Friday, July 23, 2021

Transition

No matter how long we have been saved, we will always be in transition. There is always more for us to learn; more change that needs to occur. The world sees us as Christians so we must clothe ourselves as such; we must express the brand-new nature even as a preview of what is to come.~ DickEvans.org

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Know Jesus

We can read our Bible to learn about Jesus. We can get books that others have written and even study old manuscripts from the times that Jesus was on this earth to find out more about Him. But that helps us to know about Him. It does not mean that we know Him. It takes a 24x7 relationship to really know Jesus. And that is what He expects of each and every one of His followers. He wants us on Sunday mornings in church, but that is where He expects to find us praising and worshipping the Father. Our relationship with Jesus continues for the rest of the week and that is how we can get to the point of saying that we know Him.~ DickEvans.org

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

It's Our Choice

When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we became born again. We can choose to be molded into the Christian that the world expects us to be by copying the behavior and customs of other believers. Or we can be encouraged by other believers to develop our own personal relationship with God and let Him transform us into the new person He designed us to become.~ dick.evans.org

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

No Longer A Slave To Sin

When you don't have a relationship with someone, how can you know the protocol? It is when we develop a relationship with God that He can infuse us with His nature and we know without a doubt what sin is all about. We know that if it does not please Him, it is sin, no matter what the world says about it. So as we move ahead in our transformation walk, Holy Spirit teaches us more each day. The more we absorb, the more we change. When He is in our lives daily, we are no longer slaves to sin.~ DickEvans.org

Monday, July 19, 2021

He Teaches Us

What comes easy teaches little, while that which we battle through teaches much. And when we have gotten to the other side, we can tell the story of how we made it. Then we can reach out and help others to make it too. Since they know we made it, they know that so can they. God is right with us in every situation that life throws at us. He gives us the strength to press on and make it to the end. He teaches us through all of our experiences. Not only do they help us learn to endure, but they also build our character, and add to our experiential knowledge which is useful to fulfill the purpose God has for us in His plan.~ DickEvans.org

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Trouble

It is not about trouble coming our way or not, it is about how we deal with the trouble that does. Out of every tribulation springs opportunity. We just have to look for it. If someone had tried to tell me twenty years ago that I would be doing what I am doing, I would have told them they were crazy. But as I look back over my life I can see how He used those past tribulations to cause the growth in me which allows me to be used by Him today. Praise God for the trials He has pulled us through and for helping us to become the people we are today.~ DickEvans.org

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Rest In His Peace

I used to think that everyone had the same kind of experiences as I had, but now I know differently. Many have been facing trials and sorrows most of their lives. While we live on this earth, we will always be faced with unfair situations, trials, and tribulations. Some think that because they have been saved and crossed over from heathen to Christian that the trials are over. They are not. However, Jesus is with us as we walk through them, guiding us and encouraging us all the way. We can rest in His peace knowing He has overcome the world.~ DickEvans.org