Transliteration: kardia Phonetic Spelling: (kar-dee’-ah) Short Definition: the heart, inner life, intention Definition: lit: the heart; mind, character, inner self, will, intention, center.
17) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
On Monday I wrote about praying for others, and ourselves, to receive revelation knowledge. I stressed that the importance of this was because we need true understanding in our heart.
Ephesians 1:17-18 17)that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18)I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
This entire passage from Ephesians 1:15-23 is amazing! But for today since this is Meditation Monday I wanted to pick out a verse or two to meditate on for the week.
On Wednesday I talked about the word disobedient and how that word means ‘unpersuaded’ and ties in closely with the word ‘repent’ which means to change your mind.
I’ve seen for years people rooted and grounded in a belief that they would refuse to give up on or even listen to or consider another thought. They read their bible’s with that close minded attitude and what they read is colored by that ideology. They read as a lawyer looks for presidents to back up his case not to find the truth behind the law.
Transliteration: apeithés Phonetic Spelling: (ap-i-thace’) Short Definition: unbelieving, disobedient Definition: unbelieving, disobedient, who will not be persuaded.
5 ) So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). 6 ) It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. 7 ) You used to behave like them as you lived among them. 8 ) But now you must also get rid of anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene speech, and all such sins.
16 Let the teaching concerning Christ remain as a rich treasure in your hearts. In all wisdom teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and sing with grace in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, and let it be through Him that you give thanks to God the Father.
Today I have such a very busy schedule. I am blessed beyond measure with some wonderful activities that require my attention. I was not going to post today, but I had a great comment on this weeks Wednesday Word Study – Saved and wanted to share it and my response to all of you. So today this is my blog post. Continue reading →
Transliteration: sózó Phonetic Spelling: (sode’-zo) Short Definition: I save, heal Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue
I’ve studied this one word for almost 30 years now. I know – amazing isn’t it, that I would/could study one word for so long. But that is just how deep I have found this one word to be. I am still learning and God is still revealing to me the depth of this wonderful word.
Disappointment is something that as people we deal with on a continual basis. It doesn’t matter how much you trust God and believe in Him or how much faith you have, we all from time to time experience disappointment. Continue reading →
5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
The word I want to explore today is the word double-minded. I found that it is only used two times and both times are by James in the book of James. In the definition it says that it is literally two souls or two selves. Another expansion of the definition said …a person “split in half,” vacillating like a “spiritual schizophrenic.”