God works everything out for our good, never causing bad stuff to happen to us. He turns our lemons into sweet lemonade, but does not hand out lemons.
Not only is our past behind us when we are born again, but we also are remade as entirely new creations because spiritual awakening brings a new life.
Prosperity here is the Hebrew word shalom. It means safe, well, happy, friendly, health, prosperity, and peace. God takes pleasure when we experience all that.
There is something spiritual about breaking of bread, sharing a meal together, that is powerful, and intimate. It often reveals character to one another.
Joy is part of our very nature as followers of Jesus. Walking in the spirit includes our ability to rejoice no matter the circumstance. It’s God’s will for us.
It is impossible to love God and reject Jesus at the same time. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one can truly connect with God except through Him.
We are light for the world. That light should be as hard to miss as the lights of a city built on the highest point for miles around.
We are blessed when we start something and when we finish it. Even if things get so crazy that we don’t know if we’re coming or going, we’re still blessed.
Knowledge inflates egos and fills heads with lots of words. But the Kingdom of God is power for living today, and feeds our souls with excellence.
Wisdom starts with a reverential respect for God and his ways. We gain understanding of the things we already know as we come to know God’s character.