What Are You Afraid Of? Part 2

Handicapped woman with three crucifixes in the hill

Yesterday I shared a portion of a message shard by Dr. Michael Kruger from RTS in Charlotte, NC.  Today I share the concluding portion of his outline.[1]  We are considering a very common issue in today’s world – in and out of the Church.  Fear.  What are you afraid of?


Is there residing somewhere deep in your heart a fear that you will still be punished for your sin?  Does condemnation still lurk? Do you bear a sense of guilt that you can’t be free from?

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. vs.33-34


We know and believe that God is Just – it is that very fact that brings comfort in knowing that God would not, could not punish us for sins that have already been paid for.  God will not commit double jeopardy – punishing Jesus for our sins and then punishing us for our sins.  As a redeemed child of God – our accounts have been PAID IN FULL – we are fully forgiven, there is no debt left to be paid.

We can rest in God’s Justice.

Maybe neither #1, 2 or 3 fit you. Maybe you can’t really put your finger on WHAT you are afraid of.

FEAR #4: Are you AFRAID OF EVERYTHING? [This is a common issue.]

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Are you afraid of death? … neither death nor life …Covered.

Are you afraid of demonic/spiritual powers? … nor angels nor rulersnor powers… Covered.

Are you afraid of the future?  … things present nor things to come … …Covered.

Are you afraid of “anything else in all creation”? Covered.


God’s love surpasses everything.  There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18

Fearful? Paul doesn’t leave anything out. In Christ, every form of fearfulness is covered.

Want to conquer your fears?

  • Know the Divine Disposition
  • Understand Divine Logic
  • Rest in Divine Justice
  • Hope in Divine Love



Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

[1] http://rts.edu/Site/RTSNearYou/Charlotte/rbs2.aspx

[1] Any misrepresentation of Dr. Kruger’s outline, teaching or intention is solely my error.

[1] Comments with in [ ] are my editorial

What Are You Afraid Of? Part 1

portrait of stressed woman biting fingernail

I am working through a study from the book of Romans with other women in my church, taught by Dr. Michael Kruger, President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.[i]

I share all that information because I don’t usually share someone else’s outline, but I want to share Dr. Kruger’s because I find his insights so appropriate for our current culture and I want to share the wisdom and hope in his message.[ii] We were studying Romans 8:31-39. Paul addresses 4 major categories of fear.  I’ll share 2 today and 2 tomorrow.

What are you afraid of?  We all have fears.

Fear #1: ARE YOU AFRAID OF ENEMIES?   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (vs. 31)

Enemies in today’s culture for Christians – you may list a few; here are some the class offered – government, media, Hollywood, Global movements, etc.

If God is for us, no one can be effectively against us.

[Do we fear our culture? The decline that seems to be accelerating recently?  Same sex marriages, LGBTQ, the general disinclination towards Christians, the general sense that we need to be tolerant of all peoples (maybe not Christians). Do we fear persecution or the threat of future persecution?  These things would fit into this category. ][iii]

So how do face these fears?


God is for us.  The God that is the maker of heaven and earth, creator and sustainer of the universe, it is THAT God that is for us. In Christ, God is for us with a warm, kind disposition towards us.  God is not worried about our culture, our enemies, He is completely in control.

Maybe that doesn’t bother you. Your fears are much closer to home.


[I know this is a prevalent fear. With the downturn in the economy, job loss, inflation, and growing school and medical debt, many Americans don’t make enough to cover their needs. When we pray and do not see immediate results, we fear God won’t provide.]

We fear that God will not really be there for us.


He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? vs. 32

Paul is using a form of logical argument here known as arguing from the greater to the lessor (it is seen throughout Scripture). [known as: A Fortiori a maiore ad minus[iv]– impressed?  Google.]

God has already done the greater thing by sending His own Son to save us, why would He not take care of the smaller things we tend to worry about?  If your grandparents graciously paid your way through 4 years of college all-$100,000-worth, would you be afraid to ask to borrow their car for an afternoon to go on an interview?

