Category Archives: Choices

· March 17, 2017

And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 (NIV)

Consider what motivates you to achieve. If it’s anything other than pleasing and giving glory to God, make adjustments.

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· February 17, 2017

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)

Be a good steward of what you say – your words go a long way.

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· November 28, 2016

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)

Consider allowing only the above to be the burdens you carry.

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· October 31, 2016

Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.
John 9:16 (ESV)

Too often division causes us to miss the beauty of miracles taking place. Make every effort to focus on God and what He is doing and not our differences of opinion.

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· October 14, 2016

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Colossians 3:12 (ESV)

The changing of the seasons is a great time to reassess your wardrobe. Choose these as your staple pieces.

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· August 12, 2016

He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.'”
Matthew 4:4 (NAB)

With what do we sustain ourselves? Let us find our worth, our hope and our sustenance from the truth of God’s Word and not the worldly things we are so easily ready to turn to.

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· August 4, 2016

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.
Genesis 4:7 (NIV)

Be on guard! Sin is literally crouching at your door. Ask for the strength and grace to rule over it.

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· August 3, 2016

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.
Luke 18:42,43 (NIV)

Rather than harboring jealousy or self-pity when God blesses someone around you, consider responding like the people in this passage.

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· March 4, 2016

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Mark 12:30 (ESV)

Jesus stated this as the greatest commandment. The more time you spend trying to do this, the less time you have to put toward worry, anger and fear.

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· February 29, 2016

But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and be cured!’”
2 Kings 5:13 (NLT)

In this story of Naaman and the prophet, Elisha, Naaman was offended that the prophet didn’t give him some bizarre showing of the healing power of God. So offended that he almost missed out on being healed. Thankfully his servants reasoned with him saying that God may still move through common simplicity. Let us not be surprised when all God needs is our obedience to move in our lives.

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