Today I need to constantly remind myself that I am only able to save myself through Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father's grace. It is vital to my spiritual and physical well-being to keep myself humble, aware, and not traverse down that road of self-destruction and self-pity. Shedding the baggage of shame, guilt, and all the resentments and bitterness that had ,at one time, poisoned my soul and caused the fount of despair. I know that my natural man is constantly an enemy toward God. Yet my spiritual self draws nearer to Him as a humble servant willing and ready to walk in His light and truth.
Tag: Genuine Faith
He Strengthens Us in Our Sufferings
When we trust in our own strength, understanding, and will to make it through our suffering - we may inevitably become lost, hurt, betrayed, bitter, and resentful. This leads to us being separated from God's divine love and grace. Through the Gift of Faith that is offered through Jesus Christ, accepting this offer, we need to put aside our own will and desire. Surrendering to God's will and trusting in Him to strengthen us and walk with us through our struggles is where we find peace that surpasses all understanding.
May Our Burdens be Light as we Live Faithfully and Mindfully
Photo by Kun Fotografi on Pexels.com My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.~ Doctrine and Covenants 121: 7-8 ~ Life presses all kinds of… Continue reading May Our Burdens be Light as we Live Faithfully and Mindfully
James 1:16-18 | Genuine Faith and Spiritual Awakening and Birth
James appears to sum up all the truths of scripture with verses 16-18. These verses focuses on the Divine love and Knowledge of God's Sovereign Grace and how it is bestowed upon us. Christ is the good gift that has been brought forth from Heaven. Through Christ, we are brought into a new way of living. It is through our Heavenly Father's loving kindness and mercy that we experience a spiritual awakening and rebirth.
James 1:1-4 | Genuine Faith and Trials
James 1:1-4 teaches us the simple and practical truth. That through our faith, patience helps us endure suffering, and the wisdom we gain helps us make the necessary changes and adjust according to the circumstances. Yes – it is true. In the storms of life, we do not have the power and authority to change the tempest. We are empowered to adjust those sails.
The Power of Our Faithful Obedience
Today's Reading is 1 Nephi Chapter 4 ...Let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, ... let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers… Continue reading The Power of Our Faithful Obedience
Let us be content
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens… Continue reading Let us be content
Safe and secure in the grace of God
Today's reading Genesis 7 - 8:22; Psalm 3:1-4; Proverbs 1:20-22; and, Matthew 4:1-25 ~ The Lord calls us to enter into His grace ~ God calls us to find safety and security in His grace. Noah and his family enters into the Ark with the animals. Safely and secured, protected from the flood. While in… Continue reading Safe and secure in the grace of God
There is a stark difference between costly and cheap recovery. Cheap recovery is the single most deadly enemy. An enemy of one’s effort toward a healthy and well-meaningful and purposeful life. We are fighting for costly recovery. What is cheap recovery? It is a cut rate recovery journey where there is minimal cost with supposed… Continue reading Costly Recovery
Nature and Power of Surrender
In the first installment of this series, we explored the Nature and Power of Honesty. In the second installment, we focused on the Nature and Power of Belief and Hope. Today, we will explore the Nature and Power of Surrender. This step confronts, conflicts, and challenges us to sacrifice self. It is the first step where action… Continue reading Nature and Power of Surrender
Fulfilling His Promise
Read and meditate on Genesis 21:1-21 Pray and meditate on patience as we wait on the Lord to fulfill His promises Sarah laughed at the prospect of her ability to bear a child this late in life (see Genesis 17:17 and 18:12). However, at the appointed time, the Lord fulfilled his promise. Despite the ridicule… Continue reading Fulfilling His Promise
The importance of prayer and meditation
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~Philippians 4:6, ESV ~ God is listening. He desires to hear from us. Paul, the Apostle, writes to the Church in Thessalonica: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the… Continue reading The importance of prayer and meditation
Consider the teachings
~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~ 2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion - immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in… Continue reading Consider the teachings
Questioning a Sovereign God
Questioning a Sovereign God Read Genesis 18:16 - 19:29 ~ Focusing on 18:22 - 26, ESV Last week, our study focused on Abraham and the visitation of three messengers. As we continue in our study of the life and person of Abraham, let us reflect on the nature of God's sovereignty. So the men turned… Continue reading Questioning a Sovereign God
Happiness: One day at a time
Who doesn’t desire happiness? A peculiar question to ask. Yet, most people may not appear to fully achieve happiness. We may have a desire for happiness, talk about ways we are wanting to achieve a sense happiness; and yet, never seemed to possess happiness. That may be quite shameful. Why is this? Many of us… Continue reading Happiness: One day at a time
When we return good for reproach
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake ~ Matthew 5:11 ~ One of the challenges facing each of us are those who continue to be torn with hate. They despise the turning and transformation of our lives toward… Continue reading When we return good for reproach
3 key elements of spiritual growth for authentic Christian living
There are 3 Key elements of simple spiritual growth within the Christian life. Whether you are a new believer in Christ, estranged yourself from the Christian life, or are experiencing a drought in your spiritual journey - these simple principles will ignite a fresh spiritual growth. The central point is to come to know the… Continue reading 3 key elements of spiritual growth for authentic Christian living
At Peace with your purpose
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.. ~ Proverbs 3:6-8, NASB ~ Are you at peace with the direction of your recovery… Continue reading At Peace with your purpose
The power of prayer and meditation
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. ~ Nehemiah 1:4, ESV ~ Believe in the Power of prayer - it is real, it is wonderful, it is tremendous ~ Gordon B. Hinckley ~ Prayer is not merely… Continue reading The power of prayer and meditation
The greatest enemy to one's sobriety and recovery is this: Fear of our inadequacies to overcome obstacles and challenges we may face. Our greatest ally is faith in our higher power where we draw confidence and strength to face our obstacles and challenges.
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