Maybe you don’t struggle with either of these, come back tomorrow – we’ll consider fear of being condemned and fear of everything (death, the future, etc).  I love the practicality of the theology of God’s Word. God’s Word hits the target of our hearts.



[i] http://rts.edu/Site/RTSNearYou/Charlotte/rbs2.aspx

[ii] Any misrepresentation of Dr. Kruger’s outline, teaching or intention is solely my error.

[iii] Comments with in [ ] are my editorial

[iv] https://definitions.uslegal.com/a/a-fortiori-argument/

Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Take Over to Make Over

Child getting a Haircut

Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.  I Samuel 16:7c

Several weeks after my beloved mother went home to be with the Lord, I purposed that I would get something out of what I deemed to be one of the worst things that I could endure: watching my precious mother suffer and die from the cancer that ravaged her body along with my heart. God gifted me with a natural optimism (or in this case maybe a desperate resilience) that looks for the storm cloud’s silver lining, the grist for the mill, and the glass for lemonade à la life. This time was no exception.

It was around my eighth birthday, and I was determined to get three “must-haves” that my mom had previously denied me: bangs, pierced ears, and sparkly eyeshadow. I enlisted the assistance of my older sisters and soon after acquired all three. The stark morphing in my appearance from second to third grade was telling and reflective of my broken, devastated heart. I didn’t need “must-haves” but a “must-Who.”

Once we come to know Christ as our Savior, He begins a far different makeover from my elementary school endeavor – one from the inside out. This involves a process in which, by working all things together for our ultimate good (Rom. 8:28), God conforms us progressively into Christ’s image (Romans 8:29-30; 5:16-18; 1 Cor. 15:42) as we experience Him in our woundedness, neediness, and inadequacies. According to Isaiah 61, this includes healing our broken hearts, comforting us in our mourning, liberating us from captivity, granting beauty for our ashes, investing our shame for a double dividend of honor, and exchanging our heavy spirit for a garment of praise so that we will radiate Christ while blessing others in his name.

Consequently, God won’t use what we haven’t surrendered; we can’t deny, commit, or sacrifice what hasn’t first been owned or healed; and God can’t heal what isn’t acknowledged and presented to Him. He expects us to do our part while trusting Him to do His! And although we will never be the same on the other side of trials and heartache, by God’s grace we can be better than ever before as the reservoir of grace and comfort we receive in our sufferings can flow into the lives of those we encounter.

Melissa Smith is the Women’s Enrich Counselor at America’s Keswick. She has the privilege and honor of ministering to the Colony men’s wives, fiancees and girlfriends, the Barbara’s Place women, and some women from the community who God brings to America’s Keswick for help or care. She and Bill, her husband of 18 years, have four adopted children ages 17 to 24. Her fervent desire is to point women to Christ and His sufficiency, provision, and promises.

Give me Something UNHEALTHY!

That Pizza Looks Good

I LOVE unhealthy food! I’m the biggest fan of Mac & Cheese and McDonalds and Chocolate and really almost every unhealthy food you can name… but lately I’ve made a healthy lifestyle change. I’m buying grass-fed meats, drinking TONS of water, looking for organic labels in the grocery stores, having “green smoothies,” and I’ve even splurged on some fish oil pills (which sounds gross, but really isn’t). At first I started this as a means to lose the “winter body” weight, but the more I got into it, the more excited I got about the health benefits of really feeding my body instead of just “eating.” I was starting to genuinely enjoy real, fresh, nutritious, home-cooked, packed-with-nutrients-without-the-processing food.

The first two weeks, I was so excited about eating things that were not filled with pesticides, hormones, or poisonous chemicals… but last night I caved!! I came home from Bible Study around 11:00PM and my sister (who is also my apartment neighbor) had two slices of pizza for me! After a very short internal battle, I enjoyed them and they were AMAZING… until this morning. This morning I felt gross, and I knew it was because of those two slices of pizza I had.

