Living Waters Flow

No fear exists where his love is. Rather, perfect love gets rid of fear, because fear involves punishment. The person who lives in fear doesn’t have perfect love.

1 John 4:18 GW

Blessed are the people who know how to praise you. They walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.

Psalms 89:15 GW

When I worried about many things, your assuring words soothed my soul.

Psalms 94:19 GW

Truth brings freedom and freedom brings joy.

The hope of the nations is found in Jesus Christ.

There is only one true God.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Those who believe the truth have the truth living inside of them.

Your life is a reflection of what you believe.

Your faith is evidenced by your works.

Actions speak louder than words.

Where there are many words spoken, sin abounds.

God is watching us.

He knows what we’re doing.

He knows our motives.

He tests us to try our hearts.

His fire purifies our souls.

We can deceive ourselves.

We cannot deceive God for God is truth and in Him there is no lie.

I would like to encourage you to listen to the things that come out of your mouth.

Are they true?

Are they helpful?

Are they inspiring?

Are they necessary?

Are they kind?

Think before you speak.

A friend shared that acronym with me and I think it’s a good rule of thumb for social engagement.

Too much breath is wasted on complaining, fault finding, gossip and trivia.

If you’re talking about others and not praying for them, even prayers of thanksgiving, why are you talking?

We’re here to build up the Body in love.

I must decrease, so that He can increase.

Speak the truth in love.

Religion wields a rusty sword that tears away the flesh.

Do you trust God?

Do you believe that God is love?

Do you believe we are saved by faith?

Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world?

If so, then you should live like He did.

He didn’t verbally abuse those who verbally abused Him.

He made His Life a sacrifice.

He washed His disciples’ feet.

He became a man of no reputation.

He shed His blood and died for you and me.

He died to set us free.

The closer you get to God, the more obvious it is how far we fall short.

Your walk with God is your walk with God.

We’re not robots.

We have free will.

Use your will to surrender to God.

It’s about submission to authority.

There is one Leader.

There is one Teacher.

There is one Father.

All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been delivered into the hands of Jesus.

Why accept any substitutes?

We have the Scriptures.

We have the Spirit.

What else do you need?

Have enough faith to know that God loves you and He is teaching you what you need to know.

His plan is an individualized learning plan especially crafted just for you.

Every day has lessons.

Every day has tests.

You make progress by learning and passing the test.

If you refuse to learn or fail the test, the lessons will be repeated until you do or perish.

Humility is the beginning of wisdom.

May the Good Lord deal mercifully and patiently with you like He has with me.

And may we do the same with each other.

In God’s love we are perfected.

Amen.

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