This is a song for those beginning their Christian journey. God beacons us out of our “comfort zone” so we will be off balance and leaning on Him for support. Remaining weak, we will discover the strength of Jesus’ love.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9, 10 ESV)
The Apostle Paul recognized that when he felt strong, he was more likely to forget to rely on the power of Christ. Therefore, his struggles forced his dependence on the supremacy of Jesus. Paul’s mortal influence is not comparable to the might of God. The goal of my life is to be feeble like Paul.
Good morning friends. Today is the first day of our May Memories series at Ask God Today Ministries. I hope you will be encouraged by the messages you read this month. Today we have Jayna Coppedge with us. Let’s all show Jayna some love in the comments. Have a wonderful month!
by Jayna Coppedge
When I was in my early 20’s I remember scrutinizing some great grandmas at church. I did not know my grandmas well and did not know my greats at all, so I was watching to learn. Instead of finding an example, I prayed, “Lord, please keep me from becoming a complaining old woman.”
God spoke very directly to me: “Then you have got to change your ways. You are what you practice; start being more positive today.”
I continued to look for the model to follow. Eventually I found her in Luke 1—Elizabeth, righteous, blameless, and childless.
by Tammy Karasek
Have you ever shown up for work, whether a volunteer project or paid job, with a bad or less than excited attitude and just decided to do the bare minimum that was required of you?
Yeah, me neither!
Okay, so that’s false! I have to say that I’m not proud of the fact that I have done so more times than I’d care to admit.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
But what’s the difference, right? The job was done. What’s the problem?
Well, there’s a big problem. Whether you have raised your hand to volunteer for a project or have been hired and will be paid for a job, there are certain (more…)
by Brenda McGraw
It’s game time. I need half of you on one side of the line and half of you on the other side. The rules are easy. I am giving you a big rope, and who ever pulls the other team over the line into the mud wins. You want to make sure your strongest players are in the back so they can pull with the strength they have been given.
Name that game!
Today we are going to play the game, and the teams are set up based on the following scripture:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Col 3:12-14
Tug of War
The whistle is raised to (more…)
by Anastacia Maness
Anastacia’s very patient husband, Scott, taking the family shopping on Father’s Day in 2013.
Have you ever thought you could use more patience? Maybe you’ve said, “My patience is running out!” or “I’m losing my patience!”
Perhaps, like me, your patience has already run out. Then, my friend, you and I need a good helping of patience building.
In Colossians 3:12 we looked at how to put on compassion, kindness, humility and meekness. Now we need to put on patience.
How do we put on patience?
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience.” (Romans 5:3, KJV)
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (James 1:2-3, NKJV)
Here we go.
5 Steps to Building Patience