James 1:1-4 | Genuine Faith and Trials

My profession of faith was more of an outwardly expression of how I wanted to be seen and thought of. It was not until realizing that the inside of me was still full of filth and grime. What needs to happen is that the cup needs to go through the process of cleansing before it is able to be filled and used. This takes faith and patience because of Christ's infinite atonement. We may be redeemed and justified before God. However, our work begins by cleansing ourselves of ungodliness. We endure. As our faith increases, so does our ability to become resilient. Spiritual maturation does not happen overnight. It takes work. It takes obedience.

Healing is a Mindful and Spiritual Journey Toward Transformation and Restoration of Godly Masculinity and Manhood

The greatest desire is for us to attain a high level of masculinity that is influential, impacting, and inspiring. By becoming a man of influence we are cultivating a true attribute of Christ-like integrity. This significant attribute provides a means by which we are able to influence our family, workplace, and community at large.

Cultivating Joy Through Repentance

True repentance, living the Gospel of Christ, experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit, and being transformed into Christ's image and likeness is a process we all experience in this life. In order for this to occur, we are asked to do three powerful things.

A Sense of Peace During Times of Grief

Because grief may be powerful and overwhelming, many of us have attempted to avoid experiencing it. This may come when we experience a sense that our faith is lacking in God. However, our Savior understands the depths of our own sorrows. It is the cost of our love toward other people. And it is sadly unfortunate that our society today teaches that we need to get over the loss and move on. One simply does not get over or move on after a significant loss of someone they love.

Trust in Christ for a Useful Spiritual Life

Prayer is our connection to our Heavenly Father where we can receive divine guidance for our life He that followeth me, walketh not in darkness  ~ 1 John 8:12, KJV ~ Read: Genesis 1-2:25; Psalm 1:1-6; Proverbs 1:1-7; and Matthew 1:1-25 These are the words of Christ, by which we are admonished , how we … Continue reading Trust in Christ for a Useful Spiritual Life

Our Divine Heritage

~Genesis 1:26-27~ When God created us, He made us like Himself; therefore we have the capacity for close, personal fellowship with Him. We can count on Him to meet our need for deep personal connection.  ~ Charles Stanley - Life Principles Daily Bible, NASB, 2011 ~ Read: Genesis 3-4:26; Psalm 2:1-6; Proverbs 1:8-9; and Matthew … Continue reading Our Divine Heritage

Consider the Teachings

Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile on Pexels.com ~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~  2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion - immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires … Continue reading Consider the Teachings

Why Knowing About Jesus Is Not Enough | Christianity Today

The article here presents a simple and succinct representation of how Paul's message provides greater depth and meaning to the Christian believer. Both as individuals who are striving from faith to faith, as well as a community of believers who are striving together in that same faith. Peel away all the doctrinal dissents that seemed to have convoluted the simple message of Paul and we come away with a greater richness of his message.

Feast upon the words of Christ | Testifying of our wickedness

1 Nephi 1:19 -  And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things which he testified of them; for he truly testified of their wickedness and their abominations; and he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of … Continue reading Feast upon the words of Christ | Testifying of our wickedness

Helpful or Heartless Toward Others?

Today's devotion is from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. It is reflective of how we maintain our relationship with Heavenly Father and with those whom we associate with day in and day out. The question we must ask ourselves is this: do we take the time to intercede on behalf of other … Continue reading Helpful or Heartless Toward Others?

Worship | My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

He moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord —Genesis 12:8 Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be … Continue reading Worship | My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Nehemiah | Week 1 devotional study

The first week of the devotional study through the Book of Nehemiah is available for purchase of .99 Each weekly devotional will be available for full download at .99 cents through the Scribd store. Each daily installment is free of charge. Once the thirteen week devotional study is completed, it will be available for purchase … Continue reading Nehemiah | Week 1 devotional study

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

". . . my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death" —Philippians 1:20 My Utmost for His Highest. “. . . my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing … Continue reading My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Morning devotion: A labor of love

And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also. – John 4:21  Missionary Work is a work of love and trust, and it has to be done on that basis  – Gordon B. Hinkley, Stand a Little Taller The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Missionary … Continue reading Morning devotion: A labor of love

Morning Devotion: Hunger for the word of God

Hunger for the Word of God   Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after  righteousness: for they shall be filled.   ~ Matthew 5:6 ~ There is a hunger in the land, and a genuine thirst – a great hunger for the word of the Lord and an unsatisfied thirst for things of … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Hunger for the word of God

“I perceive ye are of weak mind” | Daily Devotion

I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all my words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time. Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and … Continue reading “I perceive ye are of weak mind” | Daily Devotion

Our Daily Bread | A fresh glimpse of glory

The novelty of any spiritual experience will become stagnant in our lives. What we may have found joy in pursuing at one time now seems to be a burdensome chore. Yet, we are continually admonished to read our scriptures, to pray, and to engage in those activities that will help strengthen our testimony, our faith, … Continue reading Our Daily Bread | A fresh glimpse of glory

Be Still and Listen | Metro Christian Living

Be Still and Listen | Metro Christian Living. Months ago, I happened upon this particular website. At the time, I liked the Facebook Page, but never paid much attention to the type of content being published. However, this particular article caught my attention and therefore bring it to your attention. The article describes an experience … Continue reading Be Still and Listen | Metro Christian Living

Inspiring thought for couples – October 24, 2012

Overlook Weakness Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband – Ephesians 5:33 Happiness in marriage involves a willingness to overlook weaknesses and mistakes Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand a Little Taller, p. 311 After all, we are human. Marriage … Continue reading Inspiring thought for couples – October 24, 2012

Thought for today – October 23, 2012

Declaration of Belief And he said, Lord, I believe. – John 9:38 Be not afraid, only believe – Mark 5:36 I commend these wonderful words to all who are called upon to stand up for what they believe, and to do so with confidence – Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand a Little Taller, p. 310 We … Continue reading Thought for today – October 23, 2012

October 23: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 Today's devotion is from My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers. Regarding our own personal prejudices: Our Lord never tolerates our prejudices— He is directly opposed to them and … Continue reading October 23: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Build upon the Atonement

Today’s devotion comes from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. It is titled – Building upon the Atonement: I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is impure, or make holy what is unholy. That is … Continue reading Build upon the Atonement

Tuesday morning devotion: Choose liberty or captivity

    Satan does not tempt us just to make us do wrong things – he tempts us to make us lose {our} value to God. He does not come to us on the premise of tempting us to sin, but on the premise of shifting our point of view, and only the Spirit of … Continue reading Tuesday morning devotion: Choose liberty or captivity