Archive for September, 2013

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i said that i would eventually get back to fasting and… today seems to be the day. For me it’s day 21 of my fasting journey, the changes are becoming more and more apparent to me. The previous post was “Overcoming the Enemy of my Hunger for God.” You may want to go back and read it first. If for no other reason than to read the quote from John Piper.

Here’s the driving force for me in doing this fast. i have been given the opportunity to share life for a season, with a specific handful of people. i made agreements with them to pray for them not once, but every day, and often within that day. To be in position for them so to speak.

i don’t recall the circumstances, but i read Matthew 17:14-20 (it will be obvious that it’s from the Message but it doesn’t change in meaning regardless the translation.) “At the bottom of the mountain, they were met by a crowd of waiting people. As they approached, a man came out of the crowd and fell to his knees begging, “Master, have mercy on my son. He goes out of his mind and suffers terribly, falling into seizures. Frequently he is pitched into the fire, other times into the river. I brought him to your disciples, but they could do nothing for him.” Jesus said, “What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to your lives! (AMP. O you unbelieving (warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation!) How many times do I have to go over these things? How much longer do I have to put up with this? Bring the boy here.” He ordered the afflicting demon out—and it was out, gone. From that moment on the boy was well. When the disciples had Jesus off to themselves, they asked, “Why couldn’t we throw it out?” “Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus.

i began thinking about what Jesus had said. “What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to their lives!” They were disciples and i am still His favorite one, but… i like them were found to be out of position. Before Jesus got to the bottom of the mountain He had been on top with Peter James and John. They experienced… let me just quote it. “His meaning Jesus appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him.” That’s experiencing the presence of God! One can hope!

There was a difference from what took place on the top of that mountain from what took place at the bottom. At the bottom there was feasting and celebration of which the other nine disciples were partaking in. Several commentaries state that the disciples were not prepared for what they needed to accomplish, they were out of position, they had no sense of God and were not focused at that moment.

my spirit rose up with those words and i felt like i got additional clarity regarding what my commitment to this group of people needed to be. i need to be in the position that Jesus, Peter, James and John were on top of the mountain. i must do today what others will not so that tomorrow i can do what others can not. i don’t mean to sound boastful, but for me that’s the invitation God presented to me. Do i have to accept, certainly not. But this group includes my best friend, and wife, my children, my grandchildren as well as several others. i must be in position to be able to pray big audacious prayers for these people in my life. Thus i embarked on this fast of liquids for an unknown length of time. One of the greatest benefits of the fast has been that i don’t have to ask what are we having for dinner every night.

i didn’t share that there were other things at play in this story from Matthew 17 but they weren’t as important to me as what i have shared.


MEASURE #10… Fear!

Posted: September 27, 2013 in MEASURE - measure
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Once again today you have two options for the “me and I Am” post. You may click on the player, sit back and listen or you can read it for yourself. I’m still asking for your patience while I work out the bugs. If the player does not show on your device try clicking in the title and see if that works. If neither of them work then I guess it’s back to the stone age of having to read it for yourself, but many thanks either way.

Let me take a moment and explain how this works. A MEASURE has the right reserved to the people to approve or reject an act of the legislature. So with a slight adaptation here’s my use. A MEASURE which in my case is a verse, has the right reserved for me to approve or reject an act of the Word of God.

The plan is to take specific verses, present them as MEASURES, approve or reject them and then focus on applying the MEASURE in my everyday life. Maybe a simpler way of defining MEASURE is to say that MEASURES are a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose

Now with all that said, today we are considering MEASURE #10… Fear. In church world it’s said that where there is fear there is no faith and vice versa, where there is faith there is no fear. Today’s MEASURE #10 is based on Isaiah 41:10 which says, “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”

Fear is an emotion brought on by a perceived or real threat which causes me to quickly pull far away from it and try to hide. It is a basic emotion occurring in response to specific situations, such as pain or the threat of danger. Fear is my ability to recognize danger which leads me to confront it or flee from it, and in extreme cases it can paralyze me.

It is worth mentioning that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable, but it can also be an instant reaction to something currently happening.

