Be Prepared Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matthew 25:13 NKJV Since 1907, the motto of the Boy Scouts movement (and many Girl Scouts organizations) has been, “Be Prepared.” Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement, defined what it means to […]
Repentance, noun: a biblical concept of not just feeling sorry, or changing one’s mind, but of a complete turning around, an alteration of the basic motivation and direction of one’s life. Repentance means acknowledging that one has no possible claim upon God, and surrendering oneself to His mercy without reservation, excuse, or attempted justification. If […]
And what does the Lord require of you but to do what is right to other people, to show constant love, and to walk in humble fellowship with God. Micah 6:8 b On this Sabbath prepare your heart, mind and soul for worship with these simple prayers: Lord, empty me of this world. Lord, fix […]
Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? Bind yourself to the horns of the altar and commit to the purification (separation) process. God will do the rest. Oh, and don’t complain.
Questions God won’t ask: Were you a Calvinist? An Arminian? A Catholic? Orthodox? Evangelical?” Were you a vegetarian? Was your favorite music opera, rap, or rock and roll? Did you live in a fancy house? The one question that is certain to be on the test: “What did you do with my Son, Jesus The […]
The deeper one’s walk with Christ, the deeper the joy. Let joy be the barometer of faithfulness in Christ. When joy ebbs, look for an area of life that is not wholly set apart for Him. Surrender it.
What king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of […]
Have you yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? This is the first day of the rest of your eternal life. Will it be lived out joyously in Heaven or in agony somewhere else? #identifiedwithChrist
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:24-25 NKJV In Jesus’ day, the cross represented […]
God intentionally waits to answer our prayers until we’re in a position to accept His guidance. Put another way, He wants us to be willing and able to do as He says. Think about it. Jesus made Himself available to His disciples, but they had to choose to follow Him and obey His commands. Some […]