Posts with the tag “encourages”

Displaying Your Faith
by Ed Newton on March 26th, 2024
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:16   Have you ever noticed how eager people are to show off their new possessions? Whether it's a shiny new car, a beautiful home, or a PS5, we can't help but share our excitement with others. But what about our faith? When Jesus works in amazing ways in our lives...  Read More
Valor in the Face of Fear
by Ed Newton on February 15th, 2024
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Deuteronomy 31:6    John Wayne's words echo a timeless truth about courage – the ability to press on despite fear. It's not the absence of fear but the decision to move forward despite it, embodying a spirit of valor. As we explore this concept,...  Read More
Divine Delays in Careers
by Ed Newton on January 21st, 2024
"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” - Proverbs 16:3   In our fast-paced world, the desire for career advancement often clashes with God's call for patience. Hebrews 11:25, showcasing the wisdom of Moses, reminds us that choosing immediate satisfaction over God's timing can have enduring consequences. This truth extends to our careers, where impatience may lead us do...  Read More
Guidance in Conflict
by Ed Newton on January 16th, 2024
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over." -Matthew 18:15   Conflict is an unavoidable part of human interactions, and even within the family of believers, disagreements can arise. How we handle these conflicts holds great significance, and the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:15 offer a timeless guide: "I...  Read More
The Vital Importance of Fearing God
by Ed Newton on November 5th, 2023
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." - Proverbs 9:10   A healthy fear of God is not about living in constant terror but rather about understanding and acknowledging His awe-inspiring, holy nature. It is recognizing that God is beyond our comprehension, and this awareness profoundly impacts your life in ways you may not even realize. Pro...  Read More
Thinking Like God
by Ed Newton on April 8th, 2023
“Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” - Provers 2:3-5  What would your life look like right now if you could think like God? You could take this question in a number of different directions...but just think about it....  Read More

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