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How to Benefit From the Bible / Man Lives by Every Word

Sermon of the Day: 

How to Benefit From the Bible – A


Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Good Morning Men.

 

I was working on this email for about a half an hour when I checked Pastor David Guzik’s commentary and realized this verse had way to much nuggets and goodness to pass over. I just copied his commentary for this verse rather then lose any of the power written and expressed here.

Enjoy.

David Guzik commentary; Blue Letter Bible, Study Guide for Deuteronomy 8. Reference link.

a. So He humbled you: All of God’s education begins here. Some never even make it past this first essential step. If we are not humble and not teachable, there is then no point to the rest of any of God’s education.

b. Allowed you to hunger, and fed you manna: The next grade of God’s education is total dependence on the LORD. Israel had to rely on God beyond their own knowledge (which you did not know), and beyond their own ability.

c. That He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone: In the negative, this was the lesson God wanted them to learn. In the positive, they had to learn that man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. Sadly, many still live by bread alone, living only for material things, for what can be bought or sold or earned or possessed materially.

i. This statement is a command; but it is also a simple statement of fact: man shall not live by bread alone. You may exist by material things alone, but you will not live. Anyone thinking they live for bread alone is actually one of the living dead.

ii. Some don’t live by God’s word because they fight with God’s word: “The worst impliment with which you can knock a man down, is the Bible; it is intended for us to live upon, – not to be the weapon of our controversies, but our daily food, upon which we rejoice to live.” (Spurgeon)

iii. We live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, not by every feeling we experience. “You have never received spiritual life by your own feelings. It was when you believed God’s Word that you lived; and you will never get an increase of spiritual life, and grow in grace, by your own feelings or your own doings. It must still be by your believing the promises and feeding on the Word.” (Spurgeon)

iv. It is the word of God that is our food and substance, and not our own dreams or imaginations. If you are more excited about some dream or vision than you are about God’s word, then something is wrong. The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:28)

v. We live by every word: “In places where they cut diamonds, they sweep up the dust, because the very dust of diamonds is valuable; and in the Word of God, all the truth is so precious that the very tiniest truth, if there be such a thing, is still diamond dust, and is unspeakably precious.” (Spurgeon)

vi. Find life in every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD! “Oh, keep to the Word, my brothers! Keep to it as God’s Word, and as coming out of his mouth. Suck it down into your soul; you cannot have too much of it. Feed on it day and night, for thus will God make you to live the life that is life indeed.” (Spurgeon)

May God richly bless all of you with a desire for His Word.

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Where Did The Bible Come From / Do Not Turn Aside

Sermon of the Day:

Where Did the Bible Come From – A 


1 Samuel 12:20-22 ESV

20 And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. 22 For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.

Good Morning Men. I hope this message finds you well in the Lord.

As a side note, to be well in the Lord means that we all have challenges and issues. Yet, when your anchored in Christ the storms of life will not capsize your faith, rather you will cling to God. Knowing that the testing of your faith will produce steadfastness, perseverance, endurance, patience, maturity or inner peace (depending on your translation of James 1).

The setting of 1 Samuel 1 is the Israelite’s are back into a rebellious time of their cycle. For those of you that don’t know, God’s chosen people the Israelite’s were always in a constant cycle of rebellion and repentance. This time their rebellion was because God the Father has been their king and leader. However the people wanted a human king. This was due to a lack of trust that they had in God, they wanted a human to see and follow everyday. Rather then keep focused on God and (at this time) the law and the commandments they were to follow.

Samuel is the priest and prophet over the people at this time so he is their connection to God. The people have asked against all warning and concern by Samuel for a King. So Samuel honored their request and in his anger towards this request God will grant it. God was angry about this request because it was a direct breach of their trust in Him. All the miracles, all the revivals, all the deliverance have been forgotten and the stubborn rebellious hearts we have as humans were allowed to prevail.

