Trusting in the Lord

I had a feeling yestered that I was going to need to trust in Jesus. We were at church and we were talking about trusting in God. Without the trust and faith in the Lord Jesus, we have nothing. Jesus should be your everything. He should be your every reason for living in this world. He gave you life, blessings, salvation, peace and one day eternal life. We should honor him by showing praises to him. We should show him honor by telling others that Jesus Christ saves! He is the answer to all our problems in this life.

Then today my daughter told me that she has been passing out with low blood sugar. I’m a nurse and I know how dangerous it is to have low blood sugar. She is expecting a child in a couple months too.  So the Lord might have been telling me to trust him  in yesterday.  Sometimes it is easy to tell others to trust in Jesus, but sometimes it is hard to do it ourselves when we face trials and tribulations. The older I have gotten and the more trials I have been through, I have learned the God is able!  He is in control and he can handle any problems. If you have trials and hardships you are going through, Jesus can help you! Trust in Jesus today and ask him to be your Lord and Savior. Don’t worry because Jesus is in control.  Nothing happens in this life without Jesus knowing about it. The Bible says he is in Heaven and sits on the right side of God. He maketh intercessions for us (Romans 8:34).

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To fully trust in something or someone you must have complete faith that they or it can guide you safely into the correct or most secure place that you need to go.   As I have gotten a little older and since I have went through some trials in my life, I have learned how to rely on the Lord completely.  Without Jesus as your pilot in life, a person would make a complete mess of their life no matter how hard they try.  See I know how it feels not to have Jesus lead me entirely and it is not a place I ever want to return.  Through the dark times of your life is where you have to learn to trust in something; you have to learn to trust in Jesus completely or lose all hope.

Let me tell you that a person without the Lord Jesus has completely…

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Molding Us into his Image

A much needed lesson for today!

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Today everybody seems to be going on with their busy lives and neglect worshiping God.  We think we are self-sufficient, have everything we need in life, and have all the comforts of life.  We work full time jobs, have busy lives and continue on with our lives  until something happens which bring us to a dead stop.  Perhaps we come down with an illness or lose our jobs.  Perhaps our house burns down or we fall and break a bone. Then we begin to question “Why?”  We wonder, Why did this happen to me?  The answer is simple: sometimes it takes those unexpected trials and tribulations that bring us closer to God.  After something happens, we are forced to slow down and look to the Father.  Now we realize that we need God.  We are no longer self sufficient but human. We need God to help us.  Now we…

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Do Not Render Evil for Evil

Today we participated in a craft show for the holidays. As soon as we got to the location we noticed that other people were setting up their crafts in our spot. So we approached them in a calm manner asking them if they were sure they were in the right location. With a quick snap of the tongue they were very rude and upset that I would dare ask them anything. I showed them a map of where the vendors were suppose to be. Lets just say they were not happy that they had to move. I would have gladly took another place, but I needed to know where to put my things. I was calm, polite and tried to ask politely, but was snapped out by the other vendors. Finally after seeing the map they moved their items to the correct location.

The thing is that we should never try to be hostile in our response to others. As a Christian we need to watch our tongue. Deep down I just wanted to snap back and say, that I wasn’t the one who put my stuff in the wrong spot. Instead I held my tongue and said that I would move, but needed to know what location they were suppose to be at, so I would know where to take my things. I really don’t know how I could have responded without some kind of resentment from them. To show that there wasn’t any resentment on my part, I bought one of their items later in the day.

Sometimes it isn’t necessary what you say to people, sometimes people are just a little quick and hasty to lash out at others. Sometimes people may be having a bad day, not feeling well, or maybe they didn’t sleep good the night before. It doesn’t really matter why people react the way they do; it matters how we respond back to them.  We are suppose to be the example.  We are suppose to be the light to the world; just as Jesus was.

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It is human nature for someone to want to strike back at someone when they are offended. I didn’t say it is the right thing to do, but MM900043730usually the  first thing a person wants to do is get even. No one likes to be mocked, ridiculed or hurt by someone else. One thing that a Christian must work on is self control. They should present themselves to others as a Christian and not as someone who is worldly.  Christians should not retaliate against others but have forgiveness. Lets look at examples in the Bible to show us how we should act.

