Daily Devotion, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 Romans 8:13

For  if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you  put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

God makes it plain and simple for his followers that those who partake in worldly pleasures, sins of the flesh and wrongdoings will die, but those who live by His word and rejecting all that is created by Satan, will not perish, but have eternal life with Jesus.

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Daily Devotions: Do not Judge – Matthew 7:1-6

So one of the things that I am working on is not making false assumptions about people. Its one of my bigger flaws, and I identified it as one that I need to work on.

Tonight, I studied this passage after everyone else was in bed sleeping. Its the night of the Sabbath, and I choose one of my most grevious flaws to pray for strength and forgiveness on.

Judge not that you be not judged

That one line pretty much says it all. I am surely going to be working on this flaw, and this is the verse that I look to should I let such judgement my thoughts or come from my words:

Matthew 7:1-6 NKJV

1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

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I Quit Smoking After 23 Years

Honestly, I never thought I’d be able to do it. Patches didn’t work, and the gum… well, try cramming three or four pieces in your cheek at the same time!

After a month of being smoke-free, the only thing that Really helped me quit was this:

Blessed be the Lord , because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

– Psalms 28:6-7 KJV

I don’t crave, I don’t want. Freedom from cigarettes is wonderful!

But I’ll let you know that everything people say about quitting didn’t happen like they said it would. Some of the things I heard were:

1. You’ll breathe better!
2. You’ll be able to taste your food again.
3. You’ll look younger.

And a whole lot more. People said everything from how is have more energy to better, longer lovemaking (good incentive for any guy, right?)

Sadly, I’ve noticed no difference. Food tastes the same. Colors aren’t any brighter, I look just as old as I did before and nothing has changed “behind closed doors” (although I did notice I don’t feel like running out for a smoke when we were done, so more intimacy after the ‘big show’).

The real reward and change came in the way of heightened brain activity. I can think more clearly, don’t have to stop what I’m doing to go have one, and best of all, I’m saving over $60 a week (reallocated to more groceries for the family and tithe).

If you’re looking to quit smoking, you just gotta do it when you are called to. You can’t quit if someone else is pushing you. When you do, don’t expect big changes with anything except the money you save.

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First Post

A proper first post for someone of faith such as I might just start with Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

But I’d rather start with Revelation 22:12 –

Surely, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me.

For any faithful man, woman or child, this promise marks eager anticipation and hope for what is to come.

It has been just a month or so since I made the choice to follow God seriously
Now, I wasn’t a bad guy before that. I was just your average guy, about to turn 40. I smoked, drank on occasion and enjoyed lustful encounters with my wife (100% faithful) from time to time. I work the 9 to 5 and she stays home with the kids. We had a pretty good life before, and loved life, had respect and reverence for God, but the one thing I lacked was motivation and devotion to the Higher Power.

This blog isn’t for everyone.
In fact, its really just my study guide while on the road. I keep a permanent bible in my backpack and devote myself daily to the scriptures.

A Faithful Husband blog isn’t about trying to be faithful to my wife. That’s not an issue. This blog is is the documentation of my personal Bible studies, mostly written on my Samsung Galaxy S3 or on the iPad with the WordPress App.

I study both the New King James and the New international Version, and quite here from either on (whichever I happen to be holding at the time).

My wife has been SDA all her life, but I just started learning and following the Word about a month ago seriously.

Well, again, nothing formal here. This blog is just my study notes while I’m on the road, at work or just when I have a spare moment. Some posts will be commented, others not.

Follow the blog if you’d like. Comment if you feel compelled.

God Bless You.

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