Guided by Christ

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

This God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:14) Direction is Needed Years ago an ocean liner sank along the coast of Ireland. The ship’s captain was an excellent seaman, so everyone wondered what caused the accident. Divers recovered the ship’s compass. In the compass box, they found the …

Jesus Our Guide

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. (Psalm 73:24) We matter to God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and He promises to guide us. The Lord has led His people in Bible times, He’s doing it right now, and He will continue to steer us until He brings all Jesus’ followers safely home …

Seeing Ourselves as God Does (Psalm 8)

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Psalms

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens….What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:1,4-5) …

Love Increasing and Overflowing

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you….We love because He first loved us….If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is …

Soar, Run, and Walk with Christ (Part 2)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

The Lord gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who trust, wait, and hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be …

Think and Behave Lovingly

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

Jesus said: The Father Himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God….Think about and practice whatever is lovely, lovable and peaceable, kind, winsome and gracious. (John 16:27; Philippians 4:8-9, my paraphrase following AMP) This builds on Christ and GIGO (garbage in, garbage out); Jesus’ Noble Ones; and Righteous and Pure in Christ …

Righteous and Pure in Christ

Bob Roane Bible Study, Counseling, Wise living

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (Romans 8:5-6 NLT) This builds on Christ and GIGO …

Jesus’ Noble Ones

Bob Roane Bible Study, Counseling, Wise living

The Lord says of His holy people: They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight….We have happy memories of godly people, but the name of a wicked person rots away. (Psalm 16:3; Proverbs 10:7) This builds on Christ and GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) Royal People, Royal Behavior Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, the Scottish theologian, told a story …

Christ and GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)

Bob Roane Bible Study, Counseling, Wise living

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it….A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say and do flows from what is in your heart. (Proverbs 4:23; Luke 6:45) Input and Output I took …