Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Lord is loving and merciful

"I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you."  (Luke 15: 18)

Reconciliation with God brings joy, music and dancing.  The Lord is loving and merciful.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Remember the marvels the Lord has done

"Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done,
and it is wonderful in our eyes’?

God's loving and powerful providence is always acting for us and often in disguise. A good example is the story of Joseph in Genesis:

"Then his brothers also proceeded to fling themselves down before him and said, “We are your slaves!”
But Joseph replied to them: “Do not fear. Can I take the place of God?
Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end, the survival of many people.
So now, do not fear. I will provide for you and for your children.” By thus speaking kindly to them, he reassured them."  (Genesis 50: 18 - 21)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Christ our Hope of Victory

Isaiah 1: 19-20

"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land, but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken."

Resistance to the God's will profit nothing.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jesus Christ is the One Thing Necessary

 “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  (Matthew 17: 5)

Abba Father, I will listen to your Son Jesus.  I will seek Him as the One Thing Necessary.  I will continue to knock on His door till He admits me. (Matthew 7: 7 - 8)  I will do whatever He tells me to do.  (John 2: 5)  Thank you Abba Father for your loving instruction.  This Sunday, as I meditate on your words, my soul will be filled with joy.