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December 14, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Mary’s​ ​humble​ ​and​ ​submissive​ ​spirit​ ​teaches​ ​that​ ​it’s​ ​important​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​your​ ​life​ ​to​ ​God​ ​without asking​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​bottom​ ​line.​ ​When​ ​He​ ​sends​ ​a​ ​request​ ​that​ ​leads​ ​to​ ​a​ ​seemingly​ ​bleak situation,​ ​we​ ​should​ ​trust​ ​that​ ​every​ ​act​ ​of​ ​obedience​ ​will​ ​be​ ​covered​ ​with​ ​peace​ ​and​ ​blessings in​ ​return.​ ​And​ ​even​ ​if​ ​they’re​ ​not,​ ​He​ ​is​ ​still​ ​worthy​ ​of​ ​any​ ​and​ ​every​ ​sacrifice​ ​we​ ​can​ ​give.
December 5, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
​Our​ ​own​ ​plans​ ​will​ ​never​ ​look​ ​like​ ​God’s​ ​plans.​ ​But​ ​God​ ​NEVER​ ​fails​ ​and His​ ​word​ ​is​ ​ALWAYS​ ​true.​ ​Whatever​ ​He​ ​has​ ​promised​ ​will​ ​come​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​-​ ​it​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​how​ ​or when​ ​we​ ​expect,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​can​ ​be​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​He​ ​will​ ​lead​ ​us​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​to​ ​our​ ​“palace”​ ​in the​ ​most​ ​divine​ ​way.
November 23, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Are​ ​we​ ​grateful​ ​for​ ​what​ ​God​ ​has​ ​given​ ​us,​ ​or​ ​are​ ​we​ ​always thinking​ ​about​ ​something​ ​else​ ​we​ ​wish​ ​we​ ​had?​ ​Do​ ​we​ ​display​ ​a​ ​thankful​ ​spirit,​ ​or​ ​do​ ​we constantly​ ​complain​ ​about​ ​things?​ ​Dissatisfaction​ ​comes​ ​when​ ​our​ ​attention​ ​shifts​ ​from​ ​our blessings​ ​to​ ​our​ ​voids.​
November 12, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
​If​ ​you​ ​make​ ​God’s​ ​opinion​ ​the​ ​only​ ​one​ ​that​ ​truly​ ​counts,​ ​you’re​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​path​ ​of virtue​ ​-​ ​behavior​ ​of​ ​righteous​ ​moral​ ​standards.​ ​This​ ​may​ ​not​ ​always​ ​be​ ​the​ ​most​ ​appealing​ ​path, and​ ​it​ ​may​ ​not​ ​always​ ​get​ ​you​ ​the​ ​answer​ ​you​ ​want.​ ​But​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day​ ​-​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of your​ ​LIFE​ ​-​ ​what’s​ ​more​ ​important?​ ​Virtue​ ​or​ ​vanity?
November 6, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Sometimes​ ​being​ ​in​ ​that​ ​secret​ ​place​ ​out​ ​of​ ​others’​ ​view​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​thing​ ​keeping​ ​you​ ​safe. Just​ ​because​ ​God​ ​has​ ​called​ ​you​ ​to​ ​do​ ​something,​ ​doesn’t​ ​mean​ ​you​ ​may​ ​not​ ​have​ ​to​ ​complete it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​pit​ ​-​ ​a​ ​place​ ​where​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​you’re​ ​working​ ​overtime,​ ​yet​ ​still​ ​no​ ​one​ ​else​ ​notices​ ​your accomplishments.​ ​Be​ ​careful​ ​not​ ​to​ ​resent​ ​those​ ​times​ ​when​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​misplaced​ ​in​ ​your​ ​ministry, for​ ​God​ ​is​ ​never​ ​unintentional.
November 1, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Doing​ ​more​ ​than​ ​what​ ​is​ ​asked​ ​of​ ​us​ ​is​ ​-​ ​let’s​ ​be​ ​real​ ​-​ ​an​ ​inconvenience.​ ​We​ ​all​ ​have​ ​busy schedules​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​other​ ​things​ ​we​ ​could​ ​be​ ​doing.​ ​It’s​ ​much​ ​easier​ ​to​ ​just​ ​get​ ​by​ ​with​ ​the​ ​bare minimum.​ ​But​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​truly​ ​convey​ ​God-like​ ​love​ ​to​ ​someone,​ ​you​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​make a​ ​sacrifice​ ​of​ ​your​ ​time​ ​and​ ​energy.​
October 24, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
It’s important to keep yourself in check and ask yourself: Where have you buried your treasure? Where is your value placed? Where is your heart rooted? Are you keeping your treasure in a safe and sure place? Or are you throwing it away on meaningless idols?
October 16, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Sometimes,​ ​Jesus​ ​will​ ​instruct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​do​ ​things​ ​that​ ​seem​ ​a​ ​little​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​ordinary​ ​routine.​ ​Or maybe​ ​He’ll​ ​ask​ ​you​ ​to​ ​step​ ​out​ ​on​ ​faith​ ​for​ ​a​ ​situation​ ​that​ ​you’ve​ ​already​ ​deemed​ ​impossible. When​ ​that​ ​happens​ ​-​ ​dare​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​call​ ​and​ ​go​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​deeper​ ​waters​ ​one​ ​more​ ​time. Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​of​ ​failure.​ ​God​ ​is​ ​with​ ​you​ ​and​ ​will​ ​honor​ ​your​ ​obedience!​ ​
October 16, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
Sometimes,​ ​Jesus​ ​will​ ​instruct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​do​ ​things​ ​that​ ​seem​ ​a​ ​little​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​ordinary​ ​routine.​ ​Or maybe​ ​He’ll​ ​ask​ ​you​ ​to​ ​step​ ​out​ ​on​ ​faith​ ​for​ ​a​ ​situation​ ​that​ ​you’ve​ ​already​ ​deemed​ ​impossible. When​ ​that​ ​happens​ ​-​ ​dare​ ​to​ ​answer​ ​the​ ​call​ ​and​ ​go​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​deeper​ ​waters​ ​one​ ​more​ ​time. Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​of​ ​failure.​ ​God​ ​is​ ​with​ ​you​ ​and​ ​will​ ​honor​ ​your​ ​obedience!​
October 8, 2017 - Peyton Johnston
What​ ​you​ ​see​ ​is​ ​what​ ​you​ ​get.​ ​If​ ​we​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​look​ ​on​ ​the​ ​things​ ​that​ ​go​ ​against​ ​the Word,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​setting​ ​ourselves​ ​up​ ​to​ ​become​ ​apathetic​ ​bystanders​ ​and​ ​eventual​ ​participants​ ​of sin.