Archive | July 2019

Be Different

Different is defined by merriam-webster.com as partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality : DISSIMILAR : UNUSUAL, SPECIAL

As Christians, we are called to be different. We should not be acting like everybody else. We should stand out from the crowd. Others should know that we are not like them. They might not know why or how, but they should be able to see and feel that we are different. If we are not in the peace making business, then we should be asking ourselves why? Matthew 5:9 NKJV , “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

David was different and everyone knew it. In 1 Samuel 17:37 NLT , David told Saul about God rescuing him from the bear and the lion, proving that he had a relationship with God. David killed a giant because of those experiences. David knew that his God would rescue him from any adivisary, even if it looked impossible.  David stood out from the crowd and didn’t want to fit in with his brothers or the other soldiers.1 Samuel 17:37

God made us all unique. We all have different fingerprints and that means God wants us to be ‘one of a kind’. 

We are all created in God’s image, but we all have different qualities and personalities that make us who we are. Instead of trying to be like somebody else, we should want to be the person God wants us to be.Who am I?

We have a purpose on this earth or we wouldn’t be here. Are we fulfilling our purpose by what we are doing? Are we helping others or just trying to gain only for ourselves? 

Daily Devotional day 7

Depression: State of Mind

You are what you…DO

Daily Devotional for Depression ~Day 7~

Christians should pray and read the Bible. God speaks though His word. We can’t know God’s truth if we don’t open up His word. The only way we will break any chains is through prayer and knowing God’s word.

The word Christian means disciple. Being a disciple means we should be doing the works of Jesus, being ‘Christ-like’. Sharing the good news to the poor. However, when you are depressed, you are poor. Poor in spirit. I am sharing the good news that Jesus can and will make you whole!

Christians also need to stop compromising with sin. We need to grow in the fruits of the spirit – Galatians 5:22-23, which are LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF CONTROL.

As Christians, we must walk in love. In John 15:17 NLT, Jesus says, “This is my command, love each other.” It’s not a suggestion, it’s a command.

We also need to walk in forgiveness. Luke 6:37 says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged, do not condemn, and you will not be condemned, forgive and you will be forgiven.”

I created this devotional so others will see that there is hope and freedom from depression. God expects us to help each other; to lift each other up instead of cutting each other down. I’m here to tell you that you are an overcomer and your test will become your testimony!

In Ezekiel 33:6 NIV, the word says, “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people, and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, the man will be taken away because of his sin; but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.” We are the watchmen! We are responsible for the blood of others. That means we must love others enough to tell them the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25 says, “Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.”

It’s our choice how we think, what we believe and hope, what kind of vision we have for our lives and what we do with our lives. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”

What are you doing?