It’s the same thing with our spiritual life. Sometimes we feel as though we are in a really good place and we’re excited about that, but then in a moment of weakness we cave and we sin. We might have momentary pleasure, but we leave feeling gross. It reminds me of what Paul wrote in Romans 7 when he was talking about his battle with the flesh.

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! – Romans 7:14-25

Please know that I’m not saying that enjoying a couple slices of pizza is wrong, it’s okay to enjoy those things in moderation, but it was an interesting analogy connecting mistakes to consequences. I remember thinking, “Ugh! I did not want to eat that pizza, but I did and now I’m so mad at myself.” Pleasure might be for a moment, but the feeling that comes afterward is NOT fun!

Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!



Faith like a Child-Part 2

Family Reading the Bible Together

Last time we talked about the simple message of salvation and how a child could believe it because the Bible says so.  What other child-like characteristics should we have?

Trust is an important one.  I picture a child standing on the edge of the pool, with the parent in the pool.  And the parent says, “Jump, I will catch you.”  Even though the child is clearly afraid, he will eventually jump into the parent’s arms.  God puts us in situations and tells us to trust Him.  We are told to trust the Lord with all our heart, and not to rely on what we think we know.  We are to remember the Lord in everything we do, and He will show us the right way (Proverbs 3:5,6 GNT.) He is trustworthy!  Do we have faith like a child and trust the Lord in that way with everything we do?  Or, do we think there are some things we can do on our own?

Children must depend on others.  They depend on others for food, clothes, shelter, education, and love.  As we get older, we get more independent.  We think we are providing everything for ourselves.  And, when we need something, we get anxious when we cannot get it. But in reality, we still are dependent on God for everything we have. Matthew 6:24-34 says that God if feeds the birds and clothes the fields, won’t He do much more for you, you of little faith?  Your heavenly Father knows what you need.  If we seek Him first, God will provide.  Do we have little faith, or are we going to seek God and thankfully acknowledge that all things come from Him?

Here is a hymn that shows us how to trust God:

  1. Simply trusting every day,
    Trusting through a stormy way;
    Even when my faith is small,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

    • Refrain:
      Trusting as the moments fly,
      Trusting as the days go by;
      Trusting Him whate’er befall,
      Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  2. Brightly doth His Spirit shine
    Into this poor heart of mine;
    While He leads I cannot fall;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  3. Singing if my way is clear,
    Praying if the path be drear;
    If in danger for Him call;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  4. Trusting Him while life shall last,
    Trusting Him till earth be past;
    Till within the jasper wall,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Will we trust and depend on God for everything as the moments and days go by, no matter what the circumstances?

Words: Edgar P. Stites

Music:  Ira D. Sankey

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.

Roses and Thorns


Red rose on dark background

A thought from my devotion today was rather than complain about the thorns on roses be thankful for roses among the thorns. I love this concept.  It’s how we look at things that makes a difference.  What a wonderful world it would be if people took this idea and lived it out. I’m not saying it’s easy or that it’s for every situation. What I am saying is that it can and should be for most of the time.  Let me give some examples: looking at all the laundry and having to do it all the time – instead of complaining be thankful you have clothes, be thankful you have a washer and dryer. When doing dishes for the millionth time, be thankful you have food and are able to cook on the stove in a house or apartment. When you are picking up after your husband and the children again be thankful you’ve been blessed with the husband and precious children you have. See, it’s all in the way we look at things. My prayer is that I can always remember to look for the blessing even in the tough or not so pleasant times or the mundane things. How about you?

Robbin Weinhardt

Are You a Worry Wart?

Sad woman

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:25-34)

Growing up with the last name of Waardenburg often required me to help others with spelling and pronunciation of my last name. Our mail would arrive with many various spellings. In high school, my friends would kid around and mispronounce my name on purpose. The most popular mispronunciation would be “WART-in-burg”. It would eventually evolve to wart hog, and at that point, the joke was over!

