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My Sinful Behavior

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. (James 4:17)

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This verse has dealt me quite a blow this week!  Yikes!  Really, I mean don’t you think James could have softened the blow a bit.  Couldn’t he have made that verse a little easier to swallow?  He’s truly not messing around and he went straight to my heart with this verse.

God continues to convict me and show me that once I know something is wrong, I can’t go back to it.  I can’t compromise, not even a little.  God deserves my best!  I know there are areas in my life that I’m sinning towards God.  I see in my health that I was doing so good.  I had a great momentum going, but somewhere I lost that momentum.  I could give you a thousand excuses why, but none of them seem good enough.  God deserves my best with my health.  He deserves my best in every area of my life.

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Home Run Hitter

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24)

I watched a great movie the other night that taught me a good lesson from the Lord.  It’s called “Moneyball”.  Now there are some things in it that I don’t agree with, but for the most part this is a great movie with a message that can really challenge you, if you let it.  I’m not going to share all the lessons I got from the movie because that would be enough to fill a book.  Instead, I’m going to focus on the main lesson.

The theme throughout the movie was “To get on base”.  The General Manager was putting together a winning Baseball team by looking at the stats of those who most often got on base.  The goal was to create a team with the highest average on base.

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For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. (1 Corinthians 1:25)

Perfect Recipe

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (1 Corinthians 13:12-13, MSG)

In this passage of Scripture we find the perfect recipe for a life of completeness.  Let’s cook a batch of this up and see how it changes our perspective!

Faith, Hope, and Love. 3 Basic Ingredients for a life of Completeness!

1.  Trust Steadily in God ~ FAITH

*Who are you trusting in today?

*Have you put your faith in God?

*Faith comes from the Greek word pistis which means “having the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God.” Read more

Rock Solid

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

STAND FIRM: Take a stand for what you believe in today!  Let God be the rock that you stand on and on that rock stand firm.  That’s right the Bible says, “stand firm.”  Do not back down from the Truth that is revealed in God’s Word!  Stand firmly for the things of God and let people around you know the Truth in LOVE!

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