We must be careful what we adamantly ask for with God. Although God knew a king was not the best for His people, he honored their request.

The same goes for us today, we may pray for a different situation, but God may have us right were He wants us. Our faith is to trust Him continually, follow His word and know all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

In today’s Christian circles, unfortunately we have lost what having faith really means. Men we must understand that faith is an action word. It is active not passive. Faith doesn’t mean sit around do nothing, hope and pray God will fix your situation. Faith is action and active, it involves us seeking Him wholeheartedly, (Jeremiah 29:13) making the changes in our lives we need to. Whether it is removing obvious sin, digging deeper for hidden sin or being obedient to things or actions steps you know or even think God may be asking you to do.

So the Israelite’s were wrong in asking for a King, in fact Samuel says what they did was evil. However God in His infinite mercy, love and grace says through Samuel, that’s okay; just do not turn aside from following me with all your heart.

In other words, you made a mistake and it’s okay as long as you pick yourself back up. Get on track with your relationship with me, do not pursue or get distracted by empty things. Serve me, follow me and trust me.

When we take a wrong turn in life sometimes the guilt, the shame or just the flat-out sin will keep us from God. However God knows our weaknesses and sinful hearts, He created us. Yes, there are consequences for bad decisions but God says lets pick ourselves up and move forward. Do not turn to empty things like drugs, alcohol, pornography, bitterness, unforgiveness, a stingy heart rather then a generous heart or anything else that keeps you from Me.

Men where ever your are in your life and in your walk, today is a new day. Today can be the day to start moving forward, whether your up to your shoulders in sin or you just need to go home and make things right with the wife after a little blow out. Please don’t fall into the Satan’s trap of self-justification and rationalization of our sins. Turn to God’s Word, let it cut out the junk, then let it fill you with His promises of hope, joy and a life of producing incredible fruit for the Kingdom of God.

Let me close with the following verse:

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 AMP

17 However, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” 18 For it is not he who commends and praises himself who is approved [by God], but it is the one whom the Lord commends and praises.

Why I Believe the Bible / Too Strong and Capable For God

Sermon of the Day: 

Why I Believe the Bible – A


Judges 6:15 NLT 

 “But Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!”

Good Morning Men.

The story of Gideon is a powerful and insightful story that really came to life for me the other day. As you can see in the above verse Gideon was nobody special in the eyes of the world. When you get into the context and the setting of Judges 6 you come to see that Gideon was really a little coward. But God called Him.

Gideon tried to use excuses like the verse above and several others. Gideon actually put a few requests into God to actually test Him. As weak and meaningless as the name of Gideon was at the beginning of Judges 6 God used this man to remove the false worship in Israel. God used Gideon and his 300 men to conquer the Midianites, a cruel and oppressive people who were too numerous to count. God used Gideon to remove these enemies so that there was peace in the land for 40 years.

Why did God choose Gideon?

I think Pastor J. Vernon McGee says it best in his commentary on Gideon. Most of us are to strong and capable for God to use.

I don’t know about you men, but that hits me right between the eyes.

When things are going good in life, how often do we take time to pray and thank God for things? Or pray and ask God for guidance or direction? I’m sure we all will have different answers. However lets compare that to when things are going bad. We are struggling with finances, health, or direction in our lives. Don’t we all pray and seek God a little bit more?

When things are good we feel confident and God is an after thought. When we are in our strengths and talents we don’t need to ask for help from God, we got this! Right!?

Unfortunately the is the last place we want to be. God uses the weak things of this world, in fact the bible says God uses the foolish things of this world.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 ESV

27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 

Lets be honest we all have certain gifts and talents. We all have a skill set that may set us apart from others and if we can get real transparent here, sometimes that gets to our head. If your like me you may be wondering well how to I get to a place like Gideon where God can use me? Because men not sure if you realize this or not that is why we are here. That is why we exist. God wants to work through us to make His name known to those that don’t know Him.

