Something On Your Mind

Scripture Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. ~Colossians 3:2, NIV Quote The human mind–like nature itself–abhors a vacuum. ~Billy Graham {Wisdom for Each Day, p.43} A common greeting these days is “What’s up?” In the old days it was “What is on your mind?” There is always something on our mind…

Measuring Our Faith

Scripture For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. ~Romans 12:3, NKJV Quote I think it’s wise to completely eliminate all…

Seeking His Face

Scripture Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. ~Psalm 105:4, NASB Quote Go to Jesus with all your problems. Others may grow weary addressing the issues that concern you, but the Savior never will. ~Charles F. Stanley Although our reform friends say there is no such thing, the term “Seek the LORD,” is…

Introspection

Scripture Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? ~2 Corinthians 13:5, NASB Quote There is a danger in too much introspection: what some call introspection is an examination of their feelings and…

A Growing Faith

Scripture We must always thank God for you, brothers and sisters. This is only right, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love that every one of you has for each other is increasing. ~2 Thessalonians 1:3, NCV Quote Having babies is one thing; nurturing them to maturity is another. ~Ya’akov The…

Religopath

  Scripture All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. ~1 Corinthians 9:25-26, NLT Quotes To finish, is to win. ~Morris Hill This story goes beyond most of my readers…

Psalm 38

Scripture My guilt has become too much for me. It is a load too heavy to carry. ~Psalm 38:4, NIRV Quote Grace means all your mistakes now serve a purpose {humility] instead of serving you shame. ~Source Unknown One of the great things about reading the Psalms daily is their freshness. I read Psalm 38 in…

The LOVE of Christ

Scripture  For the love of Christ constraineth us. ~2 Corinthians 5:14, ASV Quote We know the love of Christ controls us when we take everything that happens as happening to HIM, whether it be praise, blame, persecution or commendation. ~Oswald Chambers {My Utmost, February 4} Chambers daily devotion for February 4 caused me to wonder…

Spiritual Warfare

  Scripture  We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. ~Ephesians 6:12, NLT Quote Stick your perceived enemies with a knife: if they bleed, they are not your enemy. ~Jack Taylor…

Glorious Freedom

Scripture So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. ~Galatians 5:1, NLT Quote “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed…