Author: terrencelotz

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#itwillalwaysbethere   “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭35‬ NLT) Remember a few years ago when a tsunami hit the Thailand area? This Christmas it seems many people forgot about that. Life goes on. People remember it but appears to hold no real significance in their lives. Jesus was…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 13

Significant

#significant   “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ NLT) In a time of great darkness, God promised to send a light who would shine on…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 13

Born again

#bornagain And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. (‭Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭6-7 NLT) Strips of cloth were used to…

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#liveinharmony I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬ NLT) Like a frustrated coach watching his team bicker on…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 11

Dont reject

#dontreject   My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭11-12‬ NLT) Discipline means “to teach and to train.” Discipline sounds negative to many people because some disciplinarians are…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 9

Victory

#victory   “See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” (‭Isaiah‬ 12‬:‭2‬ NLT) This chapter is a hymn of praise—another graphic description of the people’s joy when Jesus Christ comes to reign over…

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#dotherightthing   You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked. (‭Psalms‬ ‭97‬:‭10‬ NLT) A sincere purpose to please God will result in an alignment of your desires with God’s desires. You will love what God loves and hate what…

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#hemadeus   Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. (‭Psalms‬ ‭100‬:‭3‬ NLT) David tells us to acknowledge that the Lord is God! How can we do that? We acknowledge him when we shout our praises, appreciate his status as our…

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#pressureofstress   “As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭143‬ NLT) We are drowning in a sea of sexual images and sinful attractions. Everywhere we look we find temptation to fill our minds with thoughts of sexual relationships that God wouldn’t approve. The writer asked a question…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 6

Commit

#commit   Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (‭Psalms‬ ‭55‬:‭22‬ NLT) God wants us to give our burdens to him, but often we continue to bear them ourselves even when we say we are trusting in him. Trust…