Archive for September, 2010

Training our kids in the way to go

September 29th, 2010

The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6 that we should, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”. This verse gives us great encouragement to really nurture and teach our kids the things of God. It makes the promise that if we do, they […]

The Beatitudes or be-attitudes

September 26th, 2010

In Matthew 5:3-10 Jesus opens the Sermon on the Mount with The Beatitudes or the be-attitudes as I have heard them called. It says… 3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. […]

Positive encouraging words

September 21st, 2010

The Bible says in Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Unwholesome is not a word that is used all the time today. Dictionary.com says it is something that […]

Transformation by Word and Spirit

September 17th, 2010

In my morning devotions this morning I was reflecting on the way that God changes our lives over time. Our old habits and attitudes slowly fall away and good deeds start to flow. As I was thinking about this I was thinking of two ways this process happens. 1. The Word of God – the […]

Habakkuk’s frustration & trust

September 13th, 2010

Over the last week or so I have been reflecting on the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk. It is one of books that is often referred to in the minor prophets section of the Bible. Habakkuk was written at the end of the 7th century BC. It was a time when the Babylonians were having […]