So first thing is we need genuine humility. Unfortunately humility can be pretty elusive. It’s not something we can just buy at the store and rub it on our bodies and be changed. Humility starts deep on the inside. Humility grows as we learn and apply things from God’s word. It starts with recognizing and acknowledging we are sinners and we need a savior. It continues with applying biblical commands in our life, our marriages and everywhere else, spending time with Jesus and truly desiring to be made into His image more and more. At the core it is really about seeing others more than we see ourselves.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

The opposite of humility is pride. Pride is really a killer and pride is so sneaky and so elusive that we really need to examine our hearts daily. Pride of any type opens the door for sin, sin will totally block any progress and any movement God wants to do through you.

I have added a link below to a powerful article that describes this in such powerful detail I had to share it with you guys. It takes three powerful examples from scripture of men that fell because they became either to strong or to capable for God to use.

Three powerful concepts from this article are: Sin overpowered Samson, outsmarted Solomon and seduced David. Three men far greater than me, yet still fell and ruined many lives including their own. Why would I dare want to think I was the exception?

Men, I hope a few of these points hit home for you. I pray for you and this ministry daily and I pray God will give you a desire to know Him more and make Him known as you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Have a great week and may God Bless you and shine His face upon you.

 

Article:

If They Fell, So Can You: How Sin Seduced the Strongest, Wisest and Godliest 

What Say You? / Steadfast and Abounding

Sermon of the Day: 

Holy Week Journey: What Say You? 


1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Good Morning Men. I hope all of you had an amazing weekend celebrating the most powerful day in all of history, the empty tomb and resurrection of Jesus Christ! My hope and prayer is that today’s verse will be as big of an encouragement for you as it was for me the other day. This verse has several powerful concepts and mindsets that are commanded here for the Christian to have. It’s your choice whether you will believe it and apply it in your life.

The apostle Paul wrote this epistle to the Church in Corinth. This chapter is argued by many to be one of the most important chapters in the Bible. The chapter is highlighted by dealing directly with the gospel and the greatest and most important part of the gospel: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without the resurrection there would be nothing special; there would be no life breathing, hope giving, sin washing, eternal destiny securing promises.

Today the audience of this powerful verse at the end of one of the most important and crucial chapters is You and me.

By definition to be steadfast is: to be resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. This definition is a very bold and abnormal stance in our society today. In fact there will be times when a steadfast approach to something will be viewed as wrong to those around you. Just remember you alone choose who and what you will listen to, my hope is that you choose to listen to God’s Word.

How many of you want to be steadfast in every work that you do? Your marriage needs a husband that is steadfast in his love for his wife. Your children need a father who is steadfast in his love and instruction, and of course the list goes on and on. To be immovable is pretty identical, however we must not confuse this with a pious stubbornness. To avoid that make sure your very familiar with 1 Corinthians 13 and 2 Peter 3:18.

Always abounding in the work of the Lord! What a powerful and almost withering concept in today’s day. Men, we are commanded by Paul here to abound in the work of the Lord. The definition of abound is to exist in large numbers or amounts. Men, what work are you abounding in today for the Lord? Paul says we should always be abounding in the work of the Lord. That means the scope and reach is endless and not limited to just pastors or missionaries.

So if you do not know what work your supposed to be doing and abounding in, have you asked God about it?

Men it starts right at home, we don’t have to complicate or over think these things. God calls each of us right where are, to work from there and with what we already have. When we start here, then and only then can God start to build on that. Once we are in motion God can now open new doors and new opportunities for more clarity, purpose and passion. It all starts with that first intentional step and for each and every one of us that could look a little different. Whatever you choose to put effort in give it everything you got. We should work hard in everything in the Lord now, because right now counts forever!

Let the last statement of this verse be your final guard rail: knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Key statement is in the Lord, how does this abounding work bring glory to God?

