Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is... his good, pleasing and perfect will. Transformed means: Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character. A dramatic change, what keeps us from a … [Read more...] about Word up — Be transformed, be renewed and be perfect!
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the ones who do the will of my father who is in Heaven. There's a couple sayings that come to mind when I read this verse. One goes "Only one life that will soon come to pass, only what's done for Christ will last" and another one goes "God loves us just … [Read more...] about Word up — it only began
Matthew 14:28 Lord, if it's you, Peter replied, tell me to come to you on the water. This verse was spoken from a boat in a terrible storm by Peter who was looking at Jesus walking on water. Quite a scene if you ask me and quite a request. Peter, had already seen plenty of miracles at this point but here he's asking for Jesus to perform yet … [Read more...] about Word up — We too should be asking in this way.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God The story of King David comes to mind here. Brief summary... a man named Jesse had like 7 sons all which had outward qualities that were clear to see. They were called together to be named the next king of Israel. Samuel was to anoint one of these sons to be the next king. He … [Read more...] about bring his goofy butt over here, let’s do this!
Matthew 26:58 But Peter followed him at a distance right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. For those who don't know, this verse speaks of what Peter did when Jesus was captured and being led to the high priest basically to begin the process of being crucified. So...What happens … [Read more...] about Word Up — Finding warmth from the enemies fire
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:19 It isn't the peacelovers it isn't the peaceable it isn't avoiding conflict It is stepping up and finding a way to work through a difference. If you really don't know who the ball was off going out of bounds -- shoot for it. If you are playing with … [Read more...] about Peacemakers