Feelings + Facts - Fear = Kingdom Work

Posted Apr 4th 2007, 09:08 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

Peter said, "I swear by God, I don't know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went away crying bitterly. Matthew 26:74 (New Living Translation)
Fear of our own personal Gethsemane keeps us from crucifying our flesh. We know it needs to be crucified, but are afraid to face the things that made us as we are....

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Feelings Plus Facts

Posted Apr 3rd 2007, 04:07 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

But the time is coming--in fact, it is already here---when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet, I am not alone because the father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you may have many trials and sorrows. But, take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:32-33 (New Living Translation)
Reading this verse can...

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Who Decides the Offering

Posted Mar 2nd 2007, 01:32 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
John 18:10 (KJV)
Peter offered what he knew and what he had in the service of Jesus Christ. He was always quick to speak and quick to act. He always offered this alertness to Jesus. It had always been a strength to him and I'm sure he believed Jesus appreciated it.
We offer to...

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Learning Love Experientially

Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:55 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, an with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:29-30 (KJV)
First we learn our ABCs by rote, then we get a better feel for them when we see them as a word and...

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Walking With the Cross on His Mind

Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 02:28 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living


And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of the skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha. John 19:17 (KJV)
Although Jesus took one long walk with the cross on His back. For three years he walked with the cross on His mind. Everything He did, I believe he did with the cross on His mind. As God was preparing Him for the day He would walk with the cross on...

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Internally, Eternally Yours

Posted Feb 14th 2007, 09:26 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me. John 15:4 (New Living Translation)
"In Jesus" is a phrase we take lightly sometimes, not really knowing what a weighty thing it really is to remain in Him. We don't realize what weight it carries in this earthly atmosphere. Jesus wants us to trust "In Him", believe...

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Love Redefined III

Posted Feb 9th 2007, 09:22 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. I Samuel 18:1-2
One day, one incident and our lives can be changed forever. When David's father sent him to check on his brothers, who...

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Love Redefined II

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 07:18 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

15"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ,[a] the Son of the living God."
17Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18And I tell you that you are Peter,[b] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[c] will not overcome it.[d] 19I will give you...

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Love Redefined

Posted Jan 28th 2007, 03:24 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

Love Redefined
Love is redefined in our lives after every major event just as a car has to be realigned regularly because of the bumps in the road. We may not be consciously aware of it in our day to day living as we are as intent on doing it with our vehicle, but we are constantly redefining. Sometimes it’s deepened and sometimes lessened. Those of us who live in an intimate relationship know this better than those of...

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Show Me Jesus

Posted Jan 18th 2007, 02:51 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living


Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and we will be satisfied."  John 14:8 (New Living Translation)
So many want to see Jesus and sometimes the way we present Him may be hard for others to understand.  God has presented Jesus Christ to us in many ways before He walked on earth in a  human body.  It's like all those guys who came in contact with different parts of the elephant and made a decision about the elephant.  So much of the Old Testament...

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The Resolve to Resolute

Posted Jan 16th 2007, 07:22 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:4 (New Living Translation)
But I replied, "The God of heaven will help us succeed. We His servants will start rebuilding this wall. But you have no stake or claim in Jerusalem." Nehemiah 2:20 (The New Living Translation)
The resolve to resolute. The fixity of purpose to hold steady to a decision....

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Time Travel

Posted Jan 7th 2007, 01:59 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

For those of us who want to join a book club and just don't seem to have the time to meet, we can discuss at www.readitandspeak.blogspot.com Even if you don't read the book, you can become familiar with it by reading what us readers say. I want to celebrate Black Heritage month this year by discussing a book that can take us back in a unique way. Octavia Butler's book, Kindred, is a story that takes it's...

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Exalt Him Above All Things

Posted Jan 4th 2007, 08:03 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

Christ is the invisible image of the invisible God. He existed before God made anything at all and is supreme over all creation. Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and in earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see----Kings, kingdoms, rullers and authorities. Everything has been created through Him. He existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together. Colossians 1:15-17
If...

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What We Can Be Sure Of

Posted Dec 19th 2006, 08:00 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living


10"What should we do then?" the crowd asked. 11John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same." 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?" 13"Don't collect any more than you are required to," he told them. 14Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't...

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Christmas Makes Me Feel...

Posted Dec 13th 2006, 11:19 by Make It Personal Ministries, Inc. on Christian Living

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told to them. Luke 2:20 (New Revised Standard Version)
The singer croons, Christmas makes me feel emotional, it may bring heartache or thoughts devotional. If a poll were taken, there would be emotions that run up and down the scale from heartache to thoughts devotional. Wherever we register on the scale, Christmas makes us feel. Usually these feelings are...

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