Posts with the tag “obedient”

It Just Lining Up
by Ed Newton on April 20th, 2023
“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” - Isaiah 1:19Have you ever been around someone, and it seems like everything in their life just lines up perfectly for them? The college they want to go to is 30 minutes from the girl they have been dating for 3 years. They have a job offer before they have even graduated, and get this, it’s in the city they have always dreamed...  Read More
The Hard Times
by Ed Newton on April 14th, 2023
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” - Proverbs 17:17  We have been discussing why it is so important to have “your people” in life. See, God never intended for you to walk through life alone. You can be independent, that is great. You can be an introvert. The world needs those too. But you can’t walk through life alone. Why? Because you need people to motivate you, ...  Read More
It Doesn’t Work That Way
by Ed Newton on January 18th, 2023
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance.” - 1 Peter 1:14  Have you been praying to God and asking for a blessing that just seems like it’s never going to come? If you want to be blessed by God, you cannot continue to live in sin. Or another way I like to say it is “if it don’t work in your home, it ain’t going to work in heaven.” Have your kids ever aske...  Read More
You Do Not Belong
by Ed Newton on December 17th, 2022
“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so that they would be filled with my joy. I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” - John 17:13-14  As a child of God, I need you to know something: you do not belong in this world. That is because you do not belong “to” t...  Read More
Content With Life
by Ed Newton on December 13th, 2022
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” - Hebrews 13:5  As we continue to look at what it means to “be real,” I want to ask you another important question: are you content with your life? We have talked a lot over the last couple of days about “editing.” Many people now buy apps that allow them to “edit...  Read More
Not Your Thoughts
by Ed Newton on December 2nd, 2022
“’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” - Isaiah 55:8-9  When you are obedient to God and walk with Him, you will live in victory. He assures us of this in His Word. But what we must under...  Read More
by Ed Newton on November 30th, 2022
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.” - 1 Chronicles 29:11If you have followed along with us the last couple of days, you know that we have been talking about enemies. You know, those people that want to oppose you and k...  Read More
by Ed Newton on November 29th, 2022
“But the Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at His anger. The nations cannot stand up to His wrath.” - Jeremiah 10:10Yesterday, we talked about your enemies. Let’s face it, whenever we decide to do something important, we will have “enemies.” These enemies can come in mild forms like people who oppose new ideas we have. Or this can co...  Read More
by Ed Newton on November 26th, 2022
“My child, don’t go along with them! Stay far away from their paths.” - Proverbs 1:15Have you been mislabeled? Maybe you have started a club, a company, or a youth sports program. You have a mission for what you want to do and a reason for why you are doing it. But for some reason, the message has gotten lost. And now, you or your brand has been mislabeled.Maybe it is for a lack of trying to hear ...  Read More
Bring God
by Ed Newton on October 30th, 2022
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  Do you have peace in your life? Do you live a life that is worry-free? If not, it could be that you are tr...  Read More
Obedience Through Scripture
by Ed Newton on October 29th, 2022
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” - 2 Timothy 3:16  Yesterday, we talked about prayer. If you want to remain obedient to God, you need to have a consistent prayer life. Prayer is the resource we have to be able to talk to God and to hear fr...  Read More
Set Apart
by Ed Newton on October 22nd, 2022
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all His commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God.” - Deuteronomy 28:1-2  Have you ever wanted to be different? Have you ever wanted to stand out from the crowd? For many people, this is a quick “NO” because...  Read More
Not Yet
by Ed Newton on October 14th, 2022
“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The people are saying, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.’” - Haggai 1:2 There is a time for everything. As we discussed yesterday, when you align your goals and plans with the will of God, you are bound for success. At that point, success is inevitable. God will see it through. But I want you to hear me right: success is IN...  Read More
An Anomaly
by Ed Newton on September 21st, 2022
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2   When you follow the will of God, He will take you to amazing places. Not just physical places, but to accomplish things you never dreamed you were capable of. That is what God does. Even if you start o...  Read More
No Presence, No Protection
by Ed Newton on September 20th, 2022
 “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” - James 4:8   Billy Graham once said, “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” Where God leads you, He will provide for you. He will take care of all your needs. He will equip you with the skills and abilities you will need, and He will ...  Read More
Has God Disrupted Your Life?
by Ed Newton on September 6th, 2022
“Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, ‘I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!’ In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.” - Job 1:20-22   Are you in a season of disruption? Has God disrupted the state ...  Read More
Are You Listening?
by Ed Newton on August 23rd, 2022
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.” - Revelation 2:29   When is the last time God spoke to you? If you ask believers this question, you are bound to get many different answers. Some might say, “Pastor, He spoke to me in my quiet time this morning.” For others, they might say it has been days, weeks, months, or years since they have...  Read More
Worth The Wait
by Ministry Support on June 14th, 2022
“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.’” - Genesis 41:39-40Over the past week, we have discussed at nauseam the difficulties of Joseph’s life. All that he has been through, t...  Read More
Fighting For You
by Ministry Support on April 8th, 2022
“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of...  Read More

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