Weigh Down

August 8, 2020

Introspection is the Key

In the end, introspection is the key that unlocks the first door on this journey. James, the brother of Jesus, said it this way: "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like..."
August 7, 2020

It Does Not Take “Will Power”

A second wrong path people take with feelings of guilt is projection is so common. This second path is not calloused over—they sin and then feel the guilt—but instead of repenting, they blame everyone else near them for their plight...
August 6, 2020

Outside Force Versus Inside Force

An outside force is anything that surrounds us, influencing what we are doing. It is natural that all of us depend on such a force at one time or another, such as the highway patrol car sitting alongside the road that makes our foot pull back from the accelerator. This is an outside force...
August 5, 2020

The Outside Force – The Law

God started fulfilling the promise to Abraham by giving him a child named Isaac. Isaac’s son was Jacob, later called Israel. Jacob fathered Joseph, whom God sent to Egypt where he became second in power only to pharaoh. Through circumstances under God’s control, the entire family later moved to Egypt, where this family of 12 brothers grew in number. After they had been there 430 years, God realized that this large crowd of descendants of Abraham did not have the same heart as Abraham...
August 2, 2020

Why Does God Want Us to Follow Him?

When your children obey you, it makes you love to do things for them in return. On the other hand, when your child has just rebelled against you, talked back, and had no respect for you… you do not feel like going out and buying them a car or rewarding them in any way...
August 1, 2020

A Life of No Worries

When you go in prayer to God in the name of Jesus Christ, without fretting or manipulating anything to make it happen, God will answer your prayer. Do not think this is necessarily slower; in fact, it could be faster. This builds your faith...
July 31, 2020

Going to God for Everything

God wants us to go to Him for all things—it is appropriate to pray and wait on God. It is appropriate to thank God for all the things He gives every day that we have no need to ask for (food, shelter, etc.). We all need to talk less and pray more...
July 30, 2020

How to Get Answered Prayers

Answered prayers are given to those whose hearts are “abiding” in Jesus. In I John 3:21-22 it says, “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him” ...
July 29, 2020

Focusing on What God Wants Energizes You!

The magnetic force toward food is a lot like the gravitational force that we have toward Earth. With enough thrust and force, you can fly above the pull of the food. Focusing and determining and then obeying the will of God is the lift and the thrust to rise above...