James talks about faith in action throughout this letter. We are to live this life out as people of mission, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, reaching out to the lost and the hurting where ever we can so that we can present the radical message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. We are to not only be a people who read and study the Word of God, we are to be a people who are trying to live it out.
Passover was a feast that was celebrated by the people of Israel every year as a reminder of what took place when they were set free from 430 years of slavery in Egypt. This reminder was in the form of a meal, which had some very important symbols involved.
Our motivation is really important. Why are we doing what we are doing? None of us has completely pure motives, so we need to be thinking about our motives all the time. Are you motivated by fear? Guilt? Greed? Ego?
It is important to know who you are in Him. That you are His beloved, His child, the apple of His eye, His workmanship (poema, His poem). You are loved with an everlasting, unconditional, amazing love, by your heavenly Papa.
We can use our words to build people up, and we can use our words to tear people down. The power of words is an amazing thing. The childhood school yard saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a lie. Hurtful words can hurt a person for their entire lives. Many people have lived their entire lives under the oppression of words spoken to them that just weren’t true.
I Still Get Excited when I Hear an Ice Cream Truck I have some good memories of Ice Cream trucks when I was a kid. You could hear that magical sound that only Ice Cream trucks could make from blocks away that would send you into a frenzy looking for some money. “Ice cream, its the ice cream truck”. […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 90 Day 90! Congratulations! I hope the 90 Day Challenge has blessed your life in some ways. We have covered a lot in a relatively short period of time. I hope some of the ideas will stick with you. Since we have spent the last month talking a […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 89 Day 89! The “Phos Hilaron” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training evening prayer.
O joyful light,
from the pure glory of the eternal heavenly Father,
O holy, blessed Jesus Christ.
As we come to the setting of the sun
and see the evening light,
we praise God the Father, […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 88 Day 88! I can’t believe we are almost done with our 90 Day Challenge. If you are up to it, you should try adding the Evening Prayer to your routine. I won’t have time to go through all the elements but I will introduce the first couple and […]
The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 87 Day 87! “The Grace” is the next component in our Daily Strength Training and it appears at the end of both Morning and Evening Prayer.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. […]
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. - Ephesians 6:15-16 NIV