|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on December 28, 2010 at 3:46 PM||comments (0)|
In the early computer days, if the power failed and we hadn't hit "save," all our work was lost. Today the key to remaining productive in the world of computing is to have a "UPS" -an "uninterruptible power supply." A permanent and consistent source of power is also needed in the daily Christian life.
Spiritual Crash and Burn
Too many Christians today lack power to meet the challenges of life and burn out, or try to sustain themselves on the wrong po...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on December 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM||comments (0)|
Imagine that you have just received a love letter from your beloved. What would you do with it? Would you open it, read it, reread it, and keep it someplace safe? Or would you leave it on a shelf, unopened and collecting dust?
The Bible is God's love letter to humanity, telling us about Himself and how He loved us so much that He sent His Son to redeem us. Through the Scriptures, God reveals His heart to us; we can learn about His goodness and love through His letters to u...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on November 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM||comments (0)|
God owes us nothing.
God owes us nothing, yet He has poured out His blessings on every man and woman.
The two aspects of grace are available to all humanity in general and special or saving grace.
Common grace is available to all human beings without discrimination. The first mention of grace is found in Genesis 6:8. "Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." God extended His grace 120 years while Noah preached righteousness.
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|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on November 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM||comments (0)|
A while ago I had heard a very disturbing statistic. The statistic was that 50% of all newborn Christians were dropping out of their walks with the Lord within the very first year after they had just been saved.
Getting saved and being truly born again by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior has to be the greatest experience any person can have this side of heaven, because with the gift of eternal salvation comes forgiveness of all of our sins and e...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on November 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM||comments (0)|
"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Some may have heard about the little boy who asked his mother why she was putting on cold cream. She replied that she was making herself beautiful. When she went to take off the cold cream the little boy wanted to know what was the matter. Was she giving up? That little boy...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on November 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM||comments (0)|
By Charles Stanley
How does the world look upon your life? Do people see you as a person of integrity? Can they consistently rely upon you to uphold the highest standards of honesty and trustworthiness?
Some of us worry a great deal about our public standing in terms of our physical appearance, the car we drive, or the career we pursue. None of that matters if people believe you lack integrity. Character counts in the long run. Consider our...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on November 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM||comments (2)|
By Janoah White
I want to do this! What's This? ..
In this day and age of casual dating and even more casual sex, Christians often face the challenge of finding a partner who will be on the same page when it comes to dating. Even for a Christian couple who have intentions on living a life that honors God, this may not always be as easy as it sounds. However, it is not impossible to have a dating relationship while upholding your values and having fun in t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on October 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM||comments (0)|
By Dr. Ron Woodworth
“Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child that you will bear!...Blessed is she who believed that what the Lord has aid to her will be accomplished! And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for
the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on October 16, 2010 at 9:39 AM||comments (0)|
True Friendship - Recognition
How can we find true friendship in this often phony, temporary world? Friendship involves recognition or familiarity with another's personality. Friends often share likes and dislikes, interests, pursuits, and passion.
How can we recognize potential friendship? Signs include a mutual desire for companionship and perhaps a common bond of some kind. Beyond that, genuine friendship involves a shared sense of caring and conc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on October 11, 2010 at 5:01 PM||comments (0)|
Putting God First - Insights from God’s Word
''Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy, do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the One you are to regard as holy, He is the One you are fear, He is the One you are to dread, and He will be a sanctuary.” Isa 8:12-14
Putting God First – A Step of Faith
Prayer: My King, I wait on Your Presence this morni...Read Full Post »