Jesus is more concerned with our walk than our talk. He wants us to do right, not just say the right words. Your house
( which represents your life) will withstand the storms of life only if you do what is right instead of just talking about
it. What you do cannot be separated from what you believe.
Believing in Jesus is the only way to heaven, because he alone died for our sins and made us right before God. Living
his way may not be popular, but it is true and right.
We often encounter storms in our life, where we feel God can't or won't work. When we freely / truly understand who God
is, we will realize that he controls both the storms of nature and the storms of the troubled heart.
God welcomes your honest prayers, but be careful not to overlook the love, strength, and resources that he provides in
your present relationships. And don't allow bitterness and disappointment to blind you to your oppportunities.
If you are waiting for God to provide, consider this: He may be waiting for you to take the first step to demonstrate
just how important your need is.
When we belong to God, we need not fear death, because we know that death is only the doorway into eternal life.
Knowing the Old Testament is the best foundation for understanding the New Testament. In reading the Old Testament, we
1. how God used people to accomplish his purposes
2. how God used events and personalities to illustrate important truths
3. how through prophets, God announced the Messiah
4. how, through the system of sacrifices, God prepared people to understand the Messiah's work.
Because Christ lives in us as believers, we can remain courageous and hopeful to the end. We are not saved by being steadfast
and firm in our faith, but our courage and hope, to reveal that our faith is real. Without this enduring faithfulness, we
could easily be blown away by the winds of temptation, false teaching, or persecution.
In order to grow from infant Christians to mature, Christians, we must learn discernment. WE must train our conscience,
our senses, our mind, and our body to distinguish good from evil. Can you recognize temptation before it traps you? Can you
tell the difference between a correct use of Scripture and a mistaken one? As you grow in the Lord and put into practice what
you have learned, your capacity to understand will also grow.
Faith reveals that God is doing more for his people than we can ever realize through sight alone. When you face difficulties
that seem insurmountable, remember that spiritual resources are there even if you can't see them. Look through the eyes of
faith, and let God show you his resources. If you don't see God working in your life, the problem may be your spiritual eyesight,
not God's power.
Many people want to add God and the benefits of Christianity to their lives without acknowledging their personal sin
and guilt. But confession and repentance must come before receiving forgiveness. Like David, we must take full responsiblity
for our actions and confess them to God before we can expect him to forgive us and continue his work in us.
God is ruler over light and darkness, over good times and bad times. Our lives are sprinkled with both types of experiences,
and both are needed for us to grow spiritiually. When good times come, thank God and use your prosperity for him. When bad
times come, don't resent them, but ask what you can learn from this refining process to make you a better servant of God.
If we walk by our own light and reject God's we become self- sufficient, and the result of self- sufficiency is
torment. When we place confidence in our own intelligence, appearance , or accomplishments instead of in God, we risk torment
later when these strengths fade.
To live without faith is hopeless; to express sorrow without change is hypocritical. Being sorry for sin is not enough.
Repentence demands a change of mind and heart that results in changed behavior.
Nothing but truth is acceptable to God.
In prayer we can reveal our deepest thoughts to God
God expects us to trust him, no matter what.
We are here to influence others for God.
Let God be your strength when you feel weak, your fortress when enemies come against you, and your refuge when you need
to retreat from life's pressures.