When the storms of life overwhelms you with fear and anxiety, seek shelter and comfort in Gods promises. Make a call to God, no matter what the storm consist of health issues, finances, a relationship that went south, work situations or even an addiction. He is waiting for you to call on him day or night.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/isa.41.10.nlt
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/php.4.6-7.nlt
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 NLT
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/jhn.14.27.nlt
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/2pe.1.3-4.nlt
“Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death.” Psalms 86:11-13 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/psa.86.11-13.nlt
That’s the question we will have to answer someday. Will you choose to serve Jesus or compromise with the world to avoid conflict and persecution. Jesus bore pain, suffering, and humiliation of a criminal’s death while carrying the weight of the sins of the world.
“As long as you did what you felt like doing, ignoring God, you didn’t have to bother with right thinking or right living, or right anything for that matter. But do you call that a free life? What did you get out of it? Nothing you’re proud of now. Where did it get you? A dead end.
But now that you’ve found you don’t have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way! Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God’s gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.” Romans 6:20-23 MSG https://www.bible.com/97/rom.6.20-23.msg
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven, saying, “Look! The tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them. They shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. ‘God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death.’ Neither shall there be any more sorrow nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away.”” Revelation 21:3-4 MEV https://www.bible.com/1171/rev.21.3-4.mev
When people hear that something is free, they will stand in line for hours to receive a free gift. Most of them don’t even care what it is, or if they actually need it. The attraction is that it is FREE. I wonder why people all over the world aren’t accepting the FREE GIFT from God. It brings peace and joy to your life. There is no other gift like it in the past, present, or future. God’s gift of enteral life, through his son Jesus, is the most important gift you will ever receive. All you have to do is accept it.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” Ephesians 1:3-4 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/eph.1.3-4.nlt
This sabbath is our first church service in six months due to the COVID. As per the CDC, we can meet outside with masks and social distancing. We have determined Zoom conferencing and YouTube are good resources to use occasionally. However, there is something to be said about worshipping God together as a church family.
Praise God, as people in the neighborhood were walking their dogs they waved and said, ” its nice to see you open again.” people even stopped to see if we were having a garage sale. It made me realize how close our mission field is, right in our neighborhood. 🙏
““I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.” Luke 6:35-36 MSG https://www.bible.com/97/luk.6.35-36.msg
“GOD ’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with GOD (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.” Lamentations 3:22-24 MSG https://www.bible.com/97/lam.3.22-24.msg
His LOVE is more than enough, it flows from his throne of grace. It saturates us from inside out. Thank you Lord, for your faithfulness. 💕
““If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship GOD, then choose a god you’d rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship GOD.”” Joshua 24:15 MSG https://www.bible.com/97/jos.24.15.msg
My prayer today is that everyone will confidently say, “ As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. 🙏