Post Tagged as ‘Repentance’
Judging and the Runaway Believer
Luke 6:35-37 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. A believer who runs from God and lives sinfully for a season may say he/she is being “judged” or looked down upon by other […]Read More
What Does Jesus Do with Anger?
While we are covenant keeping we will most probably experience anger at our spouses, our earthly circumstances, and God. Jesus was angry at times. Anger is an emotion; it isn’t a sin. It is our response to anger that determines whether we devastate our life or the lives of others; it isn’t the anger itself. There are three things people commonly do with their anger: suppress it (a conscious choice to stuff it down), repress it (stuff it so deep down that there is no conscious remembrance of it), or express it to others in a way that may damage […]Read More
Unkink the Garden Hose of Your Blessings
As a child playing outside did you ever grab a garden hose to get a drink? Full force from the tap was probably too much water at once so you would deliberately bend the hose double and squeeze – or “kink” – the hose to reduce the flow. Maybe you just turned the tap a fraction to get a trickle, but where was the fun in that? Especially since you could quickly pass the hose to a friend or sibling (usually younger) and simultaneously let go of the kink. Then you had to run. The garden hose analogy was brought […]Read More
Fainting-Fits in Troubled Marriages
God uses many ordinary happenings in my life to help me develop teachings that are relevant for Covenant Keepers. I attend a Community Bible Study and we are studying 1 & 2 Corinthians this year. Today we discussed 2 Corinthians 4, specifically I would like to think about verses 13-18: Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. […]Read More
Scripture Prayers For Covenant Keepers Proverbs 18:21 states that there is life and death in the power of the tongue. The tongue can be used for good or evil. We can speak about our bad circumstances or we can speak God’s Word over the circumstances. We encourage speaking God’s Word out loud daily. By speaking God’s Word the mind will be renewed, the spirit man will be strengthened and faith will grow. “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 KJV In the beginning as we speak God’s Word over our families and homes we […]Read More
Is Forgiveness Enough?
Forgiveness + Apology = Reconciliation Many of us understand the wisdom of forgiveness, but how many have uncovered the reconciliatory power of apology? Why would I need to apologize to my spouse/others if I have forgiven them? Isn’t that enough? Anyone who has grasped forgiveness through CKI is well versed in Matt 6:15 NKJ: “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” This is the great motivation for the forgiver; “If I forgive their sins, then God will forgive mine”- but is of less benefit to the offender. God’s heart not only desires […]Read More