Glimpses of Grace
God's Generous and Gentle Nudging
Devotionals from the Old Testament
Devotionals from the New Testament
Encouragement For Our Nation's Warriors
Checking us out?
Who Are We
Erin Joy Turkington
Quick Lesson Reviews and Class Notes
Semester One Notes
Semester Two Review
Semester Two Notes
Semester Three Notes
Leader's Pearls of Wisdom
Tools for life
The Grace Exchange (sample)
Dealing With My Emotions
How Do You Listen To God?
9 Steps in Dealing With Conflict
9 Steps Chart
9 Steps Chart (page two)
Scriptures to Pray for Others
Filling Up with God's Love
Daily Reading Schedules
How to Use the EGP Prayer Journal
Gospel of Grace for Children
I Get So Mad I Can't Think
Even When I Do the Wrong Thing?
Establishing God's Peace
Hear and Act [Matthew 7]
24"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man... 26"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man...
As Jesus finished His discourse that began in Matthew 5, He emphasized the importance of these words He had spoken to them. These words demand action. However, as I consider what the Lord expects of me through these words; not judge others, not give what is holy to swine, to treat all people as I would like to be treated, to enter the narrow gate, to recognize and stay away from false prophets, and to understand that not everyone who says Lord, Lord is going to be in the kingdom even though they did miracles because they did not know Him, I feel overwhelmed and inadequate. How can I enter the narrow gate where few will enter? I know what a mess I am and that I deserve to go on the wide path to destruction. And then tucked among all of these expectations of our Lord, are the most awesome encouraging words that give me great hope:
7"Ask,and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8"For everyone who asks receives,
and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
May you be as the wise man who hears and acts upon the words of Jesus because you keep asking Him to do it through you, as you seek Him and knock on His spiritual door through prayer.
Beth Warlick, 1/8/2009
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