Years ago when I first became a believer in Jesus, I remember my mama, a Residential School survivor, screaming at me, calling me a traitor, and asking me why I chose a religion that hurt my people. The fact is, I didn’t choose a religion . . . I chose a way of life that healed my spirit. The religion I can do without, but I can’t do without Jesus.
Many Christians are satisfied if they are doing something —others wish to feel sure that they are doing much; but few admit the obligation, or make serious efforts, to do all they can.
Wow. I want this. I want this inside my insides, streaming from my soul. Excerpt from: Good Fruit The Good Fruit List This is what God produces in us: love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. – […]
“But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.” – Luke 8:15. Remaining in the Vine… the analogy of the vine and the branches in John 15 John 15:1-11 […]
Be very careful you do not have a Secret Garden in your heart – where you carefully tend bad fruits and bad trees, attractive bushes and hedges in your mind, hidden from sight, things that go contrary to His expressed Ways. What are you cultivating? “There is a way which seems right to a man […]
If you are not born again – well then, you have to keep on sinning. It’s your nature. Still. But, if you have been saved, then you are a brand new creation. You have been changed, and the Bible says you do not have to sin! He empowers us to refuse sin. He “…is able […]