Springs of Living Water – Our Heart And Mind

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In the last post, we saw that if we would like good stuff to come out of our mouths, we’d better guard our hearts because that’s what determines what gets into our hearts and eventually out of our mouths. But how easy is it guarding our heart? What about stuff that has already got into our heart? Can we undo the bad that we got into our heart, in the first place? Continue reading “Springs of Living Water – Our Heart And Mind”

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Springs of Living Water – Our Speech

We all know that our speech should be good because “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” [Proverbs 18:21 – NKJV] and that “The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain” [Proverbs 10:11 – NLT]. So, we are told to speak good and positive things. But this does not happen automatically. We are successful at times and not so at other times. Let’s look at why this happens? Continue reading “Springs of Living Water – Our Speech”

O Death! Where is your sting?

Death is not the end of existence as some perceive it to be. Whether you are in Christ or not you will never cease to exist. Your existence is for eternity. Death is merely a separation. Physical death is the separation of the body from the spirit (and soul). The spirit (and soul) will continue to exist for all eternity. Continue reading “O Death! Where is your sting?”

A Good Representative

Several years ago, I was once hanging out with a good friend and it being a hot summer, we decided to have some ice-cream. I quickly suggested a well-known ice-cream store chain that was nearby, but my friend wasn’t interested. He said he had such a bad experience from that store that he’d never buy ice-cream from any of their outlets again. We settled for a different ice-cream store and he began to relate his nasty experience with the previous ice-cream outlet as we licked away our cold mounds of delight. I said to my friend “What you said is right, they shouldn’t have treated you that way and it makes perfect sense to be upset with them, but my question to you is ‘Do you think that the ice-cream company believes that such behavior is OK, or could it be that the staff was ignorant or untrained and made a mistake?’”. “Well”, he said, “It doesn’t matter to me because it was unfair to me and I have every right to not go there again”. Continue reading “A Good Representative”

Are you quick to listen and slow to speak?

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For a very long time, I found it very hard to resolve certain conflicts that I got into. Sometimes I felt “What’s the point?” and would resign myself to think that the other person would never understand. He or she is different and I am different and they have no clue what’s in my head or in my heart and I don’t intend to spend eternity explaining that to them. I believed that was one area of my life where I was the weakest and I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to dig deeper into this area ever. I’d rather talk about something else. Continue reading “Are you quick to listen and slow to speak?”

Bearing with one another in love

[Ephesians 4:1-2] “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love”. Continue reading “Bearing with one another in love”

Are you the coming one?

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[Matthew 11:3] “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Continue reading “Are you the coming one?”