By: Bill Odom
A life fulfilled
Col 2:8-10 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are
complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”
Verse 10 tells us that we are complete in Christ. Our faith in this will determine
our outlook on life.
If we believe this we will have confidence and fulfillment; if we don’t believe we
will be like the wave of the sea tossed here and there.
My attempts to be complete and fulfilled always come up short, but Faith in what
Jesus accomplished in His death and resurrection make us complete and right
with God and satan can’t touch us.
By: Steve Acuff
Time to Put Our Hand to the Plow
Have you ever procrastinated and keep thinking that it would get done later? It's like our spiritual relationship with God. We procrastinate and become sluggish and don't get anything done. Proverbs 20:4 "The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing."(NKJV) We to often put off the things of God and we end up not doing anything for the Kingdom of God. We become lazy and sluggish and gradually pull away from God. We have to get busy for God. Luke 9:59-62 ""Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God. "And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”" (NKJV) God said to follow him and proclaim the Kingdom of God. We need to not get lazy or sluggish in doing God's work because you don't know when your should will be required of you.
Ephesians 5:15-17 "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is." (NKJV) We need to redeem the time and use our spare time and not waste our lives on worldly things. We need to be about the Father's business because time is running short.
We need to be committed to doing something and not procrastinating. we need to take action and not let our ego mind make decisions four us and let God lead us on what to do. Matthew 6:33 " But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (NKJV) If we will put first the Kingdom of God and His will. We will not have time to procrastinate and we will use our time wisely. If we keep putting things off we can't get a breakthrough and do God's will. We need to use all of our time wisely.
By: Kenneth Walker
Ready At Any Time
When a hurricane warning begins people begin to prepare their businesses and their homes. They board up the windows and build walls of sandbags all around them. then they begin the evacuation process. Shelters open their doors hundreds run to the nearest shelter and hunker down for a long night. A Child of God prepares differently. They pray, read the Word of God and fast. He didn't say it would be easy but He said in Psalm 34:19 "Many are the afflictions of the Righteous but the Lord delivereth them out of them all. " Be prepared spiritually because storms will come.
Isaiah 59:19 "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him."
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