Tag - Positive

A Positive Double Negative

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. O-bservation: St. Paul begins a discussion on the gifts of the Spirit with a double negative. He could have said, “I want you to be informed about these gifts.” Instead, he said, “I don’t want you to be uninformed.” Why is this important? I believe it was Paul’s way of really getting our attention going into the discussion. In some ways, it was “A Positive Double Negative.” A-pplication: The Gifts of the Spirit are God’s spiritual...

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There’s Always A Choice

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 2:9b In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. O-bservation: The Lord told Adam and Eve that all of the trees and vegetation in the Garden of Eden were there for them to eat and manage. However, He said, “Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not allowed to eat.” From the beginning of humankind, “There’s Always A Choice.” A-pplication: Happy New Year! On this first day of the year, it’s important to know that every day “There’s...

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Positive Jesus

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 11:23 And in that place many believed in Jesus. O-bservation: This chapter in the book of John gives us the story of Lazarus dying and being raised to life again by Jesus after being in a tomb for four days! When Jesus arrived in the town after Lazarus' death, Martha said, "If you would have been here, he wouldn't have died." Immediately Jesus said, "Your brother will rise again." A-pplication: When I read this verse, all I could think is that's my "Positive Jesus." If you take the time to read the Beatitudes, in Matthew 5:1-12,...

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Foe-Get About It!

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 3:1 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! O-bservation: King David is not asking a question here, he is making a bold declaration. And you can't really fault him for that. After all, his own son, Absalom, was leading an insurrection against him at the time. A-pplication: Regardless of how many obstacles or "FOES" come up against you, the best thing for a "Follower of Jesus" to do is let go and trust God! Some may even side with Absalom, by saying his father David had failed him miserably. But even...

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