1/31/2018

Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. — Psalms 143:10

Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. — Hebrews 2:17

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1/30/2018

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for Thou shalt deal bountifully with me. — Psalms 142:7

1/29/2018

I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. — Psalms 139:14

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. — Titus 1:16

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which He shed on us abundantly through Christ Jesus our Saviour; That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. — Titus 3:4-7

You can’t always be on the Mountaintop…

*** this is an earlier post from when the blog was new. I hope you enjoy it :)

Some days can be so easy. Everything goes my way. Everyone is nice. Everything seems to line up and just lay down at my feet.

Then there are the other days. Nothing goes right. Everyone seems rude, snappy or angry. Those days where I find my self saying, I should have stayed in bed.

Life is always full of these ups and downs, joys and pains. That’s the way life is. There would be no joy, if there wasn’t pain, no ups, if there are no downs.

You can’t always be on the mountaintop all the time.

When you climb a mountain, you have to start somewhere, right? It’s not at the top, with all the pretty views, the sense of accomplishment. Nope, you have to start at the bottom, in the valley and trek your way up. Struggling to get there. Pushing yourself not to give up.

Our journey with God, through this life, is the same way.

We start in that valley, no matter what that valley holds. We can either stay there, wallowing in the low country of our lives, or we listen to God. We grab His hand, and learn the lesson He is trying to teach us. We get out of His way, let Him get out in front of us, and pull us up that mountain.

We might make it the first time. We might fall back down. The key is always knowing that God will get us there. He’s not going to take a break, need a nap, or go to lunch.

He is always right there, holding out His hand, waiting for us.

Of course, mountaintops don’t go on forever, do they?

Once we get up there, we soak up that joyful air. We bask in happiness the view brings us, well, we’ve got to come back down, don’t we.

That’s ok. God is with us on the way down too. He is making sure we don’t fall too hard. He will be there to teach us the glories of His Grace. He will be there to comfort us. If we let Him.

When it’s time, in His time, He will grab our hands again, and lift us up again, and give us the strength to climb that next mountain.

So, the next time you are in that valley, be happy, and be thankful because without this valley, you could never get to the next mountaintop.

 

 

1/28/2018

In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. — Psalms 138:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And shall they turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. — 2 Timothy 4:3-4

The Word – Challenge

 

 

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The Challenge question on The Word is:

Which is greater: your fear of God, or your love for Jesus?

Thank you for participating. God Bless you :)

1/27/2018

O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for His mercy endureth for ever. — Psalms 136:26

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. — 2 Timothy 2:22

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. — 2 Timothy 2:23