2/20/2017

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. –Proverbs 14:16

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither He tempteth any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.–James 1:13-14

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. –James 2:19

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead. –James 2:26

2/19/2017

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.  — Proverbs 11:17

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh  it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. –Proverbs 12:25

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. — Hebrews 13:2

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. –Hebrews 13:5

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. –Hebrews 13:8

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Crist; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. –Hebrews 13:20-21

Glorious Saviour

Depression forever is all I could see
In this world no one seemed to care
The life I had full of misery
And no one was ever there
Surrounded by darkness that I could not flee
My hatred for this life I’d always declare
A sinner I was the worst there could be
Then a glorious Saviour my broken heart He’d repair
All thanks be to God for rescuing me
From spiraling helplessly in that deep dark pit of despair

2/18/2017

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. –Proverbs 10:12

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.–Hebrews 11:1

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. –Hebrews 11:6

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29

I cringe….

When Christians, say things like, “You should do this insert judgement, chastising, sermon here ” or “God wants you to be this or that to be saved”(exceptions: see footnote 1)

Really did God call you this morning and tell you that? lol

You might want to call Him back and ask Him how he feels about your judgement of His child.

While you’ve got Him on the line, ask Him how He feels about the stumbling block you just threw in front of His child, causing His child to feel unworthy or like they are a lost cause. Leaving them with the attitude of why bother. There’s no hope for me, why try. Instead of reassuring them of His unmeasurable love for them, and how nothing can separate them from that love.

Also ask Him how He feels about the splinter you’re plucking out of their eye, instead of worrying about the plank in your own eye.

Now obviously I am being a little sarcastic (maybe) but I literally cringe when I hear Christians who, I know with all my heart, think they are saving a soul, try to help God like this. God doesn’t need our help. He created everything, pretty sure He can manage. His Word says He wants us to love others so much that, like fiery embers falling on their heads, they will want that love also. That’s how we can help.

Through His word, He will convict them of what to do and not do. He promised He put His Word in our heads and hearts. So, they already know what they should or shouldn’t do, they are already struggling. We just have to love them, so much that they will want His love too.

God, His word and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.

My non-Christian friends, when greeted in this way by my Christian friends, usually respond with, if that’s your God, I don’t want anything to do with it….cringe

Instead of the love God wanted them to feel from that Christian, they felt the exact opposite. As good as that Christian’s intentions were, what’s the saying, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Footnotes:
(1)Unless they are saying to believe Jesus is your Saviour, He died for your sins, and rose again. Love God with all your heart and soul, and love your neighbor, then disregard the rest of my post.

2/17/2017

I love them that Love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me.–Proverbs 8:17

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by is own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. –Hebrews 9:12

For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth to Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people.
It is
a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. –Hebrews 10:30-31

The Gift

The ultimate gift You did give
Sacrificing Your life so that I could live
Although I thought myself undeserving
My eternal life You were preserving
Your unblemished life is what You gave
My flawed imperfect soul You did save
This gift You gave I could never repay
I will love and have faith in You each day