Saturday, July 30, 2016

If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above.

“Vanity  of vanities,” says the Preacher;
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”  (Ecclesiastes 1: 2 NKJV)

What does Scripture mean when it teaches that everything is meaningless apart from God?  I find a lot of comfort in the wisdom of St Teresa of Avila below:

" Let nothing trouble you,
let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing;
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices."  (St Teresa of Avila)

Lord teach us how short life is so that we can become wise.  (Psalm 90: 12)

I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will last.

 “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”  (Matthew 14: 8 NIV)

When God appointed Jeremiah as prophet,  He urged him to be bold and courageous and God promised him protection.  (Jeremiah 1: 8) John the Baptist paid with his life for his prophetic ministry.  (Matthew 14: 8) What is the difference?  God’s ways are not our ways.  His thoughts are not our thoughts. (Isaiah 55: 8 - 9)
How about your own ministry?  Where is God leading you?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

I am the Resurrection and the life. Do you believe this?

"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.   The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.  Do you believe this?”  (John 11:  25 -  26 NIV)

Do you believe in the Resurrection of Jesus?  How do you know if you do or not?  Do you pray every day?  Do you read the word of God every day?  Do you honor Jesus on Sunday?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Put not your trust in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation.

 “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel."  (Jeremiah 14 : 6 NIV)

Of course, O Lord my God.  You can do with me as You please.  You are the Potter.  I am the clay.  Let it be done to me according to Your will.  (Luke 1: 38)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Behold I am always with you.

"I am with you."  (Jeremiah 15: 20)

The promise of Jesus to be with us at all times is in my opinion the greatest promise in the Bible.  Whenever I remember this, it transforms my attitude.  If Jesus is with me, then it is accomplished.  I live more joyful, more carefree, more generous and more peaceful life.  All because Jesus, God and Savior is with me.  Thank You Jesus for Your Presence.

Monday, July 25, 2016

O Lord our God in You alone we trust. You alone have done all these things for us.

"Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?"  (Jeremiah 14: 22 NIV)

Only God gives health, prosperity, peace and security.
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.  (Psalm 16: 4)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.

"When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
    it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter,
    and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
    “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
    What joy!"  (Psalm 126: 1 -  3 NLT)

When the time (Kairos moment) comes for God to answer your heart's desire, it will come fast and furious.  You will think you are dreaming.  The Joy of answered prayer is unbelievable.

"Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing."

Wait for the Lord with courage.  Be stouthearted.  Wait for the Lord!  (Psalm 27 : 8)