That should be a continual question to ask yourself for the rest of your life, not just because there will be difficulty, confusion and doubt. Primarily because when we don’t see immediate results we give up and blame it on not being our calling.

The resurrection of Jesus was not done so we can live defeated and sub par lives. The resurrection of Jesus was not only so we could have forgiveness and eternal life. It is also so here on earth we will live and fight from victory because we are more than conquerors. We will abound in all work for the Lord because we do not do things for the praise of man, but rather for our Father in heaven. We will live a life abounding in all good things, abounding in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control.

The work of the Lord will never happen how we want, but as we continually seek Him for guidance it will never be in vain; so persevere and never lose hope!

I’m Not Too Far Gone / Marriage

Sermon of the Day:

I’m Not Too Far Gone


Ephesians 5:25-28 NLT

25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

Good Morning Men. My hope and prayer is that this message will find you well and overcoming in the Lord.

The topic of marriage has been heavy on my heart this week and I want to remind every one of you men that whether you are a Christian or not. You have an enemy and he absolutely is doing everything he can to destroy everything about you starting with your marriage. Lets take a look at this enemy:

1 Peter 5:8 AMP

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

This week I received the devastating news of yet another dear friend that is headed towards divorce. This separation does have another woman intertwined in it, however I have a question for each of you men. Is that the main reason for this divorce? My answer is no.

Men you want to know the main reason? Do you want to know why divorce, and adultery is rampant in and outside the church?

The reason is we are ignorant to the above verse, or take it to lightly. Therefore not being obedient to this command to be vigilant and cautious at all times.

In Genesis we are taught that in marriage two become one flesh. In Ephesians we are commanded to love our wives as we love ourselves.

Does this happen automatically? Were we commanded to love our wives like this because it is always so easy to do? How about because we are not selfish at all and we naturally always put our wives interest and pleasure before our own?

We all know the answer to each of these; absolutely not. We know this, we all do. Even the guys that are getting divorced nationwide daily. In fact according to recent statistics half of all marriages are ending in divorce right now. So why is it continuing to get worse?

There are too many reasons to list, and I will definitely not try to pretend I have all the answers. However let me list a few I have seen in my marriage and a few of the marriages around me.

1. Our alignment of relationships is off track. Our relationship with God needs to be the most important relationship we have. Jesus said this is the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37). When we obey this commandment and Love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our strength and all our soul; God can work in us. We believe in His Word as infallible and therefore prioritize it to not only read daily but apply daily. Key after reading is correct application.

2. Love our wives as Christ loved the church. Perfect, sinless Jesus died for a sinful, rebellious church. Yet we as husbands cannot be loving to our wives when we get a disagreement? The biblical viewpoint of marriage is really the key men. We are one, we are commanded to love her with a daily die to self mentality. This is not easy and that is why divorce is at 50%. We chose self over dying to self.

3. Distractions, busyness, idolatry, complacency. Whether or not the above two steps are your focus these 4 areas will derail your marriage if you are not intentional. Distractions sometimes are unnoticed because they have the cloak of good over them. Like sports with our kids, or spending lots of time with friends and extended family members over your spouse. We all know the traps busyness produces and I believe this is a problem for all of us today. So do we make excuses and end up in divorce in 5 years or do we do something about it? Idolatry comes in healthy and unhealthy forms. If your not sure, focusing on the top two steps can help clear this category pretty quickly.

So I have hit some broad strokes over some reasons of marital struggle or failure. Obviously I cannot know or speak into every marriage. You know your life and your marriage. You have to be honest with yourself on where you are and what is needed to not just survive marriage but thrive in your marriage. You have to decide what kind of man you will be to your wife. God’s Word says you are the head of the household so you have full responsibility on what type of marriage your kids will see and emulate. Yup, I said it full responsibility and you will have to answer for it one day. You have the responsibility of showing your sons how to love their future or current wife. You have the responsibility to show your daughters what kind of husband they need to pursue what standard they will set for their husband.

