Friday, April 13, 2007


Do you hide certain facts about yourself from your friends? Do you do things in private that you do not want others to see or know that you do? That may be well and good but remember…

God knows everything that you do, say and think; all of it.

Perhaps that is why Jesus, when He described how we are to love God, said,

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37 (NASB)

When Moses wrote down God’s words in Deuteronomy 6:5 he said, with all your heart, soul and strength or might. Either way, it is to be with our entire being because God sees and knows all. You can’t fake loving God.

If God is in you, your heart will be changed from one of deceitfulness, to one of desiring God’s will in your life. If God is in you, your soul is heaven bound and will not regard the things of the earth as all that important for you are no longer a citizen of earth but of heaven. If God is in you, every thing that your mind thinks, speaks and acts on will be according to His will for your life.

All that said, we WILL make mistakes; we will slip. However, when we do, our changed heart, soul and mind will immediately recognize it, repent and claim God’s forgiveness based on 1 John 1:9 where it says,

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Now I’ll share the main verse of the day…

2 Corinthians 5:11 (NKJV) 11Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.

Paul’s reference to being “well known” in their consciences was that whenever they would think about doing something that might be questionable in the sight of God, the hope was that the preaching of Paul might pop up in their consciences and warn them.


Sunday, April 08, 2007



For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. 9For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 9 (NASB)