OCCUPATION VS PURPOSE (We Didn’t Get Saved Because Jesus was a Carpenter)…

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wp-1474479281354.jpg DON’T BE LIKE JONAH!

Jonah 1:1-3

The Lord spoke his word to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up, go to the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it, because I see the evil things they do.” But Jonah got up to run away from the Lord by going to Tarshish.

Some jobs are also ministries…teaching, medicine, even law enforcement. Some jobs, in order to do them effectively you must have passion and a heart for people. You’re using your God-given abilities to earn your living. But, most jobs are occupations. They are what we do to sustain our lives, but they can change.

My job is my occupation, but my FAMILY  and my MINISTRIES are my PURPOSE.

Occupations can change, but your PURPOSE is the reason you’re still here. You choose your job…but God chooses your PURPOSE, so work it relentlessly.

The apostles had occupations. They were…

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Hymn of the Day: O Holy Night (Hear the Gospel Story)

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I love the traditional Christmas hymns. That is why I began this mini-series for the Hymn of the Day focused on Christmas hymns this Advent Season: Hymn of the Day: Joy to the WorldHymn of the Day: O Come, O Come, EmmanuelHymn of the Day: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence. But, I also love hymns that are rewritten. Hymns that have been so familiar that when sung often enough we forget the meaning of the lyrics. So, when Sovereign Grace Music came out with a new Christmas album in 2014 (Prepare Him Room) I was interested in what they did to a Christmas classic, O Holy Night.

Over the years, I have not grown fond of the hymn O Holy Night. This is mostly due to a comedian who sang the song purposefully bad and it is now the only version stuck in…

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Practical Tips for Supporting Someone through Grief

End of the Rainbow

After the loss of our sons, Patrick and I have been overwhelmed by all of the love and the support that we have received from others.

Only a year ago, Patrick and I picked up and moved hundreds of miles from our friends and our families to start the next chapter of our lives in a brand new place, where we had previously never visited and initially knew no one. Little did we know then just how soon life would test the strength of our new support system, and we certainly could never have imagined just how beautifully our new community would envelope us and wrap us in their loving care. Thankfully, they have become like a family away from family for us both, caring for us when we have so desperately needed it most.

Through this time and through this care that we have received, Patrick and I have…

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For I, Yahweh your God, hold your right hand and say to you: Do not fear, I will help you.

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Isaiah 41(HCSB)

shush“Be silent before Me, islands!

renew_strengthAnd let peoples renew their strength.
Let them approach, then let them testify;
let us come together for the trial.
Who has stirred him up from the east?
He calls righteousness to his feet.
The Lord hands nations over to him, and he subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
like wind-driven stubble with his bow.
He pursues them, going on safely,
hardly touching the path with his feet.
Who has performed and done this,
calling the generations from the beginning?

Alpha_And_OmegaI, Yahweh, am the first, and with the last—I am He.”
The islands see and are afraid, 
the whole earth trembles.
They approach and arrive.

metal_workerEach one helps the other, and says to another, “Take courage!”
The craftsman encourages the metalworker;
the one who flattens with the hammer
supports the one who strikes the anvil,
saying of the soldering, “It is good.”

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How to make a right choice in career

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An important decision in our life which can make or break our future pathways which is choosing the right career. People still get stuck with the choice and often tend to get off the career path. These people loose motivation in their professional life. The post talks about the ways in which one can make a better choice while choosing career.

How to make a right choice in career

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12/8/2017

The Word

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness. and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to God. –Romans 10:3

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. –Romans 10:9

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. –Romans 10:10

*I’ll be away for a few days. Any comments you leave will be moderated as soon as I can, or when I return. 

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WE HAVE GOT TO LEARN TO DISAGREE WITHOUT INSULTS…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

One of my greatest disappointments in growing up was realizing how much we really don’t. As a kid, I thought adults had it all together.

I’ve found that one of the areas in which some of us refuse to grow up is insulting one another.

There will always be at LEAST two sides to every issue, but most of the time there are many more. And, most of the time people are passionate about their opinion or position.

Politics

Wages

Business

Sports

Race

Relationships

Religion

The list goes on and on.

Of course, these opinions and positions will lead to disagreements. What’s important is that we learn to disagree without insults.

From social media, to demonstrations, to conference rooms, to private conversations…people allow their disagreement to be expressed with insults.

It’s natural to want to hurt someone back who’s hurt or insulted us, or someone we love, care about or…

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WHAT IS YOUR DESIRE ON THOSE WHO HATE YOU? (PSALM 118:7)…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

wp-1483884024953.jpgPsalm 118:7 (NKJV) 

The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore, I shall see my desire on those who hate me.


What does this reveal about us and what’s really in our hearts?


What’s the first thing you think about when you read, “I shall see my desire on those who hate me”?

How do you feel about those who hate you? Hurt you? Abused you? Mocked you? Embarrassed you? Who strives against you? Who works against you…right now! Today?

What is YOUR desire on those who hate you? Revenge? Hurt? Pain? Suffering? Death? Hell?


If we aren’t careful, we can get to the point that we don’t even want to see them saved.


What did God say?

Pray for them…

Feed them…

Do good to them…

Romans 12:17-21 (NKJV)

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 

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Depression: How to Fight for Faith in the Dark

THE COUNSELING MOMENT

SOURCE:  Stephen Altrogge/Desiring God

Three Lessons for Depression

I’ve often said that depression is like wearing tinted glasses. Everywhere you look, things look dark. Bleak. Black. Hopeless. Helpless. The waiting room for depression says, “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”

Depression is both a physical and spiritual affliction. Neurons and synapses fail to fire properly, leading to chemical imbalances in the brain. These imbalances cause the depressed person to feel awful, like their entire world is a raw catastrophe hovering over the depths of despair. When everything is a catastrophe, it’s easy for faith to falter and stumble.

“Depression causes a person to feel only gloom and despair, no matter what they’re thinking.”

Normally, the prescription for faith is somewhat straightforward. We read the promises of God, let them diffuse throughout our hearts, and then embrace them fully. As we embrace these promises, our faith rises. When…

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The Righteousness of God In an Apathetic World. — Rubies Corner’s Blog

We are brought to God through trusting in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. I believe He died for you, and me. God is righteous, and we have an apathetic, world for the most part. God will always be righteous, and distinguish Himself. He is the One true, living God. Jesus Christ is His son, […]

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