Prov 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. NIV
GUARD YOUR HEART!!! There seems to be such an alarming focus most preachers take with this verse. What gets in you will come out of you so BEWARE!!!
As God’s family we are learning how we are fully known and fully loved. This awakens something healthy within us to help us be fully loving. Our families and our households should be influenced and blessed by God’s love as our first priority.
The Apostle Paul established the Galatian church in the grace of God through Christ Jesus. In his absence a group of Judaizers began throwing the church into confusion claiming grace was great but it needed to be coupled with human efforts to be complete. Paul was not having it and he was very bold in his address to expose this confusion.
Mercy is when God alleviates what we deserve from our lives. Grace is when God applies what Jesus deserves to our lives. Our mistakes are never too great for God to conquer.
The motivation for book of Galatians came from Jewish Christians who believed ceremonial practices of the Old Testament were still binding on the New Testament believers. They insisted that Gentile converts to Christianity abide by certain Old Testament rites, especially circumcision.
If we merely get people to attend church but don’t effectively make disciples we are only contributing to greater problem of disillusionment in our society.
We are citizens of heaven with a purposed assignment of influence in a fallen world that Jesus wants to completely redeem by his love. Our goal in this season of “Secret Service” is to inspire and empower you to become everything God has created you to be. Make a daily difference every day this week!
A basketball in my hands is probably worth about $20 but a basketball in Russell Westbrook’s hands is worth $40 million a year. A tennis racket in my hands is probably only good for a self-inflicted wound but in Serena William's hands and it produced $27 million last year. Who owns or controls a product or object greatly affects what value it has and how it is used.
Military planners require an environment of air superiority as a necessity for successful military campaigns. The highest level of Air Power, Air supremacy, allows ground forces to be most effective. Air power is a very important element of warfare. In Spiritual warfare, prayer is taking control of the air space so the ground troops can be effective.
Some people can hold their breath longer than others. It always starts the same with an amused curiosity wondering how long you might be able to hold your breath. Not long into the challenge you find yourself coming to the realization that it won’t be long before you are needing a fresh, new breath to fill your lungs and contribute oxygen to your bloodstream.