The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/num.6.24-26.KJV
Our lives are filled with times of pride and times of loss. Which one is worse or better doesn’t matter because our pride causes many problems in our lives because it is the chief sin from which all others spring. It was because of pride that Satan rebelled against God and was cast out. It was because of pride that Cain’s offering was rejected because he was showing what he had done and not offering a sacrifice to atone for his own sins.
It is pride that brings so many families to a point of splitting apart and it also causes many churches to split as well. There are many other problems in our world that are caused by pride and many times they become bigger than they should. But…what are we to do? Truly, we are supposed to “love the Lord with all of our heart, mind, soul and our strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves“. But do we really do this? Jesus was explaining the parable of the good Samaritan when He said this, so should we do this too?
We should but many times in our lives we don’t. God loves us deeply because He gave His Son for our sins so that we could come to Him whenever we needed Him. He already knows what we need but He does like to hear our prayers about those things anyway. We should pray to Him not only for the things that we need but also for just praising Him for His goodness and His love for us too. Make sure that you tell God how much He means to you because He does like to hear it. He knows your heart and more about you than you know yourself, but like any father, He still likes to hear from His children.
There may not be many more years until Jesus comes to take the church home so make sure that you know Him as your Savior…but most of all make sure that He knows you too!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/jas.1.17/58410
Help, this morning I woke up at 2:35 am. Thinking about all of the people that I might’ve hurt in my lifetime. With an ill-spoken word or by ignoring them or some other way that I didn’t think of at the time but for some reason it is coming back to haunt me today. This morning it woke me up and all I could do from then on was pray and ask for forgiveness. I know the Lord has forgiven me but I pray that the spirits of those that I have hurt will convey this message to them as well.
“I am sorry for whatever I said or did in the years past.” I can’t do anything more than this.
Our lives are too short to push each other away or to cut each of us out of the other’s life. It won’t be long before that day comes when Jesus will come for His church, His Bride and if you aren’t a part of that then your eternity will be very different from mine. Whatever happens in this life is meaningless unless it is done for Jesus Christ. Friends, family, and acquaintances, and Facebook friends are great when the times are good but when things go wrong or your health is getting worse you will find out which ones are really your friends.
I am not bringing this up as a rant but as a call to repentance. Our country and the whole world needs to seek Jesus as our collective Savior and repent of our sinful lives and of pushing Him away. If you have felt His touch in your life, especially with the troubles that we have all had these past two years, seek Him to be your Savior. He is waiting, all you have to do is open the door and invite Him in.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; For his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/1ch.16.34/67903
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 1:18-20 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/isa.1.18-20.KJV
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/psa.28.7/56536
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:10 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/jer.17.10/6022
If there was no Savior. If there had not been a Seed of the Woman…humanity would be lost and without hope. At the very beginning, we would’ve been walking east from Eden as Cain did. We would still be worshiping idols in Haran. We would be living in slavery under a Pharaoh or serving Goliath and the Philistines. All of this would’ve happened if God did not care about us. He would’ve just created humanity and then sat back and watched. He would have seen mankind wipe each other off the face of the Earth long before Abram was born or even soon after Noah was born…if God didn’t love us.
If He had left us on our own, He would’ve had to create mankind over and over again until we finally understood that we needed to follow His wisdom and His way. But God didn’t do that because He can see down through time what was going to happen and that He would have to “move the pieces” so that things would work out the way He wanted them to. If you don’t believe that God is in control of this world, read the book of Daniel.
God places kings and Presidents and others who think they are in “control” and He does it so that His glory will be seen when His plans come to pass. Nothing happens here that He is not aware of. Can we make our decisions? Of course, we can but God is still in the background making sure that His prophecies come about.
Soon, the whole world will know that He is God and that the Bible is true. When the dead in Christ rise into the air and those of us who are Christians join them to be with Him forever, the whole world will know it! They will come up with some crazy story about what happened but anyone who has heard an End-Times sermon will know what happened and many people will be looking for the Truth but it will be too late. The Tribulation and the wrath of God will be coming soon after this and there will be no escape.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:2 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/psa.91.2/1623