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A Truthful Life

We are always a work in progress. But through Christ’ strength, we can live a blameless life.

The Word tells us that if we will humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, He will lift us up.  (James 4:10 KJV)

It calls for a surrendering of our own will and an obedience to Christ. 

By His lifting us up, Christ proves Philippians 4:13 -“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” – to be true. 

Yes, we are constantly a work in progress. But if we say we love the Lord, let us not make excuses for unjustifiable behavior. Let us continue striving to stay on the pathway of righteousness, settling for nothing less than a truthful life.

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“My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.”  That’s what David said in Psalm 121:2

And it’s something we would do well to remember.  Even when it feels like God is not present…He is.  Even when it feels like we’re just out here all alone in the wilderness…we’re not if we believe, obey, and have faith. 

We can’t go by what we feel.  If we do we’ll end up believing those deceptive feelings that our enemy, satan, is working hard to instill in us. 

We must hold steadfast to God or we will not only listen to the enemy’s report of defeat, but we’ll accept it as well…forgetting all about the promises of God. 

 God’s Word tells us that, “…He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”  (1 John 4:4)  That is to say that if Jesus Christ abides in us, He is more powerful than the devil who is roaming about, wreaking havoc in this world.

Yes, at some point, we will have to encounter difficult situations in this world.  We will have to endure hard times, trials and tribulations, but God is the keeper of our souls.  Who better to trust than Him? 

That’s why, like David, I will continue to proclaim, “My help comes from the Lord.”

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The definition of atheism is someone who does not believe in, or denies the existence of God.  I often hear self proclaimed atheists say that they believe that the world came into existence purely by accident or by some big bang theory…better known as evolution.  But let me share with you a few questions to ponder…

 QUESTION:

If there is no God, how does one explain evolution providing mankind with a soul and spirit?  How does a soul evolve?

ANSWER:    “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

QUESTION:  

Where does our conscience come from? The average person knows when they are doing something wrong.  How do you know this?  Did your parents teach you?  Who taught them? And so on, and so on.

ANSWER:  “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil:…”  Genesis 3:22

QUESTION: 

How do we know how to love?  Where does that warm, good feeling in our hearts come from?

ANSWERS:  “…for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.” 1 Thessalonians 4:9

“We love him, because he first loved us.”  1 John 4:19

Common sense should tell us that a lesser thing cannot produce or evolve into something greater than itself.  In Other Words…

An apple seed can only produce another apple – you cannot plant it and produce a watermelon.           

 “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass,…and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself,…”  Genesis 1:11

Likewise…A small fish cannot reproduce with its own kind and somehow evolve into a mammal, who then reproduces with its own kind, and somehow gives birth to a human being!

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind:…”  Genesis 1:21

 “And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:25

Which minds me…

QUESTION: 

If there is no God, and this universe came to be by accident       through the process of evolution…why aren’t apes still evolving into human beings?

There’s a reason for what some believers of evolution call the “missing link” between human-beings and mammals…it’s missing because it does not exist!

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:…” Genesis 1:26

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

This universe, and everything living was CREATED by God Almighty.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2

And that brings me to the 5th, and final question:

Why do some who claim to be atheist often call on God – by name – in times of trouble, pain, and even death…?

* All scripture put in boldface for emphasis only.

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God Can

Sometimes we find ourselves in a bind or a rut.  It may be financial, emotional, or physical.  It’s an uncomfortable place, and our backs are against the wall.  We don’t or can’t see a way out.

But God can.

God will always make a way for us if we believe.  And He doesn’t need any help.  Still, sometimes we will unconsciously attempt to help God out by searching high and low for a way out.

Now, I’m not saying if we’re in a difficult situation to do nothing.  Yes, we can and should do our part.  If we need a job we should look for a job, and trust that God will make one available to us.  If we become depressed, the last thing we should do is stop talking to Jesus Christ about how we feel.  Don’t stop praying to God because the reality is that all we need to do is pray about it, thank Him in Jesus name, and then keep our faith unwavering.  It’s okay to do our part…but then we need to get out of the way and let the Master do His.

God’s plan will NEVER fail.  But ours often does, doesn’t it?  Just remember, God created the universe out of nothing.  The earth hangs suspended in the air by…nothing.

The Bible tells us in Job 26:7 that God “…stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”

Look at the moon, the stars, and the sun.  They too are suspended in space by…nothing.

Again, the first book of the Bible (Genesis 1:16-18) tells us “God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.  He also made the stars.  God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.  And God saw that it was good.”

So, when we don’t see an answer, when it looks like there’s just no possible way out.  Remember: God CAN make a way out of nothing.  He already has, and He proves it to us every day and every night.  Amen!

Make yourself obedient to Jesus Christ.  Then trust God to work everything out for you.  Believe me – He will.

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