There’s a lot of emphasis on what you do, the money you make, the things that you have, your outward appearance to the world, or the culture you’re from, but not on what you are becoming. It’s not what you do that determines who you are, it’s who you are that determines what you do. Good works does not make a good man, but a good man will do good works. WHO ARE YOU BECOMING?
Are you a person of endurance? What does it take to endure?
Endurance brings an image to mind of winning and shining! I think of the exhilarating feeling, a high sense of finishing a race & the heightened feeling of accomplishment.
It is quite endearing to me to sit with the Bible on my lap, listening to my husband recite the scrippys to me, that is never-changing about love.
What does carrot dangling mean?
“It’s a false bait to take advantage of you. A carrot dangler is someone who promises something to help you out, to give you something, to introduce you to someone…and never comes through. When you try to collect on the promise, there is always some reason why they can’t give it to you right then.”- unknown
Have you ever chased a carrot, only to be let down?
…home is wherever you are.
This was the end of a beautiful love letter from my husband to me. I wondered…did he literally mean home was any place ‘I’ was, and not a physical home? Over the years, I have come to better understand that home is where your heart is (given to). What does home mean to you? Is it a place or a person?
People long to be at home; your home is whatever place you long to be.
I was just listening to the story about the good Samaritan. You know, the person who took the time to help the one in need, as opposed to those who only looked on and walked by.
It’s interesting that all three men SAW the half-dead man on the road they traveled on. However, both the priest and the Levite were able to find an excuse for passing over on the other side.
Does a filling pump ever go dry?
Yes, it certainly can go dry. The only sure way to tell if the well has run dry is to measure the water level in the well. If your water level, the inward you (spiritual) was measured, what level might be the reading?
The good news is it is possible for you to know and experience this never-ending well of water.
Picture dropping your bucket down, low into the waters of the real you.
“I have known my Lord for fifty-seven years and there has never been even a single day that I have failed to get an audience with the King.” – George Mueller
For me, it has been twenty-nine years and I can also testify that every day that I spend time in His Word.
My brother John is behind bars. Is he a prisoner? Is it possible that there are two types of prisons? One behind bars and one without bars?
Though not confined behind the bars of a correctional institute, many may find themselves in a prison in their life…a prison of selfishness, laziness, alcohol, drugs, etc. I believe many are in internal prisons, barred up in the thoughts of their minds, unable to escape.
Psalm 107 could seem quite gloomy with such phrases likes ‘they wandered in the wilderness,’ ‘they sat in darkness,’ ‘they reeled to and fro,’ but don’t be disheartened, there is something more wonderful here!
I love when I find phrases in the Bible I’ve heard others say, but didn’t know where they originated. Do you wonder where people get these phrases too?
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. – James 3:2-5 NIV