(GOD speaking) “Return, backsliding children! I will heal your backsliding.” Yes, we will come to You for You are ADONAI Eloheinu. (Jer 3:22) The temptation to let go of our Papà’s hand and go wandering comes upon us all. Lust, the desire to do or try something, especially something wrong or unwise, seems predominant. And when it comes to facing GOD we’ve got more excuses than a pregnant Nun. But GOD is saying that He can – and is willing, to heal us from our backsliding, if
And after fasting for forty days, Jesus was extremely weak and famished. Then the tempter came to entice him to provide food by doing a miracle. So he said to Jesus, “How can you possibly be the Son of God and go hungry? Just order these stones to be turned into loaves of bread.” (Mat 4:2) Lord, I recognise that if this had been me then I’d probably have agreed with Satan’s logic and been sat enjoying a Big Mac without a second thought…! Help me both to see things from Your p
This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong, Not once said anything amiss. They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right.
He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of si
Be good to your servant, GOD; be as good as your Word. Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly committed to living your way.
Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place, but now I’m in step with your Word. You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what you are saying; They’re bland as a bucket of lard, while I dance to the tune of your revelation.
My troubles t
Light, space, zest— that’s GOD! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.
When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces.
When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool.
I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure
As long as you did what you felt like doing, ignoring God, you didn’t have to bother with right thinking or right living, or right anything for that matter. But do you call that a free life? What did you get out of it? Nothing you’re proud of now. Where did it get you? A dead end.
But now that you’ve found you don’t have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life r
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