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

2/16/2017

Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. –Proverbs 6:2

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischeif,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. –Proverbs 6:16-19

Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for His own sins, and then for the people’s: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself. –Hebrews 7:27

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. –Hebrews 8:12

2/15/2017

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction:
For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. –Proverbs 3:11-12

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. –Proverbs 4:14-15

Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;
And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; –Hebrews 5:8-9

 

Without Your Love

This worlds temptations with its pull
Never ending Your love it keeps me full
When I struggle low in heart
You’re reminding me always we’ll never part
Sad, angry, underserving the evil one wants me to be
Satisfied with Your mercies You keep me
When it’s hard, the journey through this land
You never fail to take my hand
Your Grace rains down on me from above
I would be nothing without Your love

2/14/2017

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. –Proverbs 1:7

For they that hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. –Proverbs 1:29-31

But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of harm. –Proverbs 1:33

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. –Hebrews 3:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. –Hebrews 4:12

A Slippery slope

It’s miraculous how God puts things into focus, if we let Him and are willing to see. I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a long while.

I took credit for something instead of giving the credit to God.

I wrote a poem, that without Him would never have even entered into my heart or mind. Someone, whose poetry I admire, gave me a compliment on the poem. I immediately got all fleshy and received the praise, not even once thanking the Lord for not only giving me those words but inspiring the whole thing.

How does this happen? My mom tells me almost daily, “Honey you always give God the praise.” I always try to, and yet here I sat last night, taking all the credit.

I soaked up the compliments, which I truly and wholeheartedly did appreciate, walked away from the computer, and immediately started getting that feeling.

That inner feeling of something isn’t right. I’ve done something wrong.

What could it possibly be? The poem kept coming to my mind. Lord, what is it? Was I not suppose to post it? I felt You all the way, what is it?

The words I kept saying, thanking that person, kept repeating in my mind. But what was wrong with that? I was thankful. I was happy someone liked it. I was proud….oh wait, now I see.

Not once while I was being thankful, did I give God the credit. It was “me” and not where the praise should be and that was with “Him”.

He put those words in my head. He composed that piece of poetry that I was more than happy to take credit for and not once did I say, “But if not for Him.”

Some of you reading this might think, this is a little thing. I don’t think it is.

God has given me everything. He is the reason I am, and will be. I have to give Him the praise He deserves in everything, not just the big things, but in all things.

One little thing leads to another, and to another….

It’s a very slippery slope.