Thursday, July 2, 2009

There is a question of who is God’s child and who is His creation…it shows in how we live and why we live!

“But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. Moreover if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you. So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh (for if you live according to the flesh, you will die), but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:10-14 NET BIBLE)

So…who is your DADDY?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What Do I Deserve?

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened. Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people, because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ. For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.” (Colossians 3:18-25 NET)

We all are guilty of thinking we deserve more than we get at times, whether it is from work in the form of a paycheck or at home concerning recognition or gratitude. Yet God tells us to continue to work hard, serving one another as if we are working directly for Christ…especially at home! What a challenge, for me and I imagine for you too. I am trying to remember that because of how this world is, I may not get any recognition until I see Jesus. So therefore, let’s remind each other, “It’s not about me!” Only what we do for Christ will last. Our labor is for an audience of ONE! Be encouraged today.

Storms and Faith

Jesus got into a boat. His disciples followed him.  Suddenly a terrible storm came up on the lake. The waves crashed over the boat. But Jesu...