A Person of Faith

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4, KJV ~ JANUARY 1, 2020 DEVOTION ~ We all desire the abundance and success God has promised. The first principle of a spiritual life that is influential and impacting is faith: … Continue reading A Person of Faith

Christ-Like Love Changes Everything

~ JANUARY 2, 2020 ~ For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3, KJV There is no greater love than that of Jesus Christ. his love is perfect, steadfast, enduring, and unconditional. Despite our fallibility and waywardness - Christ, the Good Shepherd, cares for us. What does this … Continue reading Christ-Like Love Changes Everything

Mindful Christian Service

~ JANUARY 3, 2020 ~ Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31, KJV Yes, God does have a plan for our lives. However, He expects us to do our fair share of the work in order to be presentable living sacrifices. While many, outside … Continue reading Mindful Christian Service

Facing Difficult Days

When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.~ Deuteronomy 4:30-31, KJV ~ ~ January 9, 2020 Devotional … Continue reading Facing Difficult Days

Teaching Christian Discipline

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.~ Proverbs 10:17, KJV ~ Wise mentors teach others the importance of discipline through actions. Disciplined mentors understand that God doesn't reward laziness or misbehavior. What God expects is His people to lead lives that are above reproach. And, He punishes those who walk in … Continue reading Teaching Christian Discipline

Crucified with Christ

Let us approach the throne of God in humble submission. Quietness of mind and heart. Devoting ourselves in praise and worship with eternal gratitude for the gift of the Infinite Atonement through Jesus Christ. His sacrifice provided a way for us to enter into the Kingdom of God.

The Good Gift Received

Once we have found favor in God's sight, through his Son, Jesus Christ, we are moved to seek the kingdom of God on a continued basis. This is our spiritual journey and discipline. We have a right to claim God's Joy and Peace where there is spiritual abundance offered to all of God's children.

Strength comes through fellowship

The Lord God has given me    the tongue of those who are taught,that I may know how to sustain with a word    him who is weary.Morning by morning he awakens;    he awakens my ear    to hear as those who are taught. ~ Isaiah 50:4, ESV ~ The greatest challenge Christians face is fulfilling their own calling where it so often goes against present … Continue reading Strength comes through fellowship

Hope in God’s divine power

... Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem?    Or have I no power to deliver? ... ~ Isaiah 50:2 - ESV ~ Radically surrendering our lives and will over to God is no easy task. Yet, those parts of ourselves we attempt to keep hidden, and keep back from God, means we lack awareness of … Continue reading Hope in God’s divine power

Spiritual growing pains

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you… seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3:1-17 ESV Spiritual awakening is a process of becoming authentic and genuine. Moving from … Continue reading Spiritual growing pains

Repay with blessings

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. ~ 1 Peter 3:9, ESV ~ We have a propensity to return insults with insults and evil for evil. We desire some justice when a sense of wrong has occurred. … Continue reading Repay with blessings

Ready to change

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     because he has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives     and recovering of sight to the blind,     to set at liberty those who are oppressed, ~ Luke 4:18, ESV ~ The most difficult act of our will and … Continue reading Ready to change

Fight the Good Fight

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ~ 2 Timothy 4:7, ESV ~ Our innate desire to control may lead us to an overemphasis on achieving certain outcomes. This may be related to our need for competitiveness and belief that winning is everything. No matter how we … Continue reading Fight the Good Fight

The Power of Our Faithful Obedience

Today's Reading is 1 Nephi Chapter 4 ...Let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, ... let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers … Continue reading The Power of Our Faithful Obedience

Confident and Assured in Our Faithfulness

...I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of Men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commanded them. ~ 1 Nephi Chapter 3 ~ People approach recovery with the false … Continue reading Confident and Assured in Our Faithfulness

Our Call to be Strong and Courageous

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV ~ This life is a miracle and an amazing gift for us. Included is the spiritual awakening promised by our recovery program. Yet, there … Continue reading Our Call to be Strong and Courageous

Growing in our Faith

Today's reading: Genesis 43 - 44; Ps. 11:107, Prov. 4:10-13; Matthew 14:22-36 Take Courage and Know it is God Spiritual growth is not something that happens over night. As we approach the scriptures and read the experiences of each individual, we are enlightened to their own journeys. Each one of them face difficulties. Each one … Continue reading Growing in our Faith

Through Faithful Stewardship we Are Blessed

Today's reading: Genesis 39 - 40:23; Ps. 10:1-11; Prov. 4:1-6; Matthew 13:31-58 And the Lord is with us  Want to know the secret to success in this life? It's a prized desire for all of us to achieve success. Healthy relationships, profitable endeavor through employment, healthy families, and being a productive member of society.   The … Continue reading Through Faithful Stewardship we Are Blessed

A Very Revolutionary Act

..."Do whatever he tells you." ~ John 2:5, ESV ~ One of the most difficult acts of human experience is to surrender our very own will and lives over to God. This is a most revolutionary act. Yet, we are constantly told to learn how to control ourselves. Manage our attitudes and behaviors. Think things through. Never to … Continue reading A Very Revolutionary Act

Religious pretense and it’s harm on Christian Authenticity

Within the cultivation of an authentic Christian lifestyle, there is a sacred religious piety that evolves within the individual. This piety is not fulfilling any type of rote of religious practice. Piety is the hallmark of one's reverence toward that which is sacred and holy. There is genuine piety in a person's relationship with a … Continue reading Religious pretense and it’s harm on Christian Authenticity

Beginning the path of mindful Christian spiritual living

If you have not already explored what it means to live a focused and mindful Christian spiritual life, then please review the ten premises explored here. In this article, the reader will hopefully gain insight on where to begin their journey toward a mindfully based spiritual Christian life. To understand what we mean by a … Continue reading Beginning the path of mindful Christian spiritual living

Worthy in the eyes of God

I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant... ~ Genesis 32:10, ESV ~ True humility begins when we are no longer shaming or inflating ourselves and begin accepting ourselves as Godly men and women. We are no better, … Continue reading Worthy in the eyes of God

Standing in assurance and dignity

If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31, ESV ~ We have a place to stand. Faith and trust in God leads to standing in dignity and assurance. Our confidence is not beget within ourselves. Our confidence, courage, and wisdom is beget through the intimate relationship we have with our … Continue reading Standing in assurance and dignity

Our God will provide

Today's reading: Genesis 21 - 22:24; Ps. 6:6-10; Prov. 3:5-6; and Matt. 8:18-34 The Lord Will Provide We are called to endure. The fulfillment of God's promises only come when we walk in accordance to His will. By being obedient, we come to understand how our God will provide us for what we are in … Continue reading Our God will provide

Truth brings freedom and liberty

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,  and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~ John 8:31-32, ESV ~ Our perception of truth deepens through God's sovereign grace. It brought us to face the reality of our present situation. We became honest and relinquished our life and will … Continue reading Truth brings freedom and liberty

Bound by oath

Today's reading: Gen 17 - 18:33; Ps. 5:8-12; Prov. 2:10-22, and Matthew 7:1-29 Nothing is too difficult for the Lord God binds Himself to us by His oath to keep His promises. The sign of this oath was circumcision. This occurred when God changed Abram's name to Abraham. Along with the covenant, promise was made … Continue reading Bound by oath