Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross July 21st 2015

Are you assessing situations from your perch on “opinion Avenue” in this world?

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. (Job 8:7 KJV)

This scripture verse features one of Job’s friend’s Bildad speaking to him with heavy concerns about his utterly desperate situation.  Bildad equated a person having righteousness with bringing an increase in wealth of a spiritual nature that can be seen and touched in this world, He looked at Job’s situation with human ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 20th 2015

Are you inheriting wind?

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. (Proverbs 11:29 KJV)

There are sons and daughters and other members in many families across the world who spend their time stirring up dust and dirt causing divisive strife and confusion.  Wrecking families and marriages which never comes close to being pleasing God.  This verse in Proverbs is alluding to the fact that those who ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 19th 2015

There is no escape from His presence.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. (Psalms 139:7-8 KJV)

David was contemplating about the ever-present presence of God.  He realized that there was no place available to escape from Him.  God exists, unlike mankind, seeing and discerning everywhere all at the same time.  God ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 18th 2015

Are you a “rebel rouser” rather than a servant of God?

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 17th 2015

Are you “spiritually puzzled” in this world or do the pieces of God fit together perfectly?

Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 16th 2015

Are you desiring that which you left behind?

And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 15th 2015

Do you have an active “God filter” at work in your heart and mind?

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 14th 2015

Honor your parents, especially as they age becoming more child-like.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12 KJV)

This is not just a thought or a good idea.  Honoring your mother and father is a commandment from God.  A commandment with a promise attached to it: “that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee…”

Aging is ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 13th 2015

Do you have faith in God and His supernatural power?

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. (Hebrews 11:30-31 KJV)

Faith is supernaturally powerful, persuasive and potent.  Accomplishing that which is not possible in any human capacity or strength.  It can defy human reasoning and expectations.  Rahab was trusting in God rather ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 12th 2015

Who do you believe?

Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing ...

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