Life Lessons from Following Jesus

Speaking Words Of Life | April 22, 2016
Our words have an incredible impact on our lives and the lives of the people we interact with. It only takes one word to hurt, and a few words to heal. Everyone you meet today "NEEDS" an encouraging word from you. There are no exceptions

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
Proverbs 10:11a, NIV

What Kind Of Giver Are You? | April 21, 2016
Jesus draws an interesting comparison in this short vignette at the Temple. The level of generosity of the giver is measured by their faith in God's provision and in His ownership of the believer's resources.

As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Luke 21:1-4, NIV

The Character Of God | April 20, 2016
When you are reading your bible, don't forget to highlight those attributes that reflect the perfect character of God. They will bring you closer to Him. 

I will proclaim the name of the Lord.
   Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
   and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
   upright and just is he.
Deuteronomy 32:3-4, NIV

Is Christ Your Life? | April 19, 2016
These verses take me back to my formative years as a disciple of Christ. In that period of my life, I had nothing and needed nothing so Jesus was my life, and pleasing Him was my entire aim. But then, as I was faithful in the little, He began giving me much. In fact, the Lord has given me so much in every realm that often I find myself actually thinking that my life is about those things and I get lost from my true purpose. 

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20, NIV

Are You Blocking The Way To Jesus? | April 18, 2016
This verse has challenged me every time I have come upon it. Here is the story of a blind man crying out for Jesus and the disciples and others were doing everything they could to block his way. I wonder how many times I have been a hindrance to others in their quest to connect with Jesus.

Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Luke 18:39, NIV