• Day 36 - 40

    Day 36: Carry His Cross-Part 2

    Precept #5                 “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” (1 Peter 2:21)   Let’s Pray “Daddy, please continue to steady our hearts and minds. We are going even deeper into what it means to carry our cross. Help us to remember our life is a gift from You. Help us to understand that the best way to be grateful for our life, is to give it back to You. Your Holy Word tells us that whatever we give You; You will give back to us a hundred…

  • Day 36 - 40

    Day 37: Carry His Cross-Part 3

    Precept #5 “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews 2:10)             I have learned that everything in life comes down to perspective. Often for the spiritual side of things, it is called, “worldview.” It can be a tough thing to learn and even tougher to teach to someone. Most often it is learned through experience. There were times when I was a kid that I was homeless for brief stints. I remember traveling across the country, going hungry on a bus. I cried myself to…

  • Day 36 - 40

    Day 38: Carry His Cross-Part 4

    Precept #5 “Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.” (Romans 6:8-10)             We have covered a lot of ground talking about suffering for Jesus. We must be willing to suffer for Him as He has suffered for us. We must be willing to die for Him as He has died for us. This does not mean we will always have to suffer in the…

  • Day 36 - 40

    Day 39: Abide & Obey-Part 1

    Precept #6 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)             I want to take the discussion about commandment keeping a different way. To be honest there is a lot of information and discussions available over the internet. This topic is worthy of an entire book by itself. What I feel lead to do here is not so much stress exactly what commandment, or commandants are the right ones. What I am going to do is show that despite the discussion of “do we” or “don’t we,” then “which ones.”…

  • Day 36 - 40

    Day 40: Abide & Obey-Part 2

    Precept #6 “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:20-21)                What would you say if I told you that there are more commandments in the New Testament than in the Old? What would you say if I told you that the apostles gave us even more commandments than Jesus gave in the gospels? They say that…