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Monday, January 16, 2023 7:38 AM

In Him All Things Consist

Monday, January 16, 2023 7:38 AM
Monday, January 16, 2023 7:38 AM

Being consistent, staying consistent, is sometimes different for some. Consistency is an essential part of our lives. People who are up one day, down the next are hard to deal with. You never know what mood they will be in. Consistent people are easier to deal with, especially when their attitude is consistent. 

Principles:
Consistent means acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate, consistently adhering to the same principles. Our views and actions are consistent. Even as we serve the Lord, we must be consistent in our faith. The way we talk, the things we do must be consistent with what we believe. 

It’s work:
I believe we should all work at being consistent in our lives, that when people are around us, we are consistent in our words and actions. The thought, Do as I say, not as I do, is very inconsistent — not a healthy way to be. So, let’s strive to be more consistent in our lives — at work, around our families, even when we are alone. It will bring greater peace to our minds. 

Let’s all strive to be more Christlike in speech and deed. It will help us be more and more successful in every area of our lives. 

Just a thought,
PSS

Monday, January 9, 2023 9:17 AM

Be Hopeful!

Monday, January 9, 2023 9:17 AM
Monday, January 9, 2023 9:17 AM

Be Hopeful!

Hope is not a sedative; it is a shot of adrenaline, a blood transfusion. Like an anchor, our hope in Christ stabilizes us in the storms of life; but unlike an anchor, our hope moves us forward; it does not hold us back.
— Warren Wiersbe

Tough times:

Although we may experience tough times, disappointing moments, heartache, we still can have hope if we believe. These temporary detours of suffering will actually strengthen our commitment to Christ and our testimony for Him. You see, as believers, we all have an incredible future with Christ in heaven.

Hope deferred:

Don’t ever allow your hope to be deferred. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12). No one likes waiting. It feels good to get what we want. But when our expectations are delayed, we can experience disappointment, disillisionment, and loss of hope. Waiting can become such an affliction to some that it’s like a lingering sickness. Even though things are delayed, we need to stay in faith, trust, believe in the word of God.

A better tomorrow:

Our hope in a better tomorrow because we are born-again, saved by the power of God, and realizing our future home with God is very real, will help us to keep going. No matter what you face, remember we have a hope that never perishes. It is a shot of adrenaline to our minds.

Let’s never lose this hope God gives us, and when our faith is being tested, remember it is only temporary — it’s God’s kingdom only that lasts forever.

Just a thought,

PSS

Monday, January 2, 2023 8:48 AM

Resolutions

Monday, January 2, 2023 8:48 AM
Monday, January 2, 2023 8:48 AM

RESOLUTIONS

“When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?’ ” (John 21:15)

Restoration:

Jesus has a wonderful way of restoring us when we fail Him! He does not humiliate us. He does not criticize us. He does not ask us to make a resolution to try harder. Rather, He takes us aside and asks us to reaffirm our love for Him.

Failure:

Peter miserably failed his Lord when he fled with the other disciples from the Garden of Gethsemane. Later, he publicly denied that he even knew Jesus. Peter must have wondered if he had been capable of being Jesus’ disciple when he was unfaithful to Jesus in His most crucial hour.

As you begin a new year, you may be painfully aware that you have failed your Lord in many ways. Perhaps you were not faithful. Perhaps you disobeyed His word to you. Perhaps you denied Him by the way you lived. Jesus will take you aside, as He did Peter. He will not berate you. He will not humiliate you. He will ask you to examine your love for Him.

Affirmation:

Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” If your answer, like Peter’s, is “Yes, Lord,” He will reaffirm His will for you. If you truly love Him, you will obey Him (John 14:15). Jesus does not need your resolutions, your recommitments, or your promises to try harder this year. If your resolve to obey God last year did not help you to be faithful, it will not make you successful this year.

Jesus asks for your love. If you truly love Him, your service for Him in the new year will be of the quality that He desires.

Just a thought,

PSS

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