Transform: Blessed are the Meek as it Applies to Business

(The following was originally published at In Matthew 5:5, Jesus tells us: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Jesus teaches that we are to be "meek." But how does that relate to the "go, go, go" / “If it’s going to be, then it’s up to me” mentality that business can often foster?There is a principle there of “you reap what you sow”, which is true. But this principle that Jesus instructs of “blessed are the meek” just may be the secret to finding the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 32: Walking in the Spirit – Self Control

 [display_podcast]Today we are going to talk about the last fruit of the Holy Spirit which is:Self Control.Paul listed nine godly virtues that constitute the fruit of God's Spirit—the inward and outward effect of having the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. They are "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control"(Galatians 5:22-23)What a stark contrast they are to the actions of man's rebellious nature that Pa … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 31: Walking in the Spirit – Gentleness

[display_podcast]In the Greek a detailed description of the word gentleness means meekness, mildness, forbearance.    This is not an outward expression of feeling, but an inward grace of the soul, calmness toward God in particular.  It is the acceptance of God's dealings with us considering them as good in that they enhance the closeness of our relationship with Him.  This kind of meekness does not blame God for the persecutions and evil doings of men.  It is not the result of weakness, but … [Read more...]