Understand

Matthew 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them Hear, and understand. Jesus tells us to ‘understand’ even though that He knows that we don’t always.  He tells us to understand knowing that there is a possibility that we don’t.  Even when He was here in the physical, explaining things lovingly and patiently, people […]

Provisions

Deuteronomy 8:4 New International Version Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Lauren Cunninham once said, “God provided all the provisions of the Israelites in the desert.  Also, their shoes never wore out, nor their clothes.  Good thing they weren’t wearing white patent leather shoes and […]

Friends

John 15:15 New International Version I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. I once heard on a country western song, ‘friends forgive each other’s sins’.  Although it’s […]

Fulfill

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. People want to feel fulfilled with their lives.  Many times conducting job interviews or interviewing people who want to come down and serve as missionaries, I asked them why they want to subject themselves to this torturous heat, ridiculously long hours, poor […]

Here

Isaiah 41:10 New Living Translation Don’t be afraid, for I am with you I loved holding my children’s’ hands when we walked.  They let go of me quicker and quicker as they got older, but I never want them to.   I want my kids to know that I am here for them. God is the […]

Disciples

Matthew 28:19  New International Version Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, Jesus told us to go make disciples.  He didn’t tell us to go ‘save people’, because only Jesus can do that.   Discipleship is different from salvation.  In 1 Cor 11:1, Paul urged believers to follow him as he followed Christ. As […]

Angels

Angels are messengers from God.  They send messages to us, and they also report back to God. So Angels are two way transmitters.  We are too.  We as Christians go obediently, telling people about Jesus.  When someone gives out information, they should also be receiving information.  Hear what the other people say and think.  Listen […]

Wolves

Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among […]

Cre8

Romans 2:29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God. ‘8’ basically means new beginnings.  Jesus rose from the dead the 8th day of the week, […]

Different

Numbers 14:24 New International Version But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. God likes different.  People do too, reluctantly.  This past weekend we reflected on Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem.  The multitudes adored […]