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    Thanks Timothy for this reminder! I know some people(me included) struggle with wanting the approval of peers. We think that whatever title/award they give us is the sum of our worth. A+, Trophies, Medals, Applause, Promotion, Doctorate, Influence, Invites, Followers, Likes… There are so many ways to get distracted from the real One who knows our true value. This verse is such a good reminder of where our identity lies.

Let’s work for God’s approval and no one else’s! With that as our motivator, how can we fail?

#timothy #bibleverse #God #instaGod #inspiration #truth #gospel #love #holybible #jesus #christ #holyspirit #bible

    Thanks Timothy for this reminder! I know some people(me included) struggle with wanting the approval of peers. We think that whatever title/award they give us is the sum of our worth. A+, Trophies, Medals, Applause, Promotion, Doctorate, Influence, Invites, Followers, Likes… There are so many ways to get distracted from the real One who knows our true value. This verse is such a good reminder of where our identity lies.

    Let’s work for God’s approval and no one else’s! With that as our motivator, how can we fail?

    #timothy #bibleverse #God #instaGod #inspiration #truth #gospel #love #holybible #jesus #christ #holyspirit #bible

    — 1 day ago
    #timothy  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #holybible  #jesus  #instagod  #truth  #bibleverse  #gospel  #inspiration 
    Today has been a test but this is a comfort. I can rely on someone that never changes. :) #truth #love #Godisgood #bible #hebrews #scripture #God #jesus

    Today has been a test but this is a comfort. I can rely on someone that never changes. :) #truth #love #Godisgood #bible #hebrews #scripture #God #jesus

    — 4 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #bible  #love  #hebrews  #god  #jesus  #truth  #scripture 
    "

    A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel hardly with living.

    "

    Tim Keller, Counterfeit God

    — 7 months ago
    #timkeller  #book  #quote  #inspiration  #god  #jesus  #christianliving 
    I love my new Bible live wallpaper app. It’s awesome to be reminded of truth in a constant basis. I look at my phone a lot so yeah… :) #bible #godsword #truth #proverbs #God #Jesus #Christ

    I love my new Bible live wallpaper app. It’s awesome to be reminded of truth in a constant basis. I look at my phone a lot so yeah… :) #bible #godsword #truth #proverbs #God #Jesus #Christ

    — 7 months ago with 2 notes
    #godsword  #bible  #christ  #proverbs  #god  #jesus  #truth 
    "Today when you hear his voice, don’t garden your heart.. ." Do you struggle with this? I personally get this result when I try to protect myself and keep God out in the process. I just need to let God be God. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love

    "Today when you hear his voice, don’t garden your heart.. ." Do you struggle with this? I personally get this result when I try to protect myself and keep God out in the process. I just need to let God be God. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love

    — 8 months ago
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #hebrews  #jesus  #bibleverse 
    Who am I that you are mindful of me? #love #truth #psalm #Scripture #bibleverse #God #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed  (at Water of Life Community Church)

    Who am I that you are mindful of me? #love #truth #psalm #Scripture #bibleverse #God #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed (at Water of Life Community Church)

    — 9 months ago with 7 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #psalm  #truth  #bibleverse  #gospel  #scripture 
    He knows me more than anyone else! ✞ Someone reminded me of Psalm 139:1 and I went to link them to it. I suddenly remembered how much I LOVE this passage and read the whole thing.  If you need renewal I recommend reading the whole chapter.  I’m pumped for today now! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #God #psalm #blessed  (at Electronic Arts)

    He knows me more than anyone else! ✞ Someone reminded me of Psalm 139:1 and I went to link them to it. I suddenly remembered how much I LOVE this passage and read the whole thing. If you need renewal I recommend reading the whole chapter. I’m pumped for today now! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #God #psalm #blessed (at Electronic Arts)

    — 9 months ago with 3 notes
    #godisgood  #god  #blessed  #psalm  #bibleverse  #scripture 
    Discipline is not easy. It’s very hard, but you refine with fire. It’s how you get pure gold, right? This whole chapter is straightforward. We endure hardship and have Christ to look to. God would not be our Father of her did not discipline us. He loves us so and we are trained by it so that we have peace and share in his holiness. Please read Hebrews and let me know what you think of it! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love #instaGod

    Discipline is not easy. It’s very hard, but you refine with fire. It’s how you get pure gold, right? This whole chapter is straightforward. We endure hardship and have Christ to look to. God would not be our Father of her did not discipline us. He loves us so and we are trained by it so that we have peace and share in his holiness. Please read Hebrews and let me know what you think of it! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love #instaGod

    — 9 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #love  #christ  #hebrews  #god  #jesus  #instagod  #bibleverse  #scripture 
    Who shall I fear? I know I have a lot of random things I’m scared of (balloons, gloves, open doors…) but I know I don’t have anything to actually fear when I really in the Lord. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #God #isaiah #Jesus #Christ #Godsword

    Who shall I fear? I know I have a lot of random things I’m scared of (balloons, gloves, open doors…) but I know I don’t have anything to actually fear when I really in the Lord. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #God #isaiah #Jesus #Christ #Godsword

    — 9 months ago with 3 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #jesus  #bibleverse  #isaiah 
    This week’s homework for Bible Study was to read Psalm 119. So many verses that I can instagram but right now this is what I’m praying and striving towards. Thought I’d share. :)  #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #psalm #prayer

    This week’s homework for Bible Study was to read Psalm 119. So many verses that I can instagram but right now this is what I’m praying and striving towards. Thought I’d share. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #psalm #prayer

    — 10 months ago with 1 note
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #psalm  #prayer  #gospel 
    Today I pray that I’m a doer and not just a listener so that I don’t forget who I am in Christ.  Love these verses!  #blessed #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #bibleverse #God