As I am in the middle of a situation that would yield itself to a lot of worries, I don’t want to become known as a worry wart.  How can you and I not become worry warts when life is so full of things to worry about? I am learning more and more what it means to trust the Lord when I have no control. I am practising what I have, so casually, read in the Bible by casting my cares on Him (1Peter 5:7). I have had to remember to refocus my thoughts away from my circumstances to Christ (Psalm 139:23, Isaiah 55:8, 2 Cor. 10:5).

Worry can keep us awake all night, but praying can bring peace. Worry can fill our minds with what-ifs, instead of God’s truth and hope for the future. Worry can consume us from seeing everyday moments causing us to be distracted from what God would have for us in the present. Worry will hinder us by causing self-pity rather than sharing with and serving others.

Whether your worries are big or small, real or perceived, few or many, are you willing to trust them all to Jesus because He cares for you?

Blessings, Kathy

Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

Faith like a Child

boy praying to God.

When the disciples asked who was the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus asked a child to come and stand in front of them.  He then said that they must become like children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.   And, then He said that the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child (Matthew 18: 1-5.)  That made me ask the question, “What is a child like?” 

Children easily believe.  Some may say that this is not a good quality, that it will make us gullible. But the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). It is as simple as that.  But many try to add things to it because this seems too easy.  Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is sufficient.  We do not need to add anything. We cannot add anything.  It is by God’s grace that we are saved.  If we could do anything to accomplish salvation, we would try to take the credit.  God is due all the glory because He has provided salvation for us.

A poem was written in 1860 by Anna B. Warner to comfort a dying child.  A year later, William Bradbury put it to music and added the chorus.  You may have sung it, and even if you have, please read all the words:

Jesus loves me!
This I know,
the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak but He is strong.

Jesus loves me!
Loves me still,
Tho I’m very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free,
Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me!
He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will 
wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me!
He will stay
Close beside me all the way.
Thou hast bled and died for me;
I will henceforth live for Thee.


Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

This is the simple message of salvation and what our response should be. First, to believe it because the Bible tells us so.  Second, we are to live for Him because of all He has done for us.

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.

Who Then Is Adequate?

Something Stinks

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?  (II Cor. 2:14-16, NASB)

ALL sin, even the not so obvious, outward sin, still stinks. And the fact is, ALL sin leads to death, whether we can smell it or not (Romans 5:12, James 1:14-15).

It’s easy to distinguish the stinky-ness of sin when lives are shattered like the lives of the men, women, and children lined up at the rescue mission for a free meal and a hot cup of coffee on a cold November day. Family and close friends can smell the acrid odor caused by addiction and a life of sin. However, when there is no physical evidence glaring at us filling our nostrils, we don’t realize how much sin reeks!

Just as the recent TV commercial describes it, we’ve become “nose-blind.” Our spiritual olfactory system has malfunctioned, so we walk through our neighborhoods, down the aisles of our churches, through the crowds in the mall, or among the tired moms and dads buying groceries at the end of a busy workday, and we fail to notice the stench of spiritual sickness, filth, and death.

Why is it that our sense of spiritual smell is so defective? The Bible reveals to us that detecting the putrefying scent of sin beyond the physical, requires a heightened spiritual sense, acquired only through the practice of the spiritual disciplines, pursuing “the fear of the Lord” (Proverbs 1:7), and seeking after wisdom. Recognizing sin in our own lives, our own families and our own churches, in our neighborhoods and nation, requires knowing and understanding what God has to say about sin and its consequences. It means learning to recognize the aroma of spiritual death hovering over those who are running toward death. These dear people are victims of the evil one, deceived by their own desires, and headed straight toward hell itself. We must have our “senses trained to discern good and evil,” as the writer of Hebrews states (5:14).

Unless we are trained to detect such odor and to respond boldly, people are going die, not just physically, as we see so often by the opioid epidemic killing our nation’s children. People are going to die spiritually and be eternally separated from God, lost for eternity in hell and darkness, by merely ignoring God and pursuing their own way! It is our responsibility to warn them, to “hold them back” as the Old Testament sages recorded in Proverbs 24:11. We cannot save them ourselves. We can only point them to Jesus “who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue (them) from this present evil age” (Gal. 1:4)! But which of us is adequate for such a task?

