And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 9:8

The Feminine Side

Don’t Be Discouraged

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me?. . .” (Psalm 42:11a) We can all relate to this psalmist at times in our lives.  Things don’t go the way we think they should.  People disappoint us.  We suffer from some unexpected illness, disease, [...]

I Belong To God

One of the reasons Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthian Christians was to teach them how to live for Christ in a corrupt society. He recognized they were surrounded by sin and were struggling under the pressure to fit in—to conform—to this environment. Sound familiar? Aren’t we faced with this [...]

Christian Walk

More than anything or anyone else we should be following Jesus Christ in our Christian walk.  He is our greatest example of how we should be on a daily basis, and in any circumstances.  As we read the Scriptures, we should take notice of how He lived, how He treated [...]

Devotions

How do you look at “devotions”—that special time that should be set aside each day for you to “come apart” to spend time with God? Is it a duty or a privilege? Do you reserve a time when you are at your best, or do you give God a token [...]

Faith You Followed

As I continue to search the scriptures for what we should be following after in our lives, I am drawn to Heb. 13:7 which says, “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow (imitate), considering the end of [...]

Follow Christ

More than once in the New Testament Paul encourages the believers to follow him. In 1 Corinthians 4:16 he says, “Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.” Paul was able to do that because he was following Christ. He knew he was living his life in such a [...]

Follow That Which is Good

There is much teaching given in scripture on how we should live as Christians.  In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian church, written shortly after establishing the church, he gives some of this very practical advice to the new believers there.  In some of his final instructions in the letter [...]

Pursue Peace

Pursue peace. In Romans 14:19 Paul admonished the Christians at Rome to “follow after things which make for peace…” Heb. 12:14 says, “Follow peace with all men…” 2 Tim. 2:22 also tells us to follow, among other things, peace. It is clear that God doesn’t want us to quarrel or argue foolishly. [...]

Prayer for 2007

I am going to divert from my series on what we should pursue in our lives, and go back to this time last year when I challenged you, dear readers, to memorize this prayer from a favorite prayer book of mine by John Baillie, and sincerely pray it each day.  [...]

Walk in Love

In the last ‘GraceVine’ I challenged my readers to find scripture passages telling us what we should be pursuing or “following” in our lives. Eph. 5:1-2a says, “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us…” What a great start [...]

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