So it’s time to do a little inventory by asking myself a couple questions. If i had absolutely no fear, would i be doing anything different than what i’m doing today? Just how much fear is there In my life? To be perfectly honest, and just off-hand, i can’t come up with any obvious fears but then that’s why I only do one of these type posts per week. It gives me time to digest what I wrote. At almost 62 fear could keep me from any one the new adventures i’m embarking on and that’s why this MEASURE is coming up today. Better to be safe than sorry. Trying to learn this podcast thing could cause me to fear as i’m not a techy at heart.

I am voting YES on MEASURE #10 by placing my name into Isaiah 41:10, accepting it as law, and making it my confession of FAITH for the next week.

So here it goes… “I do not fear [because God has not give me a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind], and [there is nothing to fear], my God is with me; i do not look around in terror and become dismayed, because even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i fear no evil. my God is with me. my God’s rod and staff, comfort me .my God strengthens and hardens me to difficulties. my God shows up and helps me. my God holds me up and retains me with His [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Audrey Hepburn said it this way, “Pick the day. Enjoy it to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.

So once again we come to the close. You must decide for yourself. Will you vote yes on MEASURE #10 and get rid of fear? Or will you hold onto the emotion which is brought on by a perceived threat which causes you to quickly pull far away from it and try to hide?

If your like me there are many situations in my life that i am praying about and find myself waiting. i sometimes wonder why the answer hasn’t come yet? That’s why i’ve been sharing about “While i’m Waiting.

Here is one thing i know for certain, before God moves, i will wait. It may be a nano second or it may be years! Waiting is a crucial part of life and guess what, everybody gets to do it. The real question is not if i’ll wait, but rather how i’ll wait. I believe that how i wait, has a huge impact on how long i wait.

I have choices as to how i’ll wait. I will wait passively, or i’ll wait expectantly. If I am a passive person I hope something good will happen and i’m willing to sit around waiting to see if it does. After a short time, i give up, saying, “That’s it! I’ve waited and waited and nothing’s happened.” If I am a passive person I have a lot of wishbone and not much backbone!

I f I am an expectant person, I am hopeful, but I am believing the answer is just around the corner. my belief is not a passive thing. my hope is not deferred, my heart is not sick. my heart is full of hope, expecting the problem to be solved at any moment. I spend my days expecting. i may wait and wait, but suddenly what i’ve been waiting for happens.

Why would I wait for something I don’t expect or have hope in it coming to pass? By the same token why would I expect or hope for something if i’m not willing to wait for it? my waiting isn’t supposed to be spent sitting around passively hoping that something will happen sometime soon.

Once i’ve asked God to answer a question or solve a problem, i need to be eagerly awaiting His answer. i need to be serving actively, aggressively and expectantly. I  need to be worshiping actively, aggressively and expectantly. Having some experience in this I have found that if God answered right away, many times I would be ill-prepared to handle His solution.

Sometimes i find myself in horrible messes and it’s hard to imagine waiting one more second. But i need to keep waiting on God and trusting Him with a confident yet simple faith.

In the Bible Paul and Silas knew about waiting, and they waited well. Acts 16 tells the story of how they were attacked by a crowd, beaten and thrown in jail. Verse 24 says the jailer put them into the inner prison (the dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks. He was making sure they couldn’t escape. But about midnight, God showed up. Now it would have been nice if He’d come a little earlier, but Paul and Silas didn’t seem to mind—they just decided to start singing and began to worship the Lord. They began to wait on God.

Verses 25 & 26 say, “But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them, suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened.” God answered them suddenly!

So what am I doing today? Hebrews 10:36 (MSG.) If some enemies broke in and seized my goods, i’d let them go with a smile, knowing they couldn’t touch my real treasure. Nothing they did bothered me, nothing set me back. So i won’t throw it all away now. i was sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But i need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so i’ll be there for the promised completion. It won’t be long now, he’s on the way; he’ll show up most any minute. But i’m not a quitter who loses out. Oh, no! i’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.

Romans 1:17 says, “For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.

