Don’t Be A Closet Hiding Christian
- It’s not the way of Jesus.
- Jesus told us so in the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 5:14 (KJV) — 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
- Are you a Christian in hiding?
- Have you hidden God’s plan for your life as the man with one talent did in Matthew 25?
Matthew 25:24–25 (KJV) — 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
- Notice what caused this man to ‘go to earth’ with his talent, fear.
- He said, ‘I was afraid.’
- The message of Jesus to us today is fear not.
Luke 12:7 (KJV) — 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Taken while visiting the Tulsa Zoo. For more of our travels check out our Instagram account.© 2017 Emery Horvath
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Finding the Narrow Way
Walking in the eternal life of God is a simple and uncomplicated thing.
So says Jesus said in these stunning words while teaching His disciples the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 7:13–14 (NKJV) — 13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- All roads do not lead to Jesus.
- There is only one road.
- Only one path.
- The way of the world is a broad wide way.
- Diversity is not your friend in this particular area.
John 14:6 (NKJV) — 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Taken while on vacation in Iceland. For more of our travels check out our Instagram account.© 2017 Emery Horvath
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How’s Your Fire?
Jeremiah said the Word of the Lord in him just lit his heart up like fire.
Jeremiah 20:9 (GW) — 9 I think to myself, “I can forget the Lord and no longer speak his name.” But ⌊his word⌋ is inside me like a burning fire shut up in my bones. I wear myself out holding it in, but I can’t do it any longer.
If you think about the Word of God long enough, if you ponder it and meditate on it like the Psalmist David did in Psalm one,
Psalm 1:1–3 (GW) — 1 Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the company of mockers. 2 Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord and reflects on his teachings day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside streams— a tree that produces fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. He succeeds in everything he does.
You will come to a place just like Jeremiah where His Word is so strong in you that you can’t hold it in. You have to just let it go.
We met this colorful gentleman in Ocho, Jamaica while on vacation. For more of our travels check out our Instagram account.© 2017 Emery Horvath