The answer is this: Christ has redeemed us to be “blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life (Phil. 2:15-16). It is not of ourselves but “God who is at work in (us)” (Phil. 2:13). We find our adequacy in Christ Who has “equipped us for every good work” (II Tim. 3:17) and will supply all that we need to accomplish His purpose (Phil. 4:19).

Kim Olachea has been a pastor’s wife for 35 years in NC, GA, and NJ. In 2017, she launched a new ministry for pastor’s wives, Pastor’s Wives, EveryDay Lives, and is the founder of ProverbWise, her writing and speaking ministry to encourage the body of Christ, the church, to walk in wisdom, living out the Gospel in the world. She is an entrepreneur and member of the North American Leadership Team for ABWE. She is actively involved with the soul care team component of ABWE – NA to serve pastors, church planters, and missionary families. Kim and her husband, Joe, currently serve at Lakes Community Chapel in Medford, NJ, where they have been for nearly 17 years. They have five adult children and seven beautiful, practically-perfect grandchildren. 


Today’s Call

Business woman looking the shining cross on the wall

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong…1 Corinthians 1:26-27

A quick look at the people God used for His kingdom purposes shows that He used all kinds of men and women. There were uneducated, common men (Peter and John — Acts 4:13), educated men (Dr. Luke—Colossians 4:14), theologians (Paul), fishermen (Simon and Andrew – Matthew 4:18, James and John – Matthew 4:21), tentmakers (Aquila and Pricilla), men, women (Dorcas—Acts 9:36, 39, Lydia – Acts 16:14, Mary and Martha – Luke 10:38-42), tax collectors (Matthew—Matthew 9:9), harlots (Mary Magdalene), and Pharisees (Nicodemus — John 3:1, 19:39).

God calls all kinds of people, men and women, even children.  Educated, uneducated, career people and stay-at-home people, new believers and seasoned veterans, King James only and NIV’ers, young and old. In fact, God calls every one of His own for His plans and purposes.

What is God’s calling on your life?  Is He calling you to go or stay?  Is He calling you to speak or be silent?  Is God calling you to sit still or get moving?  Where is God calling you?  What is God calling you to do?  Who is God calling you to go to?

Right here, right now – God is calling you to be about His Kingdom business whether it be within your own heart, your home, your job, your church, your community or the world – You have a purpose in Father’s plan, TODAY.

It seems pretty common for people to think, “I don’t know what God’s call, will and plan are for me.” I’ve been there myself from time to time and in those times I need to remind myself – that in this moment I am to follow Christ, obey God, and bring glory to His name.

Maybe God is calling us to go to Uganda or across the street to spend time with a new widow. Maybe God is calling us to the pastorate or to be active in our local church. Maybe God is calling us to help two friends reconcile or to personally go to our loved one to ask forgiveness.

God’s calling is part of our everyday life.  It isn’t necessarily big, bold things (though it may be); maybe it is simple, quiet things.  But of this I am certain, God is calling us every day to live for Him and His kingdom with a vision far grander than our own little world. However, it is our daily obedience in our own little world that accomplishes His kingdom purposes through us.

I’ve seen too many believers miss God’s call and purpose for them in the “here and now” as they pine away for the “big call, someday.”

Don’t waste the beauty and opportunities of today, this moment, to be about God’s calling.  Even right now you can:

… run with endurance the race that is set before you, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of your faith… based on Hebrews 12:2

… seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth based on Colossians 3:1-2

give thanks to …God, with your whole heart, and … glorify His name forever based on Psalm 36:12

… live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,  that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God based on Romans 15:5-7

…let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Based on Colossians 3:15-16

There are so many other verses I could include. Perhaps you would venture to search the Scriptures to add to this list so the next time you wonder, “What is God calling me to do right now?”  You will have, at least, part of your answer.

Seize God’s Kingdom opportunities TODAY.



Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.