Last April Check-In

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Scriptural Motivation for the Week

~ share a verse or brief passage with readers each Sunday

I’ve started to read Genesis again and look forward to focusing on portions that stand out to me this time through. 

As I was reading through chapter 3, a phrase from verse 6 hit me between the eyes (I love it when that happens). It says, “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise …”

Even as Christians, we chase after many things to make us wise rather than digging into the Bible. Hmm!

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Last ROW80 Check-In of Round 1

These are what my goals looked like at the beginning of the year. Let’s see how things are coming along. (I did add Scriptural Motivation, Personal Growth, and Celebration Goals, two areas I plan to include in Round 2 as well.)

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Spiritual Goals

Digging into God’s Word and spending time in prayer daily are at the top of my list.

It is slowly becoming a habit again. Continue reading “Last ROW80 Check-In of Round 1”

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Marks of a True Christian Part 5

Here is the final installation of this series, which I wrote for HopeStreamRadio. If you missed Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4, I encourage you to pop by and read those as well.

Romans 12:9-20 says, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink …” (ESV). Continue reading “Marks of a True Christian Part 5”

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Marks of a True Christian Part 4

This post was originally written for HopeStreamRadio.

If you have not yet read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, I invite you to do so.

There is so much richness in Romans 12:9-20. It says, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink …” (ESV) Continue reading “Marks of a True Christian Part 4”

What If He Messed Up?

Welcome to guest blogger Jennifer Moye, a fellow member of Compel Training.

Take it away, Jennifer.

Do you ever feel like God might have messed up? This life, this job, these kids … even this marriage. It’s just too hard to be what God really intended for me, right? I don’t deserve to live this way …

Most of us have probably thought these thoughts before. Maybe even said them out loud. Maybe even acted on them. I have.

This season of my life is one where I feel like God has taken one of those big sheets of Sandpapercoarse sandpaper and roughed me up a bit … trying to shape me to look more like Him. He has a lot of sanding left to do! But each day, as I try to clear my head and spend a little time with Him simply listening for His word, I can see Him revealing Himself to me. Continue reading “What If He Messed Up?”