Posts with the tag “believer”

Finding Godly Mentors
by Curt Dodd on January 1st, 2023
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  (Proverbs 27:17) The best spiritual mentors are people who are walking toward purity and godliness. If you need a spiritual mentor, make sure you are learning from people who are living a life that honors the Lord. Find people who can pour wisdom and encouragement into you. Seek godly counsel as you make decisions. People will make a huge differen...  Read More
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Helping Hurting People
by Curt Dodd on November 7th, 2022
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. This is how we know that we belong to ...  Read More
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Justifying Your Own Way
by Curt Dodd on October 28th, 2022
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:7-9) It can be difficult to talk about God’s judgment. As a bel...  Read More
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Get into the Game!
by Curt Dodd on October 16th, 2022
Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.  (Psalm 144:1)Whenever I go to watch a football game, I notice that there are typically three kinds of players on the football team. First of all, there are the players on the field who are engaged in the battle. They are doing everything that they have been trained to do. They received the jersey, and they have ...  Read More
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Spiritual Alignment
by Curt Dodd on September 9th, 2022
Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) Andrew Murray said many of us need to understand what prayer is. He said, “Prayer is not so much trying to get God to align with you, but rather it helps you align with where God is goin...  Read More
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Don’t Abuse Your Free Will
by Curt Dodd on December 5th, 2021
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,” (Matthew 24:12)One gift that God has given you as a human being is free will. Because He has given you free will, God will never make you do something. He will not force you to do something, even if the thing you’re going to do is not what He wants you to do. He will abide by your personal will.However, God allows you to exp...  Read More
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