Tag Archive for: Bible

Content or Discontent

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)

The following is an excerpt from John C. Maxwell’s book Think on These Things.

Which tent do you live in?

All men live in one of two tents–content or discontent.  In which do you live?

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Time to Refuel

I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. (John 15:5, AMP)

This last week I realized that I was running on empty.  I had somehow managed to get to a place where there was nothing left but fumes.  It’s my fault.  I didn’t stop as often as I should have to spend time with the Lord during my trip home to be with my Dad.  Yes, I had moments here and there with the Lord.  But nothing like what I have when I’m home.  I carve out the time.  I make the effort.  I don’t let a day go by without some really good time in the Word.  But somehow when life gets crazy, when the storms hit, and chaos breaks forth.  My time seems to escape me.  I go through a day just happy to survive.  Happy to have one more day!

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Quality vs. Quantity

Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, that I may not sin against You. (Psalm 119:11, AMP)

One of the most important things to remember when getting to know God is the quality of your time with Him.  The best place to get to know God is in His Word.

John MacArthur puts it this way, “The Bible is the only completely trustworthy source of knowledge about God.  Man can’t learn all he needs to know about God from human reason, philosophy, or even experience.  God alone is the source of the knowledge about Himself, and He has chosen to reveal Himself in the Bible and in no other book.”

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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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My Pocket God

…How long will you waver between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. (1 Kings 18:21)

How many of you know someone who is wavering between the One true God and a god of this world?  I happen to know quite a few and I love each opportunity I have to share the Truth of who the real God is.  There is only One who can save those who are dying daily.  There is only One who can stand the test of time and only One who does not demand our good deeds to make it to Heaven.  God Almighty is the only One who is living and active in our lives.  We pray to someone who lives today, who lived long before us, and whose presence we will still enjoy when we leave this earth.  There is no other religion that can claim a Living God, who sent a living sacrifice for our sins.

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