Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Centurion’s Faith


Accounts in the bible are more than just stories. We read and even wonder in awe about the great deeds they showcase. One of these stories for me was the centurion,  whose faith got his servant healed. (Luke 7:1-10 ttp://www.biblegateway.com/pass age/?search=Luke%207:1-10&version=NIV ).

A few words brought this story home to me. The centurion’s faith not only got his servant healed, but also had Jesus admire and reference it as the greatest He had ever seen.~> Why is this account in the Bible? Is is here to bring shame on me or Jesus’ followers for not having such faith? No, I believe one of the main things Jesus wanted to showcase here was not how great this man’s faith was or to compare ours to it, but to show  how simple and powerful faith is.

So when he heard about

Jesus…

                  Bingo!

He heard about Jesus- faith came. 

 

He heard about Jesus!  The centurion acted on what he heard because he believed, expected something good to happen and it did. Faith comes by hearing… If my faith walk does not display what I hope for, it most likely has a lot to do with what I am  hearing. I know faith comes by hearing.

*The question is

Am I hearing about Jesus? 

I need to spend more time hearing about Jesus because it will have a great impact on my faith, what I say, do and get to accomplish for Him.

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The Mark of a Proverbs Man


The Mark of a Proverbs Man

Does not wisdom call out? Proverbs 8:1

We need the wisdom of Proverbs in our homes!

The source of many problems in our world today is the lack of men of character and integrity. The lack of Godly men leaves a mark that does not produce life. Sadly, godly living is no longer pursued by men or taught to children in many homes. Because of this, we have a society where right is wrong and wrong is right and many are caught in the middle not knowing which way to go. We need the wisdom of Proverbs in our homes! Wisdom for every member of the family as a unit and as part of the body of Christ in this world. We need more than a few good men. We need an army of Mighty MEN to lead the way for the next generation.We need the mark of a Proverbs Man. The mark of a man that makes a difference. Blessed Men that Fear God and Lead Responsible lives leave The Mark of a Proverbs Man where ever they go. With godly wisdom they train their children in godly living, just as their children will teach the next generation. Father-Friend-Son- Mentor-Brother-Husband– You are called to be A Proverbs Man!

Responsible

Able to answer for one’s conduct and obligations : trustworthy.

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul

Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death

Proverbs 19:14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD

Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace.

Blessed

Highly favored or fortunate.

Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding.

Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

Proverbs 3:33 The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.

Lead

Providing direction or guidance.

Proverbs 20:7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.

Proverbs 23:24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.

Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Fears God

Fearing God means having such a reverence for Him that it has a great impact on the way we live our lives. The fear of God is respecting Him, obeying Him, submitting to His discipline, and worshipping Him in awe.

http://huayni.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/dont-fear-the-fear-of-the-lord/

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.

Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.

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Blessed Men that Fear God and Lead Responsible lives

leave The Mark of a Proverbs Man.

With godly wisdom they train their children in godly

living, just as their children will teach the next generation for the glory of God.

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