Declaring Authentic Faith…

Declaring Authentic Faith...

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
-Hebrews 11:1, 6 [ESV] Continue reading

Eternity Focused Hearts…

Eternity Focused Hearts...

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace….
…He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart…”
-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11 [ESV] Continue reading

The Paradox of Greatness…

Paradox of Greatness

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
-Mark 9:35-37 Continue reading

No Small Thing…

No Small Thing...

“…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
-Ephesians 3:17-19 [ESV]

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Teach Us To Number…

Teach Us To Number...

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
-Psalm 90:12

This is a truly powerful request from the servant of God…and for the servants of God today…

  • Life is temporary…on earth. No one lives forever…on earth. But we were created for eternal purposes.

 

  • We were created…and as the created we have a Creator. Because He is Creator…He is the authority on life, namely our life. The servant cries for learning from His Creator. It is a cry to be taught, and to be taught anything we must submit to the instruction given to us. There is no greater instruction than the Word of God and no greater professor of truth, wisdom, and knowledge than God Himself.

 

  • We need to number our days… if we were given a precise countdown on how many days were were to live, we would want to make them count. Pray that God would help each day that He has numbered for us, to count for good in His kingdom work. Let us submit to His work in our lives.

 

  • So that we may gain…a heart of wisdom. No one likes to submit to anything unless they know for certain that they will “gain” something in return. While I cannot and would dare not tell you “everything” that God, our Creator, has for you or me… I can tell you that He is the giver of blessings to those that trust and obey. I also know that those who trust and obey God are the most humble of servants and those that will be held in high esteem in His never-ending Kingdom.

By His Grace. Through His Gospel. For His Glory.