    Today I pray that I’m a doer and not just a listener so that I don’t forget who I am in Christ. Love these verses! #blessed #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #bibleverse #God

    — 10 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #bibleverse  #gospel 
    Devotional: Philippians 2:12-13

    Preface:

    Our pastor asked us to read this passage that he will be preaching on this Sunday so that we can start to meditate on it. He asked us to share some things God revealed to us as well. Here’s what I wrote…

    *****

    I read the verses a few times and the way I let a passage really sink is to be more aware of the time it was written so I can delve into that mind of it being read for the first time.
    What I know:
    • * Paul was in chains when he wrote these letters to the church of Philippi.
    • The congregation is predominantly Greek/Roman
    • Previous belief structure was syncretism (combo of different and contradictory beliefs)
    • The first person we see converting in Philippi (before church was established) was a woman named Lydia.
    What I got from Philippians was a huge encouraging letter from a man in chains. Paul knew joy through (not despite) suffering. Verse 12 has a lot of action words:
    • Obey
    • Absent
    • Continue
    • Work
    • Fear
    • Trembling
    Looking at it in a standalone manner you get the gist of the verse. Even without a leader we should continue striving towards obedience, working out our faith and salvation in reverence of God the Father. Verse 13 is full of reminders:


    God is a constant which produces will and action that will equal good purpose. Because I’m a nerd, I see it as an equation.

    God [ You ( will x action )] = good purpose

    Because God is infinite and never changes, Him working in us will constantly fulfill His good purpose. The precursor of this promise is the verse before with it’s slew of verbs.
    Self Application:
    I need to watch what I think/do to make sure it’s always going towards growing my faith. Immediate action would probably be to reset my mind every minute as the World will plague you to no end and is a constant enemy.
    Church Application:
    Going back to the beginning bullets… What I see for our church is that even if there was no leader, we are not lost or without instruction. The mixture of backgrounds in our church doesn’t dissuade faith. Even now culture has different things they worship. Apple might’ve replaced Athena. Pro athletes replace Zeus. As a small congregation like that in Lydia’s house, the LORD is capable of using us to become a church who will bring Him glory.. something he’s already doing. We are never without God who will continue his good purpose in us if we remain faithful children to him.

    Sorry for the long write up. You asked. :) 

    — 10 months ago
    #Bible  #Holy Bible  #God  #jesus  #jesus christ  #Holy Spirit  #philippians  #devotional  #reading  #truth  #blessed 
    Devotional 2 Chronicles 7

    I’m part of a Skype Bible Study group & this is what we went over. Thought I’d share what I wrote. :)

    Who wrote it: unsaid but probably a scribe

    Key Figure: Solomon who asked for Wisdom from God

    When: This was after King David’s reign who never finished building the temple. Here Solomon is trying to rebuild the temple God asked for.

    I really like the old testament. I used to think I wouldn’t enjoy it as much because it didn’t have the to-do list of Christian living, but OT is important. It’s the groundwork and foundation of God’s promises which is the Messiah. It’s also crazy how we mirror the Israelites so much.

    At this time God actually would talk to people where they heard his voice collectively. I think that’s pretty powerful. I know people now always ask for signs in their lives and complain when they don’t get it. They don’t have faith because God won’t reveal himself to them, but we all know “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities.. have been clearly seen.” (Romans 1:20). God still shows himself today!

    From this passage, I just see how many times the Israelites fail on being faithful to God who is always faithful to them. This is very applicable to now. The verse that stood out to me a lot is when the LORD appears to Solomon again: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

    The point of the temple isn’t for God but really for the Israelites. It would give them a place to worship which would cultivate a HEART of worship. Their big problem was pride. God wants them to humble themselves because HE is what’s best for them and not their own thoughts/motives/heart, etc. Even today I know I struggle with pride. Sometimes I think things are too small to worry God over or maybe I can handle it and give him the big stuff. If you have control issues, it’s a pride issue. If you get upset when someone cuts you in line/driving, it’s a pride issue. Anything self-centered is related to pride and self worship because you think you know what’s best rather than God knowing what’s best.

    Solomon was given wisdom and writes about Pride a lot all over Proverbs.

    • "Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord." (Prov. 16:5)
    • "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Prov. 11:2) 
    • "One’s pride will bring him low…" (Proverbs 29:23)
    • "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)

    You can even see the original sin as Pride when Satan fell. He wanted to be like God who is “Most High.” (Ezekiel 28:13-19)

    I pray constantly that I have a humble spirit. Sorry for the lengthy write up, but I hope it blesses you. :)

    — 10 months ago
    #bible  #study  #scripture  #God  #Jesus  #holy  #spirit  #devotional  #Christ 
    So much love in You. I don’t even know what to do with it most the time.  :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #romans #truth #Scripture #wordstoliveby

    So much love in You. I don’t even know what to do with it most the time. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #romans #truth #Scripture #wordstoliveby

    — 10 months ago with 1 note
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #jesus  #romans  #truth  #bibleverse  #wordstoliveby  #scripture 
    Excited to see Corinthians a TT on Twitter so thought I’d share the verse in my profile.  1 Corinthians 15:1-5 :) #bible #God #Jesus #Christ #Holyspirit #holy #inspiration #amen #ptl #love #bibleverse #corinthians #gospel

    Excited to see Corinthians a TT on Twitter so thought I’d share the verse in my profile. 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 :) #bible #God #Jesus #Christ #Holyspirit #holy #inspiration #amen #ptl #love #bibleverse #corinthians #gospel

    — 12 months ago
    #bible  #love  #christ  #holy  #holyspirit  #god  #amen  #jesus  #ptl  #bibleverse  #corinthians  #gospel  #inspiration