• Salvation Saturday

    Who is Like God?

    The Bite

    Micah 7:18-20

    Where is another God like you,
       who pardons the guilt of the remnant,
       overlooking the sins of his special people?
    You will not stay angry with your people forever,
       because you delight in showing unfailing love.

    Once again you will have compassion on us.
       You will trample our sins under your feet
       and throw them into the depths of the ocean!
    You will show us your faithfulness and unfailing love
       as you promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.

    Sister, who can compare to our God?

    He forgives those guilty of our sins.   He overlooks the sin.

    Isaiah 43:25 NLT
    “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake
       and will never think of them again.

    Jeremiah 50:20 No sin will be found, I will forgive. (paraphrase)

    He can’t stay angry at us, because he loves us too much.

    Deuteronomy 7:8

    Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors.

    He shows mercy and unfailing love to us, and has compassion on us.

    He stomps out our wrongdoing (once we come to Him) and throws them to bottom of the sea.

    Sister, the sea is over 12,000 feet deep. He is faithful and a promise keeper.

    7:12 “If you listen to these regulations and faithfully obey them, the Lord your God will keep his covenant of unfailing love with you, as he promised with an oath to your ancestors.
    He told Abraham, all families in the world would be blessed through him.

    The Digest

    Sister, what sins in your life,  do you need Him to overlook? He is not angry with you. God loves you and wants you to come to him. He is waiting for you. Bring him your junk (sin) so he can throw it out!

    If you will confess to Him, he will forgive you. Will you trust God to keep his promise with you? He will bless you. He is ready to forgive. Listen and obey him today.

    If you never received Christ by faith, because of fear that he is angry with you. Sister, He loves you. He is not mad. You can be free today. I invite you, to come into the arms of Jesus. Receive his unfailing love and mercy. Seek his Forgiveness and begin again.

    The Chew

    There is no one like God.

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  • Faith Friday

    Faith+Power+Will=Mountain Movement

    The Bite

    Matthew 17:20

    “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

    The disciples had just tried to heal a demon possessed boy but they failed. They began to question as to why they couldn’t complete the casting of the demons. Jesus tells them the reason: It was a Faith issue! He told them they didn’t have enough faith.

    He told they needed mustard seed faith. A mustard seed is one of the most smallest seed. But in produces a big tree of bush. Our faith is must like this seed, it starts with a small spark and then grows into a fruitful harvest for those, who trust and put confidence in God’s power.

      • The Mistake- The disciples had made a mistake in not trusting in God’s power for the faith to heal. His  power is required in the healing.
      • The Mustard Seed- The smallest starting point in your faith life. Your faith grows as grow in Jesus.
      • Mountain Movement- If you start with just a little “seed” of faith, you can trust him to the mountains in your life, if it is His will.

    The mountains won’t move without: Your Faith + His Power + His Will = Mountain Movement.

    The Digest

    What mistakes are you making in your faith life? How have you seen yourself grow or would like to see yourself grow in your faith life? What mountains do you need to allow you faith to move?

    Start small! Grow Big!

    The Chew

    Your Faith + His Power + His Will = Mountain Movement.

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  • Wisdom Wednesday

    Learn to Love and Give Discipline

    The Bite

    Proverbs 12:1 NLT

    To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

    Learn- to gain or acquire knowledge or skill by study, experience, or being taught. 

    At some point in your life, you have been taught something that you need to know.

    God teaches us all we need to know. He also disciples (corrects) those He love.

    The bite states it is stupid to hate His correction!  It is His gentle, loving correction that convicts and changes us in the first place.

    Parenting:

    I often struggle with being consistent with the discipline methods with my children, ages 12, 8, 6, and 2. As I studied this bite, I was convicted on the urgency of disciplining my children.

    In this bite, the word Must- is defined as should, got, need to, something that should not be overlooked.

    Although, I hate to spank. There are certain offenses that require spanking, in my opinion. But, I let them slide when mommy gets tired. Studying this scripture has made me realize that there is too much at stake. I have to teach my children, in order for the learn to love disciple.

    The Digest

    Ladies, It is tough when our Father corrects us, but He does it because of His love.

    • Have you learned to love the Lord’s discipline?
    • Are you teaching your children to love discipline?
    • How consistent are you methods?

    Share you helpful creative discipline tips with us in the comment section below.

    The Chew

    Learn to love and give discipline

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  • Uncategorized

    Watch Your Company

    The Bite

    1 Corinthians 15:33-34 (NLT)

    Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”  Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all.

    Who do you spend most of your time with?

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    In the verses before our bite, Paul is talking about living hour to hour or those who live like there is no resurrection.  But the resurrection is the only reason we have a tomorrow.

