Archive for February, 2016

A Dishonest Man

Posted in Blogroll on February 27, 2016 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 16:28  A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. ESV

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A dishonest man, one who only cares about himself, one who does what he wants to satisfy his own personal gains. One who will use any means he feels will accomplish his goals such as spreading strife. Contention that goes so far as to  find his victims standing before a judge.
A whisperer is that person who in the shadows or even in the bright light of day spreads dissention and conflict between the closest of friends for nothing more than his wanton pride.
As Christians we have been born again. We have left these kind of practices behind in death. We have chosen a life of peace, which is the opposite to these wicked characteristics. We strive to benefit, Bless, and Love those we come in contact with. Wether stranger or friend we consider all to be deserving of God’s Love passing through us to them.
Our interaction with everyone is to leave them better off than before we encounter them, even realizing the Love of Jesus the Christ which is inside of each Christian.

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Faith

Posted in Blogroll on February 26, 2016 by activeinspiration

Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. ESV #Bible

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This supernatural gift we have been given by God Himself, is given to every human being. This measure of faith to believe in God as well as faith in Jesus for our being saved from the wrath to come on all unbelievers.
Faith is the very proof of what God has in store for us Christians. It is commingled with God’s Love for all mankind. An expression of God’s intentions and Love, He being the first to Love each person on this planet.
There is no need to look any further than Faith to know that God exists. But God goes further and expresses Himself in all His creation, the more tangible proof of God’s existence.
This is why there is wrath coming for all unbelievers. It isn’t that you have to choose to believe, in reality one has to choose not to believe in God.
God still goes further to express His Love in sending His Son Jesus who became a man and lived some 33 years just as we do in every way, yet not sining.
Then Jesus began proclaiming the good news to the world that God was restoring His relationship with all mankind through Jesus.
Jesus then endured the worst punishment man could give. Then suffered the punishment of God by not only dieing, but even separation from God. Which every human deserves because of our sin.
God then raised Jesus from the dead, and declared that all who believe in Jesus the Saviour of all mankind, with that previously given Faith would not perish in death, but would enter the family of God and have everlasting life with God. Thank You Father God, and Jesus our Lord.

Humble Yourselves

Posted in Blogroll on February 10, 2016 by activeinspiration

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, ESV #Bible

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When we exalt ourselves, it brings nothing but judgement, and the opposite reaction we were desiring. Those we seek acceptance or promotion from separate and move away, rather than joining in our exhalation.
One most important thing we need to remember, is that God is mighty, and even His hand is much more mighty than we could be.
If we were to see the mighty Hand of God, we would shrivel up like a grape dried in the sun. Whether we wanted to or not, we would be humbled, and for different reasons.
The Holy Spirit is telling us to just simply humble ourselves and get out of the way, so God can exalt us at the proper time.
Even if God never exalts us, the path or journey of humility is the more noble way to go, and we get to keep those who we desire acceptance from, much closer.
God always has the superior plan or path in life for us to follow. Choosing our own way or path only leads us away from God.
Our reward in humility is finding the real way, and the real truth, and the Joyous Life found only in Jesus the Christ.