Monday, November 13, 2023

What Is The Problem?


That is probably one of the truest statements ever quoted from a person's mouth. Throughout our lives we meet many problems on our journeys. Some are easy to work out and some are devastating.

We as humans try to solve our problems by ourselves, forgetting that we have someone who will help us in whatever the problem or situation may be.

His name is Jesus. He understands problems. He understands devasting situations. He above all, understands all.

So why is it we trudge alone trying to get through these things?

Going to your knees is one of the best ways to hear what He has to say.

That isn't the only way to pray. But it is one of them. I find it also reminds me to be humble and reverent to the Lord. I feel free to tell Him what I need, what is going on, and I feel a sense of Awe knowing He is present, hearing me.


Friday, November 10, 2023

He Talks To You

Jesus is talking to the Sadducees. He told them they werewrong. They did not know the scriptures. They only read the first five books of the Bible. They ignored all religious writings except the first five books of the Old Testament which was the Law of Moses.

But He is also talking to us.

We do not know the word of God and because we don't know the words of God we don't know His power that is in His words.

I've always envisioned this scripture like this: Imagine my parents telling me they have given me everything I need to live a good life. They show me the box it is in. Then I decide not to open the box and see what they have given me. Can you imagine doing that?

Well, if you haven't opened up the Bible to see what God's words say, then you also don't know the power that is in His words. Power for you to live an abundant life overflowing with His love. You don't know how much He loves you. You don't know all the wonderful blessings He has for you.

The Bible contains everything we need throughout our lives.


Monday, November 6, 2023

He Responds To Repentance

Billy Graham said, "The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance."

I am so glad God provided a way for us to become free from our sins. To know I have forgiveness helps me to get up each day and open my day with prayer. Just talking to the Lord gives me such peace. Because I have repented, I don't have that sin blocking my relationship with God.


Thank you Father, for what you have done for me. You gave your son, Jesus Christ to take my place on the cross so I could have forgiveness of my sins. He took my sins and died for me. Thank you. In Jesus Name and because of Him, I can come direct to you.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Ever Wonder Why You Hate To Be Told No?

Okay, what is God saying? He is telling us to get rid of doing wrong, to clean out the inside and outside.

I have noticed people do not like being told what to do. Think of how children are at different ages; they do not like being told what they can or cannot do. Some kids would push the envelope as far as they can, and some adults are the same way. They do not like being told what to do either. This is called a rebellious nature.

Superfluity means excess, oversupply, something unnecessary. Naughtiness means a little bad. Some call it a little mischief. When we behave in manners that are harmful to us, it hardens our hearts.

God says put that out of your life. The word in King James is filthiness. I am told that in the Old Testament this word was tso'ah, which meant both “excrement" or "dung,” as well as uncleanness and immoral impurity.

God wants us to quit doing wrong. When we do wrong, vulgar, evil, or bad things, we put a wall between us and God. He loves us, and He is willing to forgive us and help us turn away from doing things that are wrong. Just like a parent who loves their child and wants to save them, He wants to save us and to give us blessings and favor. Why would we want to turn down God's blessings and favor?

When He talks about engrafting (join by grafting) His word, He is talking about making it a living extension of our life. Why? Because it produces spiritual fruit in us, which chokes out that rebellious spirit. By reading His word, we graft His word in us.

As my children got older, they told me that when they were young, they did not like being told they could not do things or be with certain people. But looking back, they see that I was protecting them, trying to give them direction for a happy, peaceful, and prosperous life.

That is what God is doing––saving your soul to give you a happy, peaceful, and prosperous life, not just here on earth, but for eternity. This is a wonderful gift.

I think that is a good trade!

Prayer: Lord, I repent and turn to you. I ask you to show me areas in my life I need to clean out. Help me remove any filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, inside or outside of my life. Soften my heart, oh Lord, toward you. Put a desire in me to come to know you by reading and studying and meditating on your word so that my heart will never be hardened again. Forgive me for allowing these things to enter my life. Fill me with your peace and contentment and prosper my life not just here on earth but for all eternity. Thank you for not giving up on me when I was rebellious but for continuing to call me to you and to love me. Help me to share this love you have for me with others, telling them how much you want to give them good gifts along with peace and eternal life.



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