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Showing posts with label Spiritual Gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spiritual Gifts. Show all posts

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday - Jeremiah's Call and Commission - Jeremiah 1:4-10 - 7/16/17

God knew you, as he knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He knew you, thought about you, and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and has had a purpose in mind for you.

Each Christian has a purpose in life, but some are appointed by God for a specific kind of work. Samson, John the Baptist, and Paul were each called to do a particular job for God. If God gives you a specific task, accept it cheerful and do it with excellence. If God has not given you a specific assignment, then seek to fulfill the mission common to all believers - love, obey, and serve God - until such time as his guidance becomes more clear.

Often people struggle with new challenges because they lack self-confidence. They feel they have inadequate ability, training or experience. Jeremiah thought he was too young and inexperience to be God's spokesman to the world. But God promised to be with him. We must never allow feelings of inadequacy to keep us from obeying God's call. He will always be with us. If God gives you a job to do, he will provide all you need to do it.

God's message to Jeremiah was like his message to Moses: the God who made our mouths can provide the words he wants us to speak.

Jeremiah predicted that after the destruction of the nation, God would send a new Shepherd, the Messiah.

God still restores his people by renewing their hearts. We can have assurance of a new heart by loving God, trusting Christ to save us, and repenting of our sin.

Jeremiah served God faithfully for 40 years. During that time the people ignored, rejected, and persecuted him. He remained faithful to God.

People's acceptance or rejection of us is not the measure of our success. God's approval alone should be our standard for service. We must bring God's message to others when we are rejected.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, KJV; Tyndale Publishers Inc; Wheaton, IL

Monday, May 26, 2014

2004/05 Moments of Peace in the Presence of God: Book Review

Book Review . Peace . Shalom . God . Elohim . Devotional . Talents . Pray . Gifts . Spiritual Gifts, Love, Hope, Happiness . LORD

You know the story, I reviewed this book while being a Baptist Editor/Host for a site around the end of 2004 or 2005.


Through inspiring psalms and meditations this devotional book invites you into the presence of God/Elohim , where the gift of peace/Shalom awaits. In its pages you can discover that God is nearer to you than you are to yourself.

Reflections of Love, Hope, & Happiness.

This is the best gift that you could give to yourself.

NEVER ALONE
At sometime in your life you experience loneliness.
Loneliness is natural and should be appreciated rather than feared. In seasons of loneliness, you discover that you are never truly alone.

A Prayer
God, during those times when I feel the ache of loneliness, help me to remember that you are never more than a whispered prayer away. Amen.


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SECOND CHANCES
Even when your mistakes are so devasting that you cannot return to the life you once knew, God's light can break through the clouds and splash spectacular color across your life.


BEGINNING AGAIN
In many ways, your life is as fragile as that tiny plant. Cold winds may blow over you, leaving you feeling withered and ruined. But then God shines his light on your life and you can blossom once more.




A BRIGHT NEW DAY
Past failures and disappointments can hover over you like leaden clouds, refusing to yield to the promise of sunlight and clear skies. When you find yourself surrounded by gray thoughts and gray feelings, it may seem difficult to dream of happier times. But there is great hope. When you find yourself in such a situation, God is there to help.


THE LORD WANTS TO USE YOUR TALENTS
You should ask for his direction and pray for his guidance so you may use your gifts/Spiritual Gifts fruitfully.

Since this a 2004/2005 Review I did, I believe that that I received a complimentary copy from Bethany Publishing.

Monday, May 13, 2013

2 of 3 ... Serving One Another ... 5/19/2013



Spiritual Gifts . 12 Step Programs . God . Jehovah-Jireh . Crisis . Trial . Suffering . Holiness . Christian Service . Love . Hospitality . Faith . Cost of Discipleship . Power of the Good News/Gospel . Sunday School Lesson.


My Sunday School Lesson for the week of May 19,2013 is coming from the Books of Luke, James and I Peter.


Personal assignment: spiritual gits inventory and 12 step program (this thought was in my sunday school book)


I Peter 4:10 .... As ..every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as .. good stewards of .. the manifold grace of God.


Spiritual Gifts Inventory/Quiz: (these links/urls were not in my sunday school book below, consult your Christian leader at your Place of Worship as well)


http://www.spiritualgiftstest.com/tests

http://www.churchgrowth.org/cgi-cg/gifts.cgi?intro=1

http://www.elmertowns.com/spiritual_gifts_test/


12 Step Programs: (these links/urls were not in my sunday school book below)

http://www.12step.com/12stepprograms.html





Financial Christian Book Reviews: (2005 & 2012 Reviews)


http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-heart-of-financial-matters-book.html

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-debt-diet-book-review.html









I Peter 4:10 ....

As .. every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as .. good stewards of .. the manifold grace of God.

Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Christian Hospitality, Enjoined

As .. Romans 12:6; I Corinthians 4:7


as .. Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:14,21; Luke 12:42

the .. I Corinthians 12:4


I Peter 4:10 ....

every .. I Corinthians 4:7

Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Edition Bible & The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible