In my last post titled Ephesians 1: Your Identity in Christ-Part 1, I started a mini-series on knowing and walking in the reality of who we are in Christ and I stated that it is extremely vital for Christians to understand the phrase ‘in Christ.’
As followers of Christ, it is extremely vital that we know and understand our identity in Christ.
If you are shaky and tossed by the wind with regards to your identity; you may know all about God and you may be keenly aware of how you are expected to walk by faith and live a holy life as a Christian. But you may find it to be an uphill task until you renew your mind with scriptures regarding your identity and what God has done for you in Christ. Knowing who you are in Christ will give you the boldness
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control. 2 Peter 1:5-6
Even if you live all by yourself on a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the ocean, you will be required by God on a daily basis to exercise self-control.
The NIV Study Bible defines self-control as “victory over sinful desires” while the Dictionary of Bible Themes defines it as “physical and emotional self-mastery, particularly in situations of intense
The post below was written by my dear friend and fellow worker in Christ Jesus who chose to remain anonymous. She is a beautiful woman of God, a wife and mother who has an insatiable desire for the things of God. I bless God for her life.
Have you ever seen an athlete begin a race without understanding how to run to the finish line or knowing the prize to be awarded at the end?
In Hebrews 12:1, Apostle Paul tells us that a race has been set before us and in 1 Corinthians 9:24, he instructs us to run in such a way as to obtain the prize
I had plans for a totally different post but I was compelled to write on peace.
I’ve had a rough month. Nothing extraordinary. Nothing major. Just the compounded stress of daily life. So this is my reminder that the God of peace is with me and that I have His peace resident in my spirit.
What is peace?
The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines peace as
ZOE, a Greek word for life used multiple times in the bible means eternal life or ‘the God-kind of life.’ The rich abundant divine nature of God. His fullness of love, joy, power and ability.
When you get born again, this abundant life and nature of God
I have what I personally call ‘God Speaks’ moments. These are times when I receive a word from God that is clear and direct and I know that I know that I know that it is straight from God to me.
The other morning, I woke up to a ‘God Speaks.’ It was clear and direct and He said ‘Strait and narrow.’
I walked into the bathroom meditating on ‘Strait and narrow.’ Why was God telling me ‘Strait and narrow?’ Then I reflected on Jesus’ words from Matthew 7:13-14 KJV.
The post below was written by my dear friend and fellow worker in Christ Jesus who chose to remain anonymous. She is a beautiful woman of God, a wife and mother who has an insatiable desire for the things of God. She has been at my side since the inception of this blog serving as my accountability partner and content editor. I bless God for her life.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1John 4:7-8 (NIV)
Your true beauty is not about your cute external features. Instead, it is about the things that go on on the inside of you – the thoughts and intents of your heart (1 Peter 3:3-4).
If you are anything like me, you may work really hard to pick out the perfect outfit everyday; but especially before an outing or a big occasion. However, our spiritual clothing is far more important than the visible physical clothes we have on. Our inner lives and hearts are critical because the thoughts and intents of our hearts eventually flow out especially under pressure (Luke 6:45).