Luke 10:6 S.O.A.P.

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Scripture
Luke 10:6
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

Observation
Jesus gives instructions on how to be lead by the Spirit when we are in unfamiliar situations to find peace.

Application
I only need to follow Jesus’ advice and not be afraid of ‘the wolves.’ Discernment will inform me whether to stay or go.

Prayer
Lord help me to confidently walk into new territory this year trusting your Spirit will lead the way

1 Corinthians 3:22 S.O.A.P.

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Scripture
1 Corinthians 3:22
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
Observation
Paul ends the chapter with an answer to petty disputes among believers about which leader they follow, or which minister they were baptized by. Interestingly, instead of saying that they belong to ONE of the ministers, he states that the ALL ministers (along with the universe, the future, the past, etc) belong to them.
Action/Application
Centuries later we have a similar issue. The followers of a particular doctrine and members of a particular church painstakingly cling to their denomination, their favorite TV evangelist, or even their local church. Paul is telling us that ALL belong to us. We need not to associate only with a particular group of Christians, but that we are members of the body of Christ.
Prayer
Lord, help me to walk in the reality that you have made me a gift to the body of Christ and open my eyes to all that you have for me, whether by being a blessing to or by being blessed by others in or outside my current circle.

What is it in you that is worldly?

When You Feel Depressed

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From a Devotional on Christlikeness – Stay focused, C Ten Boom said ‘if you look within, you’ll feel depressed, if you look without you’ll be distressed, if you look to Christ you’ll be at rest’. When you understand that God’s objective is to make you more like Christ, you’ll start praying fewer ‘comfort me prayers’ and more ‘conform me prayers’. Instead of asking ‘why me Lord?’ you’ll ask ‘what do you want me to learn Lord’. James 1:4 MSG -So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

Thanks Gavin

New Layout

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So I finally decided to upgrade the design of MyMinstrel.com. Hopefully, if you are reading this you like the changes (or if it is your first time you like the design). It’s mobile responsive, meaning that depending on the screen size, the website will adjust so that viewing is optimal on a desktop, tablet, phone or other mobile device.

Enjoy!