Are You Yoked to Jesus?
It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth (Lamentations 3:27 NKJV). Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Who doesn't want rest for their souls? Everyone, but we want it on our terms. We refuse to lay down our lives to live under the hand of God. Submission for most people brings on the heaves. What use is the prayer "Jesus come into my heart amen" when we refuse to take His y
See, Speak, and Do Faith
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Heb. 11:6 KJV The Lord is generous and loves to reward our faith in Him. It gives Him great pleasure to give His sons and daughters perfect gifts. In fact the reason why your faith pleases Him so much is that it opens the door for Him to reward you. The Lord enjoys blessing His saints. Most people believe God exists
Prophecy, Persecution, and Perseverance
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:18-21 NLT). Have you ever heard a word from God, and then later someone confirmed what you heard by speaking the same thing to you? The Lord speaks to us within our spirits, and if we pay attention, we listen to Him. We have to tune out the w
Expect A Good Outcome
May your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NLT). Don’t give up on yourself. God cannot lie. Faithful is he that has called you who also will do it. Do what? He is perfecting your spirit, soul, and body. What is your part in this process? Yield your will to Him and come asking and you will receive. Be patient with yourself and do no
What’s Your Frame of Reference?
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3). Checking out of line I wished the clerk a Happy New Year. She said, “Anything is got to be better than last year”. Her outlook and tone of speech seem dismal at best. I mustered up a reply by saying, “It will be!” I left the store thinking how we frame the reality of our lives by the words we say. As you start of