.Joseph is one of the greatest heroes scripture. What separated him from others was his absolute trust in God, regardless of what happened to him. He is another example of what i am to do “While i’m Waiting.”

The story go’s like this. Genesis 37:3-11 (MSG.) Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he was the child of his old age. And he made him an elaborately embroidered coat. When his brothers realized that their father loved him more than them, they grew to hate him, they wouldn’t even speak to him.

Joseph had a dream, told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said, “Listen to this dream I had. We were all out in the field gathering bundles of wheat. All of a sudden my bundle stood straight up and your bundles circled around it and bowed down to mine.”

His brothers said, “So! You’re going to rule us? You’re going to boss us around?” And they hated him more than ever because of his dreams and the way he talked.

He had another dream, “I dreamed another dream—the sun and moon and eleven stars bowed down to me!”

When he told it to his father and brothers, his father reprimanded him: “What’s with all this dreaming? Am i and your mother and your brothers all supposed to bow down to you?” Now his brothers were really jealous;

Like David, Joseph had his own sin. He was young and proud, enjoying his status as his father’s favorite. Joseph bragged, giving absolutely no thought as to how it might hurt his brothers. They weren’t just hurt, but became angry with his arrogance and threw him down a dry well, then sold him into slavery.

Thus, the story of another man whom God called to serve, waiting. So what else did Joseph do while he was waiting.

While Joseph was waiting, he was taken to Egypt, and sold again to Potiphar, an official in Pharaoh’s household. While Joseph was waiting, he gained position as overseer of Potiphar’s entire estate, through hard work and humility. While Joseph was waiting he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife of rape and then thrown into prison.

Joseph may have wondered why he was being punished for doing the right thing. But in-spite of it, he worked hard and again was put in charge, but this time, it was over all the prisoners.

God had given Joseph the gift of interpreting dreams. Two of Pharaoh’s servants were placed into the prison. Each told Joseph about their dreams. Then Joseph while he was waiting, falsely accused, in prison, told the cupbearer what his dream meant, and then told the baker his what his dream meant. Both interpretations proved true.

Two years later, while he is waiting, Pharaoh had a dream. Joseph interprets the dream, and his God-given wisdom was so great that Pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of all of Egypt. While Joseph is waiting he stockpiled grain to avoid a terrible famine.

Now Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt to buy food, and after many tests, Joseph revealed himself to them. He forgave them, then sent for their father, Jacob, and the rest of his people.

They all came to Egypt and settled in land Pharaoh gave them. Out of much adversity, much waiting, Joseph saved the 12 Tribes of Israel, God’s chosen people.

While Joseph was waiting for 23 years he was MOVING AHEAD BOLD AND CONFIDENT, taking EVERY step in obedience. While I’m waiting i am serving Him, I am worshiping Him, i am not fainting or becoming weary in well-doing. i am repositioning myself!

King David was a man of contrasts. He was in one moment committed to God, and in the next committing sins that i wouldn’t consider. That’s not to say that I don’t sin it’s just that my sins are just not as big, (i know sin is sin).

David lived a life often filled with frustration. Even after he became king of Israel, he was engaged in constant warfare to defend the kingdom. David was a great military conqueror, but he could not conquer himself. His one night of lust with Bathsheba, had disastrous consequences.

David was Solomon’s, father who was one of Israel’s greatest kings, yet he was also the father of Absalom, whose rebellion brought bloodshed and grief. David’s life was a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. In the Psalms he left examples of his love for God and his moments of frustration with God.

Some of David’s high moments were, killing Goliath, killing many of Israel’s enemies in battle, his refusal to kill King Saul, and his friendship with Saul’s son Jonathan. David is included in Hebrews 11. God called David a man after his own heart.

Then there are some of David’s low moments, committing adultery with Bathsheba. trying to cover up her pregnancy, and when he failed with that, he had her husband killed. He took a count of the people, choosing to disobey God’s command not to do that. And he was often lax, or absent as a father, by not disciplining his children when they needed it.

