Continual Communication

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 "…Patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” This is the line that struck me most as I contemplated this verse. While the word “tribulation” usually puts a word picture in most of our...

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About the Father’s Business

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;” Romans 12:11 If you are like me, you are probably thinking that this verse should be fairly easy to apply to our lives, right? Initially these were some of my thoughts; stay motivated, remove the laziness and apathy that so easily...

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Submitted to the Head

Romans 12:10 "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;" ​Part of the proper function of the body of Christ is the members of the body loving each other with brotherly love and the members showing preference to others rather than to self. The proper...

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Authentic Love

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” Romans 12:9 (KJV) Love – what is it and how do we show it to others? We all know that 1 Corinthians 13 is the ultimate definition of love. “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does...

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Avenues of Giving

“Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.” – Romans 12:8 So, what is this verse talking about, exactly? Well, if you’re reading this post, it probably means that you have...

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Christ In Me

Romans 12:7 “ if service, in his serving; or he who teaches in his teaching;” We need to see that we naturally look at most if not all scripture through the lens of man working for God, but the true secret and reality of the Christian life is Christ IN YOU AS YOUR LIFE and all He does in and...

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“Having then Gifts Differing …”

"Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy let us prophecy according to the proportion of faith." Romans 12:6 Do you ever get discouraged about the gifts/talents God has given you? Like somehow they are just mediocre in comparison with all the gifts...

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Responsibility in Belonging

Today we get to meditate on our responsibility as part of the church. This aspect is normally not our favorite part of a relationship, huh? Responsibility. Feels like a weight sometimes. But in reality, responsibility is a privilege and a blessed calling. Verse 5 of Romans 12 says: "So we, being...

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Many Members, One Body

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one Body, and all members have not the same office:...

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Beware The Chameleon

"For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned” (Romans 12:3). Let’s imagine for a minute that every single thought of yours (just...

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