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Live A Delicious Life

Mathew 3 tells the story of John the Baptist. When he was approached by the religious leaders (who most people knew to be hypocrites), John said to them: Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. This simple and powerful statement was a reminder that God wants more than just words of worship. He wants to change our hearts, and when He changes our hearts, our lives change. Use the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)this morning to consider whether your life is bearing the fruit of a changed heart. love - Am I putting the good of others ahead of my own good? joy - Am I choosing to rejoice in the Lord even when life isn't fun? peace - Am I resting in the knowledge that God is in control and will provide all I need? patience - Am I comfortable waiting for God's provision, even if it doesn't happen in my timing? kindness - Do my words and actions "taste" good to others? Do I remind people of Jesus? goodness - Do I do the right thing, even when it may cost

O Say Can You See?

This morning I was reading in Isaiah 42 and came across verses 16. In this passage, God is describing the blessings He is going to eventually accomplish for Israel. Isaiah wrote: “And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.” ‭‭ Isaiah‬ ‭42:16‬ ‭ESV‬ ‬ Blindness is used throughout the Bible to describe those who do not know God. Consider the following thoughts about spiritual blindness (along with a verse for each one!) 1) Our natural state is “spiritual blindness”. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (John 3:19) 2) God does not want you to be spiritually blind. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.(2 Corinthians 3:16) 3) Only Jesus can cure spiritual blindness