  • Isaiah 53:7 says, “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
  • 1 Peter 3:9 says, “Not rendering evil for evil, or…

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The Day of the Lord Cometh

What if your house caught on fire and you seen all your possessions burning up in the flame?  What would you try to gather and save before the house burned up?  Would you just stand there in shock?  Would you try to look around and figure out why it happened? Would you look for anything left that you could possibly savage?  Would you look for those prized possessions that meant so much to you?

Now imagine that the earth was on fire and everything was burning up.  Jesus had gathered his people from the earth but some people remained that didn’t know the Lord Jesus.  They were all there hopeless, standing in shock as they watched the earth burn up; trying to figure out what happened to all their loved ones. 2 Peter 3:10 says, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”  If you don’t know the Lord Jesus, now is the time of Salvation!   If you are a Christian, now is the time to warn your loved ones that Jesus is coming soon!

We know by the signs that Jesus is coming soon. It will happen quickly, you will not have time to repent after he comes. You must repent now and by faith, receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 1 Corinthians 6: 9,10 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Revelation 6:14-17-And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

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Behold Jesus Comes Quickly

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Revelation 22:12 says: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Time is drawing closer to the Lord’s return.  Are you ready to meet him?  Have you prepared for his coming?  Jesus says he comes quickly and his reward is with him.  He will reward his people with eternal life; but he will reward the wicked by casting them away.  Isaiah 40:3 says, Prepare ye the way of the Lord….

Isaiah 25:8 says: He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth for the Lord hath spoken it. Matthew 24:30,31 says: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

No one knows the day or the hour, but we can know it by the signs.  Jesus gave signs of his coming; in Matthew 24 he tells us those signs to look for.  Matthew 25:13 says:- Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.  Salvation is coming soon! Isaiah 62:11 says:Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  1 Corinthians 15:51-53-Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Joel 2:1- Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

I urge you to come to Jesus Christ and ask him to be your Lord and Savior before it is too late. Behold today is the day, behold now is the time of Salvation. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9).   Prepare to meet the Lord Jesus!  How do you prepare to meet Jesus and be saved?

  1.  Repent of your sins
  2.  Ask Jesus to forgive you
  3.  Turn from your sins and try to live for Jesus
  4.  Tell others about Jesus
  5.  Live for Jesus by witnessing, worshipping Jesus, attending church,
  6.  Put away wickedness from your life
  7.  Get Baptized

Other information about Salvation can be found here! https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/are-you-going-to-heaven/

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Let Your Light Shine

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Once in a while, I’ve seen someone that has overcome some terrible obstacles in their life, shine brightly amongst the storm. They are thankful, praising God for the blessings that he has given them; despite losing their home to a tornado or flood. Their character is a blessing and it illuminates a beautiful spirit from within.  A character that only God can help them show.  What a beautiful testimony!  Shouldn’t we always strive to have a beautiful testimony.  I know Paul said, while he was nearing the end of his life, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7.

Matthew 5:14-16 says: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

One quick way to ruin your testimony is cursing, saying things you shouldn’t say.  Be careful what you say to people, because words can hurt.  They can leave deep scars that will remain with someone for a long time.

James 3:1-6 says: Brethren, be not many masters, knowing that ye shall receive the greater damnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

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Jesus Forgives the Greatest Sinners

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Sometimes we look at someone’s condition and think that they are so deep in their sin that they will never change.  Perhaps their condition scares us.  They may be on drugs so bad that we just want to get as far away from them as possible.  Last night I learned the hard way.  I ran across a lady that people were actually scared to go in her room.  She had tried to bite people, spit on them and was in restraints for being combative.  The first thing I thought when I heard about her, was Satan had a strong hold on this lady and I didn’t even want to be near her.  I knew I had to check on her because that was my job.  At first the lady was quiet and didn’t speak, so I tried to quickly do my job and leave the room.  Throughout the night, I would go in and ask questions, and leave as quickly as possible.

This morning I recalled the story in the Bible where Jesus had ran across people possessed of devils where he had to cast them out (Luke 8). He cared enough about these people that he did not leave them in their condition, but helped them and clothed them. See Jesus can forgive and save people who are at their lowest in life.  We think some people are beyond help and forgiveness to some degree.  We try to stay clear of them and talk about how bad a person they are.  The thing is that even a person that has done terrible things in life, deserve the gospel to be shared with them.  They are loved by God despite their sins.  Jesus came to die for the sins of the whole world.  He didn’t pick and choose who to love and who to forgive.  He loved us all.  John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  WHOSOEVER- believeth in him.  That means anyone that believes in Christ can be saved.  But they need to believe in Jesus and trust in him.  They cannot continue in that sin but turn from their sin and repent.

