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Set Apart

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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Truth

by Sharman J. Monroe

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.

Colossians 2:8 (AMP)

Have you ever made anything from scratch? Maybe it was a piece of pottery. Or a garment or an app. Maybe it was a story, a poem, a vaccine or a room design. No matter the thing, did it tell you how it wanted to be made? Did it tell you how it wanted to be used? Of course it didn’t. You were the creator with dominion over the thing.

And so it is with Me. I am the Creator. I am the Supreme Being with 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).

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I Got You

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

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