Get, Gird, and Guard!

Get Wisdom and understanding - take in the Word by hearing and reading it. Gird up the loins of your minds, casting down any thought that is not according to His Word and His Nature, and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Guard your heart with...

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Face Trials with the Word and the Spirit

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,” (1 Peter 4:1). Think as Jesus thought. Sounds like a tough assignment, does it not? The good news is that we have the same...

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Heavenly Minded, Adorned and Furnished

“Wives be subject to your own husbands …” This instruction begins the third chapter of 1 Peter. Reading this sentence in our modern culture may strike some as a commandment condoning male hierarchy as a sort of setting for the family table of organization. Interpretations of Scriptures can be twisted...

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Incorruptible Seed

Take a seed in your hand – a tomato seed for instance. Examine it carefully. It does not seem like much could come from it. Such a seed is so small, and it possesses a tough and hard exterior. By surface observation, a seed doesn’t look like much at all....

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Rejoice with the Mind at Peace

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” (Philippians 4:21-23) These are the closing lines of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi....

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Frustration

“Frustration” defines a “deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.” Webster’s Dictionary. James A. Pike in his book “Beyond Anxiety” writes, “…it is wrong to assume, as we sometimes do, sympathetically, that cripples are persons of inspiring character. Some are and...

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Double-minded

There is so much in this crazy world in which we live that competes for our attention. Life is confusing. Thinking clearly in the midst of all the obstructions and noise has become more difficult than ever. To know what I believe and why I believe is a mountain the...

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Hopes and Dreams

  Nothing gives more pleasure than disappointment turned to hope. It’s like the budding of a flower, petals which were shrunken in withdrawal, unraveling and stretching in beaming beatification. There is no blush — Just a brave display of approval by Him; the face-lightener, joy bringer, chin-lifting Christ. The Prize...

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VISION OR VANITIES?

"The fear of the Lord", key in overcoming lying vanities and living in a redemptive revelation of God, simply means that we esteem Him His Word, His ways, more important and necessary than anything or anyone else in our lives.

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Making the Most of Our Minds

His name is George, and he has no place to lay his head. He “lives” in a park in Dundalk, a community situated just outside the Baltimore City limits. Most of the time, George can be found in his wheelchair near the fountain located in front of the area Post...

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