We cannot control when bad things happen nor the decisions of others that affect our lives and disturb our routines, but we can control how we react to the inconveniences. We can be in constant prayer to respond to others and hard times with the same grace God extends to us. Further, constant prayer and …
Everywhere we go, there seems to be a time of waiting: car line at school, at the bank, at the grocery store, doctor’s office, etc. For me, waiting during some of those times can be very hard (especially a doctor’s office). I tend to think about all the other things I could be doing or other errands I could be on. As a result, I become irritated and impatient which will no doubt affect my overall experience.
I have prayed about this and I have asked God into all the details of my life. So now when I consider my day’s schedule, I realize I will probably have to wait at certain times. What better time to talk to God? Pray through the wait! If we wait with joy and patience, when it’s finally our turn, the experience will be much better.
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him to the soul who seeks him.” – Lamentations 3:2
But what about when we’re waiting for God? Maybe you’ve been praying about something and you’re still waiting for God to answer that prayer. I’ve been in that season of waiting, also. And it’s hard. But God’s timing is not of our timing, just as his answers are not of our thinking. It may take 6 months, or it may take years, for God to answer a prayer. Just like waiting in line at the bank, we must be patient with God and we must continue doing His work. Ultimately, as He promised, we will inherit the blessings.
“Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land” Psalm 37:34
GOOD MORNING! SMILE! God loves YOU! And that IS something to smile about! He gave YOU this beautiful Monday! God sent His son, Jesus to save YOU from sin and death! Yes, indeed, God loves YOU! Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a spiritual re-birth and eternal life can be ours. But we …
The local Bible study I am leading is studying the book of James this summer. As I have mentioned before, the book of James is a straight-forward, simple guide to Christian living. A great introduction for new believers and an excellent book to review and discuss with fellow believers. Try it sometime! In chapter 2, …
Many times, non-believers will say, “why be saved? If I get saved, then I will have to do what God wants me to do. And, why?” The reason is simple. A child of God must obey God because God said so – just as He told Abraham: “When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to …
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God intended earth to be a perfect paradise for His beloveds: US. Why? Because He loves us. All God wants in return is our love and obedience. He loves us unconditionally. He created us. He created a big, beautiful world for us. If …
God’s words – God’s truth – begins in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, written by Noah. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1 God created a world for us to live in and enjoy. He created a man (Adam) and a woman (Eve) to start our heritage. “then …
We tend to think love is an emotion. But love is an action. God is the source of love; love in action. He sacrificed his only son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Therefore, Jesus is the greatest example of love. He lived, He died, and He rose for US.
When we accept God’s gift of salvation, we also inherit that same love power; we can love selflessly through the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to use that power to love one and serve one another.
Do we act in love?
It is easy to confess our love for God by going to church once a week or quoting a Bible verse once in a while. But real love in action (or not) is how we treat the people God places in our lives; family members, friends, church family and even strangers. The Bible says we cannot truly love God if we cannot truly love those who are created in His image.
How are you loving today? Are you loving through the true Source of love?
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
– 1 John 4:11 & 14-16
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day; the traditional holiday set aside for honoring our mothers. Many of us will be able to spend time with our mother this weekend, while others will have to settle for phone calls, Skype, or Facetime. What ever time you have with your mother this weekend, I pray it is precious and …
The Holy Bible, the true word of God, tells us we are not accidents or happen-stances. We were purposely and wonderfully made by God, the creator of the universe. He knew us before we were born and He made us for his divine purpose.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
This includes you. God created you. God loves you. He wants you to live in joy and free from the bondage of sin. God’s divine purpose for your life is to have a personal relationship with Him through his son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for your sins. And through that relationship, share the good news of Jesus with others, for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Ready or Not, He is coming back for us!
God’s word tells us Jesus is coming back soon!
My sincerest and deepest prayer is that all of my family, friends and readers are ready for Jesus. Are you ready for Jesus to come back?
What does it mean to be ready for Jesus?
God loves you more than you can comprehend and He wants to give you an immeasurable gift: salvation. All you have to do is profess Jesus as the son of God and King of Kings, confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and then, you will have eternal life! And when you experience the joy of living with Jesus, you will want to tell others the Good News!
If you believe Jesus died for you and you are ready to accept the gift of salvation, just pray:
Dear God, I know I am a sinner. Thank you for sending your son Jesus to die for my sins. Please forgive my sins. I proclaim Jesus as my Lord and Savior and invite Him into my heart and life. Please direct my life according to your purpose. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN
If you made a decision for Jesus just now, please reach out to someone at your local church, a Christian family member or myself for prayer and direction as you begin your relationship with Jesus. God bless you!
Life is better with Jesus!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16