I can’t continue my sinful and downright selfish ways. My thoughts focus on benefiting myself. Does the bible not say our thoughts will become our words? And our words will become our actions? And our actions will become our eternity? God warned me, advised me, inspired me, and convicted me through His Word, the bible. After realizing this truth, why am I not on my knees begging Daddy for forgiveness? Or intently reading His Word like a blood thirsty savage? Or praising Him for His graceful ways? I do not understand myself either. I am ashamed of myself. I wouldn’t like me either. I can’t seem to find that string I’m holding onto. But I still feel its grip so tight, as if I’m suspended in mid-air over a cliff. That’s Daddy, pursuing ME. No earthly thing would have the patience, strength and love to be able to do this for me. Its Daddy. Holding my hand, helping me up when I stumbled, refusing to allow me to fall. Its either Jesus or a great fall to death, one way or another. I choose Jesus today even if I did not yesterday. He has made this a new day and I will use it as another chance to get back on my feet and step up to the plate, ready for anything coming my way. Its like I am experiencing You in a different way this time. I pray for pure thoughts Lord. I pray for Your Spirit to place a hunger for You deep in my heart. I pray I know what to do, say, and think to glorify Your name, Jesus. Take my life and all that I am. I am Yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
You’re trying so hard to be something for God, that you fail to see what He’s trying to be for you. He’s trying to be the love you’re searching for, the one who meets every spiritual longing, the one who accepts you and receives you. Let God be the one He’s trying to be in your life.Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)
‘If I read the Bible, I’ll go to Heaven.’ No. Reading the Bible will show you the Person who will lead you to Heaven.Pastor Tyler Koch (via walkingwithmygod)
God knows all who will be with Him in heaven already, He has names written down in the book of the Lamb. Our world is in no way perfect, far from it. With this being said, there will be many who will not be with God eternally, but with Satan in hell. This is a reality that many will experience. We must not ignore this. We need to encourage them to work and pray and not to give up. It’s easy to give in to Satan’s temptations of quarrelling, sexual desire, laziness, burden, and bitterness etc. But we are called to be greater than that. We are called to say “I will not give in to temptations. I will stand bold and not take part of arguments. I will remain pure in my body, mind and spirit. I will not be lazy, I will pursue and pursue some more. I will be like Christ and forgive, not keeping burdens. I will not be bitter but instead be open and loving. I will not give into the temptations of Satan because he wants to see me fail and will do everything he can to make that happen. I will stand strong through the storm and hold onto Christ’s strength. I am a child of God.” What great reward we have if we do this! For it is said, “For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.” 1 Peter 2:19. God will be pleased with you. He will be smiling down on you. He chose you for a reason. For all the sons and daughters of God, do not give up and continue to be the person God has chosen you to be. For His name is Glorious. Glorify Him because He is Glorious and deserving. Be a servant of Christ in this world, stand bold in your actions. Now don’t just go on from reading this article without first reflecting and thinking how you can use it to become closer to God and bring others closer to Him as well. Bring them to the Kingdom of God.
The other day I came across this verse from Hebrews 13:8. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” I couldn’t help but feel peace when discovering this. In a world that is constantly changing in fashion, music, social media, etc. it brings me peace that Jesus is the same as He was when He actually walked and lived on this earth. He was loving, caring, forgiving, and truthful. But most of all, He was loving. Go read in the book of Matthew, John, James and notice the way He poured love onto people. He will love you with a heart like that too, if you are faithful and come to Him wholeheartedly. But you must take caution by this. God isn’t going to change His expectations just because our society has. I believe everyone is making less and less time for God, myself included. We need to be making the time to be with our loving Father. Without it, problems will keep piling up and cause us to be distant from God, and closer to Satan. This life was meant to be hard, but what greater reward than spending eternity with our Father?
Before anything else I post on here I wanted to get one thing clear. This blog is meant to glorify God. God first, others second, myself last. It’s my place of expressing what the Lord has put on my mind. If this is used to encourage others, so be it. I’m letting Daddy have a say to the world where His voice is so easily unheard.