Self-pity is a thief. It steals emotional energy. It steals purposeful work. It steals opportunities to manifest the Lord of the Cross in the earth. It steals revelation by distracting us from both asking for and being able to hear answers from the Lord of Wisdom. It cannot be converted to better behavior. Like the
Learn to worship when you are doing whatever you do that looks like what David was doing when he was out in the fields watching sheep do whatever they were doing. Talk to Jesus about how awesome He is, and what you like about Him. Tell Him some ways you want to be just like
When the servant of a pagan king was called to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, he faced much accusation and attack from jealous enemies of Yahweh. The stereotypical adversaries Sanballat and Tobiah constantly worked to discourage Nehemiah and the Israeli builders who helped him in the wall project. Their false accusations, physical attacks, and traps
One concept Yahweh taught Israel when He made them His nation was that unclean things touching clean things make the clean become unclean. When Jesus touched something unclean, He made it clean. He cleansed leprous people. He cleansed whores and traitors and religious and sick people of their sins and their demons. There is a
To whom was Jesus talking when He said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.”? (Luke 17) (Some translations render the statement, “among you.”) Clearly, then, the Kingdom and the Church are not the same thing.
Please remind yourself what your reasons are for believing Jesus. Not just believing in Him, but as Paul wrote, “I know Whom I have believed…”, why you believe Him. Do it in several ways: What was the first convincing idea or experience or instruction that caused you to trust Him? What is the most pivotal
Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints. And coarse and
God is our refuge and strength,a helper who is always foundin times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid,though the earth tremblesand the mountains toppleinto the depths of the seas,though its waters roar and foamand the mountains quake with its turmoil. (Psalm 46:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®)
Give your God some glory by asking for astonishingly great things in prayer! Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think—according to the power that works in you — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21 English Standard Version ©®) Not taking responsibility for the power and authority and righteousness that are parts of our identities when we become born again and then