Sunday, July 24, 2016

Peace and Joy in God’s Presence

Posted by Raymund and Denielle Tamayo

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“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

When we worship God, everything is put into perspective. Of course, it is never easy – there is always a potential problem hovering everywhere.

However, if we let ourselves focus for too long on the frustrations, problems, fears, and worries, we soon would feel overwhelmed and anxious.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Life is Senseless, Meaningless if...

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“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” – Ecclesiastes 1:2

“In this world there are only two tragedies,” said Oscar Wilde. “One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” This paradoxical proverb has often proved true.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

What Drives You Everyday?

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“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” – Psalm 73:25
Most Christians would say that they do everything as an act of worship to God. The Bible actually said that as followers of Christ we should eat, drink, and do everything else for God's glory. 

However, the question is how is our hearts when we do it? Is that what we are truly doing? What drives or motivates us daily with our activities?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Training in Spiritual Discipline

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“But refuse profane and old wives tales, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profits for a little while: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Excelling in any sport means spending hours and hours in training. It doesn't matter whether you are an athlete, musician, or anyone who is trying to be great at something. 

No one achieves excellence in any field without tremendous self-discipline, hours of rigorous training, and a willingness to suffer great hardship in order to achieve the goals one has set for himself.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

This is the day: Be Excellent at Work!

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“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
Monday mornings are usually the hardest mornings to wake up to. The thought of having to go to work tends to bring anyone down. Most of us wanted to spend time with family than go to work – but we work to provide for our family, the mind argues with itself.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Focusing on Christ Drives Away Self-Pity

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Self-pity (a self-indulgent dwelling on your own sorrows or misfortunes) is harmful, but it is a choice. Le it go and move on. Don't trust your happiness in the companionship of other people but in Christ alone.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Blessing of Excellence at Work

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While God requires us to work, at the same time, He leads others to pay us a fair wage for the work we do. We find a marvelous example of good compensation for excellence at work in the life of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Faith Pleases God

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“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6
Our relationship with God through Jesus Christ is largely determined by our faith. When we come to Him, we must believe that He exists and that He is exactly who He has revealed Himself to be in Scriptures.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Whatever God is, God does

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"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." – James 1:17

It is impossible for God to act inconsistently with His character. In other words, whatever God is, God does.


For example, I may be a patient person, but I still have impatient moments. Not God, the great “I AM” is always the same, patient and loving. I can rely on Him 100% of the time to be consistent to His character.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

God Empowers Us

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“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10
God is equipping us to be successful and has empowered us to overcome in this life.


When Jesus sent His disciples out to heal the sick, meet their needs, and share the Gospel, He told them, “Give as freely as you have received” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, God has given us everything we need to do what He’s called us to do in this life. He’s given us seed to sow in order to have an abundant harvest in our future.

Final Notes:
God has placed seed in our hands today, but in order for that seed to produce, it has to be planted. It has to be watered. It has to be fertilized. 

Let’s ask God to give us wisdom on where to plant our seed. Let’s make sure we are sowing in the right ground and tending to the seed He has given us. Remember, God has a good plan for our future. He has plans to bless us and increase us.
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