Men, we all can do more. We all can love more. In fact we need to. Don’t take your marriage for granted, trust me whether you realize it or not your marriage is being attacked right now. It is a slow fade and you may not realize until it is to late.

Intentionally make time for your wife. Go on dates, dream together, plan vacations together, set core values for your family, have a vision for your family and talk about them, get unified. Treat her how you did when you were dating. Make a date night the priority of every month or week. Depending on how many kids you got and childcare of course, but don’t let ot be an excuse. Read the Bible and pray together. Make meals as a family a priority, cook together, clean together, do activities together even if its boring to you!

When Jesus said in Matthew 19:6; Let no one split apart what God has joined together. Men, He was talking to you! Complacency will destroy a marriage just like adultery, although the former usually precedes the latter.

Fight for your marriage. If you come from a broken home, then break the damn cycle in your family! Refuse to be a divorce statistic! Refuse to only show your children brokenness. I promise you that is not God’s plan for you. But you gotta fight, and the main fight is your selfishness not your wife.

Teach your children what a healthy and transparent marriage looks like. Let your marriage be a light to those that are struggling. Trust me we will never master this, but fight and do not give the devil a foothold in your marriage.

I’m Not My Performance / King of Kings

Sermon of the Day: 

I’m Not My Performance


1 Corinthians 2:2

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Good Morning Men. I have been meditating on the above verse since I read over it the other day in my devotion time. The mindset and life of Paul was absolutely phenomenal and this verse gives us a pretty clear picture of that.

Jesus Christ is the focal point and message of Christianity. I would like to spend some time focusing on Jesus today, although we will only scratch the surface my hope is to portray the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 9:16) in a way that convicts you and moves you to know Him more.

Why is Jesus different from any other prophet or great man who has passed through this life?

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Above we have the opening statement of the entire Bible. This verse can appear to be so simple, yet I believe it is one of the pillars of God’s Word. When you break this verse down word by word, then start to combine it with other verses, you have something extremely profound.

You may be wondering, this verse says God. So where’s Jesus, right?

I’m glad you asked.

John 1:1-3

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

So we have that statement again; “In the beginning”. This is referring to the same beginning as Genesis 1:1. Then there is this pretty crazy and almost mind bending sequence of words. Starting with “the Word”. This “Word” is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ who was with God the Father at the beginning.

The beginning of what?

Yup you guessed it the very beginning of all things as we know it, the beginning of creation.

Then look John says that He as in Jesus was with God and all things were made through Him. Did you get that? All things!

If we flip back to Genesis we see God speaking everything into life. By the very words or “Word” of God all things were created, lets take a quick look:

Genesis 1:3

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

The Lord Jesus was right there, in royal splendor as the Son of God during the very creation of this world my dear brothers.

So this omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God whose name is Jesus worked a plan with God the Father. This plan involved Jesus Christ, the creator of heaven and earth and everything in it. Who was with the Father since “the beginning” to come to earth as a man and die for the sins of the world. Let me paraphrase what their conversation may have sounded like:

Son, we have an amazing creation down there. I declare it good. However because sin will enter their race we will intervene. We have designed it this way to show our power, our glory and our tremendous love for them. We have created them to realize there is no greater love, then for someone to lay down their life for another. Son, You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords; you created this entire world as they will know it. However what I need you to do is go down as a man. To experience their pain, their sorrow, the struggle of sin and everything in between. We have created them to desire things they can relate to. This allows acceptance in their limited capacity. You will be with them for a short time that will end in a painful, horrific experience that will display your heart, love and compassion for them. Your earthly death will be the bridge between their sinful nature and our holiness. Without it they can never be in our presence. This is real love, we do not want robots or we would have created robots. We have given them free will, a will to choose who they will serve, love and live for. Their creator or themselves.  Will you do this for me?

