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One Step At a Time

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Learning to Walk with God

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to Him, the living Stone— rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  – 1 Peter 2:1-5

Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.  – Hebrews 5:13-6:2

 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  – 2 Peter 3:18

Like starting a new job or moving to a new city, learning to think like a Christian takes some time.

No on enters the Christian life as middle management. Just like there’s only one way in—through belief in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross—there’s only one way up. And it starts on the ground floor. But don’t worry. It’s anything, but boring in the minimum-wage mailroom of Christian maturity. . . for at least two reasons:

  • Your enemy, Satan, knows that your fire is burning pretty bright right now. He also knows that you’re vulnerable to a relapse (modern attention spans and commitment levels being what they are). He’ll have plenty of temptations to keep you busy once the new wears off.
  • But on the other hand, God promises you room for steady advancement if you’re willing to work hard in His training program, committing yourself to His word, to His church, to His tried-and-true philosophy of aspiring to bigger things by being faithful in the small things. New blessings and discoveries can spring up from all over when you’re just starting out. You won’t find this much joy in anyone else’s company.

“There is no sweeter manner of living in the world than continuous communion with God. Only those who have experienced it can understand.” – Brother Lawrence

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Tomorrow’s Reading: Before anyone starts a new job, he needs to know who the boss is—not just who He is, but what He’s like, what He’s looking for, and how he can expect to be treated.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Matthew 1:18-25

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

 

Matthew 2:1-12

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

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Merry CHRISTmas & Happy Holy Days from the 116 Boyz!

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How do you pronounce Christmas, it’s not Chris-mas, how majority of people say it. Who is Chris? You see around Christians speaking, keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas, but still pronounce it Chris-mas. Take that 1 or 2 extra seconds to say CHRIST-mas, instead of Chris-mas, and Happy Holy Days.

Nothing can take Christ out of Christmas as long as I strive to BE CHRIST THIS CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTmas & Happy Holy Days from the 116 Boyz!!!

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