The Power of God’s Word

The Power of God’s Word

The Word of God is not simply scribbles on a page or ideas in a book. The Word of God is full of life and supplies the “nutrients” you need to make it through each day. Think about it for a moment: When you eat a bowl of spinach, you cannot see how the nutrients in that spinach actually affect your body. You can’t see the process of nutritious food getting into your organs and joints and making those things strong.  You can’t visualize it—but it still happens.

It’s the same way with the Word of God. The Word of God has nutrients to build you spiritually. You cannot understand how His words affect you, but they do! Every word is a container of power. It is an injection of God Himself. His power is released into you through His words, and by these injections of God Himself, you can project Him and go forward in life.Continue reading

Finish What You Start

Finish What You Start

When I was a child, my chief goal was to have a good time, do enough gymnastics to be a good cheerleader, and talk on the phone as much as possible. When I got to college, I had a rude awakening. One day, I just knew that unless I became focused and made some intentional goals, there was no telling what my life was going to turn out like. From that time on, I started to set goals.

In doing so, I learned two things. First of all, your mind and heart will not focus until they have clear objectives. Secondly, it’s easy to start things, but it’s not as easy to finish them. If you practice finishing what you start, it will take you a long way.

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Keep Your Spirit Well Fed

Keep Your Spirit Well Fed

If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus, ever nourishing your own self on the truths of the faith and of the good [Christian] instruction which you have closely followed. But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers’ tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit]. For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come. (1 Timothy 4:6–8)

How do you keep yourself spiritually fit? You do so in the same way you would physically speaking: you nourish yourself. What does that nourishment look like?Continue reading