Saturday, May 23, 2015

Matthew 25: 42

"For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink." ~ (Matthew 25: 42)
 
 
 
For those of us who know Your Word and don't always live it, forgive us our trespasses. For those of us who've hardened our heart, stopped caring, and become indifferent to those suffering all around us, forgive us our trespasses oh Lord. Amen.

Friday, May 22, 2015

2 Kings 17: 33

"They feared the Lord, but they also worshiped their own gods according to the custom of the nations where they had been deported from." ~ (2 Kings 17: 33)

 

Have a blessed Friday in the Lord family. Amen.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God not only told us He loved us but then He also showed us with action following. So many times we tell God that we love Him with our lips but our lives do not reflect that. God is calling us to demonstrate our love for Him through action. In other words, showing God that we love him through our lives. 


We all remember the encounter that Peter Had with Jesus in John 21 where Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him. Peter denied three times and Jesus gave Peter the opportunity to tell Him he loved him three times. Peter answers were I love you. At the end of this exchange you will notice that Jesus said "Follow Me". Jesus was saying that if you love me then you will :Follow Me." 


This is how we show God that we love Him and it is simply by "Following Him" in our everyday life. 


May the goodness and mercy of the Lord be with you today!

Live with expectancy of His coming!

2 Peter 3:10-18
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Will You?

Ephesians 2:4-9
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

This past week I was blessed to spend time with my family.
Many bonds were strengthened.
My family was refreshed.
We were able to take care of personal business that needed attention.
We were able to travel & sight-see.
We had a lot of fun.

But most importantly;
"WE WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ALL OF THIS BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US!"

Jesus has made all of these experiences possible by His death on the cross.
He has provided for every one of our needs through His faithful promises.
He has seen us through tough times & will continue to do so.
Not because of anything we have done.
"BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE HE LOVES US & HAS A PLAN FOR OUR LIVE'S!"

I want you to know that;
"THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOU!!!"
"JESUS LOVES YOU & HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!"
"NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH, JESUS IS IN THE BACKGROUND WORKING THINGS OUT ON YOUR BEHALF!!!"

"IN JESUS, THERE IS HEALING & RESTORATION!"
"TODAY, YOU ARE OFFICIALLY INVITED TO JOIN JESUS' TEAM!"

Question of the Day:
WILL YOU INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART & YOUR SITUATION TODAY?

Luke 10: 31

"And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side." ~ (Luke 10: 31)
 
 
 
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke