Posts tagged with ‘Spiritual Growth’

11/09/21 ONLY WHEN WE ARE CHANGED CAN WE BE AGENTS OF CHANGE

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone cleanses himself…, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”  II Timothy 2:21. We often think God wants us to change the world around us when in reality He is interested in changing us.  God often uses the most unlikely people in the most unlikely […]

7/30/21 LEARN FROM YOUR FAILURES, OR YOU WILL FAIL TO LEARN

by Barry Lovett

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him.” Psalm 42:5 Many of the songs of Israel were born in seasons of failure.  And so, it is with us, we are sometimes not ready to see the wonder of God’s wisdom and strength until we are gasping for breath […]

4/5/21 THE BIBLE IS GOD’S PRESCRIPTION FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR SOUL

by Barry Lovett

“I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” II Chronicles 34:15. In the Old Testament, we read of Judah’s epidemic of idolatry and its accompanying moral sickness.  Josiah understood Scripture’s preventive cure for moral sickness.  He began to apply its spiritual truths, and soon a revival swept the land that restored the […]

3/29/21 GOD OFTEN USES BITTER EXPERIENCES TO MAKE US BETTER

by Barry Lovett

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 The loss of what is old is an opportunity to discover something new.  God may use hardship to get us to give up a bad habit or learn a new virtue.  He used a thorn in Paul’s flesh to teach […]

3/11/21 TO REAP A GOOD HARVEST IN YOUR LIFE, SOW SEEDS OF GOODNESS

by Barry Lovett

“He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.”  Proverbs 11:18. Like Jesus, we are to sow good seed in all places at all times. God is responsible for where it lands and how it grows.  The important thing is that we sow.  God does not want us to reap destruction, He wants us to sow what is […]