    In this generation, we see people turning up and partying like it’s no tomorrow. The reality is: What if today was your last day, where will your tomorrow be spent? Which destination of eternity will you wake up to? Heaven or Hell?

    The Digest

    Sister, Our bite states a couple of things: Don’t be fooled. Watch the company you keep. Thinking carefully and stop sinning.  

    • Who is your life is fooling you or what are they fooling you to do?
    • Who you hanging with the most? Are you a crowd follower or Christ follower?
    • What kind of company you keeping?
    • Who or what do i need to remove from my life on my growth path to eternity?

    If you chose to live it up now, where will you spend your eternal life? So watch who you hang around. They may laugh at you when you choose Jesus. When they see you changing into a better person, they just might want chill with Jesus too.

    The Chew

    Watch your company

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  • Main Man Monday

    Jesus The True Vine

     

    The Bite

    John 15:4-5

    4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

    5“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

    • Vine- a plant that produces grapes (fruit)
    • Branch-tender, flexible; the shoot of the vine.
    • Abide-remain, not depart, endure

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    The Digest

    • Jesus is telling us to remain in Him.
    • Abide, stick with Him, not depart from Him.
    • Branches that are not longer attached to the vine are fruitless.
    • Those who remain attached produce much fruit.
    • He remains in those you remain in Him.
    • Apart from the vine, we can do nothing.

    Picture the Gardener walking through the vineyard with his pruner. Pulling and cutting away all the vines that didn’t have any grapes on it. He realizes those vines are not useful to him. In comparison , I see him looking at those plump juicy vines and smiling because they stayed attached to the vine and produces such a beautiful useful harvest.

    • God the Father is the Gardener
    • Jesus is the Vine
    • We are the branches
    • God cuts off and prunes away the non productive fruit branches.

    Jesus tells us if we stay attached to Him, you will not be cut off.  Those with Him bear much fruit. We are to attach to the Vine in order that we might produce much fruit for the Gardener.

    Are your attached to the Vine? What fruit do you see producing in your life ? Your fruit shows that your are disciple of Jesus.

    Are you apart from Him, producing nothing? Are you in danger of God pruning your branch away in the firewood pile because there is no fruit?

    The Chew

    Attach to the Vine to produce much fruit.

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  • Salvation Saturday

    Receive The Inheritance

    The Bite

    Titus 3:3-6 New Living Translation (NLT)

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    3 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.

    4 But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love

     5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.

    6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.

    The Digest

    Sister, This bite explains who we were before Jesus or if you haven’t accepted Jesus, this who you still are to this day.

    Have you experience in the past or still experiencing right now: being foolish, disobedient, misled, slave to lust and pleasures, lived full of evil and envy, and hated others

    Sister, You don’t have to deal with that messy life anymore. You can experience new life with Jesus.

    But God!  By his grace and mercy, saved us. He revealed his love and kindness through Jesus.

    Romans 5:5 (NLT)

    5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

    God saves us not because of anything we have done. Sister, I know it’s hard to believe, but God doesn’t need your help in the saving business. He Saves Alone.

    The Chew

    He washes away all your sins. Do you need a washing today, Sister?  

    He provides us with a new birth, and new life through the Holy Spirit. You can have two birthday celebrations, the one where your mother birthed you in the world, and the day you accepted your Father, He saved you, and you received new spiritual life.

    Are you still just celebrating the physical birth? Or can you celebrate both days in your life?

    John 3:5 New Living Translation (NLT)

    5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.

    Sister, He has been so generous to us. He poured his His Spirit through Jesus. He declares us righteous and gives us confidence that we will inherit eternal life. Have you accepted your inheritance from the Father?

    If you are still being foolish, disobedient, being misled by you own sinful desires, I encourage you to accept the inheritance of eternal life and get you a new life to celebrate.

    If you would like to receive this inheritance today, you need respond to Christ, by believing, and receiving.

    You can pray a simple prayer:

    God, I have been foolish, disobedient, living my own way. thank you that you poured your spirit on me through Jesus. I need you to forgive my sin and come into my life. Thank you for my inheritance of eternal life. In Jesus Name.

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  • Faith Friday

    Tell Someone About Christ

    The Bite:

    Romans 10:17 NCV

    So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ.

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    The Digest

    In this bite, we see faith comes from hearing. Hearing or listening to God’s word. People hear the Word of God when it is shared.

    As a result of your own personal hearing of the gospel, you received faith. Here is the hard part: Are you sharing that Good News so that someone else receives that faith?

    Think about your story or testimony: How did you hear? Because someone told you, and you were listening, and you were receptive.

    Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    The Word being powerful and alive. It can do all the work. The Helper, The holy spirit, he has it all under control.

    So ladies, if you have heard the Good News, but have not began to share, I encourage you to share with someone so they can hear and receive.

