“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33 NLT, second edition). If you want your life to turn from emptiness to overflowing, then give Jesus complete control of your life, including your career. Learn more in this devotional from Pastor Rick Warren.
Kevin DeYoung (born 1977) is an American Christian Reformed Evangelical theologian and author. DeYoung is a member of the Gospel Coalition with Tim Keller, John Piper and others. In 2012 DeYoung also gained nationwide attention for his article responding to the viral video Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus after the popular rapper Lecrae posted DeYoung's article, "Does Jesus hate religion? Kinda, sorta, not really," on Facebook.
Ephesians 5: For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Are you in need of a new spiritual wardrobe today? Tired of "wearing" shame and the guilt of your sin on your shoulders? Trade in you "old self" for Christ's new garments of righteousness, peace and joy!
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind
“There is no Christian victory or blessing if we refuse to turn away from the things that God hates. Even if it is accepted in the whole social class and system of which you are a part, turn away from it. Even if there is something that has come to be accepted by our whole generation, turn away from it if it is evil and wrong and an offense to our holy and righteous Savior.” – A. W. Tozer
Before you start criticizing, judging, saying "If I were them..", and condoning others' choices, think for a moment how little, if anything, you know about that person, or what they went through, and what brought them to be in that stage of life. Chance are, if you knew, you'd be helping them up, instead of kicking then down with your unsolicited ''self-righteousness"..