Life: One complete dosage of Jesus
Health: Daily dosage of God’s Word
My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentively to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight, guard them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and healing to one’s entire body.
Life is only found in Jesus Christ.
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. 1 John 5:12
Some days you just realize you are expecting too much of yourself and others, and you need to just give both yourself and others some grace. Actually, this is how we need to live every day, but we just hear it more clearly on some days.
When we are more concerned with pleasing people over pleasing and trusting God, we end up in bondage. Obeying and pleasing God leads to life, true freedom, joy and peace! The best friends, and those who really love us, will always encourage us to follow God’s best plan for our lives, even when it does not fit into what may be best for them.
Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
but trusting the Lord means safety. (Proverbs 29:25)
In our “give it to me now”, self-gratifying culture, many are forfeiting their futures over cheap, quick, and temporary thrills!
Where have all the “good” lyrics gone?
Just wondering like the Jack Johnson song says, “Where’d all the good people go?” – where have all the “good” lyrics gone? Many of today’s mainstream artists might have one decent song, and then several others containing offensive and foul language. So, is it okay to choose to listen to these artists who produce both the “good” and the “bad” lyrics? Personally, this is a dilemma for me, especially as a dance teacher who frequently considers using new music, but, more times than not, I decide against it after doing some research on the artist. Sadly, this was not the standard scenario even less than a decade ago. In other words, even if the artists you were listening to did not hold the same beliefs, at least they weren’t creating music with such blatantly compromising or offensive lyrics. If you think this does not apply to the artists you are listening to, I strongly recommend you check out the lyrics online for yourself. You may be shocked at what you discover. If a song is rated “explicit” in this low standard and de-sensitized culture, it truly is! Of course, we live in a culture where what is considered “good” to some is not so good to others. Somehow I think Jesus’ version of “good” might not align with the mainstream of our culture.
Jesus said, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart…” (Matthew 12:35)
If anyone shares any spiritually profound truth, it’s only because God has revealed it through His Word and His Spirit. It’s called #revelation. #Godstillspeaks #areyoulistening?
In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. Colossians 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
Every good thing comes down from the Father of lights. (James 1:17)
When we apply the surgical knife of the word of God to our hearts, it exposes our innermost thoughts, desires, and hidden motives.
What’s in my heart Lord that You desire to remove? Are there any arteries clogged with unforgiveness, jealousy, discontent, selfish ambition, greed, lust, etc.? Prepare my heart through Your Holy Spirit to receive the surgical knife of Your Word to cut away all that does not please You.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12