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Fighting The Help

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 4:56 AM Comments comments (89)
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness....
                                         Exodus 16:2

In chapter 3 of Exodus, God chose Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. He tells Moses that He has seen their affliction and heard their cry concerning the treatment of their taskmasters and He knows their sorrow. Later in chapter 16, after being delivered out of Egypt, the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron saying, "If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death." (NIV)

The children of Israel are a great example of our transition from being children of the world to children of God. When things aren't familiar, we murmur, complain, accuse the very one who has come to help us. We would rather go back to slavery-bondage mindset, than to be uncomfortable for a while-embracing the new (developing a relationship with God). We fightthe help!

Our Question For Today Is:
Have you ever tried to help someone who was fighting you? They asked for your help, yet fought you the entire time. Or have you ever been the person who has fought the help that was sent to you? You prayed asking God to help you or deliver you out of a situation. But when the help didn't look the way you thought it should, or in the form of what you expected it to be, you murmured and complained.








Weight Loss Regimen

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 5:18 AM Comments comments (40)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
                                                       Hebrews 12:1

Most of the extra weight we are carrying is not coming from pounds put on from unhealthy eating. A lot of the weight is from things we are allowing to weigh us down-issues with family, finances, jobs, friends, etc.

What weight loss regimen do you have in place to lay aside the weights that are weighing you down; to cast your cares on God for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)?

Brought With A Thought

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (81)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
                                                         Philippians 4:8

Everything that exist began with a thought. From the beginning of the world, to all that's in it; good or bad. What are the thoughts you're having producing in your life?

Cast Off Offenses

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (44)
Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
                                      Jesus (Matthew 5:8)

"Blessed are the pure in heart" means blessed is the man who irrigates impurities from his/her heart. How open or quick are you to forgive those who have offended you? How open or quick are you to forgive yourself?

Examine Yourself

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 2:13 PM Comments comments (81)
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (without morals)?

We are instructed to examine ourselves concerning our faith. What daily practice do you have in place to do this?

Conformity vs Transformation

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (60)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
                                                 Romans 12:2

Question For Today:
How do you not conform to the patterns of the world (secular thinking) when most of your time is spent in secular environments?

As a Christian (follower of Christ), I have found that it is very important that I pay attention to what or who I allow to feed me. Whatever feeds you, leads you. 
We are told in Philippians 2:5, "Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus."
My understanding of this is that I am to think about life's situations and/or challenges based on biblical truths that have been given to me. The Bible is my blueprint to living out the life I have been predestined to live. The only way to accomplish this is that I must refer to my "blueprint" daily, along with prayer and a spirit of obedience, trusting that God knows what's best for me.

I would love to read what you think. (Please be respectful of each other's comments). Thanks!



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