Spreading Our Roots And Growing

God doesn’t want us to be like a bonsai tree that always stays a baby and never grows. He wants us to spread our roots out and drink of the river of life (God’s word) every day. Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is....

Righteousness Revealed By The Spirit

What makes us righteous? Is it having our sins forgiven, and then living free from sin? Or is it our relationship with God; having his Holy Spirit in us? Jesus didn’t claim to have his own righteousness, but said only God is good or righteous. Mark 10:17-18 And when...

Growing In Faith

Resting means we’re not worrying but trusting. If our way is not committed 100% to the Lord, we won’t be at rest. Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked...

If We Refuse Instruction

If we refuse instruction, it means we despise our own soul. From the beginning God has used man to teach the people. Proverbs 15:31-33 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that...

Waiting Patiently

We won’t be waiting patiently if we’re not in a quiet resting place. Waiting patiently is a discipline we have to learn because we are not born patient. Isaiah 32:17-18 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and...