Cares Of This World

Scripture  Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. ~Mark 4:18-19, NKJV Quote The “Cares of this world,” produce the wrong frame…

Hold On To Your Integrity

Scripture Then his wife said to him, “Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!” ~Job 2:9, NET Quote Take no one seriously but God, and the first person you have to leave verily alone as being the greatest fraud you have ever known, is yourself. Oswald Chambers Integrity is the…

Faith

Scripture  Now faith means putting our full confidence in the things we hope for, it means being certain of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1, JB Phillips Quote Faith is the foundation, the root, the underlying substance of hope. If you have any hope, it comes from some faith in you. ~George MacDonald Hope, you…

What To Do: When You Don’t Know What To Do

Scripture She did what she could. She anointed My body beforehand for burial. ~Mark 14:8, NET Quote We must do the thing we know in order to learn the thing we do not know. ~George MacDonald Have you ever felt exasperated, so frustrated that you did not know what to do? I have and it…

Sublime Heights

Scripture Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature {flesh} urges you to do.  Quote “If you are rightly devoted to Jesus Christ, you have reached the sublime heights where no one notices you, all they notice is Christ in you.” ~Oswald Chambers The first thing I must…

The Letter Kills

Scripture Who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. ~2 Corinthians 3:6, NASB Quote Mere Bible study, however diligent, does not make a person spiritual. ~John B. Phillips The Bible is a wonderful book. It…

Jesus Can Love Anyone

Scripture When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. ~Romans 5:6, NLT Quote If all are sinners: Then Jesus loves all. ~Ya’akov Everyone needs to know that someone loves them. It is an added boost when the someone is a very important person. The planet is…

TMI

Scripture To all who mourn in Israel, He {Jesus} will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. Quote Some of our emotional wounds are so deep we wonder if we will ever heal, but don’t allow them to control you. Jesus can set you free.…

Priorities

Scripture The worries of this world…choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. ~Mark 4:18-19 Quote Until Jesus becomes your highest priority, you will always fear the unknown and be choked by the worries of this world. Charles Stanley The greater our anxiety, the less our production. The creative juices do not flow when we are…

Time Management

Scripture  Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. ~Ephesians 5:15-16, NASB Quote Surely most of us waste far too much time. ~John Philips I am reading John Phillips commentary of Psalms. John Bertram Phillips is also known as…