SPIRIT Updates

  • The other day I was reading a devotion and discussion from Proverbs 31 Ministries focused around Judges 7:2 “The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’”
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  • One of the most difficult people to build a relationship with is the person who holds on to your mistakes from the past.  When someone close to you doesn’t forgive you for previous mistakes you’ve made it can bring condemnation to your life, resulting in a feeling of inferiority.  This type of relationship is extremely detrimental to your wellbeing.
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  • Wouldn’t it be a bummer if you had a job and then found out you were being replaced? It’s something that happens at times. But what would be really bad is if you found out your replacement was…a rock!!
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  • “You are a Christian because somebody cared. Now it’s your turn.”  I read this quote some time ago and thought it very appropriate for those of us who know Christ.  In Romans 1:14-15, the apostle Paul said it this way: “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.  So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you.”
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  • A common question I’ve heard numerous times over the past years is: “If God is so loving, why does He send some people to hell?”
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  • What kind of a day are you going to have today?  If asked this question first thing in the morning, many of us might respond, “I hope it’s a good day but we’ll see how things go.”  Yet God suggests a different response from us.
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  • My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4
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  • Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (amp)
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  • The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
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  • Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
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