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A Little Salt and Grace

by Latricia C. Bailey

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Colossians 4:6 (NIV)

People often say it’s not only what you say that matters, but how you say something. That old adage about, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a lie. Words help, words heal, and words can hurt too. If you don’t believe me, then believe the Word of God. We will all face His judgment in order to leave this life and enter into Heaven. It will hurt more than you can imagine if the Lord says, “Depart from Me, I never knew you!” These words won’t just hurt, but they will determine your final fate in eternity.  Continue reading

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Who’s Working — You or Him?

by Latricia C. Bailey

“For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 (AMP)

“It is easier said than done” is a common phrase people say when they must do something hard or difficult. This is usually the case especially when God has told us to do something that seems daunting or impossible. In the book of Philippians, Paul encourages and comforts the Christians of Philippi to be mature in their relationship with one another as God commands. Paul’s assistant, Epaphroditus, had been ill and was now returning to Philippi with news of Paul’s death sentence in Rome. Paul lived a life solely dedicated to the mission and service of God. Despite the sentencing, Paul was optimistic about the opportunity to represent the Lord with honor. He realized that his strength wasn’t about him at all. “For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work . . .” Philippians 2:13 (AMP).

As Christians, we often attempt to do God’s will in our own strength. We make decisions without Continue reading

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How You Livin’?

by Latricia C. Bailey

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)

We are living in a time where people are looking for smart and efficient ways to deal with a variety of life issues and challenges. Most people either are or are beginning to be tech-savvy and find ways to make their lives easier by involving some aspect of technology in the process. We have navigation systems to guide us on the road when we need direction. Cell phones can be used to video chat, text, order food, play games, send documents, and way more things in addition to just making a phone call. There are even gadgets in place to control our homes through the alarm systems, Bluetooth devices, and even Smart TVs. Most people would agree that such technology is so necessary for us to function nowadays that we Continue reading

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Open the Eyes of Your Heart

by Latricia C. Bailey

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

Ephesians 1:18 NIV

Have you ever just closed your eyes and meditated? With all the hustle and bustle of the activities of the day, it can be difficult to just silence the noises around us. There’s a saying that the eyes are the windows to your soul. The soul is where your mind, will, and emotions are. Our thoughts and our decisions and feelings dictate what we do in life. For the unsaved person, there is no real direction or purpose to fulfill. For the saved person who has decided to commit his or her soul to the Lord, there is a hope and purpose predetermined by God already. Sometimes we look to others to explain the mysteries of life and reasons why we are here. The book of Ephesians explains and encourages us as believers to understand that we have an inheritance from the Lord and are entitled to wealth and riches in heaven.

You may be wondering how to have access to this inheritance. Continue reading

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