Today’s Grace

So, a few good things happened today. I bleached then washed and scrubbed the windows and will re-caulk them once they have dried. Cracks have developed and one coat is not enough in Florida, folks. Also, we are insulating our electrical outlets that are on outside walls. We are insulating thr sliding patio doors and adding a new threshold to our front door and complete the replacement of our lights to LEDs. And whenever they get around to it, the installers will be here of a new solar turbo attic fan to reduce the power use and strain of the air conditioner to work. All these things are paying for themselves in no time at all and will complete our home to an energy efficient one. And that to me is the grace of God at work. He provides blessings to lift n our burdens- spiritual first and then that trickles down to financial and physical. And I want you to know that God provides what we need when we need it if we stay close to Him and stay humble. He truly rewards the pure in heart with the greatest rewards. I would be ok with heaven sometimes, an eternity with Him. But His grace and provision do not ever stop, know no bounds. He keeps loving, keeps giving, keeps blessing, keeps forgiving, keeps improving us. Wish everyone could see it, wish everyone could be filled with humility and draw close to Jesus and see it all. It is beautiful! Oh how I love Him.❤

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Living Your Life

1. I have my life to live and my journey to make.

2. I cannot walk someone else’s journey without failing mine.

3. Noone can walk my journey without failing theirs.

4. God is the Creator of the journey.

5. We can defy God or draw close to Him.

6. Each person must chose their eternity with God or without Him during this life journey. (Without Him is a horrible place.)

7. Jesus gets us to God and salvation. (A great place to be.)

8. Only you can be you and travel your journey.

9. Walking your own journey with Jesus is success.

10. I want to be successful and am no matter what uniqueness my journey holds because Jesus is my focus. ❤

The Truth About Jesus

The truth is:

Jesus shows us what God is like.

Thr Son of God existed before God created anything.

He created everything.

Everything exists for Him.

Jesus holds everything together.

God was happy to send His Son to earth to rescue people from sin through His blood on the cross.

That is how much God in every form loves us.

(Colossians 1:15-2:3).

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6)

The truth of Jesus is that He is the truth. And that also makes Him our hope and biggest supporter and by far the greatest friend who loves us.❤❤❤

Only God is Perfect

I am not perfect. I don’t know anyone who is. I have gotten to know a lot of people who seem perfect on the outside and are a mess internally or are from a mess. Likewise, I have gotten to know some pretty ridiculously imperfect outwardly and amazingly close to perfection in their moral character and consistently godly thinking. And of course the stereotypes exist, but not one person no matter how good is perfect. And so noone can judge anyone else. And no one else can be our goal of what to be like. The exemption is Jesus. He was God who never sinned in a man’s body and traversed this world without sinning. He told the truth. He taught truth. He loved and healed and served when He had every right to live a very pampered life. He was humble. Imagine that, try to wrap your head around the humility of God to be born a man and not even a high status one, a carpenter’s son. A construction worker. Jesus, God the Son made and fixed things with His adopted dad Joseph. Amazing. And when it came time for His ministry, He obeyed His heavenly Father God and was our perfect sacrifice for our sins and rose to perfection once again. Incredible. So Jesus’ perfection is our goal, our example, our focus. Moreso, His deep love. So leave other people’s sins alone and work with Jesus on forgiving your own and obey Him. He does not demand our perfection without helping us with it every step of the way. People will decide what to do with Jesus now or in the future, just present truth and let them decide. Then work with Jesus on what you can do for Him.❤

Self-centered/Humanistic Christianity

Hear me out. Christianity is Jesus – centered if it is as God intended it and written about it in the Bible. And that means conversations about Jesus, teachings of Jesus and the Bible, worship of Jesus, prayer in Jesus’ name, communion remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus and so on. But my deepest annoyance in so many churches I have attended or seen on TV or heard on radio stations or conversations have focused on this illegitimate hybrid of humanism (worshipping ones’ self or another human as god) and Christianity (worshipping Jesus as God – which He is). So you get concepts like “What has He done for me lately?” Or “I am angry at God” or even “God needs to answer my every whim and prayer in this way or I will not go out of my way for Him”. I have also witnessed many worship services where the songs are more about themselves (usually talking about the first person’s feelings) than Jesus or Jesus’ name not even mentioned.

This is dangerous territory. Here is why. It is based on a lie, a false premise, some stupidity that people want to buy to feel important. As much as we would like it to be, we humans are not God and can in no way every be as important as He is. In fact, our importance in its greatest form is entirely based upon God saying He made us and loves us and we matter. That is it. God is God and He is Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit and we are not Him. We cannot make a person except by the means He built into us when He made us. We cannot control the weather. We cannot even keep from catching a virus. See the problem? That we are on the same level as God is the stupid prideful lie that Satan himself believed to fall from heaven and God’s grace. And now this enemy is wanting us to land his same fate, eternity in turmoil being separated from God. But we can fight this lie by worshipping Jesus again, focusing on Him again, obeying Him again, just plain saying close to and focusing on Him again. He really is a big.deal, He is everything, in fact. All He does is perfect and true and loving, how He is built. Jesus needs to be the focus. ❤

Pet Peeve of the Cross

Christians are Christians and have all the promises and rewards and relationship and security that God provides because of the work of Jesus. And yes, His mode of sacrifice was the horrific cross. But instead of the torture He went through for me, I cannot help but wish the symbol of Christianity was an empty tomb, a grave with the stone rolled away. Because if He had died that horrible death for us and stayed dead, it would have been an incomprehensibly nice gesture but have no eternal value or meaning. But He rose from the dead! The resurrection is the power over death once and for all for all of us who accept Him. And some even keep Jesus on the cross! Hard for me to take. Our hope is the resurrection. I will buy a necklace with a pendant not of a cross but of the empty tomb, thank you very much. And I am so very thankful for His resurrection after His sacrificial death. We live and are secure and loved eternally because of Jesus. 😄 ❤ ❤ ❤

As I Wash the Clothes Again

As I wash the clothes again

Thr mundane repetition

Not some great humanitarian feat

For any but who wears them.

And it dawns on me the import

Of what it is I’m doing.

I am washing clothes of Jesus

It is Jesus I am serving.❤