Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness 3 Comments

Battered and Bruised

Today’s Truth
2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 

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The speaker came out onto the stage. He pulled out a one-hundred dollar bill.

“Who would like this one-hundred dollar bill?”  Read more…

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Grumbling to Grateful Part 2

Today’s Truth
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) “Give thanks in all circumstances.”  

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Yesterday, we looked at how the grumbling Israelites were not allowed to enter the Promised Land because of their unbelief and grumbling attitude. Now, let’s take a look at what happened with the next generation.

The next generation learned from their parents’  Read more…

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Grumbling to Grateful part 1

Today’s Truth
“Give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).

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Grumbling is as old as Methuselah. Actually, it goes way back before him. After Satan enticed Eve to disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit, there was a whole lot of grumbling going on.

“The wife You gave me made me do it,”  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, Women in the Bible 4 Comments

Valued

Today’s Truth
Mark 5:32 (NIV) “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

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If you have ever felt worthless, this woman knows how you feel.  For twelve years she suffered from bleeding, and no one could find a cure. The more money she spent on treatment,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Renewing your mind with the Truth 29 Comments

“I’m Not __________ Enough.”

Today’s Truth
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16).

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I’m not _____________ enough. You can fill that blank in with smart, talented, gifted, spiritual, or any number of positive attributes.  But the root source of each one of those lies is “I’m not good enough.”  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Renewing your mind with the Truth 10 Comments

Retraining our Reflexes

Today’s Truth
Paul wrote: “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9 NIV).

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It was hot.  The traffic was heavy.  I was young and distracted.

I was driving alone in the flow of traffic traveling to and from the North Carolina coast.   Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Identity in Christ 31 Comments

Just Because You’re Mine

Today’s Truth
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV).

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Anabel Gillham was a woman who loved God, but had trouble accepting that God could love her.   Read more…

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From Bitter to Better

Today’s Truth
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many”  (Hebrews 12:15 NIV).

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“She’s just a bitter old woman!”  Have you ever heard someone described in that way?  I have.  And amazingly, when someone uses the word “bitter,”  Read more…

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Anger to Aroma

Today’s Truth
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because our anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19 TNIV).

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Anger – we all know what it looks and sounds like.  The kids track mud through the house again,  Read more…

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From Complaining to Contentment Part 1

Today’s Truth
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength”  Read more…