“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” –St. John 4:24
I wanted to write about this verse, but initially, I was stumped. Jesus had said it all. Then the question came to me, “What is a spirit?” …so I looked it up.
One definition of the word spirit is: ‘the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character, the soul.’ That’s beautiful right?
After reading the definition, it reminded me of why we should Continue reading
Sometimes when we are going through difficulties in life, we ask ourselves, “How am I gonna fix this one?” I suggest the question we should be asking is, “Is there any thing to hard for the Lord?”
This question was posed in the Bible in the book of Genesis 18:14. During this biblical episode a truth is revealed, which is: Continue reading
Looking back at year 2010 and forward towards 2011, I am reminded of scriptures found in II Kings 7:3. Elisha the Prophet was bringing forth a positive word to the king in the midst of a bad situation. He was predicting that the next day would bring food and prosperity to the land and that God would intervene for the good of the people. Of course, there was the naysayer in the crowd… Continue reading
The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: –Proverbs 1: 1-5
Ever wanted a sure source of good advice?
The book of Proverbs is a collection of writings which is filled with great advice and divine wisdom. I had been on a quest for wisdom and had sought God for answers. I was led to the book of Proverbs. While skimming over the chapters, I realized that there were 31 Chapters in Proverbs (one for each day of the month)…how cool is that?
When I am faced with difficult situations or I wonder about the whys of it all, a verse from Proverbs creeps up in my being. Continue reading
Do you have the ability to inspire others? I think you do. I do too. ‘Inspire’ is defined as: ‘to encourage or to stimulate somebody to do something–to a greater effort, enthusiasm or creativity. Another interesting definition is ‘to breathe in’.
I think the two definitions go hand in hand. When you encourage someone you are actually speaking life, new energy and ‘oxygen’ into the person you are talking to, allowing him or her to ‘breathe in’ the power they need to continue-on or excel.
We have that ability. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to start over in hopes of improving your current situation? You can stop going in the direction you are currently headed but, backwards time travel is usually not an option for most people. That means that you have to start where you are—right now. Continue reading