Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross May 18th 2015

Do you ruminate upon the spiritual needs of others in “conversation” with God?

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3 KJV)

Is your prayer time an expanded accordion list of all the things you desire or see a need for in your life?  Or is your prayer time full of praising, talking and listening for God’s direction in your life?  God is not a “spiritual genie” you can ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 17th 2015

Serving Christ has a cost but is a blessing now and for all eternity.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. (Luke 14:28-30 KJV)

Have you counted the ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 16th 2015

Are you dividing for god or multiplying for God in this world?

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13 KJV)

God has given His ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 15th 2015

The world loves to hate the message of God’s Word

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:13 KJV)

Does the world love you and throng around you to hear your ministry?  Or do many despise you and your message?  Jesus told us “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake…”

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Take Up Your Cross May 14th 2015

May 14 2015

Will you be in the heavenly choir?

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. (Psalms 30:4 KJV)

How often do you focus upon, as this verse says, remembering the holiness of God?  Singing praises unto Him?  Singing scripture is worshipping through melodies and hymns unto God.  The Old Testament book of Psalms is an ancient “God inspired” book of musical verses sung unto Him praising and worshiping Him.

In the ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 13th 2015

Paul was unassuming and meek.

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Corinthians 15:9-10 KJV)

Paul was truly a ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 12th 2015

Unity in God breeds lasting peace and satisfaction.

A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalms 133:1 KJV)

There are great blessings to be had by spiritual brethren aligned in unity to the truth of God’s Word and in unity to each other.  The things of God are always uniting unto Him while at the same time dividing us away from the things of the god ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 11th 2015

Are you on a “spiritual high horse?”

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

Many are attempting to walk with God while clinging to their own sense of self-importance being filled with puffed up knowledge and Strutting as a spiritual giants.  This high mindedness does not align up with Christlikeness but rather points to prideful characteristics straight from the god of this world.  A ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 10th 2015

May 10 2015

Have you withdrawn from those producing sour and spoiled fruit?

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV) 

Paul is bringing about God’s commandment to separate from brothers and sisters who are disorderly and malfunctioning in their spiritual walk.  To stick by the side of those who are walking amiss ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 9th 2015

Are you spiritually determined to suffer for the cause of God?

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the ...

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