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“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.”
” And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”-Revelations 6:7-8
“And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”-Luke 16:15
There can be no doubt that many Americans, millions even, justify their actions by the approval of other human beings, rather than the approval of God. The problem with that choice (for they choose to do so) is that God does NOT approve!
We need to seek God’s Will for every choice we make in our lives. Daily prayer and the daily reading of G0d’s Word can help us to make more Godly choices. Ending every prayer with a prayer that “God’s Will Be Done” can really help 🙂
All of our choices should be chosen based on what God’s Will is for us, not man’s.
One of the reasons that sinners are the so very grateful is because they know they need a Savior and they are incredibly grateful. Sometimes we go to church and actively Follow Christ, but we forget just how Blessed we are 🙂
Personally, I am so grateful for God’s CONSTANT presence in my life. He is with me in good times to share in my joy and in hard times to help me through.
I read somewhere that it helps people with stress tremendously to write down 5 things that they are grateful for each day.
So we need to write down our list and Thank God for Blessing us with each of them!
In Matthew 24:35 it says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
And those Words are so true! All things will end and be gone, but not God’s Words. So the Bible must be really important, for it is the one thing that will never pass. The Bible is home to God’s Word, it needs to become a part of us, and live in our Heart.
Difficult days are coming. Believe it or not, one day we will look back at these days of Covid, politics and riots and realize that these were the easy days.
So this Christmas, make sure everyone you love has a Bible. For it is God’s Word that will show us how to walk through the coming days, and remind us that He walks with us 🙂
“Once upon a time, a person was driving to visit with their relatives over a holiday weekend. They came upon an electronic interstate highway sign, the kind the state can change the message to alert those on the road of different conditions. But this one particularly caught the attention of the person driving and made them think about it. It read, “State Troopers did NOT take the weekend off. Slow down. Buckle up.”
Perhaps the message also gave others, to be more careful about speeding over the allowable speed limit and to remember to use their seat belts for safety precautions. The person also thought about how God’s Word gives us such similar messages. Our Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit does NOT take the weekend off (i.e. or any time for that matter), for His Children to slow down (i.e. to really absorb His Awesome Mercy and Grace being given freely), and to buckle up (i.e. put on the Whole Armor of God).
Although one would always like to take time to relax and take time off from their busy schedule, it is easy to forget that God does NOT. He IS always watching over each of His Children personally 24/7. It is also easy to rush around and miss the tiny miracles that constantly happen around us and His Messages that our Heavenly Father sends us for His Direction in our life. By slowing down, studying God’s Word with the help and guidance of His Holy Spirit, this gives you the opportunity of really soaking in His Breath in you. Always asking for and buckling up with God’s Protection, keeps you safe from the fiery darts of the evil one (i.e. who, by the way, does not take any time off either).
My thoughts and prayers are that you travel safely on your journey through life, slow down and know God’s Blessings Full. That you ask for God’s Protection and Presence in your life, soaking up His Special Blessings of His Awesome Healing Power and Touch, His Mercy and Grace, His Strength and Courage, His Compassion and Caring for His Children, His Love, Joy, and Peace. That you do not hesitate to share ALL of God with others. In Jesus’ Name. Thy Will be done. Amen. Peace.”
“The scribes and pharisies were watching Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against Him”-Luke 6:7
“When the man with the shriveled hand stood before Him on the Sabbath, Jesus knew the pharisees and teachers of the law were looking to accuse Him. But He did not allow Himself to be controlled by potential accusations”-Jesus Day by Day
How many times do we refrain from sharing our faith in Jesus because we are afraid of what others will say? Or we refrain from giving Jesus credit for our Blessings, because we are afraid of someone’s reaction?
Courage is not the abscense of fear; it’s the facing of fear. We can’t let the reaction of others control us. It’s normal to be afraid, but we need to speak anyway.
The “world” may seek to keep us silent; but we have more faith than that and we need to share it. And if we need courage, all we have to do is ask God for it. He will give it to us 🙂
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”-Hebrews 13:2
One of my very best friends once said to me that “you never know when you are entertaining angels”. What a beautiful image! I asked her what she meant and she explained 😊
She said so often as we rush through our days, we forget to take the time to smile at someone who really needs it, or to truly listen to someone. To help that elderly person with their groceries or thank someone for their kindness.
She said not only could angels minister to us; they minister to others and that sometimes while performing their service they can take on the shape of a human being temporarily. So anyone we might meet in the course of our day could be an angel.
I thought about that one for a long time. And I realized she was right. Really, how would I know if any one I met was an angel?
But It also made me think about how I treat others period. How many times had I raced into the grocery store, stood impatiently in line and failed to reach out to anyone? How many times had I seen an elderly person struggle to put their groceries in the car, and felt to busy to help them? How many times had I listened to someone with only half an ear? How many times had I failed to thank someone?
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”-Matthew 6:19-21
And I resolved then and there, with God’s Help, to change.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”-2 Corinthians 5:7
Sometimes it can be hard to keep going. We look at the news, the world, the growth of atheism and witchcraft. It can seem dark indeed.
But we do not “walk” according to what we see in this world; we walk according to what we “see” in God’s world. And what we “see” in God’s world has not changed. Heaven still exists, it always will. And it is still our forever home and always will be. God will still answer our prayers; He always will. And He will still rescue us-even if it is sometimes from ourselves.
There’s no doubt the upcoming election concerns us all. But we also need to remember that God still loves us. God always will. And nothing that occurs in this world can change that!
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”-Psalm 32:7
We live in difficult times. Truly difficult times. And fear is a completely understandable emotion when one looks around the world in which we live. But courage is not the absence of fear, it’s the facing of it.
And that’s exactly what God’s love enables us to do. Have great courage in the face of great fear. Because no matter what happens on this earth, because of Jesus, our future is in Heaven. It’s a fact. And nothing can change that. Nothing.
So when the going gets tough, and it will, remember that and hold on to it. We will not struggle forever. We will dance with joy forever 🙂
Heaven awaits us. God loves us. And nothing can hurt us-not really. For because of Jesus, our joyful triumph is already assured 🙂