The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 4 Am I absolutely positive?

Waiting Patiently “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:30–31, ESV) I really like waiting. Not!Continue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 4 Am I absolutely positive?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 3 Am I absolutely positive?

Faith and Decisions “whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23, ESV) Should I, or shouldn’t I? This is one of the most plaguing questions that many, including myself have dealt with over the years. There areContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 3 Am I absolutely positive?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 2 Am I absolutely positive?

God’s Clear Direction “God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints” (1 Corinthians 14:33, ESV) As we look at how God communicates with us, we must realize that He is not out to confuse us. In our decisions, the direction He gives will always beContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 2 Am I absolutely positive?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 1 Am I absolutely positive?

Decisions are essential but Be certain “And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.” (1 Kings 18:21, ESV) This is anContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #7, Pt 1 Am I absolutely positive?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 5 Is my motive to glorify God?

Good works glorify God because it is Jesus’ light shining through them. “Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good worksContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 5 Is my motive to glorify God?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 4 Is my motive to glorify God?

Self-promotion in life results in lost eternal reward. “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in theContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 4 Is my motive to glorify God?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 3 Is my motive to glorify God?

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18, ESV) When our motives are wrong, we open ourselves to deception and are unable to make the best choices with regards to our thoughts and ideas. One of the great problems we see in proper motivation is that of self-glorification. Self-glorification canContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 3 Is my motive to glorify God?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 2 Is my motive to glorify God?

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17, ESV) In this issue of motives, we previously discussed that the believer’s primary motive was to glorify God. We saw this from 1 Corinthians 10:31. “So, whether youContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 2 Is my motive to glorify God?”

The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 1 Is my motive to glorify God?

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV) When my brother and I were in grade school, we had an interesting opportunity. My dad purchased a little tool for removing dandelions from the yard. He wanted all the dandelions gone. So, heContinue reading “The Seven Filters – Filter #6, Pt 1 Is my motive to glorify God?”