Blessed

Happy Easter, everyone.

“And Thomas answered to Him, “My Lord and My God!”  Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed,” John 20:28-29.

Blessed?

As Jesus showed Himself, specifically for Thomas, Thomas exclaimed calling Jesus Lord [possessing sovereign authority and unlimited jurisdiction] and God [only God can die and live to tell about it].  After that, Jesus declared that those who believe and have not seen are blessed. Continue reading “Blessed”

Go In Peace

In peace?

“Then He said to the woman, ‘your faith has saved you.  Go in peace,” Luke 7:50.

The reach of Jesus’ grace is immeasurable.  He knowingly gave us the gift of salvation while we did not deserve it.  He knowingly strengthens and blesses us though we cannot do anything to earn it.  By our faith, and that alone, are we saved. Continue reading “Go In Peace”

Pray Anxiety Away

Anxiety?

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,” Philippians 4:6.

Be anxious for nothing…

There are many things that can cause us anxiety; work, relationships, and the fear of unknowns are just a few.   Having negative responses to these, such as worry and doubt, are the exact opposite of how we are to act according to God’s will. Continue reading “Pray Anxiety Away”

This Day in Romans: 13 July 2016

Romans 13:13-14

“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. / But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”

These two verses make me think of the 5Ws for our walk with Christ through this journey called life: the who, what, when, where, and why.  Who are we allowing to lead us, God or man?  What purpose are we trying to fulfill?  When do we praise God; before, during, or after the blessings?  Where is God’s will on our list of priorities?  Why are we able to love in the first place? Continue reading “This Day in Romans: 13 July 2016”

This Day in Romans: 12 July 2016

Romans 12:18-19

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. / Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

One of the major goals that we should have is to live in peace.  Our human nature allows for us to have a resounding choice in how we choose to live.  We are the ones who choose what is important to us.  Here we are told that as long as it is possible, we should have peace be at the top of the list. Continue reading “This Day in Romans: 12 July 2016”

This Day in Romans: 11 July 2016

Romans 11:16 – “Through Him”

“For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.”

The Bible references having our focus stayed on Jesus and continuing to renew our mind on the things of, and the will of, God frequently throughout Scripture.  This is because there are so many distractions in front of, behind, and to each side of us.  It is all too easy to become enamored, distracted, and drawn away from God, who is the very source of our enablement in all things.

This is one of the many reminders that Jesus Christ is the source the things that enable us to be healthy Christians and positive contributors to society.  Continue reading “This Day in Romans: 11 July 2016”

Me and My House (Joshua 24:15)

Sitting in my chair (justa rick arockin’).
Clock high on the wall (justa tick atockin’).
I’m waitin’ for linemen on the tv to start ablockin’,
I see the birds out the window ready to start aflockin’.

My heart tick tocks to a different rhythm,
to the waves of the invisible part of the schism;
divided solely by what we see and what we believe,
an argument between the collapsing atom and the created Adam (and Eve).

But there’s no debate, and that I wear boldly on my sleeve.
There are only concoctions of the air aimed to deceive,
spreading fallacies that we need not believe and receive,
but instead in our own might we need to work and retrieve… Continue reading “Me and My House (Joshua 24:15)”

This Day in Proverbs: 24 May 2016

Proverbs 24:10

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

Adversity will come. It is an inevitable part of life.  Here we are told that if we faint when it comes, that our strength is small.

For the record, our strength is always small compared to God’s strength.  If we faint during a trial or circumstance, it is because we chose to lean on our strength and not God’s.  In our weakness He makes us strong, but in our strength we are exposed to be weak.

Lean on Him and watch Him lift you through the very situations that are designed to hold you down.

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