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Faith Is Not Future Tense

By Joshua Jarvis | God

I had decided the night before Labor day that I would not wake up and go to the computer but that I would read the Bible and spend time just thinking.  In what could be described as His master plan or simply just “dumb luck” I got up – wide awake up – at 4:30AM.  For the next two hours or so I studied what was written in the Word along with some writings by Norvel Hayes.  I did not know who Norvel was before I read his short writings on Faith.  It was simply a few pages in the back of a Bible my Grandfather had used.  I won’t rewrite what he wrote there, but I thought it was pretty interesting to note, and it makes total “common sense” but I had never really thought of it.Continue reading

God Has You On Street View

By Joshua Jarvis | God

I’m not sure if I can take credit for it, but it was an original God thought idea that came to me as I was seeking out His calling on my life.  It started with this scripture.

“The steps of a [good] righteous man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].”  Psalms 37:23 AMP

To be honest, my Grandmother prayed this over me for many, many years before and after school.  My personality is one of a driver, so when I get a thought I tend to act on it.  My life though has never seemed to be one of strategy even though I’m also analytical.   The challenge for me, is that I want to please God (He already loves us, but I want to make Him proud) but I get so frustrated that there’s no perverbial burning bush or something to tell me what to do. Continue reading

Anger Is A Horrible Motivator

By Joshua Jarvis | God

I know I’m not telling you anything you didn’t know already, but I didn’t really know this.  Most of my life was spent being motivated by anger, or really the root of it was FEAR.  Of course I’d rather tell you that I was angry than some weenie boy, fearful of the world.  My take is that your life is either being driven by fear or faith.  It might not be overt fear, like fear of snakes.  It’s more likely to be covert fear masked by something, as in my case anger and resentment.

I’ve pretty much always felt like it was me against the world.   Fear and anger don’t always manafest in rage filled sessions of punching the wall and throwing things.   Let me explain.

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