Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ’

I imagine a hawk is somewhat comfortable believing it is the conqueror as it captures its intended prey.  And creatures of the ground are not pacing the cement, back and forth, worrying about when and where their next meal is coming from.  They just do, by God-given instinct, what they are created to do.  Hunt, catch, eat, and repeat.

We were created to do something too. We are not here by accident.  But for a lot of people, it feels that way. There are many people who don’t know why they’re here, and so it creates a kind of aloofness.  A what-does-it-matter kind of mentality.

We are told in Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

So, this is why we are here – to honor and obey the One who created us.  First and foremost. Is that all, you say? No. But this must be the number one priority. And it is possible to love, honor and obey God and have a fulfilling life despite those who don’t think the two can go hand in hand.

We can have and pursue other desires, interest, dreams and goals as long as they don’t go against the Word of God and cause us to behave in a way that would be displeasing to Him.

We all have a purpose. We were created to serve God. “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”  Revelation 4:11

(“…thou hast created all things…” that includes us)

So, accept your role – God’s gracious gift.

I know sometimes it doesn’t feel like a gift when you’re struggling, when your refrigerator is empty and so are your pockets.  I know. And when you look at this world today you probably feel like it’s getting worse. But this is the time to trust Him even more because if God created you for His glory, then He most certainly will not forsake you if you don’t forsake Him.

In Psalms 37:25, David writes “…yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

The righteous…that would be YOU once you repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Trust God and believe that He will do what He said He would do. You will still have to go through some trials but you’ll have the strength of the Almighty with you, guiding you, supporting you and lifting you up when you need it.

Start walking in the light you were meant to walk in because believe me when I say that everything always looks clearer when the SON is shining on it.


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Reaping What You Sow

(The Flesh vs. the Spirit)

It is foolish to think that someday our spirit will spend eternity in Heaven with God if during our time here on earth we only think about satisfying the desires of our flesh, and do nothing to satisfy or feed our spiritual nature.

The Bible tells us: “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:8      

How do we sow to the Spirit?

By obeying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then we can reap everlasting joy, peace and eternal life in Heaven.

What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

  • That God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for your sins and mine.
  • That on the 3rd day, Jesus Christ rose from that death (the Resurrection), and resides in Heaven with God, the Father.
  • That salvation comes only through the name of Jesus Christ and by the blood that He shed on the cross.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

And Jesus said, “I am the way; the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

So, what is Salvation?

Salvation means to be saved from the death penalty (eternal Hell) that your sins and mine deserve. Sins like: unrighteousness, fornication, idolatry, adultery, effeminacy, thievery, covetousness, drunkenness, abusiveness, cheating, lying.  (1Corinthians 6:9-10)

The good news is…Jesus Christ paid the penalty for all of our sins!

If you want to know what you need to do to be saved, click this link:  https://freefrombondage.com/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

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My pastor said today that if we want to experience the peace of God, we must first make peace WITH God.

That got me to thinking about how I used to search for inner peace back in the day. I searched for it in the form of Qigong (pronounced chi gung or chi kung), which is an ancient Chinese meditative practice; Feng shui (pronounced fung shway), an ancient Chinese system that when practiced, is supposed to balance the energy in your home as well as bring in peace and harmony; and yoga.

Qigong released the flow of my body’s energy and put it more in alignment with my mind. Feng shui provided a positive flow of space and energy into different areas of my house which aided in relaxation. And yoga was beneficial to my body (and maybe my mind, I’m not sure).

Still, the supernatural peace I was searching for was not manifesting itself. Then I returned to Jesus, and I remembered what He said below:

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  KJV John 14:27

Jesus promises to give His peace to all those who believe and follow Him, and I think that trumps what the world has to offer.

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