So last night I tried to talk with this lady.  She was quiet at first, but as the night went on, she started to listen to me.  She said she wanted to change.  She knew that she was in a deep state of sin and that she was dying because of that sin.  First I was blunt and told her she needed to stop doing drugs, to stop doing things that she knew was wrong.  She started to cry and said she had started doing drugs to help with pain.  I told her that Jesus could help her.  That he could help her to overcome that addiction and save her, but she had to repent and turn from it and ask Jesus for his help.  She started to call out and ask Jesus to forgive her.  She told me that she used to go to church and that Jesus was mad at her because of the things she was doing.  I told her that Jesus can forgive her if she would simply ask him to.

I started to see a change in this lady.  I don’t know what her outcome will be.  I don’t know if she will stay off the drugs and change her ways, but I did see a change in her last night.  It made me realize that NOONE is beyond help and God’s forgiveness.  We must never prejudge a person by their condition.  We should share that Jesus saves and forgives to all that we run across.  Because you may become surprised, like I was.

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Faith In Christ

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 SIH STSTA ICON“What Must We Do To Be Saved?” 

(Part #1 – Salvation)

THE most important question that anyone can ask is the question posed by the keeper of the prison in Acts 16:30… “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”.

The answer to this question is more valuable than gold, silver and all the wealth this world has to offer. This answer will reveal to us the path that leads to the forgiveness of our sins, the receipt of the indwelling Holy Spirit, fellowship with the Only True and Living Creator, and eternity in paradise with God Himself. Our very spiritual life and eternal destiny rely upon finding the answer to this question.

This question is of such importance we will be taking several blog entries to carefully answer this question…

Blog Entry #1 Salvation; Blog Entry #2 Repentance; Blog Entry #3 Faith / Belief; Blog Entry #4 What about good works?; Blog Entry…

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There is a Spiritual Battle Going On

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Do you ever notice when you are trying to be a better Christian, that Satan works so hard to get you to mess up? For example, I’ve been thinking a lot lately on how I should act as a Christian. I should control my tongue, control my actions, show kindness to others, etc… So the last couple days I have asked God to help me, especially at work. I work in health-care. I am surrounded by people who are sick, hurting and just plain tired. They voice their frustrations in sometimes unpleasant ways.  I try to listen with empathy, but get offended at the way I am spoken to.  I know deep down, they are not angry at me, but the situation that they or their family member is in.

Sometimes it is hard not to snap back at someone yelling in your face.  I must hold my tongue, but should hold my tongue, because I should worry about how others perceive me.  I want to act like a Christian and not how the world acts. God wants us to have humility and speak with meekness.

Then I realize when I am standing there being yelled at; the true scenario.   Sometimes it is Satan fighting hard to get me to yell back, or to be mean or to become like the world, because he doesn’t want me to have a Christian testimony.  He wants people to view Christians in a negative way.  It is during these times I know who to pray for for help.  Only the Lord Jesus can guide our actions and help us be the kind of Christians we should be.  We need to be like Jesus.  We are here to represent God and his love and compassion for others, despite our situations.

Ephesians 6:12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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Lead Me Lord Jesus

 

handAs I was looking back at this blog, I searched the post to see if I had ever written on Jesus as our Shepherd or Leader and I couldn’t find any.  What a huge oversight on my part.  The thing is that we should never look to ourselves on how to live a godly life; or how we should handle any of life’s circustances, but we should be looking toward the Father.  We should rely upon Jesus for his direction and leadership in our lives.

It is not until you realize how much you need Jesus’ guidance and leadership in your lives, you will never truly make the right decision.  We shouldn’t look at what we think or listen to our emotions, but look to what God tells us.  He is a holy, righteous Father.  He is Almighty with great wisdom and strength.  He is all knowing.  He is the great Shepherd.

Jesus can lead you into the way of righteousness and help you receive salvation.  He can help you in your daily lives.  He can help you have a closer walk with the Heavenly Father. Trust in Jesus and let him lead your life.

Hebrews 13:20,21-Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 5:8-Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

Psalm 23:3-He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Psalm 25:5-Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalm 27:11-Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Psalm 31:3-For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

Psalm 143:10-Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 139-23,24- Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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