How many times have we heard the phrase, “It’s not about you?” And while this is so true, reminding us that most often people respond based on their own thoughts, perceptions, and hurts, if you are a follower of Christ, you can’t rely on the “but that’s how I feel” crutch. Your call is to flip things–to fight the human tendency toward self-centeredness as you place others interest above your own. This means taking the time to look at people–truly look at them, evaluating your words not only in terms of what you are trying to say, but in how they might be perceived. As you read about the ancient prophet named Jonah, retold by Robin Prater from the Robin’s Nest, think of your own life. Does Christ’s love really dwell within you and flow through you, or are you too centered on self? Remember, it isn’t about you.
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Isaiah 40:26 “Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things, who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; Not one is missing.”
*Belt of Truth
*Breastplate of Righteousness
*Shield of Faith
*Sword of the Spirit
In Orion’s belt there are three bright stars. I do not think it coincidence that there are three bright stars in the belt, which would be the belt of truth. What is truth? John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.'” We have the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one, the Holy Trinity, which is truth. We have His Word, the Bible, to saturate our minds and dispel all deception and falsehood.
God’s truth surrounds us and holds everything else in place. God’s truth enables you to live for him, like a glimmering lamp shattering the darkness.
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before me, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
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And remember, if you think Robin’s post should make it to our top 3 of 2010, “like” it, tweet it, fb share it or leave a comment and I’ll tally them all for our end of the month reveal. And if you’re confused about the armor of God, check out this article: What is the Full Armor of God?
Blog: Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud
Do you have a passion? A calling from the Lord, maybe? Sometimes I have a hard time following through with my calling. Distractions can get in the way, procrastination, even pressure from yourself and your own expectations. Whether you’re a writer or your calling and passion lies elsewhere, I think you’ll find encouragement from today’s […]
How’s that for a blog post title? Not my usual, nor is this my normal day to post, but I never know how long an Amazon deal will last, so… For a limited time, Amazon has marked down the kindle version of Intertwined to under $3! If you haven’t bought a copy yet, or if […]
Do you ever feel lost? Maybe like you’re simply walking in circles, not getting anywhere because, well, you have no idea where you should be heading? Today my sweet friend Holly Michael shares a terrifying time (least, it’d totally terrify me!) when she learned her daughter was lost, overseas, and how this event relates to […]
Please forgive me for the double post and also for failing to announce the winner of last week’s give-away! Judy, you won a copy of Joi Copeland’s latest release, Sheriff’s Bride, Rob’s Story. I’ll message you shortly to discuss the best way to get that to you. :)
Before I share my intro story, I must admit, early in my marriage I stunk at being a wife. And I mean stunk. (You can read about that HERE and HERE, and maybe HERE.) Okay, disclaimer out of the way… When Steve and I were first married, I had no idea what a wife was supposed […]
Never under estimate the power of even the smallest acts of grace. A smile given to a lonely old woman, a five minute conversation with the cashier at the pharmacy, an unexpected compliment to your spouse. Many of you are probably familiar with TobyMac’s song, “Speak Life.” You can listen to it here: Today’s guest, […]
How many challenges and setbacks can an individual encounter before he decides to give up? I hate to admit it, but if I’d experienced even half of what Dr. Ohaju, director of St. Joseph’s trauma center endured, I fear I may have retreated. Thrown my hands up in defeat and turned down an easier path. I […]
The older we get, the less time we seem to have and the faster moments appear to zip by. It’s intriguing to me how easy it is to waste time without realizing it. And even when utilizing every moment, it’s easy to spend our time on things that aren’t assigned to us. With the New Year approaching, […]
First, to all my lovely and faithful readers: Merry Christmas! Some of you have been with me since way back in 2009, long before I signed my first book contract. Thanks for standing beside and behind me! I’m soaking up every drop of your support. :) And I’m so very thankful for you! I hope […]
“Keeping our spirit in tune with the Father’s heartbeat trains our eyes to see things we’d normally miss.” ~ Maria Morgan Such a beautiful, necessary, and truth-filled statement. I shared the song last week, and due to copyright laws can’t really share the lines I love here, without sharing the song again. But the first […]
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