Important things do not come easy in life…
Salvation is received for free but we need to work it out(which needs great effort) with fear and trembling.
(Philippians 2:12″….—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,”)
(1 Timothy 4:7″ “… train yourself to be godly.)
Our Lord desires we enjoy good health too..
(3 John 1:2, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well) so we need to eat right, work out, avoid junk food, walk etc.
God’s Word says we are to discipline our body and bring it into subjection (this too involves effort)
(1 Corinthians 9:27, “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection)
(Proverbs 14:23 “In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.”)
Have a blessed day….
It’s said: “The Greatest desperation is just before deliverance and
the greatest attacks just before rescue…”
In midst of the darkest, most difficult times in our lives may God help us to be still, be strong and hold on in faith…
Someday our hard times will end and good times will come..!
Through life’s ups and downs, let us not loose our trust in God and stop serving Him.
All that matters finally is this, to be a part of this group of uncompromising people, whose eyes are set on the King of Kings and their final destination heaven where their treasures are!
Have a blessed day…
No one is beyond God’s reach!
Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
One may be a stray sheep, a lost coin or a prodigal son, but God still loves those who wandered away, are lost or back-slidden.
No matter how far one has strayed away, He kees searching, hoping, waiting.
He will reach down to the deepest, dirtiest pit to lift up the one who cries out for help.
He will cleanse, heal and restore with His precious Blood and cloth with the garment of Righteousness!
He never keeps record of sins forgiven but sure does say, “Go and sin no more!
That is our God!
Ezekiel 34:12, “As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.”
It is easy to talk about prayer, write about prayer, read about prayer, discuss about it, but the real challenge is to really start praying.
The devil doesn’t really care how much we talk on prayer, read about prayer or write about it.
But the moment we kneel down or sit down to pray, he is disturbed!
He tries his best to distract us, disturb us, oppose us to stop us from praying.
For he knows a praying Christian and a God who listens to his prayers can disturb and destroy his dark works and kingdom.
JAMES 5:16b, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
That’s why God wants us to watch and pray at all times for all thing.
So let us stop reasoning and start praying!
Have a blessed week…!
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.
Starting with a prayer..Lord give us Your love in our hearts to love everyone like you loved, to pray for those who persecute us and for those struggling, fallen and backslidden. Help us not be quick to judge, condemn, criticize, cast stones but reach out to others in prayer and love.In Jesus Name, Amen!”John 8:10 “Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and sin no more.”In this day and age of “tolerance” and NOT wanting to offend someone…are we tolerating a soul to HELL?orAre we willing to STAND up for THE TRUTH and SPEAK THE UNCOMPROMISING TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD AND LOVE ANOTHER TO HEAVEN…NO MATTER THE COST?May we always do everything with this fact that we too were once sinners but it was because someone reached out to us, prayed for us, showed us the way to the cross, that we came to know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that saved us. And when He looked at us, our repentant heart, He never condemned us, but did forgive us and sure said, “Go and sin no more.”God’s Word says…1 Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.”When the Bible says these people will not inherit God’s Kingdom, I am sure God meant it! Then why not warn people involved in it?The God-ordained institution of marriage is under attack in courts all over the world, and your help is needed to save it before the one man-one woman definition of marriage is completely and radically redefined. Homosexual marriage/relationships will soon be a reality if you fail to get involved!What we ‘tolerate’ we can never change!!LET’S PRAY AND DO ALL WE CAN TO PRESERVE THE ONE MAN ONE WOMAN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP~”MARRIAGE”It’s sad to see some so called ‘Christians’ justifying Homosexuality.There are “Homosexual Churches” ” Christian Gays”Lurpus a young 25 year old man of God asks,“How can one believe that a person can be a Christian while wantonly engaging in habitual sin; such as homosexuality, fornication, adultery in mind or body, the support in any way whatsoever of the murder of the unborn, or any other sin.”One Ronnie writesDo we next also accept incest, blasphemy and finally murder? Why should we compromise our values and the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus just to accommodate roughly 2% of the population?Mankind advances while God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow for eternity. If it was sin in the beginning, it’s still sin now. There is no compromise. I don’t care if anyone disagrees with me or what they may think of me for my stance on this issue. I WILL NOT compromise and accept what I know to be a sin. When I accepted Christ as my savior I vowed to be as much like Him as I possibly can. This is what Christian means, Christlike.”What does God’s word say about this?Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.Romans 1:26-27 “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.1 Timothy 1:10 “for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, “Jude 1:6 “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”I write this not because it is related to “conforming or not conforming to the norms of our society” but because it is totally related to the “Word of God”. So how can I take a compromising stand and call white black or black white? There is no grey area when it comes to the Word of God….!
My prayer is the Lord pours His love in our hearts so that we can pray and reach out in love and with the truth of His Word to those who feel rejected, unloved and struggle to be set free from anything that holds them down.
But truth does hurt….
But quoting God’s Word is not to “CONDEMN” but it is just speaking the “WORD OF GOD” as it is!
Some people will love us if we HIDE THE TRUTH.
Some will hate us if we SIDE THE TRUTH..
But God sure will be pleased with us if we ABIDE BY THE TRUTH.
My intention was never to condemn but share the truth of God’s Word! I don’t want to either debate….
I like what Max Lucado writes ,..QUOTE>>“It’s easier to talk about a person than to help a person. It’s easier to debate homosexuality than to be a friend to a gay person. It’s easier to discuss divorce than to help the divorced. It’s easier to argue abortion than to support an orphanage. It’s easier to complain about the welfare system than to help the poor.
It’s easier to label than to love.
Is that to say we should be unconcerned for doctrine or lax in a desire for holiness?
Absolutely not.”<<UNQUOTEMay we love like Jesus did to all who need His touch.This love is not a love that ignores the dirt that destroys and defiles God’s Masterpiece, but a love that recognizes that the grace of God can cleanse heal and restore any messed-up person like you or me!
Loving does not mean we take stand for that which contradicts God’s Word.~Time to stand up fot the truth..and Say “NO” to sin!~Be willing to “FLEE AND RESIST” temptations,~Stop “COMPROMISING”,~Be willing to “GIVE UP” things that hold us back,~”STAND UP” when we fall and keep moving forward,~Let us “NOT DELIBERATELY SIN” after we know the truth,~Let’s say “NO” to anything that in the long run will harm our BODY, SOUL or SPIRIT.Have a blessed day..YSICJulia
But we have a God who forgives and forgets!
If we can confess our sins, we can be forgiven of it!
It doesn’t matter what we’ve done, if we sincerely turn to God in repentance and confess our sins, He will forgive us of ALL unrighteousness… that includes anything we’ve done, that we are willing to bring before Him!
1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.”
Adultery is sin too!
God’s Word says…
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia says, “Adultery (anglicised from Latin adulterium) is a type of extramarital sex. “
But what does Jesus say?
Matthew 5:27, 28“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Matthew 19:9 “And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”
Well God does provide a way of escape! One needs to flee to escape!
In Genesis 39, When Joseph faced temptation, he left his garment in Potiphar’s wife’s hand and fled and got out of the house. The grace of God enabled Joseph to overcome the temptation, by avoiding the tempter.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
Will God forgive a person who sincerely repents of this sin? Well God in His mercy does! But He says, ““Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
John 8:4-11 They said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Ephesians 5:5 “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”
Revelation 21:8 “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Turn wandering eyes to the Lord…He forgives, fixes, heals, restores and binds!