Home Improvement ACT

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Hi Peeps,

 

Today’s Quote

“Remodeling can be fun and inexpensive, as you repair and fix the problems in your life at your house, with god’s help and hammer on your team!” ~ Jon Barnes

Perception is Personal

The act of looking at yourself in a mirror at home and honestly making the effort to change your wicked ways is the first step towards God’s truth dominating your lifestyle.  Pride Prevents your Personal Perception from Possibly Participating and Practicing your Faith in God.  We practically believe and follow every dumb idea that our friends, TV, Advertisement, and Social Media suggests.  Pick a room in your house and start your personal remodeling project, today!

Room for Creativity

The act of choosing colors, shapes and designs can be a lot of fun to accent your theme or personality. Enjoy your unique character as you implement God’s methods of reconstruction, choice of carpet, hardwood flooring or tile. Granted, you may wish to use granite in the kitchen and bathrooms for the hard trendy look, but spend some extra time on choice cabinets.  God will help you find the sales to meet your budget and taste, just ask for more help.  Partnering with God on your personal project  will produce the perfect outcome, making your home a palace.

Lean Towards ACT

Don’t screw up your house, waste screws, and making costly mistakes.  Trusting, believing, and obeying God’s blueprints before, during, and after  the remodeling project is the best advice I can give you.  Don’t lean towards your own understanding, as you trust in God’s Work and Help for your life.  Learn to Lean on God for instructions, study His Word for clarity, and pray that your faith will walk, talk, and work in love. God is your best Offense and Obedience is your best Defense.
Today’s Question
Will you listen to the expert Master Builder of life to fix your home and organize your stuff?

Acts 22New International Version (NIV)

22 “Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense.”
When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet.
Then Paul said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
“About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, ‘Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?’
“‘Who are you, Lord?’ I asked.
“ ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,’ he replied. My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me.
10 “‘What shall I do, Lord?’ I asked.
“ ‘Get up,’ the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.’ 11 My companions led me by the hand into Damascus, because the brilliance of the light had blinded me.
12 “A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. 13 He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him.
14 “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. 15 You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. 16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
17 “When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance18 and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!’ he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’
19 “‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you. 20 And when the blood of your martyr[a] Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.’
21 “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’ 

Paul the Roman Citizen

22 The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, “Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live!”
23 As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air,24 the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this. 25 As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn’t even been found guilty?”
26 When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “This man is a Roman citizen.”
27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?”
“Yes, I am,” he answered.
28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”
“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.
29 Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.

Paul Before the Sanhedrin

30 The commander wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews. So the next day he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the members of the Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul and had him stand before them.
 
Jonathan

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