God IS Merciful!

Sometimes, perhaps always lol, the Bible just says it better 🙂

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Like as a father pities His children, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower in the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it; and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know no more.

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children’s children.

Pslam 103 11-17 KJV

Freedom & Choices!

A friend of mine sent this, just had to share 🙂

“ALL of God’s Children are given choices between good and evil. This IS the way that God created us. Our Heavenly Father did not want “robots” to perform without thoughts or feelings.

He made us in His Own Image. He feels what we feel. He knows EVERYTHING about us, every intricate detail. He IS our Maker and each of us made to be unique. He also knew that giving us the ability, to make our own choices, would eventually take us to sin. God’s Mercy and Grace gave His Only Son, Jesus Christ to be our choice of Redemption, our Salvation, our Hope, through His Suffering, death, and Resurrection! Truly, His Love for His Children knows no boundary!

By accepting Jesus Christ, as our personal Lord and Savior, asking Him to come into our hearts, receiving His Holy Spirit and being Born Again, what does this really allow us? FREEDOM! Freedom from worry, fear of tomorrow, evils, and the material wants of the body.

Does this mean evil will no longer try to tempt and bombard us with fiery darts of doubt and pain? NO! Truly, it means we have a choice to attempt to take on all these things on our own (i.e. which we will surely fail) OR give our trials and tribulations to our Father in heaven to combat with us. 

Worry means being drawn in different directions, distracted, anxious, disturbed, and upset in spirit. Jesus had warned against this very thing in the Sermon on the Mount. “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’….. For your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:31-34) Jesus was trying to show His people the true secret of a quiet mind, freedom from anxiety and unnecessary worry. Tomorrow’s evils were not to be considered. Our Lord was teaching the great lessons of complete and childlike trust and confidence in God.

Before we make choices on this earth, would it not be wise to take them to our Lord in fervent prayer and ask Him to send His Holy Spirit, to Guide and Direct us in His Will and Purpose? OH, how much grief and evil this would lift from us!! 

Covid 19 & Dieing

There’s been a lot written lately about the sadness of people dieing alone from Covid 19.  And while it is incredibly hard not to be able to be with those we love when they pass, the truth is, as you know,  no one dies alone.  Because Jesus is with them :). 

We live in extraordinary times and in these extraordinary times, Jesus may indeed give those we love extraordinary comfort, because He loves us 🙂

The Blessing

In case anyone is wondering why so many videos of The Blessing have been posted…

The Holy Spirit is indeed working in our world. That so many people, from so many different countries have sung this song to encourage each other and to pray for God’s help is proof of that!

So if you ever wonder if God is here, if He understands our suffering and if He will Save us-let these songs serve as your “proof” 🙂

For God loves us all, each and every one!

Freedom

“Endowed by our Creator”. How true! Our freedom in America is rooted in the Declaration of Independence. Freedom is given to us by God Himself 🙂

There are some who would destroy those roots and some who would return to them. Many have died to protect them. Many have fought with a selfless courage to keep them. And we should honor all of them!

There can be no doubt that God created us to be free. Not only in this country, but in life. Choose wisely!

Link to Declaration of Independence: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

More On The Fairness of The Unforgivable Sin…

We all like to focus on God’s Great Mercy and there is nothing wrong with that. It’s so comforting to think about God’s Great Love for all of us.  And to know, that when we fail.  He will be there to catch us, and to forgive us. And to Love us!

But God is also Just.  And His Justice is not necessarily something every one likes to focus on.  And yet, if God were not Just, would we follow Him?  What’s the point of striving to do all that the Bible teaches us, if it doesn’t matter?  Thank God, it does matter.  And that is one of the reasons for the Unforgivable Sin.  We have our whole lives to accept Christ, but at some point, there has to be a reckoning.  This is it.

God is indeed Merciful, but He is also Just.  And we thank Him for both 😊

Is It Fair To Have An Unforgivable Sin?

Some will say that it is unfair that our death can place us in a state of Unforgivable Sin.  But God is fair.  We each have our entire life in which to accept Jesus.  And that is the same for every human being that exists.  It doesn’t matter what country one comes from; what race one is; if one is rich or poor.  Every human being receives the same ability to choose.

Choose wisely😊

The Color of Jesus’ Skin- Does It Matter?

In the news recently, there has been quite a discussion as to the color of Jesus’ skin. How sad that so much energy is wasted on something that does not matter.

In the Bible, it talks of clay pots. And how although the clay pots may age and deteriorate (Us). It’s what is In the pot that is truly the Treasure (The Holy Spirit). It is the same with the color of Jesus’ skin. It simply does not matter what color of skin Jesus had.

We love and follow Him because of who He was on the inside. We love and follow Him because He loved us so! And His greatest command is that we love God with our whole heart and soul, and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Notice Jesus did not say, love those with whom we agree, lol. He said love every one.

Jesus does not recognize any of the ways we divide ourselves. Whether it be economic, political or race, because Jesus loves us all-each and every one!