Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Bible

The Great “I Will?”

Our God is not the Great “I Will.” He is the Great “I Am.” Consider this as you wait on Him in prayer. 

(Exodus 3:14, Romans 8:28)

Everyday is “Halloween”

What is it about Halloween that so many of us enjoy? Perhaps it is the chance to receive all kinds of yummy goodies simply by walking and knocking on others’ doors. Perhaps it is just the chance to become something new and something different, from who we are, if only for a little while.

In truth, everyday we have the chance to “walk the walk” and be filled with all kinds of “goodies” from the one who knocks on the door of our hearts. Everyday we have the chance to be something new and something different, from who we have been… Not just for a little while, but for eternity.

Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock…”

2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Got Complaints?

I just finished reading some words that were written by King David long ago. They challenged me to really consider how we pour out our complaints over the phone, in emails and text messages, in person, on Facebook and Twitter, and even in our own personal blogs.

“With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.” – Psalm 142:1-2

Give your spouse and your friends a break from the bulk of your complaining. Take your complaints to the Lord first.

Pursuing Happiness?

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God never called us to pursue happiness. He called us to pursue Him.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Consider those Words Today

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Why is it that it often takes a person to die for others to consider what they said while they lived? Don’t wait. Consider your loved ones words today.

John 2:19-22
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

The Fight of Fools

One does great evil in an attempt to produce great evil in another. Sadly, the plot often prevails.

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. – Proverbs 29:11

Perspective

 

 
Luke 18:24-27
Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
 
(If I held a needle close to my eye and looked at a camel far off, it would be possible for the camel to fit through the eye…)

Invest Your Breath Wisely

It is possible to say much with few words and few with many. Invest your breath wisely.

For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words. -Ecclesiastes 5:2

More than You Can Handle

God will give you more than you can handle, but never more than you can handle with Him.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13

Magnify the Good

You magnify what you focus on. Focus on the good in others. After all, isn’t this how you want them to focus on you?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

– Philippians 4:8