Act Justly And Love Mercy!

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.”-Micah 6:8

We live in a time when people seem to really hate each other. One has only to look at all of the wars that are currently taking place or about too, to see just how much! It takes a certain kind of hate to kill another human being or to make them suffer as so many have suffered. And one has only to look at the horrific behavior on America’s college campuses or the anti-semitic behavior on our own streets.

God taught us to “act justly and to love mercy”. We don’t actually have to agree with a person in order to choose to “act” as God has taught us. Every human being is capable, with God’s Help, of acting justly and with mercy. And every human being is deserving of justice and mercy.

We need to remember that always and act accordingly!

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God’s Peace

The great thing about God’s Peace is that it is not dependent upon our circumstances. And whether it be events like the loss of a loved one, a loss of a friend, a job loss or more serious events such as war or famine-God can give us His Peace.

It’s a Peace that transcends all things! And it is a Peace that only Jesus can give 🙂

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In these turbulent times, God WILL provide!

Do Not Worry-Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?   Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?   Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;   and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. 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.”

Jesus said that we need to first seek God– and God will give us all that we truly need 🙂

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The Book Of Leviticus: What Does It Really Tell Us?

It tells us how much God loves us!

God gives instructions on which foods the Jewish people should eat, for God knows which foods will be good for them. God gives instructions on how to deal with illnesses, down to dry scalp and a scab! And God even tells them how to treat a bird that is sick.

And God even tells them how to avoid spreading germs, whether it is by cleaning a sick person’s bed or cleaning themselves after they touch a sick person. Remember, they didn’t have antibiotics back then like we do. The only way to truly treat and prevent illnesses was by using God’s guidelines.

Thanks to Jesus’s Coming, our salvation is SO much easier, not to mention so much more possible. For despite the best efforts of the Jewish people, they were just unable to follow all of God’s guidelines, or unwilling. And so Jesus came to rescue us! He died and rose again and went to Heaven, just so we could! And in doing all of that, Jesus also created a Bridge between God and us so that we could have a relationship with God right now! Thanks to Jesus, our salvation is so much simpler now!

There really is NO excuse not to Accept Jesus as our Savior and Follow Him, for Jesus loves us so and did the suffering for us!

God has Loved us, Loves us now, and will always Love us.

Do Not Fear!

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Be The Light Of Christ!

We live in incredibly dark times! And they will get even darker. And many of us are thinking, what should we do?

Pray. Be the Light of Christ. People will be scared. And they may suffer. But through Christ, we can ease their burdens.

A small kindness can do much. A warm smile can lighten a heart. We can share our hope, by sharing God’s Word. We can genuinely listen to others. We can ask them to share their story. For everyone has one! And we can truly love them as Jesus loves us 🙂

And we can persevere! We can keep walking with Jesus, no matter how difficult the times we live in become.

And we can remember that Jesus will always walk with us. Jesus will always answer our prayers. And Jesus will never, ever stop loving us.

And remember, God’s Mercies are new every day!

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“It Is No Longer I That Live, But Christ Lives In Me”

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”-Galatians 2:20-21

This verse from the Bible changes everything. “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me”. When we think about it; what a powerful verse.

If we no longer live and Christ lives in us than that weighs on all of our choices. How we treat ourselves and how we treat others. How we treat our Father-God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

But perhaps an even better way to say it- is that it weighs on what kind of person we choose to be. When we live for ourselves; we choose what we think will make us happy. But when we think about the fact that Christ lives in us; we want to make choices that will make Christ happy. We choose to give of ourselves to Jesus and to others.

Remember Jesus Lives In Us 🙂

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Doubts!

We all have them at one time or another! We can feel as if we are stuck in the dark, but we are not!

A progression of Christian Faith can include doubts, hoping, believing, knowing…And this progression can happen again and again in a person’s life. So if you happen to be in a “doubt” phase, please know that as long as we keep praying to Jesus-we will not stay there. Just keep Praying and asking Jesus for more faith 🙂

And remember:

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The Old Testament Is God’s Love Letter To The Jewish People

That God loves the Jewish People is beyond question. They are His Chosen people and He loves them! God always will…And if we love God; we should love all those that God loves!

The entire Old Testament shows us His great love for for the Jewish people. There is nothing that they do that God does not forgive. And to rescue them, Jesus came back! Just as Jesus came back for us all 🙂

But remember, Jesus came to Israel and He will return to Israel. Israel and the Jewish people will play a large role in the Last Days. Because God Loves them.

“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.””-Genesis 12:3

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We Are Citizens Of Heaven-Now!

The world seems a bit crazy and dangerous these days. Our own country included. Good thing for us that we are first and foremost citizens of Heaven; we always will be 🙂

Followers of Christ, we are already citizens of Heaven. Just because we are not there right now does not mean that we are not citizens of Heaven. A place is waiting for us and we get to follow Jesus to our real home: Heaven. We may be on this earth, but we are not of this earth.

And we will go to Heaven, because no power on this earth is capable of stopping us from returning home to Heaven.

The only thing that can stop us is if we choose to stop following Jesus. And we won’t! Because no power on this earth can stop us from Praying.

And remember, we can ask Jesus to give us more Faith, more Perseverance. We can ask Jesus to give us Hope, Love for Him and Love for others… There is nothing that we can not ask Jesus for. And Jesus will answer! And He will be happy that we asked!

No matter the hardship or hurt, we can simply turn and give it to Jesus and He will give us rest.

Follow Jesus & Keep Praying. Prayer Changes Things. Be The Light – The Light Of Christ!