“since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”” 1 Peter 1:16 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/1pe.1.16.esv God doesn’t just show us something to show us. He expects us to engage and pursue. The standard for all of us is His holiness. Becoming holy as He is holy doesn’t happen by our efforts but by His Spirit at work within us. The more we are … Continue reading Becoming Holy
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 What we see reveals what we are inside. To the pure all things are pure and it is the pure in heart who are promised to see God. Maybe we don’t see God active around us because we are not acting purely ourselves? If purity is an inside job, then our actions … Continue reading Pure In Heart?
“Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” John 12:3 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.12.3.esv Mary did an act of love and the scent of it filled the room. It was a beautiful thing she did unto the Lord and others … Continue reading What’s in your wake?
I must decrease, He must increase. John 3:30 God is the only One anyone should be completely dependent upon.always be pointing others to Him. If we are not careful we can supplant God in other’s lives by trying to meet needs that aren’t ours to meet. When others look to us before God there is a problem. When others look to us instead of God … Continue reading The Discipline Of Decreasing
“Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.” John 12:20-22 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.12.20-22.esv As we live it is important to remember that the focus isn’t on ourselves; it’s … Continue reading Links
And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, Genesis 18:17 What would it be like to be so close to God to just be doing His will? How often do we come to God wondering what His Will is to us? Yet in this passage we can see that God isn’t trying to hide anything from Abraham. How awesome it is to … Continue reading Being God’s Friend
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/heb.11.8.esv Abraham was called to leave his family and country. Everything he was comfortable with he chose to leave behind to follow the call of God. This alone could be … Continue reading Going Not Knowing