of how insecure we are in our own value which is where projection comes into play. We run others down to make ourselves feel … Continue reading Splitting, Judgment, & Narcissism
Jesus is our power source. John Chapter 1 teaches us that everything was made by Him, for Him, and without Him not one thing would exist. Without a relationship with Him, we are slowly dying and life begins to seem hopeless and confusing, but the moment we plug in (or plug BACK in) we are … Continue reading Jesus Gives Life
James 5: 10-11 "Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and … Continue reading Be Merciful to the Mean
2 Chronicles 19:6-7 “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. 7 Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” Being a Christian means that we do not make decisions … Continue reading Think Bigger Than Yourself
Recently I have been switching the word "love" for the word "value". We are desensitized to the word "love" in our society; essentially it has become a self centered concept that focuses on our own desires and our own feelings, rather than its intended meaning. Love is not about us, but this is how we … Continue reading Try Using the Word “Value”…
1 John 4:9 "God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him." As Christians we always talk about Jesus being the "Son of God" but I don't think that we do a good job of helping others understand what this … Continue reading Son of God?