From this point forward is my point. God told Samuel that he had chosen a new king for Israel. The new king was to be one of the sons of Jesse. When Samuel saw the sons he thought the Lord would want Jesse’s oldest son to be the king. Instead, the Lord chose the youngest son, David, who was out tending the sheep. Samuel anointed David as the new king BUT…, it would be many years before the time was right for David to take Saul’s place.

After Samuel anointed David, Samuel left immediately and went back home. David, returned to tending his sheep, “willing to wait” for the Lord to work out things in His time. The difference with David was that the Spirit of the Lord was on him, starting then, up until he died. David waited some 15 years from the time he was first anointed by Samuel to the time he became king over Judah. It was another seven years before David was anointed king over all Israel. This means David waited over 20 years to be made king. During that time of waiting David wrote his own story. One of highs and lows, of success and failures. David’s life teaches me a great deal about “waiting on the Lord.”

1 Samuel 16:7 “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (NIV) This ties in with yesterday’s post in which i shared about increasing my ability… my ability to be, a man after God’s own heart.

And as the song says, I will MOVE AHEAD BOLD AND CONFIDENT, taking EVERY step in obedience. While I’m waiting i am serving Him, I am worshiping Him, i am not fainting or becoming weary in well-doing. i am repositioning myself!

i must apologize because on Thursday i presumed to know what i would post on Monday, today. Silly me! The Thursday post was about “Overcoming The Enemy of my Hunger For God.” It was centered around repositioning my lifestyle to include not just a current time of fasting but making it an ongoing activity. There is much more to share but not in this post. i won’t say when i will get back to it, only that i will.

“That which i persist in doing becomes easier not that the nature of the task has changed, but my ability to do has increased.” – Emerson

One of my favorite quotes. So how do I increase my ability? The answer is Practice what i have learned and received and heard and seen in Him, and modeling my way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with me.” (Philippians 4:9) Then recall Proverbs 29:18, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed'” and it all becomes clear.

i’m still listening to the song “While I’m Waiting” by John Waller many times per day. The connection today is as strong as the very first time. I also voted to accept MEASURE #9 it becomes law for me.

Application: While I am waiting i am increasing my ability by practicing what i have learned and received and heard and seen in Him. i am increasing my ability to model my way of living a by practicing what i have learned, received, heard and seen in Him. Everything to this point is what God has revealed, i am to attend to it until…, shown something more. Why? REPOSITIONING!

The song says I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord and I am hopeful. Proverbs 13:12 says Hope deferred makes the heart-sick. That says to me, that the object i hope for; if it is not enjoyed as so soon as i expected, if it is delayed any length of time, my mind becomes uneasy, my heart sinks and fails, and i become ready to give up all hope of enjoying the desired thing.

In this verse hope is a verb and is defined as, to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. A few other words like expectant, optimistic, confident may help in understanding what hopeful actually looks like.

One thing i’m fairly sure of. While i speak of waiting on God, it’s most likely the other way around. Application for ed. Last week i began getting up at least an hour earlier for more time with Him, not just any time but “First Fruits.” This week i began praying over Ann Marie and i a simple but directed prayer. i have done this before but silently to myself. The goal is to do this before our feet touch the floor, it’s a work in progress. As i shared i am on an extended fast. This is what i’m doing while i’m waiting, increasing my ability, drawing close to the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) who has invited me to be with Him.

The end of Proverbs 13:12 doesn’t get quoted nearly as often. It says, “but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.” When the thing i hoped for, which has been long-expected and desired, comes, when it is accomplished, it gives me an unspeakable pleasure and delight.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

Today you have two options for the “me and I Am” post. You may click on the player, sit back and listen or you can read it for yourself. I am asking in advance for your patience as this is new software and i am not a techy at heart. Everything at this time looks to be working, but, this is said without having actually posted in this format.

I don’t think there is a day that goes by without someone saying to me that they are waiting on the Lord for this or that. Like wise I don’t think there’s a day that I haven’t thought I was waiting on the Lord for this or that. So when I heard this song called While I’m Waiting and there was an immediate connection with it. It describes my waiting with great detail. It was as though John Waller reached into my mind, put every thought onto paper and then turned it into music. It serves as a great reminder, as well as encouragement for me to stay focused. I have listened to it over a hundred times.

