As I get old I experienced more in a little more as each year goes by. I have found that causing harm in any form is something that should almost always be avoided. What does causing harm do stops me from growing where the Lord vwants me to grow. It cases me more harm then the those I am casing harm to. Even though I believe in God’s protection, GOd will protect other against me as well. He promises to protect everyone who loves and believes in His Son Jesus. So, you can approach a xituation in one of two ways, either harshly or gently, and the chose should be obvious. How many times did you hear Jesus use harsh words in the Bible? Now compare it to our own lives.
We were created to bring glory to God in everything we do, but each created with specific purpose. God’s ways are not our ways, so to be aligned with His will for our lives requies us to seek a relationship with Him. He communicates with us mainly thorough His Word. God assures us, through Scripture, when we seek Him with all of our hearts, we will find HIm.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; he ye him.
Temptations abound. As a Christ follower, we (I) must understand that we will face temptation regularly. even Christ was tempted. However, Christ did not give in to temptation. He withstood it. Using his example, we can also withstand temptation. Our Lord knows we will be challenged, but He has promised us, we will be rewarded for staying in faith. And through faith we stay strong and we are not given into temptation. When we do not allow temptation to separate us from the love and protection of God, we are blessed here on earth and in eternal life.
Jesus is the Son of God. He was with God the Father in the beginning. He lives in perfect harmony and unity with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. The three are one GOd in three persons. Jesus is the Word of God in the flesh. As a human, He dwelth among us, Jesus was (and still is) fully human and fully God, not half God and half human. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the Terinity is truly amazing.
God, You are amazing! You exist in three persons, and yet You are one. YOu live in communion with the Spirit and Son, and You chose to allow humans to commune with You. You sent Jesus so that He could make it so we can come before You. I worship You – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Psalms 46: 1 – God is (my) refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.is a strong biblical passage that remainds us that even in the face of trouble, God is our refuge and strength. The Bible doesn’t talk about the absence of clamity, but God promises his presence in trying times. Even in the midst of tragic circumstance God still present, even when it is hard to see or oerceive Him. God has not failed us. He has prmised to be with me and you in the middle of tragedy. We sometimes think that when we find oueselves in difficult circumstances that God has abandoned us, but this is not the case.
Lord I am facing such hard times – times that have become much more difficult with each passing day and at times I get quite anxious and afraid, wondering how we are going to manage. You are my light and my salvation. I know that there is salvation. I know that there is nothing to worry about when You are my strenght and stay – Lord I believe that there is nothing that You cannot do, for I know that when You are the stronghold of my life there is nothing of which to be afraid. I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in Love, even when He is silent. In Jesus name Amen I pray, Amen.
Matthew 6:25-34 < Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?26 < Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 < Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 < And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 < And I say unto you, That Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like onr of these. 30 < Wherefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, Oye of little faith? 31 < Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothes? 32 < (For after all these things do the Gentiles seeks:) for your heaveanly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 < But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 < Take therefore no thought for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is evil thereof.
Psalms 34:4- I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 17- Thw righteous cry and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of troubles.
94:19- In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall recevie the crown of life, which the LORD hath promised to them that love him.
Dear God, When I struggle with temptation, help me to cling to you. Do not allow me to fall under the weight of temptation and give in. I know sin separates me from you – help me to withstand temptation and hold strong to your truths so that I will never be apart from you. Help me to follow the example of your son, Jesus Christ, gave us when he resisted the devil. Give me the strength to endure temptation so that I may spend sternity with you. In Jesus’ name Amen.