How often do we follow the latest trends? We wear what everyone else is wearing, put makeup on like everyone else puts it on, and whatever shoes or bag the happy people wear we have to get too. Then whoever doesn’t fit the norm whether by size or style they get picked apart, as much … More Put off vanity! Put on authenticity!
Have you ever had regret that lingered longer than even the aftermath of the bad decision? It can make us feel bitter. Worst of all it is bitterness toward ourselves! But what good is regret? It isn’t the same as remorse or repentance. It is the feeling of deep longing to go back and undo … More Put off regret! put on a future!
What about the season of life that seems hopeless? What then? Or what now? Like I have asked God many times what do you want me to do? Especially when I feel life has speared me. In my marriage the moment my husband said I don’t love you and I don’t think I ever can … More Put off Hopeless! Put on faith!
Have you ever felt deep deep sorrow? Like the kind that makes you weep? Or leaves you with a headache and stomach ache? It is truly aweful, there is absolutely no wonder in my mind why it would make God sad to watch us feel sorrow. If you have children you know that to watch … More Put off sorrow! Put on joy!
It seems very abnormal to let go of you in a world that promotes that you should do what what makes you happy. This week let’s focus on Jesus, his life, his teaching and see if we can do that more than we focus on our own problems. I don’t know about you but I … More Put off you, put on Jesus
When I talk about fear I am not talking about the good kind that causes us to fight when attacked or run when ambushed. I am talking about the kind that causes us to have issues, or make rash decisions. Have you ever suffered from fear? The kind that gives you anxiety and makes you … More Put off fear! Put on boldness!
John 15:1-2 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (NIV italics added for emphasis) Now how often are you like me in thinking … More Put off Pouting! Put on Pruning!
Put of wrath, Put on happiness or should I say choose happiness? Have you ever heard anyone say happiness is a choice? Evil can choose happy until it doesn’t get it’s way. But love can choose happy out of virtue. Esther 5:9 Hamen went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he … More Put off wrath! Put on happiness!
James 2:18-19 18. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. (NIV) It’s not what you claim to be, or what religious ceremonies you … More Put off malice! Put on grace!
Starting tomorrow we will be studying together how to put off the negatives and put on the positives. We are giving you a 30 day challenge. Come along side Cindy and I as we go deeper into God’s word to discover what it really means to put on things like compassion, to put on your … More Put off______Put on_____!