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Is it hard for you to commit to Jesus?

19/07/2014 13:42

Are you held back by the desire to understand the God of the Christian Bible, before you can commit to or acknowledge Jesus?

Many are, yet God sees that as pride based on personal intelligence, and as a block to spiritual growth.

Has He not shown by the created universe that He is All in All?

The oceans and sea are just one of the things we should contemplate. A blade of grass springing forth from the tiny seed is another.  There is so much to consider, yet we insist on understanding every little thing about the world and universe as if these discoveries will give us some other meaning than - God is All in All.

This searching keeps us from knowing Him.  It is not wise to make your life a continual search.  One day your soul will be required at the Judgement.

Have faith that God will give to you understanding when you acknowledge Him. 

That is the true journey - God revealing Himself to you as you walk together down the Righteous path.

 

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Jesus in the Scriptures... It is said...

19/07/2014 13:37

Of Jesus it is said in the scriptures...

He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.

He came unto His own, and His own knew Him not. But, as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  John 1:10-13 kjv

How many of us truly understand that we can be a son of God? 

This scripture clearly tells us who is considered a son of God and how they came to be one.

Most of us would want to be part of the richest Kingdom, considered a son or daughter. 

More than a friend!

If I am a son or daughter, then are you not as a believer, a son or daughter also? 

We are then brothers and sisters of the one Father.

Rejoice in the knowledge you are His and He is a Good God...

 

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Are you His Beloved?

19/07/2014 13:35

Beloved!

Are you His Beloved?

Have you heard His voice?  

It is soft, it is gentle and kind.  

It is direct and full of Truth.

Steady your thoughts on Him – speak to Him even.  

Your spirit was created to have communion with Him and He is ready and willing now to hear from you.

Be still and know that He has the pathway for your life mapped out.  

He will walk it with you. Nothing will be too big for Him to overcome.

He will use every circumstance from your past life to bring you to the place of Light and Peace and Love.

Know it is a process and should not be governed by your feelings, but trust in Him and His ability.

He knows where you were headed and how to stop the locusts from destroying your soul. 

Just participate!  

Enjoy the journey.  

His yoke is light, not heavy like that of darkness.

You are His Beloved!

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There was a time...

17/07/2014 13:58

There was a time decades ago when I fell away from Christian living.  Many factors were the cause of this but the root cause was I wanted to fit in with others who were not at that time Christian.

It was the 1960's and the Beatles and Rolling Stones were spouting their new way of thinking.  It appealed to my new wonder about the world.  Soon I was drawn to Bob Dylan and the lyrics to his music, especially the ones referring to his born again experience, and my faith was revived briefly.  Thank you Bob! This Jesus music kept me on track during those early years of spiritual growth. 

Someone (Dylan) from the new generation of mainstream was warning me to stay within the umbrella of God's Love and not venture out into the realm of free love and experimentation with all kinds of, to many at that time, new and exciting thinking.

Actually it was all just rehashed esoteric beliefs and religions made to look new and profound by the workers of evil who did not even know they were being used for that purpose.

But, I did go down some of those paths to investigate.  Always, I kept one foot outside that particular door as I read up on the new age thinking.  I became quite good at discerning the ungodly thinking and where it emanated from. Evil - in a new disguise.

Sadly, many from those days are not with us because they took things too far and were caught in the web.

God's Word tells us there is one Way, not many.

Years would go by before I fully committed and was born again and even though I know that those years of  playing around with the new age lifestyle were wrong, I am glad the Lord was with me through them to enlighten my mind when I questioned what seemed to be fair and right but in fact was not in line with God's thinking.

His ways are higher than mine and I finally admitted it.

How good is God, that even though we are involved in some religion or thought pattern that has nothing to do with His Way, He will, when we stop and turn to Him reveal Himself to us in a Way that we understand.  He will gently draw us to Him at the pace He knows is for each of us.

There is never a need to end it all or say I don't have a chance to be a child of God, or I'm caught in this and can't get out.  He will make a Way, if you will pay attention and discipline the flesh.

Jesus said in Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.

Maybe it is minute to minute you have to discipline your mind, but do it.  Accept Jesus as Saviour and He will help you to overcome. Your reward will be great in heaven.

God bless you, and pray, pray, pray!

 

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Will you give God a chance?

17/07/2014 13:54

Will you give God a chance?

Many won't because in their mind they know so much better how the whole universe should be run.

Are they the ones who created these universes?  God is creating universes right now! Are they familiar with the inner workings of them?  Do they know every atom and have they formed that atom? Really, such arrogance!

All our best scientists can do is discover what God has wrought.  They do not create the human body, they dissect it and look under a microscope to give us their findings of which many times they are wrong - as proved by newer discoveries years later when more precise machines are invented. 

God knows all the answers and allows what He will for them to discover and still they give no glory to Him who has created the beauty they see. 

They like all of us should have a holy fear of God who can do these things!  He thinks anything He wants and it is so. 

He is in control and His Law of all that is prevails and will do so for all eternity.

When we accept this we can move forward and get to know Him - because He is a humble and magnificent God all at the same time. 

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The Evening Call

17/07/2014 13:50

                                     

 The Evening Call

 

I come in the evening.

The cacophony of day is gone

flown away to nest with

the creatures of the sun.

 

I search your heart

I see your need of Me

I stand and softly knock

I do not wish to alarm you.

 

It is not Me who has hurt you

I cry.

Look at the Cross,

evil hurt Me too.

 

Open one window of your heart

just a crack

listen for My knock.

 

Allow me to enter,

and I shall abide with you

in this evening time.

 

I shall bring you peace,

and joy unspeakable,

in the evening of your life.

 

I know you.

Do you know Me?

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Humility

15/07/2014 13:03

 

Humility

Thomas A Kempis wrote...Humble self-knowledge is a surer way to God than searching the depths of learning.

Micah 6:8 from the Holy Bible... He hath showed thee: O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.

Proverbs 15:33  The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 22:4  By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches; and honour and life.

For all of God's Holy Lawful Purposes it pays to have a humble mind and attitude.  

Much can be learnt and revealed when we have this attitude.

God is repelled by pride, because there is none more knowing of all things than the Lord God Almighty.

He can only look at us with sorrow, because He knows we will be judging Him - when He is the Judge of all.

By Him our actions are weighed - therefore cultivate an attitude of humility. 

The world tells us to be prideful; to boast of our abilities, knowledge, looks etc., and we see so much of this in our daily life.  It encourages us to lord it over our friends and family, co-workers, neighbours, those we come into contact with daily, and promises us that we will " get ahead " if we do so.

So, we must choose the world's way or the Lord's way.

Have you been winning whilst doing it the world's way; or have you caused strife for yourself?  

Many do win by playing by the world's rules - masters of their own destiny.  

But God's Word warns us where it leads when our life on this earth is ended. 

If you have won by doing it the world's way - are you genuinely happy and do you have inner peace?  

What if all is taken from you as often happens in the world? 

We need insurance for the afterlife, and we can have it, but the cost is humility, repentance and accepting the Gift of God. 

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