When Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us His final command, to proclaim His Gospel to all nations. But what does that look like and how do we accomplish such a challenging task? In this final chapter in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus maps out for us how we are to proclaim His Message.
18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can … Continue reading Exercising Faith
2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:2-4 (NIV) … Continue reading How to Fight Temptation?
Reading God's Word Reading the Bible is crucial for the spiritual growth in all those who place their faith in Christ. However, many do not even try to open God's Word, either because they are too busy or they don't know where to start. Fortunately, in this technological age, followers of Christ have an abundance … Continue reading Make God the Hub
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes. Psalm 119:11-12 (King James Version) All of us, at one time or another, have stumbled in our faith walk and yielded to temptation. It was after one of those stumbles that … Continue reading The Strength to Resist Sin
Wisdom is found in your Holy Words,
Only your Scriptures can give us life.
Render unto us your peace as we read your Word,
Deliever understanding when we meditate your Text.
Only Your Word gives us the way to Life,
Following your Scriptures inspires the Soul.
Grant us an audience through your words,
Only when we read You will we know You.
Dedicate we will to the Words of Your Bible.
When into your life,
a storm blows in
before it commences
to bring turmoil within.
Open up your Bible,
it will map out for you
how to maneuver
your way through.
When in deep waters,
before the conditions
turn into a cyclone.
Your Bible is the tool,
to help you navigate
the heavy swells
till the waters abate.
When into your life,
a storm blows through
use the Word of God
to calm and still you!
“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
King James Version
Deborah Ann Belka
Have you ever been accused of having a double standard when it comes to doing things for God? For example, suppose you tell a person that dancing is not God-Honoring and yet the next night you are discovered dancing in a night club. What kind of witness are showing to those around you when you don't practice what you preach. In John 7, Jesus condemns those who have such double standards and show us how we should live.
How does one know that they are truly loved by someone else? Is it enough to just say it and that is the end. I believe it is more complicated than that. In John 5, we examine how we show to God that we truly love Him or if we are just lovers on the surface.
When you start your day, what is the first thing you think about? Well if you are like me, thinking about how to honor God with my time is the last thing that comes to my mind. Yet that is exactly what our Lord wants us to do. In this video I read from Ephesians … Continue reading Seize the Day for God
I have been writing journals since 2001. All of them are reflection of what God revealed to me in His Bible. This is the beginning of a Flashback series, which will be every Sunday. Here I will share what God showed me a long time ago.