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February 16, 2020

Seeking God First

May we all emulate Christ. May we find others who are imitating Christ and copy them. Your life will have purpose, and you will find that Living Water when all you want is to be like Christ, whose only focus was to seek God and do His will! We should all beg in our hearts to be the apple of God’s eye like King David. Do you want to have a purpose? Do you want to have a blessed life...
February 15, 2020

Finding God’s Personality

The gentleness and self-control of God-led people is God’s personality coming thru them. Christ was never prideful. David was never prideful. King David danced in the streets when God’s Word came back to His people. He danced to God and wrote songs. He prayed to God and read the Word...
February 13, 2020

Absorbing God’s Word

Notice that as you get older, various recreational activities are not as thrilling as they once were. While being outside in the water is great, the Water of Life and the Streams of Living Water are better. In John 4, Jesus said to a Samaritan woman, “Come to me, and I will give you living water, and you will never be thirsty again.” “Give me that drink,” the woman cried. He said, “I am that drink.” When you look for Christlike people, know that they have access to that Living Water...
February 12, 2020

Apple of God’s Eye

To study more about Christ and follow in his steps, we should all look for people who are genuinely Christlike, then emulate their examples. When I was young and read about King David, I was envious when I saw that God said David was the apple of His eye. I prayed, “O God, would You please make me the apple of Your eye? Teach me what to do so that I can be the apple of Your eye.”...
February 11, 2020

Love for God’s Word

We read yesterday how King David immersed himself in the Word of God. When I was a child, I remember reading my Bible, and all I had when I was very young was just the New Testament. We were told a few of the stories from the Old Testament, but no one actually read the whole book. Obviously, all that King David had was the Old Testament—the Law and the Prophets and some of the writings of the Prophets who came before him. He did not have the Proverbs, but he taught them to his son Solomon, who later wrote them down. So David did not have as much as you and I have...
February 10, 2020

King David’s Example

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me […]
February 2, 2020

The Healing Power of Overcoming Evil with Good

Our worries should be centered around what affects the heart of ourselves, our families, our children—for what comes out of the heart says exactly who you are. From the abundance of the heart so the mouth speaks, and that is what condemns you—a lack of respect for parents, anti-authority, a lack of love. Never forget… love is the condensation of all Heavenly laws. It is the Kingdom of Love…
February 1, 2020

How to Change if You are Struggling

For those who have struggled, have you excused yourself because you have changed in so many other areas? Perhaps there is still one thing you have not given up, and it is usually the first thing God asked you to give up? There are no excuses. God can see straight thru your faulty negotiations with Him. You may overly deny yourself in an area you do not care about (money, for example) so that you can hang onto your idol (food). This “work” is invalid and will not save you on that Great Day, for your idol will be beside you. An idol must be eradicated—as no greedy man, for such a man is an idolater, will enter the Kingdom of God. Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect...
January 31, 2020

Experimenting with Give and Take

When I first got a glimpse of Christ’s example of self-denial, I started with small experiments of this give and take relationship with God…eating less, talking less, standing in the back of the line, considering others as better, denying myself an indulgence and spending it on the poor. In this interactive relationship of denial, I started making pecan pies and giving them away instead of eating them. This was an enormous calorie reversal to say the least, but more importantly, I experienced for the first time in my life wanting less and the reward for God-led giving...
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