Month: March 2012

Uniform Thinking

UNIFORM THINKING Live in harmony with one another.  Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.  Never be wise in your own eyes.  Romans 12:16             Harmony doesn’t mean keeping the peace and making compromises Jesus wouldn’t make.  He was Wisdom so He knew … Continue reading Uniform Thinking

Can I Rejoice Alone?

CAN I REJOICE ALONE? Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Romans 12:15             To weep with someone who weeps is far easier than to celebrate with someone who rejoices.  I believe that the one who weeps needs me and the one … Continue reading Can I Rejoice Alone?

Are They Getting Away With It?

ARE THEY GETTING AWAY WITH IT? Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.  Romans 12:14             The only way I can bless those who persecute me is to have faith in the justice of God.  I have to trust that my … Continue reading Are They Getting Away With It?

Pursue It? Seriously?

PURSUE IT?  SERIOUSLY? Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.  Romans 12:13             Get ready.  The picture here is one who pursues the opportunity to show hospitality.  I can too easily be passive, waiting for the need to arise and … Continue reading Pursue It? Seriously?

Not Three Things, But One

NOT THREE THINGS – BUT ONE Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Romans 12:12             “Just what I need,” you might say.  “Three more things to do when I’m hurting.  I must rejoice, be patient, and remember to pray.  Life … Continue reading Not Three Things, But One

Honoring Who Dishonors Me

HONORING WHO DISHONORS ME Love one another with brotherly affection.  Outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:10          The ‘one another’ is another member of God’s family.  But let’s face it, God’s family doesn’t always act like family.  There are times I believe I … Continue reading Honoring Who Dishonors Me

My Church Face

DISPENSING WITH THE CHURCH FACE Let love be genuine.  Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  Romans 12:9          Genuine.  Sincere.  These should be the last words I see on a 3x5 card before getting out of my car and going out … Continue reading My Church Face

What Did I Sign Up For?

WHAT DID I SIGN UP FOR? Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: the one who leads, with zeal.  Romans 12:6,8          If I am given something to manage and I’ve accepted the responsibility, I should do … Continue reading What Did I Sign Up For?

Leading Through Serving

LEADING THROUGH SERVING Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if service, in our serving.  Romans 12:6-7          I knew a period of time, four months in all, where Jesus washed my feet when I closed my … Continue reading Leading Through Serving

I Speak For Whom?

I SPEAK FOR WHOM? Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith.  Romans 12:6          I can’t believe it.  The implications of being a prophet have washed over me this morning.  … Continue reading I Speak For Whom?