Friday, December 9, 2016

Truth!



Do you ever feel like you are drowning in a sea of too much information and too little truth?  We can begin to feel polluted and alienated from God.  Often when we are going through a trial, that is when we find ourselves most in need of truth.


The only place we will find absolute Truth is in God's word. 

John 1:1-2 (Amplified Version) tells us that in the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God. 

Did you catch that? Jesus was the Word from the beginning. So when we don't understand, when we hurt, when we are sinking in the mire of this old world, when we have prayed every prayer we know to pray, we can go to straight to the Source for our comfort!  Our lack of understanding is often a lack of knowing His word.


Read, and study! 

Read, and eat your DAILY bread!

Read, and live His words.

A real relationship with Jesus freely offered, and He invites us to get to know Him.  We get to know him best through His word. When you sit down to read, look for Jesus in every verse. Don't give up no matter what your situation is, and don't turn back! Lift up your eyes to your Redeemer...He really, truly loves you, and whether you feel it or not, He is right there with you, guiding you, helping you, carrying you.  In the midst of your pain, praise Him.

Revelation 7:12:
Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, 
and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, 
and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. 
Amen



Monday, December 5, 2016

In Quest of Christians, Change, and the Cross


What I don’t understand about myself 
is that I decide one way, but then I act another, 
doing things I absolutely despise.
~The Apostle Paul
Romans 7:14

Sometimes Christians forget how difficult it is to change ourselves...do we really ever succeed at that?   We sure can't change others!

It rarely does any good to tell others how to live, we show them by example.  Actions shout, but words are mere whispers!

When a person accepts Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior, it is then the Holy Spirit's job to cleanse them and change their desires.  No one can cleanse themselves and then come to Christ.  If we could do that, there would be no need for the cross!  


Saturday, December 3, 2016

In Quest of Who I Am...

I don’t have an identity crisis, I know who I am:

When I really, really mess up,
I identify as forgiven, because I am.

When I am in a bad mood, gripey and grouchy,
I identify as loved, because I am.

When I feel misplaced in a world that is unfriendly,
I identify as saved, because I am.

I am…
Humbled by His mercy
Overwhelmed by His love



Friday, December 2, 2016

Would You Step In?

The reporters talking about this video are bemoaning the fact that people are videoing instead of stepping in to help...


...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten in the middle of this mess, either.  I may have called 911 if someone hadn't already, but I just don't believe I'm going to step in the middle of two chicks enraged enough to do all this over a parking place.   Those reporters wouldn't either.

Nope.   We'd all stay on the sidelines and watch it like a trainwreck.

It's possible I would have prayed, but the truth is, I may not have thought of praying while it was happening.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In Quest of a Pure Heart and Clean Hands


You can hear only one cheating song in a whole day full of Christian music, and when you get your alone time with God, the thing floating through your mind is that one cheating song. 

When flipping stations and flipping channels,
be careful that you don’t get polluted.  
It’s too, too easy to get sucked in.

 

Monday, November 21, 2016

After the Election...

...prayer must continue, faith must increase, and believers must be on guard!  His army must advance to regain our land and take back all that has been taken from us.  Plunder time!  We can't stop fighting until Bibles are back in schools, the Pledge of Allegiance is proudly repeated, and Scripture is once again in a place of authority.

This is only the beginning...the battle has just begun, and it's not a battle of flesh and blood.  Our enemy hasn't given up because of who was (or was not) elected.  He is still walking about as a roaring lion seeking to destroy us.

God has heard our pleas...He has plans for America!  Wake up and get in place!  It's about to get dark and fierce...but we are already the victors through Jesus Christ.