Here is a truth that you can take to the bank.  You will be known for what you value.  

Your values are the things that you believe are important.  They dictate how you think, the way you live, and how you work. 

We live in a world of mixed values.  The spectrum ranges from the ultra-conservative to the “anything goes” approach.  

The question I want to ask you is, what is the anchor to your values?  Some people seem to be anchored to something so unforgiving that it prohibits them from engaging with others who are not like them.  While there are others, who will say, “What anchor?”  

James 2:18 says Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” NLT

The value of our faith reaches outside to those who need Jesus now more than ever.  

Your faith isn’t exclusive.  In fact, if you don’t give it away, it will become quite worthless. 

And Eph 4:14 says Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. NLT 

Without the anchor of the Holy Spirit, in agreement with the Word of God, you’ll believe anything in “Jesus' name”.  Spiritualizing one's lifestyle doesn’t make it right.  

Dear Jesus, help me to live my life grounded in Your Heart but free enough to allow others to see You through me.  

PS - This Sunday - Dazzling Deserts.  I have been putting the finishing touches on the message.  You’re going to be blessed this Sunday.  Bring a friend! 

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