I did a search in my Bible app of the word “perfect”. And the three repetitions of God as being perfect was what I blogged earlier. Then I noticed a trend and please check it for yourself. In the Old Testament, God was perfect and the only perfection mentioned was in reference to Him. But then the New Testament spoke of us being perfect through Jesus. So we are to be perfect because when we are saved, God lives in us through the Holy Spirit. Not that we are gods- absolutely, unequivocally not at all but that God can live in us because of Jesus’ sacrifice we accept. Fascinating.
I often picture myself sitting on the side of a hill in Galilee listening to Jesus teach and looking into His loving eyes of passion and truth mingled with hope. It is a peaceful thought to me. I wish I could see Him and hear the words He spoke. How it must have stirred callous hearts. And that is how I feel when I read the precious Words of God in thr Bible. It is as if I were hearing it from Him. There is never a time my heart was not strengthened and mind sharpened by reading the Bible. It convicts (which is why some shy away), comforts (which is why they should read it anyway), generously gives hope and Truth and love and tells the future. The Bible is living and active and you only know that to be true when you read it diligently and humbly draw close to God. Read your Bible today. ❤
Don’t forget to pray and ready your Bible today. There are great Bible apps that allow you to take the Bible everywhere you go. Just a friendly reminder to read God’s love letter to you today and talk to Him. ❤
The Bible. That is it. God is truth, as is HIS Word. We can count on that 100% of the time fully and unoquivically. So when you don’t trust a person, you are wise and you can test them against the Bible and see. There it is, my big secret. 😄❤
2 Chronicles 7:14. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
A “spot of tea” is much different than a “cup of tea”, although they are the same thing. And “the horse running through the field” is much different than “the golden stallion with flowing black mane galloping through the ripened wheat field” although they describe the same event. Words have such power amend those who learn to master them set themselves apart from “authors” as “literary artistic geniuses”. And the words can not convey robust meaning without information and wisdom coinciding. To know nothing about a topic and speak big words is to be a fake journalist or dimwitted thesaurus reader. It is the proper application of descriptive and correct oratory that yields eloquent verbose which has the power to move hardened hearts, impress intellectuals, stir nations to or from war or intrigue minds and eyes to partake of such literary works of art. Words have power. They are important. They matter. This is why the Bible is still relevant, powerful, pervasive, artistic… it’s Author is the most knowledgeable and expressive Being in the universe, God Himself. His Words matter most for He matters most.❤
I often feel agitated. I am content and have peace and joy in God. But things vex me. I think those things go hand in hand. I believe you cannot be close to the Lord and not start to see evil as evil and be bothered that more people are not paying attention to God. That is insanity! See… agitation. So, as I am always seeking ways to improve, I realize the agitation welling up in me. My cure for this agitation is humbly praying and reading my Bible. That is it. Super simple. But knowing and keeping from the enemy’s evil distractions are two very different things. And I need to focus on those simple things. They seem to be the cure and answer to most things, truly. And people often sincerely under-estimate the immense power in humility. It is the key to purity and closeness to Christ. It is invaluable from a present earthly and an eternal perspective. Hope it helps you too. God bless and keep you, loved friend.❤