Ambassadors for Jesus Christ

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:20 Merriam-Webster defines ambassador as: (1) an official envoy—especially: a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of […]

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Being Mindful of My Spiritual Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 “Fruit of the Holy Spirit” is a biblical phrase that refers to several attributes—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It does not appear that Apostle Paul’s intent is […]

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Keep Going!

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. ~ Philippians 3:12 Sometimes, you can feel discouraged, defeated, and emotionally drained from day-to-day. Unrequited goals that steal your joy and stifle motivation. You find yourself in […]

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Feel the Love of God

Galatians 6:9 tells us to not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. On your journey to do great things, there will be challenges, stresses, pressures and set-backs along the way. But you must not embrace negative feelings—let them come—and let […]

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Only Words…

Words fascinate me. They are immortal—unforgettable. Scripture speaks of the power of words—Proverbs 18:21, John 1:1, Matthew 12:36—to name a few. And while a picture is worth a thousand words… it’s words that we use to describe a Picasso… Renoir masterpiece… or a magnificent sunrise. Even our universal language—music—has an alphabet!

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Daunting Options that Led to Courage

Growing up in Greene County, Alabama, I learned early on that the concept of pro-Black didn’t mean anti-White or anti any race or culture. It meant having a mind to promote a people who struggled to overcome—a people—who still struggles to overcome injustices. Oftentimes, the idea is misrepresented because of a lack in understanding the […]

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Don’t Worry—God’s Got This

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. ~ Matthew 6:24 I’d been trying to grasp the unsettling idea for months. A faint, vague notion floating in and […]

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Living Water Refreshes the Soul

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. ~ Jeremiah 31:25 When weather conditions are just right. Each blade of grass sparkles with tiny droplets of water that seems to come from out of nowhere. Seeing dew in the early morning sunshine, reminds me of the refreshing power of God. […]

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Embraced in God’s Love

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.~2 Peter 3:18 God reveals himself in ways that defy set patterns, customs or denominational boundaries. He shows up and shows out at His will. There are days when His presence overflows in our lives. It’s […]

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Trusting God that I Shall Lack Nothing

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. ~ Psalm 23:1 One of my favorite books, God is More Than Enough by Dr. Tony Evans, describes explicitly why we need not be afraid… when we trust God. The scriptures referenced below are from Psalm 23:1-6 (NIV). The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. […]

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Musing the Bond between Fate and Faith

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 Fate is a very complex idea. We’re not the sovereign masters of our fate… Only God is sovereign. Even the things that we sometimes call fate is […]

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Staying Inspired for Good Works

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: ~ Hebrews 10:24  One of the best ways to inspire others… is to let them see that we’re inspired. But, staying inspired as we grow older is much easier said than done. Every disappointment, heartache, or failure chips away at our […]

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Kindness is Contagious

With lovingkindness have I drawn thee. ~ Jeremiah 31:3 Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. It’s expressed when you genuinely act friendly, generous, or considerate. It involves compassion, tender concern, and uprightness in both thoughtfulness of heart and thoughtfulness of action. What’s interesting about kindness is that it always involves an action. For […]

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Brave Cowards  

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  ― Nelson Mandela Yesterday, the idea… “Brave men and women without honor and cowardly men and women with honor all look the same, because […]

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Jesus is My Rock

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? ≈ Matthew 21:42 Lord… You’re my rock, my salvation, and my everything. As I looked back over my life – […]

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Reading Reflection: Multiply

Below is my reading reflection on Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving. Introduction Francis Chan is a pastor and church planter based in San Francisco, while Mark Beuving is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Eternity Bible College. Their book Multiply: has a statement by David Platt that summarizes the essence […]

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