Thus begins the longest week of my life. Disclaimer: My previous post was in no way a complaint. I actually seem to thrive during periods of insane activity. 🙂 Also, I work really well with checklists, so the post was one way of me rehearsing what I needed to prepare for and accomplish over the next several days. I’m very thankful for the opportunities ahead of me and I definitely look forward to both couples getting married! It is at times like these that I truly realize how grateful I am for God’s Word and the encouragement of my brothers … Continue reading 9.10.10

Be a lover (of God, not the world)

I’ve been struck yet again by the power of God’s Word. Talk about a wake-up call to how I conduct my daily life!? My emotions, attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions are all affected by these powerful verses from “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the … Continue reading Be a lover (of God, not the world)

daily exhortation to myself

Deny myself, take up my cross every day, and follow Christ. (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23) I died to my flesh and this world when I was saved. I now live as a doulos (slave) of Christ. (Galatians 2:20) I am to love Christ and people, not this world system or my flesh. (1 John 2:15-17) I am to excel still more in my pursuit of godliness! (1 Thessalonians 4:1, 10; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Timothy 4:7-8) I need God’s Word. I should meditate on His Word day and night. (Psalm 1:2 ; 119:9-11) I am called to “rejoice always, pray without … Continue reading daily exhortation to myself