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Monday Motive

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“Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road.” Proverbs‬ ‭21:8‬ ‭MSG‬







“We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives.”‭‭ Proverbs‬ ‭21:2‬ ‭MSG‬







“You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” James 4:2,3

“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”‭‭ James‬ ‭4:7-8‬







Some of you probably thought I forgot to use the whole word "Motivation" in the title. But today I just want to use Motive. The Word Motive means "something t…

Dreaming To Give

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“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬

““When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out.” ‭Matthew‬ ‭6:2-4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I’m going to leave this right here and let it marinate into your soul. “Dream of what you can give instead of get, and see how much further you can go.”

Okay, has it marinated enough yet? A lot of us strive for more. With that desire to strive for more, we sometimes Dream of wha…

Love Your Family, Change The World

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“When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.”” ‭Genesis‬ ‭5:1-2
““A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart.”‭‭ Mark‬ ‭3:24-25
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs‬ ‭31:8-9‬
The easy answer to “how to change this world” is “Love each other”. The hard answer to “how to change this world” is also, “Love each other”. How can one thing be so easy, but so hard at the same time? The divisiveness in this nation is enough to give you a headache, but also enough to say something needs to be done. When we pick and choose truths from God’s Word that fit our own emotions or agendas, we fail to live in the Grace God freely gives.
Are there people being marginalized and discriminated against in this countr…

Young People and Arrows

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“Don’t you see that children are GOD ’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.” Psalm‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭MSG

Young People need to know today, they are a generation of deliverance of past defeats that have killed the very spirit of victory. Why are you victorious? Because Jesus paid the price for your freedom when He died on the cross for your sins. But He didn't stay there. When you feel defeated and life has got the best of you, you cannot stay in your defeat. You must rise as Christ did from the death that keeps you down. He defeated death! ‬‬That's why you have freedom and the authority to speak to every situation and tell it to submit to the victory Christ has given you. 

Young People, You are the deliverance of a past generations defeats.…

Seize The Moment

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“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” ‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13‬

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬

"Carpe Diem", which translates to "Seize The Day", is forever embedded into my mind from the movie "Dead Poets Society". Horace, the Roman Poet that coined the phrase, wrote this to mean "enjoy, seize, use" the day to make one's future better. There are Moments in our life that determine the directions we go. If you want an unlimited future, the first thing you need to know is God has given you purpose. God tells us in the book Jeremiah that He knew us before He formed us in the womb. He was speaking to Jeremiah at the time, but know, He was speaking to all of us as if to say "I kn…

Show Notes for "Change of Perspective" Podcast

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Change of Perspective
Intro: Welcome to the Family Second Program. A Podcast that puts God back in the family where He belongs, first. We want to welcome all of you! We meaning me, my wife, and our 4shells. We believe you have value, because God made you that way and what He did for you. So, we want to speak into your life through this podcast/program to encourage and strengthen you and your family. All we ask is you receive his love and grace and share it with those around you. There is a lot my wife and I’ve seen in ministry and just in life as we’ve been on this journey, and we have come to the conclusion that everything we do should glorify God. That is why today we are talking about perspectives. What perspective in your life needs to change so that God gets all the glory? But before we dive in to that today, let me just say if you need prayer, encouragement, or to be strengthened you can contact us today at philip@philipshelley.org. You can also go to my blog at www.philipshelley…

Real Love

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“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬
Remember, You Have Value! But did you know that Real Love Adds to that Value. I’m not talking about the fake love this world wants to give you. That love is actually called lust. And we need to remember that lust will always take, but Love will always give. That’s how we can separate the two, and determine in our hearts and minds what Real Love is. It always Gives!
God is Love! He gave us life, and through His Son Jesus He gives it to us without measure, abundantly! It is this Love that will last forever! It is this Love that will heal your broken heart! It is this Love that will heal a broken world. Start giving today, and see how far Love takes you. Dream of what you can give instead of get, and see how much further you can go!





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