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Consistency

Let’s Be Consistent

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Thought for the Day: What You Begin Today Continue Tomorrow

Reflection for the Day: Consistency Is Essential

The early church was a blessed church. The scriptures share that many souls were added, as well as countless miracles taking place. At the core of   the success was their consistent connection with their God. Their actions were not occasional but were ongoing.  Their consistency brought great results.

How often have you made a commitment to strengthen your relationship with the Lord only to have it last a day or two?  As the early church continued steadfastly in the things of God, do likewise. Your consistent behavior will result in blessed results.  Consistency is essential. 

-Authored by Fred Rubin

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Consistency Inspiration

Morning Reflections: Your Time With Jesus Makes The Difference

Acts 4:13. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 

Thought for the Day: Your Time With Jesus Will Make The Difference

Reflection for the Day: Spend Time With The Lord; Boldness And Power Will Follow

The power that was demonstrated by the early church caused the leaders of the Temple to respond.  Endeavoring to stop them from teaching in the Name of Jesus, they placed Peter and John into prison. Though they strongly fought against them, they marveled at their boldness. They noted that though these were untrained men, they had been with Jesus. Their time with the Lord made the difference.

Some of the followers of the Lord have a rich biblical background, while others do not. There are advantages of being a student of the Word of God. It provides a knowledge of God that cannot be found elsewhere. As important as the academic knowledge can be, it is the time you spend with Jesus that makes the difference.  Insist on quality time with the Lord, boldness and power will follow.

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Church Consistency Inspiration

Morning Reflection: Make Room. God is ENLARGING your territory.

Mark 14:38. Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Thought for the Day: Satan Knows How To Tempt You

Reflection for the Day: Without Prayer You Will Fall

Jesus, prior to his betrayal, went into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He knew that he had to wrestle with his flesh that he might accept what was before him. Jesus brought Peter, James, and John with him that they also might pray. He knew though their spirit was saying yes their flesh was weak. Without prayer they would fall victim to the temptation that was about to come.

Understanding the frailty of flesh is essential for every believer. Although your spirit desires to obey the Lord, your flesh is going to resist. Satan, knowing the area of weakness in your life, will attack you where you are most vulnerable.  Regardless of the method he utilizes your defense must be prayer. Without it you will fall.