by Sharman J. Monroe
So, as God’s own chosen people, who are holy [set apart, sanctified for His purpose] and well-beloved [by God Himself], put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience [which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper]. Colossians 3:12 (AMP)
Yeah, I know the world is crazy today. People are quick to react, in a bad way. They say and do things designed to incite hate and division. They curse at each other at the drop of a hat. They abuse, assault and kill each other simply because of differences in sex, appearance, thoughts and ideals.
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by Sharman J. Monroe
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.
Ephesians 6:10 (AMP)
I know yesterday wasn’t you finest. You snapped at someone. You didn’t do something you said you were going to do. I know you woke with all sorts of negative thoughts rolling around in your head about what happened yesterday, about tomorrow, about you, about your life and about your family. I know, but I got you.
The enemy’s first mode of attack against you is your thoughts. If he can get you thinking thoughts that do not line up with My Word, he can steal, kill and destroy your joy, peace, happiness, your testimony about my goodness (John 10:10). His attacks can be so persistent and so formidable that you want to give in and give up. Don’t. I got you. Continue reading
by Tammy Phillips
“Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
Proverbs 30:5 (NKJV)
In Psalm 119:9a (WEB) says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.” There is nothing in the world more powerful than God’s Word ingested, memorized and walked out daily. God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is our Shield, our Protector. Our reverence for God is often seen in how seriously we take His Word.
God’s Word is called inspired because He divinely influenced a select group of people to write the scriptures. In other words, the scriptures are “God breathed.” So God’s Word is not to be altered.
In Genesis 2:15-17 (NLT), God gave clear instructions to His brand new creation: “The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, ‘You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden — except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.’” The next time God’s instructions about the tree in the middle of the garden were addressed was in Genesis 3:2-3 and Continue reading