THE PRICE TO PAY.
📖 " I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?" ( 2 Corinthians 12:15 ).
➡ Often, people we love and look forward to reciprocate. But Paul says, "for my Part, I glad to spend your money, and spend all strength and who I am as soul brothers".
📖 " For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich ". ( 2 Corinthians 8:9 ).
📖 " The greatest among you shall be your servant ". ( Matthew 23:11 ).
➡ We can recognize a saint not through determination to preach the Gospel that through determination to do something, like washing the feet of the disciples - literally the desire to do things that might seem unimportant considering the point of view of human, but very significant for God.
👉 But before serving others, we should cease to consider what related to your money and ourselves.
➡ Paul concentrated his life on Jesus' idea of a holy man who not only preached the Gospel but also poured out wine and bread that was broken for the sake of others.
Tu Necesitas Activar tu FE!! Mateo 9:20
Y he aquí, una mujer que había estado sufriendo de flujo de sangre por doce años, se le acercó por detrás y tocó el borde de su manto; *Si Dios sano a esta Mujer a ti también puede sanarte o darte lo que pides si lo tocas con tu FE, 🔥06:52 am
Since I started photography a few years ago, there have been many mornings when my alarm goes off while it’s still dark and I immediately regret my decision to photograph a sunrise. I'm tired. I'm probably grumpy. It’s often cold. And all I really want to do is stay in bed and get some sleep. But then I walk into a scene like this one near Boulder, Colorado, and everything changes. When I experience a sunrise like this, I’m so happy I walked out the door while it was still dark! I no longer care that I'm cold or tired—the result of my actions changes the way I had been thinking.
This is what author A.J. Jacobs means when he says “… a large part of spiritual living involves getting up off your butt and doing. No doubt, deep thought can change your behavior. But it’s also a two-way street: Deep behavior can change your thoughts. Often our transformation starts on the outside and works its way inward.” His point is that what you DO can influence what you THINK … and believe. Perhaps that’s why author @bobgoff sums up faith in this way: “Love God. Love people. Do stuff.” Today, your faith will either be something you believe internally and think about occasionally, or your faith will be something you DO.
If what you do today––your behavior, your words, and your actions––reflects what you believe about Jesus … then your life has the potential to be more spectacular than any sunrise!
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only" — James 1:22
Pique tea has made it to the other side of the ocean! This is my favourite morning cup these days: Earl Grey with a splash of soy milk. Yum! I am so happy I was able to get it shipped to Senegal, West Africa.
What do I find special about @piquetea? For one, they are high quality, organic crystals that melt in water in no time. The steeping time can be inconvenient. I have a baby, so I often forget what I was doing two minutes ago before responding to another need. That means bitter lukewarm tea. Now, it may just be lukewarm 🤪 Also, how long are you supposed to really leave the bag in the water? I don’t need to figure it out or monitor it. This is brewed to perfection.
And as for the message on the mug, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8, NIV. THIS is GOOD NEWS!!! It basically says that salvation is an undeserved gift I receive through a simple act: believing! God is so generous that He offers it. It’s not something I could purchase on my own, even if I had the world to give. Thank you, Lord!!! In the words of Mali Music, “Lord if I could buy you a gift to show you my love, tell you how I feel, It wouldn't matter what I'd have to give. I would find a way to get it for you. But fortunately that's not the case and we both know I don't have bank anyway. But I won't let it affect my presentation to you 'cause this is what I bring...
Here is my heart, my mind, Lord here's my life, my everything. Take it. It's yours, oh Lord.” - All I Have to Give, @malimusic