01/12/20 - 02/02/20
Everyone is looking for understanding to overcome the confusion of life. There are many voices telling us what they believe is THE right way to believe and live or even telling us to follow our own hearts; but true clarity comes when we trust God and his Word! Isaiah 55:9 says, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Say goodbye to confusion; say hello to clarity!
Both conformity and camaraderie involve being with other people, however one makes you weaker while the other makes you stronger! There is no such thing as a thriving, isolated Christian. Psalm 133:1 says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity." Say goodbye to conformity; say hello to camaraderie.
Many of us have the natural tendency to want control, but the need for control is rooted in pride, selfishness, and fear! You can have control or growth but you can’t have both. Proverbs 3:5-10 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." You need to let go to grow!
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are transformed into a new person! Baptism is a public celebration that your old life is gone and your new life has begun! 2 Colossians 2:12 says, “For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” You can’t say hello to the new you without saying goodbye to the old you, and baptism is commanded by Jesus to demonstrate your spiritual transformation.