Action Commandments for Every Believer 7: Sunday Selah

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 7 - Sunday Selah And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” (Luke 22:19, ESV) Here’s a final action commandment for every Christian, this one from the lips of Jesus: “Do this in remembrance of Me.” It was a command…

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Action Commandments for Every Believer 6: Weekly Thoughts

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 6 - Weekly Thoughts And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24, ESV) As we think about the topic of Christ’s commandments from this past week, we should be impressed with this fact: the Christian life is meant to be an active life. And yet, how often do we sacrifice an “active Christian life” for just an…

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Action Commandments for Every Believer 4: Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 4 - Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person by quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. (James 1:19, ESV)  My oldest daughter, Lexi, works at a local restaurant. Every day she works, she comes home and regales us with stories from her shift. Last night, she had a doozy for us! A table of…

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Action Commandments for Every Believer 3: Be Alert for Enemy Attacks

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 3 - Be Alert for Enemy Attacks   Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9, ESV)  I’m not sure why it happened, but I distinctly remember the moment. I was walking…

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Action Commandments for Every Believer 2: Devote Yourself to Prayer  

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 2- Devote Yourself to Prayer   Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray. (Colossians 4:2, ISV) Ava, my middle child, amazes me. All three of my daughters amaze me, of course, but I can’t help but think of her when I wrap my mind around this topic. Ava is our dancer—you know, the competitive dancer who can do all sorts of things that…

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Action Commandments for Every Believer 1: Go and Preach the Gospel

Action Commandments for Every Believer Day 1 - Go and Preach the Gospel  And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15, ESV)  I don’t really understand how people can hate cats. It’s probably because I have managed to own only really good ones. From Smokey (my childhood cat) to Millie & Maui (our present sweetheart companions), I’ve loved them all.…

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