    Luke 11:33 No one lights a lamp and puts in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put in on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.

    We need to stop hiding the gift that can be shared with everyone. He wants no one to perish and neither should we.

    Sister, if you haven’t heard the Good News. Stay here listening at GloriBites because my goal here is sharing His word in small daily portions. I would be more than willing to share this gospel with you personally. I can be reached a all social media: @ gloribites, gloribites.com, and gloribites@gmail.com

    The Chew

    Tell someone about Christ

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  • Thoughtful Thursday

    Run Your Thoughts Through The 8

    The Bite

    Philippians 4:8

    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (NLT)

    Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy. (Voice Translation)

    Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. (The Message Translation)

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    Our mind is a battlefield. Satan constantly tries to put thoughts in our head.  When our thoughts don’t line up the the TRUTH found in God’s Word, you can be certain that thought was not from your Father. Satan only comes to seek, kill, destroy you by putting those negative, defeating thoughts in your mind.

    Sister, the battle has already been won by your Lord and Savior. You can take those thoughts captive. Satan lost a long time ago.

    Stop letting a powerless Satan mess with Powerful Sister equipped with the Power of the Savior.

    We are to:

    1. Fix your thoughts
    2. Fill your mind
    3. Think
    4. Mediate

    On these things

    1. Truth
    2. Honorable
    3. Right
    4. Pure
    5. Lovely
    6. Good
    7. Excellent
    8. Worthy of Praise

    Sister, what does your thought life look like, if you run it through the filter of these 8 things?

    If you thoughts are not passing the Philippians 4:8 test with all 8 things, you have let the enemy in on the mind.

    So I encourage you when you find yourself with one of those negative, defeating thoughts. Run it the 8!

    Ask yourself quickly: Is this True? Honorable? Right? Pure? Lovely? Good? Excellent? and Worthy of Praise?

    The Chew:

    Run your thoughts through the 8.

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  • Wisdom Wednesday

    The Wisdom To End Gossip

     

    The Bite

    Proverbs 26:20 When you run out of wood, the fire goes out; when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down.

    The Digest

    In this bite, we see a picture. There is wood and fire. We all have seen someone start a fire in our life. You must have wood to start the fire and continue to add wood to keep it going. As soon, as the wood is stopped from being added to the fire, it goes out.

    We as women, love to talk. God made us that way. We thrive off of connection. What happens when that connection becomes disconnection because of our mouth?

    When we gossip, it causes disconnection and confusion.

    The second portion of this bite states: when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down.file_000

    Just like the fire and the wood, when you stop adding your words to the gossip mill, the quarreling(arguing)dies down.

    Another word for gossip in this verse is whisperer. Are you are whisperer? What things are you sharing about others that you shouldn’t?

    Gossip is not a prayer request either, unless you and that other person is coming together to intercede on behalf of that person.

    Let us remember, that God is listening to every one of those whispers. The sooner we stop the gossip, the faster the gossip mill stops. No one can say you said anything if the gossips ends with you.

    Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

    What fires of your mouth, have you kept adding wood? Where in your life do you need to stop adding words to the gossip mill?

    James 3:6 MSG

    It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.

    The Chew

    Remove Your Whisper Wood to Stop the Gossip Fire!

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  • Topic Tuesday

    Forgive one another

    The Bite:

    Matthew 6:14-15

    For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    Matthew 18:35

    “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

    The Bite simply breaks down like this: Give Forgiveness. Receive Forgiveness from the Father.

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    Jesus teaches this in the parable of the unmerciful servant.  For personal example, You have sinned against a person and you beg God for forgiveness.  But, when that same person you sinned against, commit sins against you, you run them down and jack them by the neck.  This person begs you for forgiveness and you are like “No, I am not doing that.”  Remember you just begged God to forgive your sins, you have committed.  But when this person wrongs you, you are not willing to forgive.  Guess what, Sister, you are not going to receive that forgiveness, you just begged God for on your behalf, because you not willing to forgive that person.

    Matthew 18, Jesus tell us unless we forgive our brother or sister (anybody) from the heart. The Heavenly father will treat you as you have done to that person.

    Pretty deep stuff. Psalm 103:12 reminds us that our sin is removed from the east to the west. On a compass, those point never meet.  Our sin is removed us to untouchable points.  The past is the past.  You can’t take it back.  But God can.  He doesn’t keep a record our sin and we have no right to keep a record of anyone else.

    Sister,  I don’t know what you have been through, but I know God does.  We each need forgiveness from the Father. He can’t give it to you, if you are not willing to give it to someone else.

    The Digest:

    What have you done that requires the Father’s forgiveness? And who do you need to forgive in order to receive His forgiveness?

    The Chew:

    Give Forgiveness to receive Forgiveness from the Father.

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