James 4:6-10

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”

  • One of our biggest shortcomings is that we often evaluate our walk with God without doing much to improve it! We know that we should spend more time in God’s word and communicating with Him in prayer, but we just cannot seem to find the time. Church, small groups, and accountability partners are important but something else always pops up! If changes do not occur, results will not occur! Submit. Resist. Come near. Wash. Purify. Humble. None of these are easy but they are all necessary! The results of obedience to these instructions are the devil will flee; God will come near to you; and you will be lifted up! Everything good comes from God! Desire God in your heart; Desire to get rid of the junk in your life; Seek God in His word and through prayer; and realize that you are nothing without God! He will transform your life to a life of peace and joy that is not dependent on your circumstances! He loves and desires us, but he will not force us into a relationship! He provided a Way through His Son, but He gives us the option of choosing! We are loved, but a relationship comes when we accept that love, are transformed by that love, and are committed to the one who loves us! Without Him we are nothing! Get off the throne of your life and let Jesus take control! Draw near to God and He will draw near to you!
  • What does the bible tell you to do that you never seem to be able to accomplish?
  • What sins are you holding onto?
  • How often do you draw near to God?
  • How often do you resist the devil?
  • Is your desire to walk with God strong enough that you are willing to make some changes?
  • What would your life look like if you would just humble yourself before God?

Submit – Give God total control.

Resist – Do not keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Wash and Purify – Repent and ask forgiveness for your sins.

Grieve, Mourn, & Wail – Understand that Christ died for your sins.

Humble Yourself – Realize and acknowledge who you are and who God is.

John 1:10-13

“He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”  Jesus came to save, and His offer is to all who believe in His name, and those who believe are adopted into the family of God. The plan, promise, and offer are on the table and it is not too late to give your life to Christ. He came to “all” who would receive Him. Where does your heart lead you? Are you one of the “all”? Will you believe and receive Jesus, be welcomed into the family of God, and represent your Father from this point forward?

Read More »

John 1:6-7, 41, 45

John 1:6-7 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.” John 1:41 “The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” that is, the Christ.” John 1:45 “Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”” The most important news you can ever share is the news of salvation through Jesus! Who have you told about Jesus? Who will you tell?

Read More »

Galatians 6:14

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” The cross is all we have, and the cross is all we need.

Read More »

Galatians 6:9-10

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Who does “everyone” include? Does it not include people who have done you wrong, people who do not believe what you believe, people who ignore you, people of different race, religion, or social status, etc.? Regardless of the outcome, and regardless of the response, we must stand firm in faith while striving to be Christlike to everyone. Often it never crosses our mind because we are focused on ourselves. An outward focus will bring peace, while an inward focus will always bring worry. When is the last time you did something good to someone? Do you look for opportunities to do so? When is the last time you made up your mind that you were going bless someone? Will you choose to focus outwardly on others, or only on your personal needs and desires? Will you look for the opportunity today to do good to “everyone”, or will you make an excuse as to how

Read More »

Galatians 6:7-8

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” We are not responsible for other’s actions, however, without exception, we are all responsible for our own actions. Check the topics of your conversation, your words, your attitudes, your relationships, your thoughts, and your actions! Those who walk through life avoiding the “God” discussions, have decided they don’t have the time, or desire, to go to church, never pick up the Bible for guidance, and never look past self-satisfaction or personal comfort, there will be a great awakening one day. We will all give an account to God for how we lived our lives! We will not “get by” with anything, but our sins will either be answered for by Christ, or we will pay the price ourselves eternally. Justification will only come through Jesus Christ.  What is on your agenda today, and at the end of the day, what is your goal? Does your “daily grind” ever focus on God, or is

Read More »

Galatians 5:22-25

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” A Christian possesses the Holy Spirit, and the fruit of the Spirit is evidence of the Holy Spirit in you. In Christ, we should possess each and every thing listed as the fruit of the Spirit. Jesus said that we will be recognized by our fruit. Before we think about how others recognize us, we should recognize for ourselves what fruit we are exhibiting! A lack of any fruit, represents a lack of submission to God, yet God’s desire is that we live our lives with this fruit overflowing from our heart. An imitation will always be discovered, but if we submit our whole heart to God, regardless of our situations, we will be known by our fruit. We should never be satisfied with partially developed fruit, but we should strive to be a light in this dark world, and share the reason for the hope that

Read More »

book us now!

use the contact form to reach us or call us direct! We are so very glad you visited our website and look forward to working with you.

book us now!

use the contact form to reach us or call us direct! We are so very glad you visited our website and look forward to working with you.