Father, not my will but yours be done. I want them to know our love because I know this will reveal the truth of while they were still sinners I will die for them. They will see that they do not have to be perfect to come to us. They just have to believe that my death and resurrection was for them. To cleanse them, wash them and bring hope to the hopeless.

Thank you Son. When all things come to an end every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Men, God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for you and me. While we were still sinners Christ died for us. Knowing all the junk we did, will do and still battle in our hearts; He died for us. All we have to do is receive this love and to believe He is who He says He is, acknowledge and confess Him as Lord of our lives, words, deeds and actions. We must repent from the sin in our lives so we can become a new creation in Christ. Water baptism symbolizes this conversion, it is a public profession of you putting the old sinful nature in the ground and rising as a new creation in Christ Jesus.

May the Lord continue to stir your heart towards Him.

Be Strong / Be Angry and Do Not Sin

Sermon of the Day: 

Be Strong – C


Ephesians 4:26

 Be angry, and do not sin” do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

Good Morning Men.

I wanted to share this verse this morning in a different way because over the past few weeks I have failed here. I could go into some great excuses about why but I won’t. I was angry more than I would like to admit, my anger caused me to treat my family in ways that were not how any man should treat them. Therefore lets just call it sinful, and I definitely went to bed angry on a couple of occasions. By knowing what I know as a Christian, knowing what I know as a man, husband and father I definitely was giving the devil a foothold into my life. So I have failed on all levels in this verse.

Is this a good thing? Am I proud of it? Absolutely not. In fact I would rather be sharing something else this week. However I want my life to be an encouragement for any of you that may be able to relate to this either previously or in the future.

So how do I fix this?

The first thing was I needed to repent and apologize to those involved. My repentance to God always came first because in my anger I knew better, I knew my actions and behavior was childish and needed to stop. In my stubbornness and anger it was not so easy. When you are a blood bought child of God the Holy Spirit of God lives inside of you. The Bible says He is our counselor and the spirit of truth. So in my anger I felt this tug on my heart to stop, to turn or repent of my anger. If you’ve ever been there you know; easier said than done. Although it must be done! Look at what the Apostle Paul says:

Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

We can grieve the Holy Spirit by continuing to do things our way. We can weaken His influence in our lives by ignoring and grieving the Spirit when we live according to our wants, desires and sinfulness whether out of stubbornness or not.

So we gotta recognize it. Call it for what it is. Own it. Take responsibility for it, completely. No blame placing. Turn to a verse that helps us follow God’s way not our own. Listen to it and work towards living like it.

Men please do not thing I have this mastered. I am sinner saved by grace and need God’s love and help everyday more and more. But these steps are so necessary to grow in our walks. Once I recognized it, which was not hard I was pretty angry a couple of times. In the middle of it I am praying for God to soften my heart and give me the strength to get over it. I had to say sorry to my family, sorry for the way I was acting. Sorry for the things I said. Sorry for my behavior.

Does it end there? No.

Honestly I know that my devotion time has not been what it should for a number of reasons over the last year. I know that my lack of self-control is a direct by-product of my lack of growth in Christ. So I need to get to the root of my issues, or sin.

My commitment to my family is to spend more time, better time with God every morning. Waking up early, being excited about spending time in God’s Word so that He can grow the fruit of the spirit in me (Gal. 5:22-23). The fruits of God Spirit in me have not been getting the nutrients they need to thrive and grow and bless my family. So I need to fix that and I will.

Men this was not easy for me but my hope is that it encourages all of you reading. Especially for some of you that maybe can relate to this.

Lets let our life sing louder than any song we sing.

Lets let the meditation of our hearts to be pleasing to God.

Know that God has amazing plans for you, He wants to use you for things so much greater than you could ever imagine. The problem is God can’t use us if we keep grieving the Holy Spirit. We must pursue holiness not happiness, we must live a life that is pleasing, transparent and real; that lives by His Word.

Have an awesome week in Jesus.

 

 

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