Aug 12, 2017

Stewardship Of Choice

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The power of choice is a great gift from our Creator and a trust as surely as a talent is a trust (Matt 25:14-30). Choices are more expansive and comprehensive than we often think. They are more consequential than we can know.  Their ability to impact ourselves, those around us and even the world are

Jul 26, 2017

Self-Controlled Speech

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Somewhere between our brain and our mouth there should be a working filter.  This filter should be aided by the Spirit’s fruit of self-control.  Saying everything we think is not wisdom.  Unfiltered speech can cause social forest fires.  Listen to the apostle James, “The tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits.

Nov 30, 2016

Truth Sources

By |Nov 30, 2016|Devotionals, God's Word, Humility, Truth, Wisdom, Word of God|0 Comments

The Lord often speaks to us through the words of family and friends.  Our pride would prefer that He speak to us, as important as we are, with an audible voice.  That is exceedingly rare.  He speaks His wisdom to us from unlikely sources and through unlikely persons.  We must not despise the message because

Nov 9, 2016

The Mind of Christ

By |Nov 9, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Spirit, Wisdom|1 Comment

“We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us…but we have the mind of Christ” (I Cor 2:12, 16, NIV).  The Holy Spirit is the Mind of Christ.  It is by Him that we tap into the Wisdom

Nov 6, 2016

Fleeing And Pursuing

By |Nov 6, 2016|Devotionals, Faith, Formation, Idolatry, Light, Love, Peace, Perseverance, Righteousness, Wisdom, Worship|0 Comments

Paul, in both letters to Timothy advised, “flee and pursue”.  “But FLEE from these things, you man of God, and PURSUE righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness” (1 Tim 6:11, NASB).  “Now FLEE from youthful lusts and PURSUE righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart”

Oct 12, 2016

The Holy Spirit As Teacher (4)

By |Oct 12, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Kingdom of God, Spirit, Truth, Wisdom|0 Comments

It takes time with Jesus to know not only what He says but who He is.  He is Messiah!  He is Lord of all!  He is Truth!  He is Wisdom!  We must also know what He came to do, if we would understand what He is saying.  He came to set up the Government of

Oct 11, 2016

The Holy Spirit As Teacher (3)

By |Oct 11, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Spirit, Truth, Wisdom|0 Comments

The church has fractured into thousands of sects because of our private interpretations of Scripture.  The long history of Christian tradition is set aside because we are puffed up with our own knowledge.  Sectarians see all others as false or imperfect teachers.  The Spirit and the interpretation are not our private property.  We have traded

Sep 25, 2016

Humility of Mind

By |Sep 25, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Humility, Truth, Wisdom|0 Comments

“LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp.  Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me”

Aug 30, 2016

The Wisdom of Christ

By |Aug 30, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Life, Wisdom|0 Comments

A truly wise person knows the answers to questions that they do not even know that they know.  To know Jesus is to know the One who has been made unto us Wisdom (I Cor 1:30).  We find in Him the answer to: What is God like?  What is the way to the Father?  What

Jul 30, 2016

The Winsome Witness

By |Jul 30, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Evangelism, Wisdom|0 Comments

There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.  Sometimes silence is the best witness.  Our incessant talking can have the undesired side effect of driving people away from the Lord we want them to love.  We are to be “full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom.”  When the fruit of the