Category Archives: Caution

Harmony

James 3:9-10 Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!”

Our final thought from yesterday’s devotional is really big and worthy of repetition because it is so important that we get what James is saying to us. And it is this; exhibiting the gifts of the Holy Spirit and not manifesting the fruit of the Holy Spirit is a misnomer. Read the rest of this entry

Shepherd vs. Cowboy

Ps.26:3 “Your constant love is my guide and your faithfulness always leads me.” (TEV, emphasis added)

Who is your shepherd? I hope that by now you can say Only Jesus! A lot of us know people or are people that travel. When we travel to new places, sometimes we go around the city just to appreciate the sights. Read the rest of this entry

Where Are You?

Mark 10:51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” (emphasis added).

Today, we will start with a graphic representation of the levels of relationships in Jesus’ life. If you are in God’s Favourite House and you have done the Journey, you will be familiar with the concentric circles used to describe the levels of commitment. Read the rest of this entry

Be Still

1 Pet.5:10 (BSB) “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.” (emphasis added)

Pain is not palatable for anyone, not even Jesus. But God’s Words says, if something strange is happening to you, do not think it is something strange. I am not saying that pain is palatable. Read the rest of this entry

Heart

Luke 6:36 “You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”

Today, we continue to examine the scenarios where Jesus did not heal all and learn from them. Read the rest of this entry

Unstoppable

John 6:70 “Then Jesus said, “I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil.”

Jesus tells us in Matt.10:36 “Your enemies will be right in your own household!’” You have to consistently scan the people around you. Lucifer was not satan from the beginning, until iniquity was found in him. Read the rest of this entry

Under or Above Pressure?

Dan.2:14 “When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, came to kill them, Daniel handled the situation with wisdom and discretion. 15 He asked Arioch, “Why has the king issued such a harsh decree?” So Arioch told him all that had happened.”

There is so much to learn from how Daniel handled the situation with the king. Daniel was a master negotiator. Daniel’s life was at stake, but he was calm. It was like there was a gun pointed to his head, but he was not under pressure or hysterical. Read the rest of this entry

Damaging Effects

1 Tim. 5:13 “They also learn to waste their time in going around from house to house; but even worse, they learn to be gossips and busybodies, talking of things they should not.”

 

Gossip is casual or unconstrained conversation about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed and in many cases, lies. If you are in any position of authority, be aware that people will bring unsolicited gossip to you.

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Divergent

Ps. 101:7 (VOICE) “The one who makes a habit of deceit will not be welcome in my house; The one who lies will not remain in my presence for long.”

 

Lying is a spectrum and it has many levels to it. It is not until someone commits perjury that it becomes a big deal. Usually, lying starts small with flattery.

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Lead-A-Sheep!

Prov. 22:6 (MSG) “Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost.”

Your first experience of a person of authority shapes your reaction to other authorities. Our parents are the first authority figures in our lives. Our experiences with our parents shape our experiences with God and with authority to a very large extent.

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