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by Grey Grymm

I have noticed something for awhile. There seems to be a lot of people that believe that God is all about making them feel good in whatever they do. That our God is all about letting us do anything and everything we want, and it is all ok. Many are starting to behave as if they don't have to do anything in order to reach Heaven.

Now everytime I hear this I always ask the question, has this person actually read the Bible? Do they actually know what their faith is all about? Do they understand the fundamental principles of their stated religion?

 
 
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by Nadiyah Pinckney

Things do change over night. But not in the time frame we think. Just like in the garden, when Eve went with her own reasoning and did not follow the direction of the Creator, she did not die in that moment. But in that moment, that one action based on her own reasoning and desire, she allowed death, suffering, and sin to enter her world. She did not litterally die that day. But death came into her future and her future generations. She was kicked out of paradise and now had to work for everything she needed. And anything she wanted. No longer could she go any bush and eat.  Now she had to wait for the seeds to be planted, tended to, and harvested before she could eat.  Her first son was killed by his brother. Then the brother was banished. She no longer had either sons.
 
 
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by The Savvy Columnist

In my day to day conversations, one thing is common amongst a lot of would be believers. They love God, but still do not want to obey God. I've had this conversation far too many times with far too many individuals, with those in the world and with those in the church.  Do not remember that in John 14:15 it states, "If you love me, keep my commandments." Why is that so hard for us to do? Notice that I'm not saying "you" I'm saying "us" because this young woman still has her own personal journey to complete in Christ Jesus.  Point blank though, you got to want this thing. This walk isn't about perfection, it is about having a true relationship with God, and even as you fall, that you are able to repent and get back up and try this thing again.  Make the devil out to be a liar. For those who knew me back then, I didn't always do what I was supposed to do.  I've been saved since I was a teenager, however, I still did not believe I had the ability to tap into the power of God, not like the way I do now. I am so free and I thank God. I thank God for redemption.  I thank God that I am able to go boldly before the throne of grace, confess my sin, and be made new.  Only a truly merciful God can do that, not man, not mama, and certainly not me.
 
 
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by Nadiyah Pinckney

We always hear the phrase “A Burning Desire”. Hardly ever do we truly pay attention to its actual meaning.  A desire is a conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment. The nature fire is to destroy what is there and consume what is left. To alter the original state down to the very chemical make up or to burn it. 

Let’s take this and apply it to the spiritual. When we seek the desires of our hearts, it becomes a spiritual fire in us. A spiritual burning that can not be quenched and never put out, only replaced. A never ending cycle. Once you consume a desire it will always consume you and then your desire will be for the next thing and the cycle repeats.