A Life of True Spiritual Integrity

Like spiritual maturation, integrity is built slowly over a lifetime. It is a precious thing - difficult to build and yet easy to tear down. As faithful followers of Jesus Christ, we are to seek to live each day with the discipline of honesty and faith. When we do, at least two things happen: integrity becomes a habit, and God blesses us because of our obedience to Him.

Solving Problems

The words of Psalm 34 remind us that the Lord solves problems for "people who do what is right." And usually, doing "what is right" means doing the uncomfortable work of confronting our problems sooner rather than later. So, with no further ado, let the problem solving begin.

Making Peace with your Past

Have you made peace with your past? If so, congratulations. However, if you are mired in the quicksand of regret, shame, and guilt, it's time to plan your escape. How are you able to do so? By accepting what has been and by trusting God for what will be.

Your Spiritual Journey

It is not enough to merely confess Christ as our Lord and Savior that makes a spiritual and significant impact. We must walk in obedience to God’s will. Study the scriptures. Live in the center of His divine sovereign will. By doing so, we increase in our faith. We grow in His Grace and truth. We become healthy and strong in the Lord.

God Sees You as You Are

By setting pure intentions and living with purpose and meaning through Jesus Christ, other people's opinion and understanding of who we are becomes unimportant. We are not here to please others. And, when it comes to our opinion of ourselves - we adopt the eternal perception of who we are through Christ Jesus. Sons and Daughters of the Most High.

A Time to Rest

Our Heavenly Father expects us to work hard, however, He also intends for us to take a moment to rest. When we fail to take the rest that we need, we do a disservice to ourselves and to our families.

Humbled by the Cost of His Sacrifice

We ought to be humbled as Christ humbled himself. The cost of our discipleship may never match the cost of Christ's sacrifice. However, our cost of discipleship is our worthy attitude and behavior as we become living sacrifices unto God through faithful obedience (Romans 12:1-2).

A Book Unlike Any Other

The scriptures are a priceless gift unto us as they share with us the message of hope. Of faith. Of fellowship and spiritual growth. We learn from the characters of Godly men and women who have faithfully served God in obedience and fellowship.

Genuine Men of Valor, Influence, and Covenant is what our Society Desperately Needs

True men of valor, of influence, and of covenant are those who come to the throne of our Heavenly Father with such powerful conviction of faith, boldness of heart, and contrition of spirit where they are humbled and meek in seeking His will, desire, and plan - and walking out with true confidence and assurance that God will deliver them out of the hands of their enemies.

Blessings of Cultivating a Fellowship

Association with others helps us strengthen our testimony, encourages one another, celebrate one another's victories and blessings, pray for one another's needs, and shoulder one another's burden's where we mourn with those who mourn.

Proverbs 27:17 | Spiritual Meaning and Significance of “Iron Sharpening Iron”

How do we sharpen one another as iron sharpens iron? Through spiritual disciplines and discipleship. It is founded upon the key virtue of all other virtues and that is contrition of spirit and humility. It is our willingness to allow ourselves to submit to our Heavenly Father's authority and in fellowship with others to be submitted to their authority.

Genuine Contentment

It seems that everywhere one turns, the world appears to promise us contentment and happiness. However, the contentment and happiness are that the world offers are fleeting and incomplete. What Christ offers each one of us is an all-encompassing and everlasting contentment.

Our Participation in Saving Grace

Our faith in Christ allows us to partake and participate in the saving grace where we will do the same works the Savior has done. More so, we shall do even greater works in our lives.

Choosing Wisely and Courageously

As genuine believers and disciples of Jesus Christ, when we willingly make those choices that are pleasing to our Heavenly Father, we are blessed. Choices that draw us closer to Christ and walk in his footsteps gives us a life that is full of abundance and peace. A life of abundance and peace that are promised to each one of us.

Christian Character and Integrity Count

True Christian character and integrity is a precious pearl of great price that takes time to cultivate and build. It begins with humility and submission to God's divine will for our lives. As the Savior said - no man can truly be His disciple unless he denies himself first, takes up his cross second, and follow Him. It is the sum of every right decision, every honest word, every noble thought, and every heartfelt prayer.

We are Equipped to Serve

We are created in His image and likeness - and it is our core responsibility and duty to maintain a healthy body. For, when we maintain a healthy body, we maintain a healthy and sober mindset. When we maintain a sober and healthy mindset, we will maintain a healthy and vital spiritual life where we improve in our relationships, maintain healthy finances, and anchor ourselves in the discipline of keeping fit to serve our Heavenly Father.

How Christ’s Love Changes Everything

The pure love of Christ is not above obedience to the commandments and will of God. It is inseparable with our call to faithfully obey the will of God and all that he has commanded us. It is also greater than our faith. It requires us to be humble and contrite in our spirit. Keeping us fixed on the way to minister, associate, and develop and grow into a Christ-like character and nature.

A Person of Faith Shall Overcome

Our willingness to trust God today and every day that we live, entrusting ourselves in Christ, we are rest assured that our future is secure. Confident that He will provide our needs temporally and spiritually.

Come Unto Christ and be Perfected in Him Through Daily Prayer and Meditation

We have a daily opportunity to develop and strengthen our faith through daily prayer, meditation, and scripture study. And it begins when we submit ourselves over to the care of our Heavenly Father. It begins when we center our faith on Jesus Christ and His infinite atonement. When you commit yourself over to the transformation and renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1-2) you become a man of covenant - a living sacrifice who worships God in spirit and truth (John 4:24). Fashioned unto those good things our Heavenly Father has prepared for each one of us (Ephesians 2:10).

The Strongest Generation

Today, our young men and women face those challenges. It is up to us to lead and guide them. Influence them toward understanding their true divine heritage, divine purpose, and divine destiny. Hold them accountable and give them the discipline they need to continue holding strong to the covenant path of righteousness.

Finding Direction and Inspiration in these Challenging Times

Photo by Heidi Fin on Unsplash It is always a blessing to receive inspiration, insight, and direction. Specifically, in challenging times as what we are facing today. One of the things I look forward to is the monthly edition of the Liahona. And the edition for May 2022 contains all the inspiring messages from the … Continue reading Finding Direction and Inspiration in these Challenging Times