I was reading Hebrews today. These verses really convicted me.
'There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.'
Hebrews 5:11-14 NLT
How many of us are still on the milk? Many people have been "Christians" their whole life and still don't know what the "word," says. I was one of them. I knew God or at least thought I did. I was on the milk almost 20 years because I NEVER read the bible. A few years ago I wanted to really pick up my cross and follow Jesus. It wasn't until I decided to pick up my cross that I actually started to grow. It wasn't until I started reading the Bible, Praying, Living for Christ that I really started to understand.
We won't grow until we start taking steps. If you are in a Slump if you are in a Rut, the best way to get out of that Rut is to move! If you don't move you won't ever get the momentum to get out of it. You will just sit there and stay there. We hold our self back, by getting lazy and comfortable.
If we look at it in this perspective for a minute. If we sat on the couch day after day not wanting to get off the couch what would happen? Nothing! Except our house would get dirty. Dishes would pile up, dirt would be on the floors, the laundry would pile up. If only we would get up do the dishes, sweep the floor, and do our laundry our house would be clean. It is work but it teaches us responsibility. It is similar to being a Christian, we need to work. I am not meaning we must work to be saved I am meaning to grow to mature to have growth spiritually.
This was what was on my heart today.
God Bless you all <3
I read this the other day and it really cut me deep. Made me questions if everything I do, do I do it as a representative of Jesus. Am I representing Jesus with my All my actions and words? The answer is no, I don't. So that is why it jabbed me. Sometimes the verses cut and hurt but it is only to help us grow. There are higher heights and deeper depths. When I read this verse I had to pray about it that the Lord would help me, mold me and show me how to represent him in everything I do.
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:17 NLT
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 3:17 KJV
Woman’s Bible Study
NLT 1991 version
(6) In the NLT it says that “and now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him.” So that means since we accepted him we must follow him and turn from our sins. (7) “Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.” This verse depicts us as trees or at least that is what I see in this verse. The bible mentions us as trees in a few other places as well. But lets really pick this verse apart. How do you let our roots grow down in him?
(8) “Don’t let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ.” This verse is one of my favorite verses because it tells us that there are empty philosophies that sound knowledgeable, but they come from human thinking and from evil powers. One of those philosophies is evolution. Macro evolution is nonsense that is devised from human thinking. It sounds knowledgeable, but it isn’t. There are also more subtle philosophies which look good but are just as dangerous. Therefore, we need to be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus and lining all things up with scripture. (9) For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body.” This verse lets us know that Jesus is the fullness of God in a sinless human body. (10) “and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe.” This doesn’t mean there are aliens it is meaning Jesus is above all rulers and principalities, because he is God.
I found this Bible reading plan on Woman living well ministries. I am going to start it today. If you want a to keep track of how many books in the Bible you have read this is a good plan for you. I wanted to read the books that I want when I want and just keep track and I found that this plan is great for that.
Hello Everyone! My name is Jennifer and this Blog is about my daily life as a Christian Mom. I am a homeschooling mother of two. My husband and I are both Ministers. He has a job and I stay home with the children, sometimes it is a little stressing but God is always in control. My son is on the autism spectrum and that is something we are learning about each and everyday. My daughter is a silly little girl so our home is never dull.