Self Patience

Luke 21:19  By your patience possess your souls. Being patient is a challenge for those of who are action oriented personalities that must be ever “doing” rather than “being”.   For some of us, including myself, it seems easier to be patient with everyone else than ourselves.  We become self-antagonists, rather than appreciating our role, calling…

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God’s Thinking

Have you ever wondered what God is thinking?  I have especially when I do something bone headed or I see someone do something that appears to be really dumb. Scriptures reveal to us about God’s thoughts and what He’s thinking, in particular about and toward us. He’s not thinking how to diss us or get…

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Set Hearts

Psalm 84:5   Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. What and where our heart is set is connected to our strength.  Wherever and whatever our hearts are set on determine the source of our strength.  For followers of Jesus, their hearts are set on a continuing life in determined pursuit…

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Origins of Temptation

Gen. 3:1  Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” The origin of the temptations each of us meet are discovered in viewing the template for…

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Ways & Paths

Psalm 25:4  Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Which way do we go and how do we go?  Familiar queries for any trip one might take.  David asked the Lord to show him the Lord’s ways and the paths for his life’s odyssey. David cries out to see the “ways” of the…

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HIM Positive

2 Tim. 2:20, 21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every…

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Holiness

1 Thess. 4:7  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. God calls to every saint to “holiness”.  For many years the implied focus for holiness has been on behavior, how we act.  Yet holiness is much deeper!  What is holiness then? Holiness is a conscious awareness that I am a vessel,…

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Self Patience

Luke 21:19  By your patience possess your souls. Being patient is a challenge for those of who are action oriented, Type A personalities that must be ever “doing” rather than “being”.   For some of us, including myself, it seems easier to be patient with everyone else than ourselves.  We become self-antagonists, rather than appreciating our…

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Impetuosity

Psalm 31:22    For I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You. Spoken words have consequences that reach beyond when we utter them, especially words spoken in the heat of the moment.  Reactive words often are…

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Two Benefits of Thanksgiving

Psalm 100:4  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,  And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Think of someone who “has it all”; wealth, honor, prestige, wisdom, health, strength are just a few. Two awesome insights for those who will offer thanksgiving to the Lord, even in the midst of…

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