Saturday, 31 July 2010
So often we try and compomise the gospel because we want to be "sensitive" to what unbelievers say or do. Beloved sin is sin, it creates a divide between us and our Precious Jesus who shed His blood on the cross at calvery.
Yes we love the sinner, no we do not love the sin. It is important that we realise that unconfessed sin will seperate us from God forever.
I thank God every day that He made a way back for me, that the cross is the bridge over the divide and that "whosoever shall call on the name of Jesus WILL be saved" I thank God I am WHOSOVER.
As you go about your day remember HE DIED FOR EVERY ONE OF US!
Jesus loves you and so do I! Have an awesome day
Friday, 23 July 2010
James 1:4 says "Let endurancehave its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing"
We live in a society where everything is about instant gratification. I read that so much of life is painted with speed, flash, and sizzle that we get intimidated by everyone else's flash.
The scripture today teaches us to persevere with enduring patience. Yes we will have trials in life and many of these trials want to see us defeated, I know. I am aware of how many times one can just want to stop and camp at the border of your pain or trail. Perseverance is a term used to describe Christians who faithfully endure and remain steadfast in the face opposition, attack and discouragement.
This can seem so huge for so many of us, however I know that installed inside every one of us is the patience to endure without complaint and calmness.
Many of you know about my on off battle with weight and I know that it takes only 21 consecutive days to develop a new habit. So often our flesh does not want to wait, does not want to take the time to develop Godly habits, the flesh screams at us and tells us it "wants it now"
Commitment and discipline are not words that the world are comfortable with. This decade wants everything that "feels good." These words are words that demand denial of self or pain. Dr feelgoods people do not like either of these.
We need to persevere in :-
PRAYER (EPESIANS 6:18)
IN OBEDIENCE (REVELATION 14:12)
IN FAITH (HEBREWS 12:12)
IN SERVICE (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
IN SELF CONTROL (2 PETER 1: 5-7)
The scripture promises us certain blessings if we will endure to the end:
FINAL DELIVERANCE (MATTHEW 24:13)
REWARDED FAITH (HEBREWS 11:6)
ETERNAL INHERITANCE (REVELATION 21:7)
When we live this way the fruit of The Spirit will be evident in our lives. (Galatians 5:22,23)
Remember God and I love you!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
I love Isaiah 30:15, it says,
"In repentace and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength"
I wonder if this morning we can think about true repentance and what it means, when you have repented do you find rest settling over you?
The other part of this is quietness, how often in your day are you quiet? Absolutly quiet? How often do you just sit in silence and wait......Your Father has much to share with you....I encourage you today to just be quiet and be refreshed!
Remember God and I love you!