Author: terrencelotz

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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…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 5

Hear me

#hearme “Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!” (‭Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭7‬ NLT) We often run to God when we experience difficulties. But David sought God’s guiding presence every day. When troubles came his way, he was already in God’s presence and prepared to handle any test. Believers can call to God…

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#stronglions   Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭10‬ NLT) At first we may question David’s statement because we seem to lack many good things. This is not a blanket promise that all Christians will have everything they want. Instead, this…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Dec 2

Pride

“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭11‬:‭2‬ NLT) “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭18‬ NLT) “Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭12‬ NLT) Proud people take little account of their weaknesses and do not anticipate stumbling blocks. They think they are above the frailties…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Nov 30

Forgive

#forgive   “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ The key to forgiving others is remembering how much God has forgiven you. Is it difficult for you to forgive someone who has wronged you a little when…

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#trustwithoutwavering “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Our society confuses love and lust. Unlike lust, God’s kind of love is directed outward toward others, not inward toward ourselves. It is utterly unselfish. This kind of love goes against our natural inclinations. It…

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#enjoywithoutcomplaining   “Do everything without complaining and arguing,” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Our lives should be characterised by moral purity, patience, and peacefulness so that we will shine “like bright lights” in a dark and depraved world. A transformed life is an effective witness to the power of God’s Word. Are you shining brightly, or are…

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#sharewithoutpretending   “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ In describing the mature Christian, Paul says that one of the marks is the ability to “speak the truth in love.” This sounds so…

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#answerwithoutarguing “Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Like Prov. 15:17 said, Better is a dish of vegetables where love is than a fattened ox served with hatred. This scripture is saying that peace in a family is more important than the food and drink.…

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#praywithoutceasing “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Sometimes we wonder how to pray for missionaries and other leaders we have never met. Paul had never…