'Brandon Tipsword' Tagged Posts

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BLESS THE LORD

We have all heard someone curse God when over some event in life. David, however, committed himself to blessing the Lord no matter what was going on. To bless the Lord is to praise Him. To know God is to know that he is worthy of praise at all times. Cursing God is out of ignorance of Him, blessing Him is out of knowing Him.

PUT ON LONGSUFFERING

As imitators of Christ we are to be longsuffering towards those that have offended us. To be longsuffering is to patiently endure ongoing offenses. If we are tempted to lose patience with someone we need to remember how much patience God has shown toward us. In like manner, extend that same patience to others.

PUT ON MEEKNESS

Meekness can be defined as having the right or power to do something, but refraining for the benefit of others. A meek person submits themselves to the will of God. Jesus is the greatest example of meekness. He had a right to be treated with reverence, yet, he did not demand this right and instead allowed himself to be crucified for our benefit.

PUT ON HUMBLENESS OF MIND

Humility is a hallmark trait of a Christian God uses. In order to be humble we need to put on humbleness of mind. This is to lower ourselves in importance or in rank. In turn we are to elevate others or as Phil. 2:3 says, “esteem others better than ourselves.”

PUT ON KINDNESS

As Christians we are to put on kindness. Kindness is a disposition to do good to others. Look for opportunities to display an act of kindness today.

PUT ON COMPASSIONATE HEARTS

As children of God we are to put on and put off certain things. In these verses we see that we are to put on bowels of mercies or you could say “compassionate hearts.” A compassionate heart sees those that are suffering and has empathy. Take time today to empathize with someone that is hurting and reach out to them to let them know you care.

CARRYING TREASURER IN WEAK VESSELS

The apostle Paul had a great passion to share the gospel with the world. In his endeavors to do so he realized that the great treasure that he wanted to share was held within a weak vessel, his body. He wanted everyone to know that the power he had to serve did not come from himself, but from God.

FIRST PLACE SINNER

We live in a world that loves competition. When you run a race in track you run to get first place beating all others. If you are in sales you want to be the leader of your company with the most sales. The thing with competition is that there are winners and losers. I believe one of the reasons that Paul was used by God in such a mighty way was not because he desired to have the most followers, but because he viewed himself to be in first place of all sinners.

WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT DIRECTION TO GO

Trusting and obeying God is always the best plan. Too often we rely upon our own wisdom or our feelings in making decisions. However, neither our wisdom nor our feelings are good guides. It is God’s will for us to trust Him and let Him be our guide. Even when we do not understand.

GLORY IN THE LORD

The world teaches to be proud of ourselves, to boast about our accomplishments. The truth is that before a holy God no one has anything to boast about. However, if you are in Christ you do have something to glory in, someone rather. In spite of our wretchedness Jesus was willing to die on a cross for our sins. That my friend, is something to tell the world about.