I've been doing a study on Titus. You know, that little book of three chapters that speaks volumes. Right off, I know that I am a lost cause. I believe in doing good. I'm just not worthy in so many areas. A good place for Satan to knock me down. That's where God's Grace shines me on.
Some thought questions.
The instruction found in the Word of God is to lead us into a full and right relationship with Christ. We choose. We decide. So is it yes? Is it no? If it is yes, then we must ask ourselves if our behavior reflects a New Life?
Are we zealous to do good? Doing good is not about being a goody-two-shoes, it is about an outward flowing of a supernatural life from the Spirit of God.
Here are a couple of thoughts. Trinity. Yes.
God the First, God the Second, and God the Third. All one God in three relational beings. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Above, among, within.
To live a life of goodness in and through this new life, there is a little "trinity" that I like to remember. To live according to his word in goodness we must 1. Have God 2. Have Self-Control and 3. Be upright. When we are He flows from us.
Ring it like a dinner bell!!!
Genuine belief brings genuine change. Is our faith genuine? Is it true? Is it evident?
What words describe Believers in 2017? What do others see in us that makes them know we are different.
Stay inflated. Stay connected to the Hub!
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. Titus Two Eleven through Fifteen.
Fresh Find: Fun colors in this kids ratan chair.