Ulterior Motives

Biblically Speaking

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I’ve been pondering the question of ulterior motives. Are they inborn or learned? I was thinking that it seems like now more than ever, there are more societal ulterior motives. But I’m wrong.

What is an ulterior motive?

Your Dictionary explains an ulterior motive this way. An alternative or extrinsic reason for doing something, especially…

Five Minute Friday |Teach

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s prompt is {TEACH}

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Who Is Jesus?

Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is God. There are 3 deities in one supernatural person. God the Father+God the Son+God the Holy Spirit = 1 person, GOD.

More than 2,000 years ago. God sent his one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to us; he was BOTH 100% fully…

Ideas to jump start your daily Bible time

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Have you ever began your day reading Scripture only to become discouraged? Maybe you’ve had difficulty getting motivated, found it difficult to understand, became frustrated because you think you should know and understand what you are reading.

Then, you find yourself putting down God’s word because you’ve gotten frustrated with…

You met me there in the middle
of my sin. You told me to 
bring you my brokenness,
all of it, my innermost pieces.
my failures, sorrows, heartaches.
my illnesses and disabilities. My
worries, fears, anxiety, depression,
disbelief. You to me to
Lay them all down at your feet.

You met me in the middle of
my messy life. You told me to
bring you my secrets, hopes,
dreams. My desires, longings, and concerns. You said I could bring my thoughts
and musings. My reflections, faith, and belief. You told me I could bring them all. 
And, Lay them down at your feet.

When you met me in the middle, you said
you already know all of these things. But, 
you said to me, dear one. Come, Just as you are.
Come unto me, for I will transform you.
For you are mine.

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Remembering God’s promises reveal his purpose for us and to us, and he’s made some very precious ones. These are unchanging and which we can depend upon. But, they are conditional based on obedience and activated by faith.

God’s promises include guidance, peace, faithfulness, irrevocable promises, God’s promises through the…

Paula Short

Just a disciple with a message, sharing more Jesus. #BloggingForHisKingdom. Life can get messy #ButJesus has us covered. @ simplycoffeeandjesus.com

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