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There’s no such thing as a wireless Anchor

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Our hope is secure and immovable, anchored in God, just as a ship  anchor holds firmly to the seabed.

To the true seeker who comes to God in belief. God gives an unconditional promise of acceptance. When you ask God with openness, honesty and sincerity to save you from your sins, He will do it. This truth should give you encouragement, assurance and confidence.

The thing about anchors is that to be effective, they must be attached to something. There is always a connection: a rope or a chain. They aren’t wireless and can’t be connected to Bluetooth. That connection is every bit as vital as the anchor itself. It doesn’t matter how securely that big hunk of metal is wedged into the ocean floor – if you’re not tied to it, it’s not the least bit helpful. The chain matters greatly.

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The wonderful thing about the anchor of the soul is that it, too, comes equipped with a mighty chain. Hope has a rope: the Holy Spirit.

Before entering God’s presence in the ascension, Jesus promised to send His spirit to be our Helper. He is our great rope that cannot be frayed, the one who has lashed our hearts to heaven.

Through the Spirit we have an everlasting guarantee, a down payment on the life that is to come. He is the proof that there is more in store and the death is not the end.

In times of overwhelming sadness, your anchor should strengthen you, but you should also be encouraged by the chain.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, JESUS, has entered on our behalf. he has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizidek”

~Hebrews 6:19-20~

 

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#TGIF #TodayGodisFirst

Credits to Elton John Tan

 

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Faith

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast”

~Ephesians 2:8-9~ NIV

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When someone gives you a gift do you say, That’s very nice – now how much do I owe you? No, the appropriate response to a gift is “Thank you”. Yet, how often Christians, even after they have given the gift of salvation, feel obligated to try to work their way to God.. Because our salvation and even our faith are gifts, we should respond with gratitude, praise and joy.

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“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh  the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith

~1 John 5:4 KJV~

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Jesus never promised that obeying Him would be easy. But the hard work and self-discipline of serving Christ is no burden to those who love Him. And if our load starts to feel heavy, we can always trust Christ to help us bear it.

Too often, Father, I try to think my way through my problems rather than feeling my way. Open my heart so that I might know Your Love in the deepest way possible. Amen

 

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Ambassador for Christ

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”

~EPHESIANS 4:1-3 ESV~

God has chosen us to be Christ’s representative on earth. In light of this truth, Paul challenges us to live lives worthy of the calling we have received – the awesome privilege of being called Christ’s very own.

This includes being humble, gentle, patient, understanding and peaceful. People are watching your life.

Can they see Christ in you?

How well are you doing as His representative?

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Time is Gold

Time is gold, don’t waste it, and don’t take it for granted, always make the best of it…

Because you never know when you might run out of it.

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DON’T WASTE TIME

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

~Ephesians 5:15-16~

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We need to be so self-controlled that we don’t waste time. That doesn’t mean that we can never do anything fun.

It doesn’t mean we can’t do things that we enjoy.

We don’t need to be rigid, stiff or boring.

But we do need to use our time wisely, choosing to give the best part of our day to spend time with God.

The word encourage us to be prepared saying, “Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come” (Proverbs 19:20).

Starting your day with God’s instruction will keep you walking in wisdom, making the most of your time.


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The Lord is my Rock

God doesn’t promise to eliminate chllenges; instead, he promises to give us strength to meet those challenges. If he gave us no rough roads to walk, no mountains to climb, and no battles to fight, We Would Not GROW.
He does not leave us alone with our challenges, however.
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Philippians 1:6 devotion

“That he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”
The God who began a good work in us continues it throughout our lifetime and will finish it when we meet him face to face.
God’s work for us began when Christ died on the cross in our place. His work began when we first believed.
Now the Holy Spirit lives in us…enabling us to be more like Christ everyday.
“Paul is describing the process of Christian growth and maturity that began when we accepted Jesus and continues until Christ returns”…IMG_1527.PNG