Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross December 20th 2014

How important is God’s Word to you?  Do you value it in more important to digest than physical food?

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. (Job 23:12 KJV)

“The commandment of his lips…” the law of God spoken.  Job was intimately familiar with God’s law; having lived righteously, but certainly not perfectly, as he heard and understood God’s commandments.  Job lived in ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 19th 2014

Praise God for His provision today trusting Him for the needs of tomorrow.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34 KJV)

Often man is defeated and deflated as he contemplates tomorrow.  Many fail to live for today in the entire twenty four hours allotted; people often trade in their circumstances of today for unnecessary worrying about what is looming ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 18th 2014

Are you facing an uphill battle in His power or your weakness?

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)

The death of Moses propelled Joshua into a new position of leadership at the hand of God.  Moses had valiantly led the Jewish people on a forty year trek through the desert. Joshua must have felt fainthearted ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 17th 2014

December 17th 2014

Are you living in His supernatural power?

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)

The tenth chapter of 1st Corinthians begins with Paul taking a turn to look back towards the past.  ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 16th 2014

Have you heard the words of The Faithful Witness?

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5 KJV)

The perfect witness in a pending court case would be the witness who spoke the unguarded truth regarding the incident at hand in conjunction with a team of ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 15th 2014

His Word can eternally quench spiritual thirst.

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14 KJV)

You certainly understand thirst.  Just eating a huge deli sandwich loaded with salami, ham, pepperoni, and other salty meats can cause ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 14th 2014

Are you familiar with these sixteen short words?

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. (Romans 4:3 KJV)

The salvation message, righteousness of the soul, is included throughout the whole entire canon of scripture.  There are verses in both the Old Testament as well as the New Testament which clearly delineate the spiritual transaction of placing faith in God for Salvation.  This particular scripture verse simply explains salvation in sixteen short ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 13th 2014

Do you delight in God’s law?

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 12th 2014

Parents rest your heart in the power of God for your child’s life.

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 35:10 KJV)

There are many saddened or disheartened parents out there because their kids, who were brought up attending church, have seemingly wandered away from the things of God.   A child who truly ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 11th 2014

Integrity and unconditional love aligned with God’s Word has positive spiritual impact on Christians individually and collectively.

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. (Romans 15:1-3 KJV)

The context of this ancient scripture verse was ...

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