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March 11, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
How much of yourself will you give to get the blessing God has for you? Just because God has promised you something, doesn’t mean you’re not going to have to work to obtain it. God can do above everything you ever ask or think all on His own. But sometimes the way to your miracle comes first by your own efforts.
March 4, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
The next time you hear one of your friends start to talk about something that could set ablaze... Will you grab a bucket or a log? Will you stop the conversation from getting out of hand, or will you join in? Will you save you and your friends from the fire, or let the flames run wild around you?
February 25, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
Your season of preparation is sure to turn to a season of plenty... in due time. God promised it in His Word, and His Word is always true. But be sure that while you wait for your blessing, you do not forsake your time of sowing. For without preparation, your blessing will fall on unstable ground. Be patient and continue to obey His decrees, and you’ll see His faithfulness poured out in the most perfect timing.
February 18, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
Are you missing God's answer to your prayer because you're not open to any other answer than the one you expect? Maybe God has already responded to your cry, but you haven’t accepted it because it’s not what you wanted to hear. Don’t form so many preconceived notions in your mind of how you want God to provide that you limit your view of His power and His ability to move in your situation.
February 11, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
Just like the physical heart is the source of life for our bodies, so is our figurative heart the source of life for our spirit. Our hearts are also considered the center of our being that holds the essence of our every emotion - the starting place of our thoughts which eventually lead to words and actions. Whatever is in our heart affects the choices we make and the attitude we portray.
February 4, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
While we are all responsible for our own actions, we cannot be foolish enough to think that our friends do not sway our decisions. We value their opinions and trust their counsel - especially when we are at our weakest point and feel directionless. So that means you have to always use wisdom on who you surround yourself with and be cautious with who you let speak into your life.
January 28, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
It has been said: “humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” Humbling ourselves does not require a low self-esteem by any means... We are sinners saved by grace; priceless jewels in the eyes of our Savior! But in order to obtain a humble spirit, we are challenged to consider others’ interests above our own.
January 22, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
We all would like to think that if Jesus came knocking on our front door and asked us to leave everything to follow Him, we’d do it without any hesitation. It seems like a no-brainer to choose eternal treasure in heaven over fleeting treasure on earth. But what about all the times Jesus actually does come knocking on our door - the door to our heart - and asks us to throw away some possessions we’re holding too tightly?
January 14, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
As you strive to be a light in your city, ask yourself these questions: Have you left what is good in order to chase a trivial temptation? Do those who know you see you as a true example of Jesus Christ, or are you just one of the crowd, blending in unnoticed? Have you compromised your beliefs so much that God finds it impossible to use you? Be aware of the impact your surroundings have on you.
January 7, 2018 - Peyton Johnston
It seems so ridiculous that Lot would refuse rescue from the Lord because of something so trivial. Yet how often does God try to deliver us from a hazardous situation, but we are too stuck in our ways to obey? Can we leave an ungodly life even if it means abandoning our earthly titles and possessions? The acknowledgement and satisfaction we may get from anything on earth is only temporary. But the choice of whether or not we submit to God’s will has an eternal impact.