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A fact is a thing that is known or proved to be true, the truth about events as opposed to interpretation. Feelings give us information, and they can move us to action, but no matter how powerful they are, they’re not facts.
You can feel like you’re not worth anything. You can even feel like you’re a human failure, and as powerful as those feelings are, it doesn’t make them true. You might say, “I feel afraid.” Even though that is a powerful feeling, you are not fear. In our society we are being indoctrinated into living by how we feel. A boy might say, “I feel like a girl” or vice versa. But just because they feel that way, it is not a fact.
The fact is, we can prove whether you are a male or female. We have been lied to, to believe that our feelings are facts. Some might say, “I don’t feel like God forgave me.” The fact of the matter is, the Bible teaches us that if we truly repent, God will forgive us. What is truer, my feelings or the fact of the truth?
We must begin the journey not to live or make decisions based on a feeling, but on the truth of God's word. It’s not only fact, but it is truth.
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Published on Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 1:55 PM CDT
Cancel culture has crossed a line, and I believe that it is past time for the body of Christ, joined in unity all over the land, to take a stand.
A sure foundation:
“On Christ, the solid rock, I stand / All other ground is sinking sand / All other ground is sinking sand.” This an excerpt from a poem I read. I believe it expresses a real truth that we either build our lives on the teachings of the Bible or on something else. When we live our lives on the solid rock of the word of God, we have a sure foundation — a foundation so strong that whatever storm, problem, or heartbreak comes our way, we will be able to stand and continue to serve Jesus.
But when we build our lives on anything else, it is sinking sand. The philosophies of this world or people’s believing they can use a hybrid model won’t sustain us, won’t help us stand against the evil that is in the world. We either stand on the solid rock of the word or it is pointless. Living some of Jesus and some of the world’s philosophies equals sinking sand. Then, when the storms of life and persecution come, we won’t be able to stand because this type of foundation cannot sustain us.
Don’t be deceived: begin today to live by the only real truth — the word of God.
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Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM CDT
Do you have a process to succeed or one to fail? What habits do you do every day that cause you to succeed or to fail?
So many fail continually in life because they haven’t developed skills (a process to continually succeed). Do we dwell on our mistakes or do we learn from them and move on? These questions, if answered properly — truthfully — can change our lives forever.
How we react to bad news, adversity can determine how successful we can become in life. Do we break down, fall apart, begin blaming someone or something, or do we look at it, see it for what it is, and begin to calmly walk through it? It’s our choice — we learn or we succeed. When you fail — make a mistake, make a bad decision — learn from it. Don’t allow it to sidetrack you, deceive you, but begin a process to learn from it.
Someone used an example of traffic lights: 10% of the time you are in the green, 10% of the time you are in the red, and 80% of the time you live in yellow where decisions are being made which will determine how you go into the red or green. But without devloping a process to win, to overcome, you will fail. As believers, I believe we all need to develop a process that helps us win more.
- Schedule a time to read the word and purpose to do it.
- Schedule a time to pray.
- Make church a priority in your life.
- Serve God by serving others.
- Give — be generous — make sure you are honoring God financially.
If you do these things, you will find your life is much better and you will win more.
What are your processes leading you to — failure or success? Your choice, always!
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 @ 10:07 AM CDT
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