Marks of the True Christian

1.Let love be genuine.
2.Abhor what is evil;
3. hold fast to what is good.
4.Love one another with brotherly affection.
5.Out do one another in showing honor.
6.Do not be slothful in zeal,
7. be fervent in spirit,
8. serve the Lord.
9. Rejoice in hope,
10. Be patient in tribulation,
11. Be constant in prayer.
12.Contribute to the needs of the saints
13.and seek to show hospitality.
14.Bless those who persecute you;
15.bless and do not curse them.
16.Rejoice with those who rejoice,
17.weep with those who weep.
18.Live in harmony with one another.
19.Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
20.Never be wise in your own sight.
21.Repay no one evil for evil,
22.but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
23.If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
24.Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
25.To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
26.Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Romans 12:9-21 ESV

Psalm 101

“He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.”
Psalm 101

The beauty of animals;

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you. Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this,  In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?… Job 12:7-10

I stand in awe of reading the above words. I wonder about my limited thinking for not seeking answers from God’s Kingdom through understanding the animal kingdom. Each day as I interact with dogs of senior age and puppies alike I find so often they reflect back to me the reality of my humanity. We learn dogs are guileless, spontaneous  and unlike people they do not deceive. Whoa, like a drink of fresh water in a parched land, or better!

Do do you have a true story to share from your life showing the truth found in the book of Job as quoted here?

Need Help!

“To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.” 1 Corinthians 9:22-23,

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” (Romans 12:2, NLT)

Now let me get my daily notes in order with your help, become weak when I see weak …and, I might win some to my way of thinking? And, I get a big reward! Right or wrong? If, right, how?

But, nevertheless, whatsoever, don’t copy the behavior and customs of the world…change my way of thinking and God will transform me into a new person. What will I look like? A) My spiritual gift will be a Star with a brilliant light to help guide the weak to a safe haven? B) Make sure my ego and charisma lets them know I know what God wants or what God is doing in their life. C) sit and rock and do nothing D) Other——.

Compassion in Action

Look for moments of compassion throughout your day and night! Would love to hear your thoughts when you catch a moment!

I had a moment at 3:39 am last night when a text message from someone I hardly ever hear from made way to my phone and gave me an alert and I awoke. My attitude was filled with compassion so I was able to easily go back to sleep and rest and re-enter my day with joy and peace.

Compassion is so high in priority on the characteristics Jesus portrayed for all to see and hear that it makes it easy for images of Jesus to appear! Look for them and share!

“He was moved with compassion.”—Matthew 9:36.

Throne of God Revelation 4

It seems to me lately that when I am talking to church folks I hear lots of lies about things that are not even important to say, let alone lie about. I am thinking have they (us) lied so much that we are a lie. Really, no truth can come from them (us)?

Psalms 24:3-5 “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood. And has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.…”

Pulpit Commentary says on this…”Verse 4. – He that hath clean hands. He whose hands are free from acts of sin (comp. Psalm 15:2-5), and not only so, but he who hath also a pure heart, since the heart is the source of all evil (Matthew 15:19, 20), and wrongful words and wicked acts are the necessary results of the heart being impure.”

Look and think on these and others passages as you research lies and liars from the Bible; Psalm 101:7 “I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence.”

Revelation 21:26-27 The New Jerusalem “…and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

I want to be part of The New Jerusalem, don’t you? Hopefully, we will do as much about dieting our lies as our calories. Let’s help one another to be truthful! We have a warning to do this from; Hebrews 3:13 (NLT) “You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.”

Let’s make 2015 our best as we enter into “The Throne Room of God” while it is open season.

New Endeavors!

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1, NRSV

Let us pray for those starting new endeavors! A new year brings goals of start ups for some! I want to be a part of those with new ENDEAVORS! A cure for cancer(s) and other diseases that need answers. Ways to feed the multitudes that are hungry daily. We need the fish and loaves ministry in action. Advancement in technology in all areas of life and work! So many golden opportunities awaiting for God’s Glory to shine on and through.

Do you have any new endeavors to share?

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