Endure

Worthy Thought: The Christian race is not a competitive event but and endurance race.

Endure: to hold out against; sustain without Impairment or yielding; 

Keep going! You got this!

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Guard

Worthy Thought: Guard your heart!

Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life.-Proverbs 4:23

We are human and we make mistakes. We must keep our affections safe and stick to the path and keep our eyes focused on Jesus.

He will lead you and direct you on the path to righteousness which will bring you satisfaction.

Dr, Bob Pitman said it best:

Our feet, eyes, ears, and mouths behave as they do out of the dictates of our hearts.

Guard your heart by going to right places, looking at the right things, listening to the right voices, and speaking the right words.”

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill

Welcome

Worthy Thought: We should always be motivated by love and compassion.

“An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had the child stand beside him.

Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all he is the greatest.”

-Luke 9:46-48

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill

Photo taken by Angela Lipe-Pattengill village in Guatemala 06/09/2016

Princess

WORTHY THOUGHT:A true princess knows who she is in Christ Jesus.

I am not referring to the Disney character princesses. Those can give a false sense of image “how much attention can I get” in a pretend dress-up Disney character or even the beautiful American Meagan Markle we all watched on live television holding our breaths anticipating and waiting to see the absolutely stunning bride walk down the aisle to marry her Prince Harry. Meagan Markle did look like a princess in the Royal Wedding.

This is the Bible standard of a true princess:

A princess gets wisdom from The Word and defends the truth, she is humble and serves rather than be served, loves good and hates evil and for this has earned the praise of many nations.

True Royalty is not characterized by robes worn or thrones occupied, but by a faithful obedience to the most royal of all, the King of Kings. We have been called to be a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and we honor that royalty by honoring our Lord the King who gave it to us.

I came upon the sweet little girl who had never seen or heard a violin. I was playing in a village in Central America, Guatemala. This little girl walked up to me very curious about my instrument. I kneeled down on my knees to get to her level and make eye contact with this innocent creature. While I played for her, Jesus spoke to my heart and said; “This little girl is my princess”.

Someone in my group took the photo shot of that moment and you can certainly see in the photo she certainly is His princess.

Every girl, it does not matter what culture background wealthy or poor, if you are a daughter of God, believe Christ Jesus the Son of God is your true Lord and Savior then you are by Bible standards, a true princess.

Jesus said in Gospel John 15:16 ” You didn’t choose me! I choose you! I appointed you to go and produce lovely fruit always, so that no matter what you ask for from the Father, using my name he will give it to you.”

If you exalt wisdom, she will exalt you. Hold her fast and she will lead you to great honor; she will place a BEAUTIFUL crown upon your head. –Proverbs 4:9

For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus into good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” –Ephesians 2:10

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. –Philippians 4:3

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill

Image by Gemima Jimenez

Heirs

Worthy Thought: Be a heir or a hireling – but you can’t be both.

hire·ling

ˈhī(ə)rliNG/

noun-derogatory

1. a person employed to undertake menial work.

• a person who works purely for material reward

heir

er/

noun

plural noun: heirs

1 a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death.

a person inheriting and continuing the legacy of a predecessor.

I believe I will choose heir! How about you?

~XXOO Michelle Bollom

Pursuit

WORTHY THOUGHT: Pursuit of sin is a reality but we know we have victory.

You’re either killing sin or it’s killing you -John Owen

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, would you not be accepted? And if you do not do well sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you but you should rule over it.”-Genesis 4:6-7

This particular passage in Book of Genesis; God was speaking to Cain if he does not do right he will be tempted to sin instead he can choose to to rule over it by obeying God. But Cain chose to disobey. Therefore comes consequences.

Sin is always in hot pursuit in our lives, it never ends. But the good news, God has a plan for us to rule over it! That is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We look unto Jesus and be in His authority and that will lead us into victory.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill