Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross December 4th 2014

Hope thrives in the mercies of God otherwise mankind is “cooked well done” and spiritually depleted.

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV)

Jeremiah understood the great mercy of God first-hand and was inspired to write about a time of judgment and great mercy brought down upon God’s people.  “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 3rd 2014

Does spiritually refreshing conversation flow from your lips?

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. (Proverbs 18:4 KJV)

I am sure you have heard sayings such as “talk is cheap” or “words are a weapon” indicating there is a power source attached to words flowing from our lips and that some words can heal and others hurt those who partake of or digest them into their ears and ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 2nd 2014

Are you captivated by Christ or tossed about in stormy seas of life?

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2 KJV)

“Behold God is my salvation …” This is an amazing premise which should occupy and captivate the mind of those professing to have a personal relationship with God in faith through His Son Jesus Christ.  It ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 1st 2014

Your “spiritual scent” permeates the air about you.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 KJV)

Ashamed means to be embarrassed or self- conscious about a person, situation, or issue about you instead of being focused upon Him or “Christ conscious.”

Mankind’s best focus is to zoom in on Him. God’s opinion is ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 30th 2014

Wise people speak sparsely.

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. (Proverbs 17:27 KJV)

The spirit and demeanor in which things are done is of the utmost importance.  A person can have a lot of things to say but say little or nothing that is useful in uplifting and forwarding the work of God.  Others use words sparingly with an attitude of meekness and lowliness that exhibit spiritual qualities mirrored ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 29th 2014

Do you keep the circle of blessing turning towards others?

I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:33-35 KJV)

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Take Up Your Cross November 28th 2014

God’s light shines brightly through darkness and evil.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 KJV)

No man or spiritual force will ever surpass or snuff out the supernatural power of God, or stick closer to us through any storms of life.  God’s immense love for mankind, despite our sin nature, sent His only Son to die upon the cross for the entire sin debt of all ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 27th 2014

November 27th 2014

There is joy in Heaven for every lost sinner quickened spiritually alive.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. (Luke 15:7 KJV)

On this day of Thanksgiving we give thanks to unto God; first and foremost, for His great mercy and grace of which none of us naturally deserve.  If we got what we deserved all mankind would be ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 26th 2014

What do you count as dung in light of Christ?

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 25th 2015

Who do you exalt in your life?

The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. (Psalms 18:46 KJV)

“The Lord liveth…” not the Lord lived or will live but He liveth.  This scripture verse emphatically states the present tense.  This was the truth in the time this verse was written by David and is truth for today as well.  God was alive at the beginning of time and will live forever ...

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