Every day I find more reasons to praise God. He is the voice of peace and calm and consistency to me in an increasingly unsettling world. God loves me very big and very well and unconditionally while others live me conditionally. God reveals truth to me in His Word while lies and deception and denial is so prevalent everywhere. God gives joy I cannot explain amidst sullen faces, bad news and gloom around us. God’s beauty and glory eminate from every creature and plantlife I see- even weeds are beautiful if you study them. God is so worthy of praise. Remember to praise Him throughout your day.😃❤️
The Reluctant Walk to Jesus
So many people love talking about God but won’t talk about Jesus Christ (in Greek) aka Yehoshua- shortened to Yeshua- Hamashiach (in Hebrew). Jesus the Messiah is who saves us. The Bible says Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father God but through Him. Why? Because Jesus Christ came down to die and on the third day be resurrected for our sins. It is He who covers us and all our sins with Himself so Father God sees us as holy to be redeemed to Heaven with Him. We need to believe and have a relationship wiyh Jesus Christ to be saved. People are reluctant because you first have to humbly admit you need a Savior and the enemy we all have does not want you to drop our pride so puffs it up and distracts us and tempts us to temporary pleasing things. But the way to Jesus is the right way and comes with eternal rewards as well as peace and joy and grace and mercy now. 😃❤️
We Need A Rusty Christianity
Rust spreads, it is systemic, it is obvious. No, we need not destroy so maybe not the best analogy but I like those first three characteristics. We should become inundated (in the best sense) with Christ, overwhrlmed by Him. We should show His characteristics and light everywhete we go and be obvious. My big saying to keep me shining that light is, “Do we believe this or not?” If we believe, we would share. If we believe, faith if greater than any fear. If we believe, we would live it out loud and love deeply and consistently and help others be saved. We would not sit idly by quietly and reservedly while others do all the work and serve (love in action) and share the Goood News when this is what saves their souls.❤️❤️❤️
Shaking a Fist at God
This imagery has been brought into my head lately. Whenever we insist on doing what we want- and for years as an addict I did this so I speak from experience- we are pridefully shaking our fist at God. We are saying we want what we want and don’t want to hear what our loving Creator wants from or for us. We are praying our will be done rather than God’s will be done. We are screaming that we know better than almighty God, who made us.
God brought me, loved me, into recovery, into humble submission to His plan. Jesus bought with His own blood and cleaned me up inside and out. I am not who I was and I am free now and joyful, I have peace. All this because I have accepted His plan for me and humbled myself to accept love and grace. It is so very beautiful! I am so thankful! Praise God!😃❤️