Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:16 ⛅️⛅️⛅️🕊
5 étapes qui vous aideront à lire la bible profondément 👆🏼👆🏼
Que Dieu vous bénisse 🙏🏻
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- Sadarkah teman-teman bahwa kita hidup dimana kejahatan ada dimana-mana? Banyak sekali berita-berita yang membicarakan akan hal ini. Entah itu kasus korupsi, pencurian, penembakan, dll. Pernahkah anda bertanya, "Apakah ada sesuatu yang baik datang dari kota besar?" atau mungkin dari kota dimana kamu tinggal. (Baca 2 Tim. 3:1-7)
Inilah pertanyaan yang pernah ditanyakan Natanael kepada Filipus mengenai Yesus, "Mungkinkah sesuatu yang baik datang dari Nazaret?" (Yoh. 1:46) Untuk seseorang menanyakan hal ini, coba bayangkan kondisi kota Nazaret. Melihat dari sejarah, kota Nazaret itu adalah salah satu kota yang penuh dengan kejahatan dan pencobaan, sama saja dengan kota-kota zaman sekarang pada umumnya. Sangatlah mengagetkan bagi Natanael bahwa seorang Mesias datang dari kota Nazaret. Jadi Yesus tumbuh di kota yang penuh dengan kejahatan dan pencobaan? Wow! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alkitab memang tidak menjelaskan banyak mengenai masa pertumbuhan Yesus selama 30 tahun sebelum Ia memulai pelayananNya. Tetapi ini yang Alkitab katakan mengenai Yesus: "Dan Yesus makin bertambah besar dan bertambah hikmat-Nya dan besar-Nya, dan makin dikasihi oleh Allah dan manusia." (Luk. 2:52) Dan Ia pun tidak berbuat dosa. (1 Pet. 2:22)
Bagaimana Yesus bisa menjaga kekudusan dan kemurnian ketika Ia dikelilingi oleh pengaruh-pengaruh buruk? Yesus itu lebih memilih untuk memuliakan Tuhan dibandingkan berbuat dosa. Dan ini pelajaran bagi kita yang selalu dikelilingi oleh pengaruh-pengaruh dunia. "Sebab itu ambillah seluruh perlengkapan senjata Allah, supaya kamu dapat mengadakan perlawanan pada hari yang jahat itu dan tetap berdiri, sesudah kamu menyelesaikan segala sesuatu." (Ef. 6:13)
Bukankah Tuhan memanggil kita untuk berdiri teguh diatas prinsip-prinsipNya? Janganlah kita goyah teman-teman. Biarlah kita menjadi mereka yang "baik" ditengah-tengah kejahatan “Nazaret."
Kita bisa hidup sesuai prinsip Tuhan di tahun ini!
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`Psalms 143:8, Cause me to Hear thy Lovingkindness in the Morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause Me to Know the way wherein I should Walk; for I Lift up my Soul unto Thee.
`Our Hearts are Willing to Follow the Direction→ of God, but often we are Afraid to let go and become all that we have been created to be. We feel secure and content in the place we are. Stepping out on the ledge can be frighte
ning, but we must remember that God takes Pleasure in doing good things within our lives. Reaching out to take hold of us His Hand births a new Hope within our Hearts. He Opens doors that No One is able to Close, and Closes Doors that No One can Open. He will lead us Peacefully Beside the Still Waters, He will Restore Joy to Our Souls, and we will Experience His mercy and Grace in every Aspect of Our Lives.
` I Pray,
Today, I am Willing to Stand on the Edge, take hold of Your Hand and Follow→. I will not Fear the Future and will Remember Your Goodness. Awake my Soul, that it may not Remain Content but that with all My Heart I will Seek Your Direction→ and Follow, in Jesus name I ask, Amen.
If you guessed the Bible on my previous post, they are! ✝️ I have a few more tweaks to do with the woodburned letters to make them stand out a tad more. I used a liquid antique gold guilding very lightly and it’s hand-carved etc. They’re just a little over 1 inch or so. 😍😍
sᴛᴏᴘ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴊᴇsᴜs ⏱|| Have you ever forgot to read your Bible? To do your devotional? To pray before or when you just woke up? I did too. Sometimes we say “I don’t have time” we are with all our daily things, doing homework, working until late, eating, taking a shower, watching a movie, sleeping, messaging, taking care of the dog, etc. If you know some reasons are reasonable and you think it’s ok because it’s something important you have to do. But so reading your bible should be!!! If we read Mathew 6:33
Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
We should seek him first in order to let him manage every other aspect of our lives. This passage doesn’t mean you will have everything you want but you will have everything God knows you need as he knows the desires of our heart. Forgetting to read the bible, doing our devotionals or praying it’s something christians have to deal with until it becomes a routine. It is said that for an activity takes 30 days to become a routine, so if you don’t have one start trying for 30 days and you might see some changes!
If you don’t have a routine why not doing it while doing others things, it’s better than just forgetting. I know how difficult it is to stop and give time to God when you are on a rush. Pray while taking your shower, while eating, while your are on the bus, while walking. Give Him the priority in your life and you will definitely see a change! ♥️
Mark your calendars and register today for the final OWN workshop of 2018: "What Makes You Happy?" featuring Shereen Marcus from Washington, DC.
Happiness is elusive - what is your source of happiness? An achievement, a relationship, a number on the scale? We hope you'll join us on Saturday September 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Paul's Chicago, 2500 N. Talman.
Registration ends on September 27th, so visit stpaulchicago.org/own to register! Workshop will include lunch and activities!
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Galatians 5:1 KJV
A lot people still get confused talking about grace. The truth is the only reason you can call something a sin is because a command has been given concerning something but then you choose to disobey. When God said that Adam and Eve should not eat of the fruit of good and evil, they decided to disobey. They sinned because they disobeyed.
Today as a believer we have the Holy spirit with us always. It's so easy to obey God and keep his commandments if you love him and have a strong relationship with him, don't get tired up in the slavery of the law. Focus on your relationship with God and when you get spiritually matured there are some things you just can't do. You need the Holy spirit in this Life's journey.
We are walkers of this world 🌎 🌎🌎 and we are often called to go out into its darkness. Never venture without the light of God, who is the only one able to guide you throughout doubts, fears and difficulties.
Lord, guide me with your light through the difficulties and distresses of this day!remind me that you are within me and I won’t fall! Show me your greatness in every daily thing. Help me to shine always for you! 🌟🌟
You call me out upon the waters 🌊🌊 this verse represent how I want my faith to be, Peter obeyed Jesus and walk on the water. It’s the cry of my heart to obey Jesus wherever He leads me and trust Him and His perfectly made plans regardless of the situation. #challenging