Month: September 2019

  • The Flesh Dies Hard…Take My Word for It

    The flesh dies hard. It’s resistant and resilient—resisting every attempt to slay it and recovering despite my repeated attempts to put it to death. An emphasis of the Christian life is putting to death the works of the flesh. We don’t have to look far to find the flesh trying to thwart God’s best plan […]

  • Selected—Another Word Worthy of Our Study

    Selected—another word worthy of our study. We’ve looked at chosen and designated. Selected is a synonym for both. It means exclusive, elite, privileged (thank you, Thesaurus). The thought takes me back to high school when I was selected for membership in a couple honor clubs. A little country girl…part of these esteemed groups! I’d been […]

  • Designated for a Consecrated Life—That’s Us!

    “Designated for a consecrated life.” I love that word, designated! Thesaurus gives these synonyms: chosen, elected, selected, voted, nominated. When I came across designated in Romans 1:7 (Amplified), my heart exploded in praise. Paul wrote, “To [you then] all God’s beloved ones in Rome, called to be saints and designated for a consecrated life: Grace […]

  • Chosen! God Has a Purpose for Your Life

    Chosen. Does the word bring back memories of a childhood game—being chosen for a particular team? Nobody wanted to be chosen last. The word took on special meaning in my adult years as I began to understand the honor of being chosen by God to serve him in a distinctive way. Stories throughout the Bible […]