★So often in life when we encounter failures and trials,
The enemy whispers ” It’s over, you’ll never rise up
That’s the end.”
But we need to remember satan is a liar, accuser and always speaks negative things.
★ Our Lord say’s we can rise up and move on, though we fall. We need to just call out to Him when in a difficult place, He’ll be by our side to pick us up.
He’ll never leave or forsake us.
★So often the enemy whispers ” you are good for nothing”, “You are not good looking”, “You are weak”, “You can’t do this”, “you are useless” etc
★But we need to stop listening to the negative, lying voice of the enemy & listen to the voice of truth.
God made each of us ….only He knows who we really are and His judgements are right! Let Him take over us and every situation we face….!
Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
★Let’s stop looking at the situation that cause us concern and look up to our ALL MIGHTY GOD!!
Let’s listen to His Word..the voice of truth!!
Sometimes we think that believing in God will shield us from calamity, loss, pain and when we go through such times we question God’s goodness, His justice and cry out to God like David, “For You are the God of my strength, why have You rejected me? Why have you forgotten me?”(Psalm 43:2/Psalm 42:9).
But though David’s soul was in despair and he was disturbed, he chose to hope in God! He knew God will lift him up!
When Job lost everything dear to him and was brought to the ground, he did not curse God.
Someone said,”When we have nothing left but God, God is more than enough!”
Job and David knew their God will not test them beyond what they could bear.
What would we do when and where would we stand if everything that we held on to was slowly taken away?
Would we still praise God?
Be at peace?
Let us choose to trust God thro’ the most difficult times, in the darkness so that we can rejoice at the victory the dawn will bring!
Hold on ….
My Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…(Yeshua)
Your love continues to captivate my heart…
Lord I know you had me on your mind when you prayed in anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane, that your sweat fell like drops of blood.. You knew you had to died in my place, carry all my sins, shame, may pain, my sickness, sorrow, my curse and everything else that was not right and good in me. You willingly chose to die for me so that I can be totally free and have eternal life…
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Lord I know you had me on your mind when you were flogged and O how painful it was and what a deep wound it caused and how much of blood you shed but still you bore it all without a word…for by those stripes you wanted to heal me….
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
Lord I know you had me on your mind when they placed a crown of thorns on your head and pressed it hard ..O how it pierced through your head and eye balls and blood oozed out..It hurt you so…badly but you didn’t open your mouth and complain..but bore it all for all evil thoughts and sights of mine….
Lord you had me on your mind when you were mocked, spat on your face and when they pulled your beard and stripped you…for you wanted to bear all my shame and clothe me with your righteousness…
Matthew 27: 27Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him
Lord you had me on your mind when you picked up the cross..O how heavy it was and it hurt your bruised back..but still you bore it for you made up your mind to carry my every burden…
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
Lord I know you had me on your mind when your hands were nailed…and you bled, it hurt you so…bad but you wanted to bear the sinful works of my hands so that now my hands can be blessed to bless others and serve others…
When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him.
Lord you had me on your mind when your legs were nailed and you bled again, it was too much to bear but still you bore the pain for all the wrong places these feet led me..so that now every place I go is blessed…
And finally when a spear was pierced through Your side rupturing a portion of you heart and your stomach and blood and water gushed out…you still had me on your mind for your heart was ruptured for the wickedness of my heart, so that today my heart is a place where where You live..and filled it with your love and compassion…
John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
And even today as you sit at the Father’s right hand you still have me on your mind and keep watching over me…and interceding for me
I bow before you Lord…
I praise you my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth…
You are my Savior….
You mould me and make me into a woman after your own heart..
Thank you for your grace that saved a sinner like me.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Hi my dear brothers, sisters and friends,
Isn’t it amazing to think Jesus Christ our Lord had each of us on His mind not just from Gethsemane to Calvary but from the beginning of creation?
He knew us even when we were in our mother’s womb.
✿Our next breath is not guaranteed and yet we sometime hold on to our earthly temporary treasures as if our whole eternity depended on that!
✿Sometimes God tells us to let go and move ahead to the better and bigger plans He has for us, but yet we choose to hold on to the old and end up not enjoying all the good God has for us.
✿A day lost is lost forever!
✿A breath wasted is wasted forever!
Lord help us to hold lightly to the things of this world and hold on to You firmly and walk in Your ways and will!
Lord help us not to strive and struggle but walk in freedom!
❀ Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Have a blessed day…
When we are in midst of the most toughest battle or in a place where there seems to be no way or sit in darkness where there seems to be no ray if hope, and God says, “BE STILL”, that’s the most difficult thing to do!We may feel like it is the end, loose all hope and in desperation cry to God and He says, “BE STILL”.“Being still” may be the hardest thing to do at that point but God just wants us to be still so that He can fight our battle and we may know He is God!Being still means being still!It means to stop striving, stop complaining, stop murmuring, stop wondering, stop crying and just being still in complete faith in the ONE WHO ASKED US TO BE STILL!Psalm 46:10,”Be still and know that I am God.”Let us hold on to God’s promises for us and stand firm on His Word and be still.Julia
Even if we can be a candle to someone faltering in the dark…or struggling to find the right way, we are still being the “Light”, if we can offer a small word of encouragement to someone who’s feels everything is over, we are still a ‘light’, if we whisper a prayer to someone who reaches out, we still are doing what God’s called us to do…
Let us keep serving the Lord in little ways we can…
“If it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
He has asked us to be the “Light”.
Light is not needed in an already lit up place.
Light is more needed to light up a dark place.
Shine on for ur Savior!
I am proud to be an Indian.
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