Here’s the link to it if you want to listen to the words and music:

Philippians 4:9 says, Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you.”

I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord And I am hopeful, I’m waiting on You Lord Though it is painful, but patiently I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident Taking every step in obedience

While I’m waiting I will serve You – Serve: to render assistance; be of use; help While I’m waiting I will worship – Worship: to render religious reverence and homage While I’m waiting I will not faint – Not: used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition. Faint: feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; lacking courage; cowardly I’ll be running the race even while I wait

I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord And I am peaceful, I’m waiting on You Lord Though it’s not easy no, but faithfully I will wait Yes, I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident Taking every step in obedience

While I’m waiting I will serve You While I’m waiting I will worship While I’m waiting I will not faint I’ll be running the race even while I wait

The words “I will move ahead bold and confident I’ll be taking every step in obedience. While I’m waiting I will serve You. While I’m waiting I will worship. While I’m waiting I will not faint. I’ll be running the race even while I wait make up MEASURE #9. If you vote yes and accept this MEASURE you agree to speak and act as the words direct. If you should decide to vote no and reject this MEASURE then the “Flip Side” of verse 9 become your course. The God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will NOT be with you. i leave you with the words of Ezra 10:4, Arise! for this matter is in your hands: we will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.

“The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for
heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we
drink in every night.” ―  John Piper

The title says it all. This involves a repositioning of some things in my life , more specifically it involves fasting. My last memorable fast was over 7 years ago and to this day i can recall everything about it. So why? Why have i waited so long before doing it again. Oh, there have been short fasts but even those have been years ago. How long is this fast for? No idea but it will be 14 days on Monday and i see no end in sight. Fasting is quality not quantity. Today i’ll share some of my thoughts on fasting. First off it’s one of those personal matters between myself and God. While I am sharing portions of my fast, please take the time to speak with God about any fast you would engage in. As it stands right now i will continue this line of posting on Monday as Friday, tomorrow is MEASURE #9.

Fasting is a physical expression of my spiritual hunger and my longing for God. Before i can fast, it is essential to get a vision for it. Why do i fast? What is my pursuit? What do i gain by fasting?

Without a vision, fasting will become something to be done only occasionally (been there done that). Instead, i want to institute it as a normal part of my lifestyle. Fasting is more than a suggestion; it’s a discipline that must become intricately woven into my lifestyle of prayer. 

Some options for starting and ending a fast. If i want to establish a lifestyle of fasting, habits have to change. Some people ease into a fast by eating only fruits and vegetables for a meal or two (depending on the length of the fast) before starting and ease out of a fast the same way. 

Because long fasts and a lifestyle of fasting may cause your metabolism to drop, exercise can boost metabolism.

If doing a water fast, add a bit of lemon or honey to the water for a little healthy boost of energy. Juice fasts – only drink 100% juice. V8 is wonderful for juice fasts – it can also be warmed up and drunk like a tomato soup. A green tea is good for your body as you fast, as it helps with the detoxification process. It is also helpful for those who are addicted to caffeine, as green tea is caffeinated. However, it is best to break caffeine addictions. 

Depending on the intensity and length of my fast, my body will switch into detoxification mode, eliminating many poisons and waste products. Because of this process, it is essential to drink a lot of water and fluids. i have goals for myself with how much water i need to drink in a day. i pay attention to what my body is telling me and currently i am sustaining my body with a bowl of soup each day. 

i have set other goals. Why am i fasting? The simple answer is to reposition myself. Fasting transforms everything. Things like what i’m praying for, who i’m praying for, my bible reading, study and worship. 

It’s taken me 7 years to get some vision! 

“Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit, that I may grow in the knowledge of your great love and truth.  Help me to seek you earnestly in prayer and fasting that i may turn away from sin and wilfulness and conform my life more fully to your will.”

The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost when thinking about it.  – Blaise Pascal

Have you ever thought that nothing was happening in your life? i most certainly have. But then there are those times when it seems like nothing is happening, and all of a sudden, something out of nowhere appears.

