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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What is important to me?

Have you ever asked yourself what's important to me?  What was your response?  Common responses are financial security.  Nice home in a safe neighborhood.  These are not necessarily bad things unless you make idols out of them.  How often have you asked yourself what is important to God?  I mean you say your life is not your own but God's.  So how often do you ask yourself what is important to God?  Or is your life about you?

The goal of the Christian life is to mesh what's important to you with what is important to God. If we as Christians can accomplish this we can be the light of the world that we are ultimately called to be. I can tell you what was important to Jesus and that was to do the will of the one who sent him.

We have been sent.  The question becomes is doing the will of the one who sent us important to us?

Scripture Reference: John 8:28-30

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

God is Comfort

When I am in need of comfort where do I turn? Often times I turn to a friend, or I turn to a parent.  Perhaps one may turn to a sibling or a fellow church member.  It seems so natural to turn to these individuals but ultimately they don't have the power to comfort your soul.  Yes, they may provide you solace temporarily, but true comfort comes from God.  God is the one who comforted David when he was in distress because his friends were few and his enemies were plenty.  God is the one who comforted Israel when they found themselves in exile and God is willing, ready, and able to comfort you.  The prophet Jeremiah book is known as the book of comfort.  God is a God of comfort let God comfort you.

Scripture Reference:  Is. 66:13

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis