True discipleship is one of great cost. It requires us to take up our cross and abide in Christ by keeping his commandments (Matthew 16:24-26 and John 15:10).
It is through our humility and submission to our Heavenly Father where he will bless and use us for his holy purposes
Our purpose in this life is to grow, gain experience, knowledge, understanding, and to face those trials that help mold and shape us. Scripture teaches that when we come unto Christ and follow Him, we will become like Christ. It is through the plan of salvation that we experience a "fullness of Joy" and not the joy the world gives unto us (see, John 15:11). It is the joy of peace in our lives when we endure and overcome as Christ has endured and overcame (see Hebrews 12:2). And our purpose is to cultivate a rich, deep, and meaningful fellowship with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. For Christ said that the purpose of eternal life is to know God and Jesus whom the Father had sent (see, John 17:3)
Knowing we are created with a divine purpose gives us pause to consider our understanding of who we are.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4, KJV ~ JANUARY 1, 2020 DEVOTION ~ We all desire the abundance and success God has promised. The first principle of a spiritual life that is influential and impacting is faith: … Continue reading A Person of Faith
~ JANUARY 2, 2020 ~ For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3, KJV There is no greater love than that of Jesus Christ. his love is perfect, steadfast, enduring, and unconditional. Despite our fallibility and waywardness - Christ, the Good Shepherd, cares for us. What does this … Continue reading Christ-Like Love Changes Everything
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11, KJV ~ Through Christ - We have a Spirit of Peace ~ January 8, 2020 Devotional ~ There is a shallow and empty sense of contentment and peace in the world today. The happiness that the world promises is incomplete. It is fleeting … Continue reading Genuine Christian Peace
I am only responsible for learning to judge my own motives, to evaluate my own actions, in order to bring them in line with what God's standards and ideals are. This is accomplished little by little as I continue to seek His will and guidance.
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou … Continue reading Concentrate on Loving Thyself First in Order to Love Thy Neighbor
... Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? ... ~ Isaiah 50:2 - ESV ~ Radically surrendering our lives and will over to God is no easy task. Yet, those parts of ourselves we attempt to keep hidden, and keep back from God, means we lack awareness of … Continue reading Hope in God’s divine power
Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his … Continue reading He Who Hates His Brother Lives in Fear
Prove me, O Lord, and try me test my heart and my mind. ~Psalm 26:2, ESV ~ Our Heavenly Father knows our hearts and He stands ready to help us recognize our weakness and faults. He is there to help us overcome the shame of our past deeds and mistakes. He knows our nature and humanity. Through Him, … Continue reading He Knows Our Heart