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The Gift of Fellowship

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” ~ I John 1:3 The reason God created everything, the reason He gave everything He had for us, was for fellowship. We need fellowship in our lives. Fellowship is…

Choose To Delete Offense

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory isto overlook a transgression.” ~ Proverbs 19:11 How do you perceive yourself in light of others? Do other’s words and actions easily shake and offend the perception you have of yourself, or do you make allowances for other people’s point of view? Offence is defined as annoyance…

Relationships Are Worth More Than Gold

“Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” ~ Colossians 3:13   Have you ever been in a fight with a friend? Perhaps you made a mistake, and they got mad at you? Or they made a mistake, and it hurt you?…

The Gifts Of Christ

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” ~ John 11: 25-26   What a great Easter it was! This is the season for when we remember and celebrate Christ’s sacrifice…

Patience With God

“The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him, So it is best for us to wait in patience—to wait for him to save us—And it is best to learn this patience in our youth.” —Lamentations 3:25–27 The poet Langston Hughes famously asked in his poem “Harlem,” “What happens to a dream deferred?” One of his musings—“Does it dry…

God Is Patient Too

“The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression.” —Numbers 14:18   “She must have the patience of Job.”   It’s a common phrase derived from James 5:10–11 that refers to the seemingly endless perseverance of Job, who waited faithfully for God to turn his suffering into blessing. While Job’s patience is commendable, this popular…

Be Patient with Others

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another…as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. —Colossians 3:12–14 Is there anyone you tend to avoid because he or she is different than you? Is…

God Is Not Limited!

“Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and He will give you success.” ~ Proverbs 3:5–6 If you think God can’t move in your life because of the mistakes you’ve made or the situation you’re currently in, I’ve got great news for you:   God is not limited by…

Today Is A New Day

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-23 Some people get so hung up over their past mistakes that they can’t live in the present. But God doesn’t want us living this way; He has already forgiven all of our mistakes…

It’s Not About Us

“Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be given glory on account of your gracious love and faithfulness.” ~ Psalm 115:1 Our salvation does not depend on our worthiness. Our salvation depends on Christ’s worthiness. The blessings God gives us are not about how good we are. The blessings God gives us are about how good…