“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:” Matthew 6:14 KJV Happy Thursday. The week is flying by and Christmas is almost here. Starting early this morning, I have seen one upset person after another. It sometimes seems that no one is happy. Like you, I listened and empathized…Read more »
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,” James 1:2 NIV Happy Tuesday! Since Hurricane Michael came through the Florida Panhandle, I talk to depressed people every day. Honestly, the feelings have washed over me from time to time. It’s difficult to find joy in your world when…Read more »
“You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.” 2 Samuel 22:28 NIV Happy Thursday! It’s a great day to forgive others and yourself. It is easy to hold a grudge when we have been hurt or have experienced difficulties due to another person’s actions. In Colossians 3:13 we…Read more »
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22 NIV Good morning and happy Thursday. It’s a great time to forgive others and yourself. Are…Read more »
The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. Proverbs 12:12 NIV Happy Friday! Spread God’s love everywhere you go. Have you ever been teased for being a Christian? Have you ever felt that you had to stifle your beliefs or that you were be considered a “goody two shoes”?…Read more »
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalms 1:2 KJV Happy Monday! Tell me something good! I have several stories to share. First, I saw a lightning bolt come down and hit the transformer in front of the house next to ours…Read more »
In many ways Christian life is like a diet. We learn how to behave and what to do from reading God’s word. If we follow Biblical teachings, slowly we will grow and see the benefits. What happens when we want to do something that we know we shouldn’t do (i.e. lie, cheat, steal, have affairs, gossip, hurt others, etc.)? What happens when we are tempted? . . .
For many people Monday’s mean we “have to” go to work and do what we don’t want to do for a long week. This type of thinking leads to a bad attitude. Have you ever considered what a privilege it is to work? There are many people who are not able to work. Have you ever considered that when we work we are pleasing God? . . .
The only one I know who can get into trouble as quickly as Dominic is me. Yet, no matter what I’ve done or how hopeless life seemed at the time, God still had me. Joel 2:25 says when we have faith “God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing.” I have found this to be true countless times in my life . . .
Isn’t it great to know we can always turn to God and he will forgive us! . . .So what about people who ask for forgiveness repeatedly and do not try to improve? . . .