Yesterday my daughter and I had a water fight in the dirt. At the end she was covered in mud and I had to hose her off. I had her take a bath to get the rest off and this pic is the aftermath. It reminded me of how dirty we become with sin. It also reminded me of how God is faithful in forgiving us and washing away our sins if only we should ask. 1 John 1:9 if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.”
Psalms 1:1-2 HCSB
If you want true happiness in your life choose to walk with Jesus. He will lead and guide you along the path of righteousness. Don’t be influenced by the ungodly who participates in all kinds of evilness and denies God. The choice you make today impacts your future throughout eternity.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 HCSB
I was extracting honey this week with a friend of mine that needed some help. Till today the honey had been orange honey but is now a mixture of wildflower. I happen to look down into the trough where almost all the honey lands and noticed something strange. On the right side of me was a puddle of orange honey, “which is almost clear,” and to the left was the wildflower honey, ” which is a deep Amber color.” The wildflower honey was sliding down into the orange and changing the color dark. It quickly overtook the orange and slid down the trough into the bottom bucket. This reminded me of times in my life with drugs and alcohol, amongst other things. My life was going so nice and along comes the devil with all his enticements. He dangles those carrots in front of my face and before I know it I’ve been caught in Satan’s snare. I get stuck in the darkness, feeling as though I’m being sucked down to a dismal abyss. I’m not going to lie to all of you. The devil has things that are super fun, for a minute. Some of my most fun times were when I was using drugs and drinking. You wanna know what was at the end of that fun road? Divorce, lost my kids, multiple jobs down the drain, DUI, anger management classes, jail, fighting, and spending all the money we had as a family to support my habit. Not to mention all the bridges I burned along the way, and no self-respect. My advice to you would be to run as soon as you feel like you are being tempted, flee as fast as you can.
“So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.”
James 4:7 NCV
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
. “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Isaiah 41:10-13 NIV
If we don’t think what we hear is important, we completely put it out of our minds. Do you remember in school, the teacher would say, “ you need to know this, write it down.” God is saying the same thing. Remember, don’t be afraid, for I am here to help you. You can call on me anytime day or night. Write it down in your mind and call upon my name.
I need your help! Thank you, Lord.
Yesterday my wife and I went to the doctor. I’ve been struggling horribly with a number of things and it all came crashing down. I’m not going to go into all of my physical problems but I did however express them to the doctor. I couldn’t stop the tears from coming out even though I tried so hard to. I had a procedure that was supposed to be the fix all to my ailments, but it was not! I feel worse than before. I prayed hard this morning for the energy to get through the gym to start my day and God answered me with the kind of strength I had when I was 20! I didn’t want to leave the gym this morning but felt if I didn’t I would over work myself. God touched the inside of me and drove me with His spirit, giving me strength physically. Amen to that! If you feel at all bad about your physical ability whatever the case may be, God will heal you if only we ask.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV https://2corinthians.bible/2-corinthians-4-16