I was thinking about patience, about what it is and why do I need it. God is love, and in 1st Corinthians chapter 13, love is described in detail and a part of love is patience. So, in order to…
Be True to Yourself. What does this phrase mean to you? This phrase is usually used for living by your own standards and not caring what others think. But how can we Truly be true to ourselves?
Being true to yourself expresses itself not in words – it also doesn’t necessarily express itself in action – but it expresses itself in the depth of the heart. It’s not what you express or show on the outside, it’s not the facade, but it’s what you Truly experience on the inside. Your thoughts, feelings. Those things you tend to push “away”, those things you constantly fight against and battle with. Being true to yourself means being sincere and admitting to your own self what you truly experience, think, and feel. Admitting to yourself what is truly in your heart. For what gain is it to deceive the whole world, to deceive your own self, and in the end not have love (everlasting life)?!
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17) Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21)…
By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross... (Ephesians…
Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 tells his brethren to continue to stand in the gospel that was preached to them and that they received, by which they were saved. He specifically says, “If ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” How can my faith be in vain? Or how can my preaching or someone’s preaching be in vain?
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15
The other day, I asked my children if they recall how God created us, how God created a man. My oldest daughter immediately answered that God created a man from the earth (ground) and breathed into him the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7) Although we have spoken of this before with the children, it was as if the younger children heard it for the first time! They were both so astonished and amazed! They pointed to their arms and with astonishment said, “This is dirt!” It wasn’t even a question – it was simply an expression of their astonishment!
In order to set your minds on things from above, it is necessary to resurrect with Christ. Otherwise, it is not possible to think about something, where you do not exist! You must first get there. And we get (transfer) there, through this action: “For ye died… (ye are dead)”
That is, first is the death for this world and the consequence – the resurrection with Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Further, verse five:
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5)
“…in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things…” (1 Chronicles 29:17). The decision to live in this world as we know it today is given to no one. We are born into this world…
How many times do we hear, think, or catch ourselves saying: “That’s not fair”?!
A less-productive employee gets a promotion. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better deal on the same item you purchased. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better test score, but didn’t even study. That’s not fair!
You get ill on a vacation trip while the rest of your friends don’t. That’s not fair!
And the list can go on and on! Although you may think you are saying this phrase to yourself or simply sharing with someone else – in reality – this phrase speaks against God!
I have a couple verses to share: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-9 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and…