“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
A lesson I should have learned a long time ago.
Slow down, take your time, and think of better names for your folders than:
How often do we say, “God, I’ll do anything you want me to as long as it’s in this city.”
Or “I’ll make any career choice you want me to ask long as I can live comfortably.”
Or “I’ll preach the gospel a long I don’t have to talk to the people who will probably laugh at me.”
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders"
I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I’ve got one for every selfish thing I do
The disease of self runs through my blood
It’s a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control
What’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior
I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light
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You wonder why the Bible tells us to confess our sins to one another:
"There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy." - Joseph Pulitzer
I feel bad talking to pet people sometimes. They’re like, “you should get a dog” and I think, I have a hard time remembering to feed myself!
You want something to be thankful for? You’ll probably go through your whole life and only see one or two different types of scorpions.
Getting undignified in worship is where it’s at.
Q:Is it ok to give up on someone when they cause you so much pain despite the fact that you love them dearly? :( The only reason why I still care is because they haven't met Jesus yet, but it's weighing me down horribly. I don't know what to do.
Seems like this question is coming from a much deeper situation? That maybe there’s a bunch of details missing here?
Let me answer the question as I hear it and if I’m totally off-base than you can throw it out.
Is it ok to give up on someone: No. Jesus didn’t give up on you, you shouldn’t give up on anyone else. Always pray for them. Even if they become your enemy. I’m pretty sure there’s more commands in the bible to pray for our enemies than our friends.
Now whether you should hang out with them is a different story.
Bad company corrupts good morals.
And 2nd Timothy 3 says we should avoid certain people.
But Jesus hung around sinners.
I think it depends greatly on the situation and the leading for the Holy Spirit. Pray and study about it.
God bless you.
Q:How do you feel about the Hebrew Roots Movement?
This is the first I’m hearing about it.
Hebrew Roots is a contemporary global spiritual movement / Awakening that advocates the return and adherence to the first century walk of faith and obedience to the Torah by Jesus (known as Yeshua HaMashiach, the Hebrew name for “Jesus the Messiah”) by seeking a better understanding of the culture, history, and religio-political backdrop of that era which led to the core differences with both the Jewish, and later, the Christian communities.
As long as they follow the new covenant over the old covenant, it seems like gaining a better understanding of Hebrew culture would be a good thing. Seems like a bunch of really smart history buffs?
Those are my very, very uninformed thoughts.
Q:Have u seen the mini series film of The Bible? What can u say bout it
I haven’t yet. Maybe others have opinions on it?
Q:Hi there Peter, I hope you are well :). I'm a girl turning 16 soon, I was raised a Catholic but over the last few of years of growing in my faith I converted to an Evangelical Protestant. My question is, does it matter that I have been baptised & have taken my Holy Communion in the Catholic Church? I was baptised as a baby & my Holy Communion wasn't really my choice either. I've stopped taking the Eucharist at my Catholic school, but I feel like the change I've made is vague and insignificant.
Most evangelical protestants believe in the Eucharist, most just call it communion. They might not believe in transubstantiation, (that it actually becomes His body and blood when we eat it) but we still participate in the Lord’s supper. That’s a command that He gave that doesn’t end until He returns.
You can do what you want and what you believe is right, but I’ll tell you what Peter Webb would do, and then you can decide for yourself. I would get baptized again, not in rebellion of the Catholic church, but just to make a public declaration that you’re following Jesus. That has nothing to do with particular denominational differences, but as a faith-building step of obedience.
You’re still a Christian, so it’s understandable that you feel like the change is vague and insignificant. Sometimes we get way too excited about the wrapping paper that we don’t open the gift to see what’s inside. That’s what small denominational differences are - wrapping paper for the deeper core: a changed heart. A brother or sister in Christ. A member of the redeemed. A part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
Q:Do you fast regularly? Do you think it's important to fast?
I don’t fast as much as I want to. Yes, it is important to fast.
Joel 2:12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;”
Matthew 6:16-18 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Plus it’s something that Jesus did Himself. Anything Jesus modeled, we’re supposed to do.
Whenever we talk about forgiveness there’s always the folks that say, “Surely we don’t have to forgive certain people, God understands right?”
Guys, Jesus asked the Father to forgive the very people that were brutally, torturously killing Him.
That’s the kind of forgiveness we’re supposed to have. Unbelievably unconditional.