The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. – Proverbs 18:21
Our words have more power than we know, but sometimes we have to live out those words through our actions. With our words we have the power to either bless or curse, to forgive or hold a grudge, to speak life or death into someone’s situation.
For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. – Mark 5:28-29
The woman with the flow of blood may have broken as many as 14 Jewish laws when she decided to reach out and touch Jesus, but Jesus didn’t condemn her – he healed her! Are you willing to step out and reach out to Jesus?
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. – Isaiah 43:1
Have you every felt alone, unworthy of God’s love? God knows who you are, what you have done and the life you have lived. But no matter how you view your life, He wants you to know that He loves you and wants you to be His. All you need to do is respond to His invitation!
“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” – Luke 10:36-37
We are called to love our brother’s and sisters, but as Christians are we being more loving or more judging of them? Loving a brother or neighbor into the kingdom is way more effective than judgement!
But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. – James 1:6
When we activate our faith and trust that God’s hand is on our lives it brings Him much joy! Abba means both father and source, so our Heavenly Father is waiting for us to active our faith so he can bless us! Just keep asking, seeking and knocking and the Lord watch the Lord move in your life.
Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” – Luke 1:78-79
Jesus came to be a light to this world and through the Holy Spirit to place a light in each one of us. When a light switch is flipped on in a room, we do not need someone to announce they have flipped the switch on, the light is obvious. Our lives should be lived in the same way, we should not have to tell people we are Christians, the light in us should be obvious to the world!
Prayer and evangelism are two vital parts of any church. Without prayer there is no connection with God and evangelism is just the heart and passion of God. Evangelism is a mission and a plan for us to go back home to the Father.
The Purpose Driven Church – Rick Warren
89% Think the Church’s purpose is to take care of their needs
11% Think the Church’s purpose is to win the world to Jesus Christ.
Evangelism needs to be a lifestyle of sharing who we are we are and what Christ has done in our lives. Without Evangelism, a church is becomes just a club with religious interests. Share Jesus with your friends and neighbors today and give them the greatest Christmas gift they could ever receive.
Do you know what your life’s message is and who you are called to bring it to? In other words, do you know why you are here? Life is an endless, fruitless exercise when we live it without purpose or direction. Why are you here? Or better yet, Why did the God of the Universe place you here at this time, in this place in history?
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. Remember that Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors. He also came so that the Gentiles might give glory to God for his mercies to them. – Romans 15:7-9 NLT
Truth is that we have been called to be Son’s, but we still need to serve like Jesus did. Have you received the Son? Accepting Him will radically change your life!
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
God’s intention all along was to walk with us as He did with Adam in the Garden of Eden, but do we desire to walk with Him? God feels joy when we approach Him with a child like love for Him. Unfortunately as we become “mature Christian” many times we become stale in our relationship with Him. How is your walk with the Lord going?