“There is one body and one Spirit,”
...just as you were called to one hope when you were called...
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No matter where you are or what you do – you are one with Him. He is in control and with you in the midst of your trials, joys and challenges. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one...
Bullying. Violence. Anger. Why is it so hard to love one another? What would our world look like if we could just be kind to one another?
Jesus tells us, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37-39. For those who know Jesus, this command is easy, most the time. But for those who do not know Jesus, they will never know what love is. They search a lifetime for love, but never find it. And until those who understand love, this command will never happen.
1 John 4: 7-9 is the answer. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
God. Jesus. Love. The answer starts with Him.
There was a time when I thought that everything that happened to me was to teach me some spiritual lesson. What happened, though, was more than teaching; it was the building of character, a growing of faith. I prayed, “Lord, change the circumstances.” In actuality, He wanted to change my character. God doesn’t always take us out of situations. Remember, Paul was in prison, was shipwrecked, and was regularly in trouble. But through our situations, He molds our character into more Christ-like attitudes and He builds our faith. God is aiming at a higher purpose than I am able to understand.
In the end, I have to trust, not in myself, but I have to trust in the faithfulness of God. He is God and His promises are true. It is not for me to question or rationalize my circumstance. I can have faith that all things work together for good to those that love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. God doesn’t say that all the things that happen to me are good, but He says that they will work together for good.
So when you feel that the Lord has let you down or has put you in a tough place, He is doing great things through your life and molding you to higher calling. We often don’t see what God is doing in our lives until years later. So let go of your disappointments or circumstances today and be patient. Wait on the ONE who is going to do great things through your life in His timing and in His ways. He is the One that knows you best and loves you most. And He has a plan for your life. What do you think it will be?
Today’s girls face many pressures in today’s world! And the technology has taken it to a new level.
Meet Bren, Amber, Morgan, Maya, Jamie and Alex- six extraordinary girls from Indiana who create the TodaysGirls.com website, a social network for today’s girls.
Peek into their daily chats about plans, problems, boys, classes, parents, swim team, and millions of real-life issues heading their way at cyber-speed. It takes faith in each other-and God-to face today’s challenges with laughter, tears, and lots of fun.Read More
Do you ever wonder about yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you ever wonder what you’d look like if your eyes were a little bigger or your nose a little smaller?
Stop wondering what God was doing when He created you. You are beautiful! And He has ordained every single day of your life. You are his daughter and He adores you!
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16
Isn’t it interesting that God gives us loving creatures to teach us important lessons. Our pets teach us about unconditional love, patience, and loyalty.
Our dog, Reagan, loves the warmth of the sun. She seeks the blocks of light that peaks through our windows and finds the bright spot where she will feel the warmth on her face. She follows the light throughout the day. She is safe, warm and content.
Shouldn’t we follow and seek the warmth of His light? Not just in the morning, but throughout the day? When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
One step into any bookstore and it becomes obvious: People have a lot of thoughts about many topics. Row after row, innumerable books exist to broaden our horizons, increase our knowledge, and allegedly make us better people in the process. The options, even in the Christian section alone, can seem overwhelming.
Many Christians feel unqualified to tell others about Christ because of their lack of knowledge. If they could just learn a little more, then they would feel comfortable defending their faith or encouraging others.
Paul, an accomplished student of Jewish law and a convert to Christianity, takes the pressure off all of us. In 1 Corinthians, he reminds us of what we really need to know: Jesus Christ. We need to believe that Jesus’ death paid for our sins and makes us right with God. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead now works in Jesus’ followers, who are building Christ’s kingdom. We don’t have to be theologically trained,intellectually elite or well-versed Christians to accomplish great things for God. We do need to know the One who empowers us, though. Through our intimate relationship with him, he will accomplish through us all that he has called us to do.
NIV One Impact Bible: One God. One Person. One Impact. Zondervan.Read More
No matter where you are or what you do – you are one with Him. He is in control and with you in the midst of your trials, joys and challenges. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6Read More