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Be Kind

Be Kind

Ephesians 4:31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

We heard these verses in church Sunday. It was a nice reminder to exude the same kindness and mercy to others that Christ gives to us.

People aren’t always going to say or do things that we like, but it’s important to remember that we’ve done the same – more than a few times. God is still kind to us, so we should do our best to be kind to others.

Have a great day.

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Yes or No?

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How can you say yes to Jesus and not do what He asks you to do?

That was a question posed to a group of us the other day, and it just might make you think for a minute or two.

This really is a good question. We can say yes to Jesus by asking for our sins to be forgiven and saying that we’ll follow Him…but when it comes down to it, are we really doing what He is asking us to do?

Maybe so. But, maybe not.

This question has me thinking and has me praying that I’ll do whatever He wants me to do with this life. After all, it’s not mine, it’s His.

I get in the way so much by thinking about my plans, my this and my that. What about you? Is it His plan or your plan? Is it yes or no?

Hope this message finds you well. I’m believing in great things here and believing the same for you, too!

Have a great day.

Be Nice

Be Nice

Some things I’ve heard recently have reminded me of an important lesson that seems to be forgotten (well, by all of us, really) from time to time.

Don’t take pleasure in other people’s pain.

After all, everyone is on their own path. As people, we’ve gotta be forgiving to others, just as we are forgiven by God.

Anyway, just felt it was worth mentioning here.

Have a great day, everyone. Be nice to each other and stuff. 🙂

Hero

This post is dedicated to my hero.

He found a way to love me when no one else possibly could.

He’s shown me the difference between right and wrong.

He’s always forgiven me when I’ve messed up.

He’s been everything to me when I’ve had nothing.

He’s picked me up when I’ve fallen.

He’s given me peace when I’ve had none.

He’s never left me…no matter what the circumstances have been.

He is all of these things and more, and continues to be because he was selfless and accepted an undeserved death so that I might live.

Anyone out there looking for a hero? Looking for an example of humility, grace, kindness, decency, mercy, dedication, and unconditional love?

Listen to this song. Read the words on the screen. I hope you’ll have found one after you do that.

‘With love He gave His life so we could be free.’

#ThankYouJesus

Faith, Water, and Bear Grylls

This is an interesting article about ‘Man vs. Wild’ host Bear Grylls: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/tv/features/22088-the-wild-faith-of-bear-grylls

From the article…

For Grylls, there was something about that simplicity—that purity of faith as a child that he longed to return to. “Christianity is not about religion,” Grylls says. “It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home. We all want that, but nobody wants religion. Why do people turn away from faith? They’re not, they’re turning away from religion most of the time. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t want to be forgiven or held or find peace or joy in their life. We try loads of other stuff—we think booze or foxy women or whatever will fill it—but it doesn’t fill the hole.”

He makes some great points, particularly the last sentence. It’s amazing how much we as humans turn to virtually everything except God to find completeness in this world. It’s less amazing that whenever try to ‘fill the hole’ as he puts it with those things, we’re constantly disappointed or left looking for more.

There’s a solution to this problem and a way to end this cycle, though. Read here and then take a look at the highlighted parts below.

John 4
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. 14 But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give will become in that person a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.”

I don’t know about you, but those are some very reassuring words to me. Find your completeness in Christ. Nothing else will ever do it, no matter how long or how far you look and no matter what you try to substitute it with.

Have a good day.