If we boast that we have no sin, we’re only fooling ourselves and are strangers to the truth. But if we freely admit our sins when his light uncovers them, he will be faithful to forgive us every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and he will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8) Many say, “OK I might have done this little thing, but that’s NOTHING compared to what THEY have done!” But there are no grey areas. As I understa
Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery. The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul. Pause in his presence Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly ack
Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war… God himself put it this way: “I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.” The Word of the Master,
Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? (Psa 15:1) I’d just left Bible College and we were offered a break with some other students in the south of France. Anyway, the Pastor of a small Church asked me to speak some words of words of encouragement at the Sunday service. We all prayed most of the night and I was excited.
… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. (Psa 5:3) All my heart breaking pieces of: “What can be done for ‘him’ or ‘her?’ And what about this, or that? And what can be done for them…?” I can either shrug my shoulders in despair at all that’s happening, or talk about it all with GOD our Father, trusting and ‘knowing’ that He has heard and will answer. ❤️ #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #choose #prophecy
(GOD speaking) “To the one who comes near me, I will show myself holy; Before all the people, I will show my glory.” (Lev 10:3) When I was first introduced to GOD, I was beside myself. Shame, anger, bitterness flooded me and I just ‘knew’ that all the stupid and ugly things I’d chosen to do (my sins), wouldn’t let me go through. I remember the immense sorrow that threatened to carry me off and away into the darkness of even more self pity. Then what Jesus spoke came true for
… focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity]… (Heb 12:2) So many distractions, and GOD knows them all. Some are no more than gossamer and cobwebs while some are in fact quite painful. So often we cry out, “what’s all this for?” But like someone said “love doesn’t know where it’s heading, but it knows and trusts the One who is leading.” X #health #answeredprayers #grace
… we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original. (Gal 5:25) If we could seriously grasp this truth then I’m convinced we wouldn’t go through half the la la were do! Papà’s contentment means no more competing for attention, or putting our finances in jeopardy through trying to live well over our means. No more fighting depressive and demeaning thou
… discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. (Heb 12:4) Don’t know about you but discipline is a 2-way street to me. Giving hurts just as much as the receiving. You yearn for your child to accept and understand yet all you feel is their anger and animosity. Lord, please give me a teachable spirit. X #health #answered
Also at that time, people will say, “Look at what’s happened! This is our God! We waited for him and he showed up and saved us! This GOD, the one we waited for! (Isa 25:9) I knew a guy who was extremely rich and whose stock line was “You can resolve any problem by throwing money at it…!” His wife died an alcoholic and his eldest daughter is seemingly not too far behind. His other daughter has been addicted to hard drugs since the age of 15 …! Perhaps you’re reading this and t
(Jesus speaking) “This is My commandment, that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) … ‘just as I have loved you!’ That’s the killer punch. We whine, moan and groan over this command “but Lord, you don’t know what they’re really like! How much they drive us all nuts!!!” … the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others]… (Gal 5:22) Holy Spirit, please help me … X #he
GOD spoke to Moses: “Tell Aaron and his sons, This is how you are to bless the People of Israel. Say to them, GOD bless you and keep you, GOD smile on you and gift you, GOD look you full in the face and make you prosper. In so doing, they will place my name on the People of Israel— I will confirm it by blessing them.” (Num 6:22) Thank you Jesus for bringing me every blessing of GOD. Everything I’ll ever need is in you. X #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #prophecy #lov
Oh, how I love all you’ve revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long. Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete. I’ve even become smarter than my teachers since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages simply by doing what you tell me. I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil so I can spend all my time keeping your Word. I never make detours from the route you laid out; you gave me su
And he said, “Lord, I believe [in You and Your word]!” And he worshiped Him [with reverence and awe]. (John 9:38) It really doesn’t take a lot … x #believing #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #prophecy #loveinaction #kindness #amazinggrace #choices #loving #trust #fsith #prayer #friend #belief #trustingGod #thanks #saviour #christian #forgiveness #wisdom #Angels #strength #faith #prayers #restoringhope #freedom #encouragement #Papa #ChristianBlog #joy #help #HolySpirit
Jesus said, “…Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to—to God’s kingdom.” “How can anyone,” said Nicodemus, “be born who has already been born and grown up? You can’t re-enter your mother’s womb and be born again. What are you saying with this ‘born-from-above’ talk?” Jesus said, “You’re not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, th
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe,
“I, I’m the One comforting you. What are you afraid of—or who?
… I am GOD, your very own God, who stirs up the sea and whips up the waves, named GOD -of-the-Angel-Armies.
I teach you how to talk, word by word, and personally watch over you…” (Isa 51:12)
“… your children will have GOD for their teacher— what a mentor for your children! You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, far from any trouble—nothing to fear! far from terror—it won’t even come close!
I waited and waited and waited for GOD. At last he looked; finally he listened.
He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to GOD. (Psa 40:1)
The biggest problem we all have is syncing ‘our’ timing with GOD’s!
Living in an IKEA world, I’
Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! (2 Peter 1:3)
Holy Spirit, please help me to understand and fulfil this truth. Help me to get to know Jesus the way you do – personally and intimately. Amen. X #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #prophecy #loveinaction #kindness #amazinggrace #choices #loving #trust #
Open up before GOD, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done… (Psalm 37:5)
This Scripture reminds me of a time when I was in a real huff with GOD (probably because I couldn’t get what I wanted and didn’t see why)!
Anyway, I felt GOD saying to me: “When you talk to me don’t couch everything in holy language – just be real!” So I did! I just poured out all my grief, hurt, pain and la la …!
Did it all get sorted – I can’t remember. But I certainly felt