The train-the-trainer framework turns people into subject matter experts so they are equipped to train others. The Lord has done that for us by giving us the scriptures. Philippians 4:9 says, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Through his word, He has taught us what we need to teach others about Christ. God bless you!
Record keeping… how many of us keep detailed records of our lives? Things like instruction manuals, bills, receipts, etc. What about hurts and offenses? Do we harbor feelings of anger or betrayal? Do we really ever ‘forgive and forget’? In 1 Corinthians 13:7, we are taught exactly how to NOT keep records. The scripture says, ” [Love] Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” It’s sometimes hard, but we should want to strive to “keep no records.” Amen? God bless you!
Holding hands….a symbol of love and affection. We see young couples doing it, and even sometimes, older couples. We see senior citizens holding hands and think it’s cute and about how much they must love each other. I love holding hands with my wife, I just don’t do it enough. Holding hands can also be done for strength, safety, stability, or security. We have someone who is always ready to hold our hand! Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” No matter what we are doing, someone is always willing to hold our hand. God bless you!
Would you agree that our God can quiet the storm? We have recently been through a severe weather event, but there are many other storms in our lives: physical, emotional, and financial. Psalm 107:29 says, “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” When the waves of life seem to crash down on us, we can count on Him to calm them, and us! God bless you!
Sadly, we live in a “me” world. Most non-believers aren’t interested in anything but getting ahead. As Christians, we are called to be above all that and help others in need. Scripture says to take care of widows and orphans, but there are others in need as well. Hebrews 13:16 says, “But to do good and to communicate forget not: with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” I hope we can all look for opportunities to help others and exemplify the goodness of God. May He bless you today!
Like some people, I often wake in the middle of the night for hours. These times are some of the longest and darkest and are called by some the “night watch.” For me, these awakenings can be caused by thinking about things that worry me or things I’ve forgotten to do or still need to do. What I’ve done to get through those late hours is think about God’s word and pray for everyone and everything. Psalm 63:6 says, “When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” I find that when I cast my cares upon Him, I relax and fall fast asleep. I am glad He is there to listen, no matter what time it is, amen? God bless you!
Sometimes we pray and God says yes, and sometimes he says no, and other times, the answer is when he’s ready. His timing is always perfect. Isaiah 49:8a says, “Thus saith the Lord, in an acceptable time have I heard thee.” We may be ready, but God may not be! We just have to be patient and pray without ceasing. Amen? God bless you today.
Rejection is the worst! Imagine being rejected by a parent or child; imagine being rejected after a job interview, or even worse, a marriage proposal. God promises that he will never reject us. Isaiah 41:9b-10a tells us: “Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and will not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God.” It’s wonderful to know that we will always have him on our side. God bless you today!
Everything has a beginning – life, school, jobs. Things like home construction or the writing of a good book. The Bible also teaches us the same thing about God. John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” A great way to start each day is with God and His word. God bless you!
How often do you give God praise? In the morning…or in the evening before bed? Maybe when He gives us something we’ve asked for or protects us from danger? Psalm 113:3 says, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.” In other words, we should be giving him the glory for everything all the time. Will you join me in doing that? God bless you!