That’s the case with my series on metamorphosis and watching caterpillars become butterflies. Recently i watched caterpillar eggs develop into adult caterpillars, then go to chrysalis stage, and eventually hatch as butterflies. It was my intent to watch the butterflies start the whole process all over but I was not looking for a project and that’s exactly what it became. i released all the butterflies, put “all” the “stuff” in storage and declared that i was done. That’s been about two weeks ago and quite honestly i have not given it another thought except for watering all the plants i had purchased for this process to take place.

Then on Monday of this week i noticed that much of these plants had been eaten away and all that remained were barren stems. i decided it was time for them to go as well. i definitely didn’t want the whole place to become infested with whatever was doing this. As i went to move them, much to my surprise there was a “BIG” caterpillar gnawing away on one of the plants! Then i saw a second and a third one. i couldn’t believe my eyes. In part i had ended the whole thing because i never saw the butterflies landing on any of the plants and i didn’t want them to starve. But here’s proof that they had done just that at some point. The amazing thing is that they were only in their new cage that i had purchased for two days. i guess they proved that their single focus is to mate and they did so quickly.

i came back in on Tuesday to find that two of the three were already in chrysalis and the third was in the process which i had not observed in my previous observance. So out came the cage, in go the plants and we continue with observation of this miraculous process.

As for me this is a great reminder that just because i don’t see something happening, it doesn’t mean that nothing is. It’s often when nothing seems to be happening, that God is at work.

His presence is known when we meditate on the fact that the sands of the sea are numbered by Him, that He keeps a count of the waves. Astounded, we reflect that every drop of rain, every day and every hour of all the centuries, everything past and everything to come are all facts of which He is aware.  – John Cassian

Love in Action…

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Love
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Love In Action

Love is not the answer… it’s the assignment!

I John 15:12, 13 says, “This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

That says to me that, as i get new revelation of God’s love for me, it will produce new words and actions in me. Therefore it’s time to re-visit these verses regarding love and the assignment they present. I have personalized them to myself.

This is more of a tool than a sharing of a story but, it is a part of my journey.

I Thank God Daily That…

1. i RECEIVE one another, just as Christ also has accepted me to the Glory of God. Romans 15:7

2. i GREET one another with a holy kiss. Romans 15:16

3. i SPEAK to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Ephesians 5:19

4. i SUBMIT to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

5. i LOVE one another, as He has loved me, so i must love one another.  John 13:34

6. i offer HOSPITALITY to one another without grumbling. I Peter 4:9

7. i stop passing JUDGEMENT on one another. Instead, make up my mind not to put any obstacle in my brother’s way. Romans 14:13

8. i with all humility and gentleness, with patience, show TOLERANCE for one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

9. i be KIND to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as Christ also has forgiven me. Ephesians 4:32

10. i be kind to one another, TENDER HEARTED, forgiving each other, just as Christ also has forgiven us. Ephesians 4:32

11. i be kind to one another, tender-hearted, FORGIVING each other, just as Christ also has forgiven us. Ephesians 4:32

12. So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal CONCERN for one another. I Corinthians 12:25

13. I was called to be free. But, i do not use my freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, to SERVE one another in love. Galatians 5:13

14. i CARRY one another’s burdens, and in this way i fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

15. I CONFESS my SINS to one another and pray for one another so that i may be healed.  James 5:16

16. i confess my sins to one another and PRAY for one another so that i may be healed.  James 5:16

17. i pursue the things which make for peace and the BUILDING UP of one another. Romans 14:19

18. I let the word of Christ dwell in me richly as i TEACH and admonish one another with all wisdom and as i sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in my heart to God. Colossians 3:16

19. That I am full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and be able to ADMONISH one another. Romans 15:14

20. i therefore ENCOURAGE one another and build each other up, just as in fact I am doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

21.i CONSIDER one another to provoke me to love and good works. Romans 10:24

22. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant me to be LIKE MINDED with one another. Romans 15:5

23. I be DEVOTED to one another in brotherly love; give PREFERENCE to one another in honor. Romans 12:10