Monday, June 30, 2014

Being Part of The Royal Family

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God-----Romans 8:16

What an AWESOME assurance to those of us who have SINCERELY given our hearts and lives over COMPLETELY to the ONE and ONLY ONE who is ABLE to give us that ASSURANCE.  The ONE, who has adopted us into His royal family for ALL ETERNITY!

To think that the Creator and Ruler of this ENTIRE universe chose ME to be a part of His Royal Family and not  JUST A PART, but HIS CHILD, a JOINT-HEIR with His BLESSED SON to all the glories and riches of Heaven.  Now that ought to make US ALL SHOUT!  We are Children of The King and not just any king, but The KING OF KINGS!!

If you have NEVER TOTALLY given your heart to JESUS, then you don't have that ASSURANCE and further more you are NOT a child of The Living God, you are His creation, but you have never been adopted into His Royal Family.

Now for the GOOD NEWS, you can be ADOPTED into His Royal Family and have that AWESOME ASSURANCE that He gives to ALL His Children!  By simply ADMITTING you are a sinner, then CONFESSING to God ALL your sins and BELIEVING in your heart that Jesus died for YOUR sins and is ALIVE and in Heaven ALWAYS acting on YOUR behalf, as your lawyer or advocate before the Father God.

When you do this with ALL your HEART, you too become a joint-heir with Jesus to ALL the glories and riches of Heaven.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

God's Plan

[God] chose us in [Jesus] before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.-----Ephesians 1:4

We see here that our Heavenly Father has had a PLAN for our SALVATION since BEFORE the CREATION of the world.

It has ALWAYS been His plan to be able to have a LOVING fellowship with His children.  Of course, that is ONLY possible NOW through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which became an ACTIVE part of His plan when the FALL OF MANKIND occurred in the Garden of Eden.  At that point of time, our destiny went from the Father's hands into mankind's hands and mankind was given, for the very FIRST time, the ability to choose between obedience or disobedience, Heaven or Hell, and we are still faced with those same choices today.

Unfortunately, many are choosing to go down the path of disobedience to the Father because it is, to them, an easier path and offers more worldly desires to satisfy their fleshly appetites.

However, our AWESOME Loving, Heavenly Father offers us the FORGIVENESS part of His MAGNIFICENT PLAN.  All we have to do is ACCEPT it by turning away from our disobedience and start walking down the path of OBEDIENCE to the Father.  Confessing our sins to Him and asking for His FORGIVENESS, then turn away from the old sinful life and embrace the ABUNDANT LIFE that is part of the Creator's PLAN!  He's waiting!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

God's Pleasure

The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love.
Psalm 147:11

What an AWESOME feeling to know that we have brought PLEASURE to our Blessed Heavenly Father, especially when we are wrapped up in this corrupt flesh.

I do want to clarify the meaning of the word "fear" as it is used here.  It does NOT mean being "afraid" of Him, but being in "AWE" of who His is and His righteousness.

The AWESOMENESS of knowing, that the One who created EVERYTHING that WAS created takes PLEASURE in the likes of wretched sinners, like us, who have been CLEANSED and made RIGHTEOUS by the PRECIOUS shed blood of the King of kings and the Lord of lords!  Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because we stand in AWE of Him and our hope is grounded in His STEADFAST LOVE, a LOVE that cannot be shaken, or weakened, or removed, but is in EVERY WAY a TRUE ABIDING LOVE!

If you are not bringing pleasure to Father God and have NO hope in His steadfast love, you are in grave danger of spending an ETERNITY in that wretched place called Hell, where there is NO HOPE and definitely NO TRUE ABIDING LOVE.
YOU can change your destination NOW by ACCEPTING God's FREE gift of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and CONFESSING to Him that you are a sinner and are sorry for your sins and to turn away from those sins and turn to Him.  THIS MUST BE A HEART THING!! He's waiting!

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Counsel Of Almighty God

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.  I have set the Lord always before me.  Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.-----Psalm 16:7-8

I shudder to think what my life would be like without the counsel of The Almighty God, who sets my feet on STRAIGHT paths and leads me in the direction I need to go.

Because of His TRUE ABIDING LOVE and His CONTINUOUS FAITHFULNESS, I can experience TRUE ABIDING PEACE in my heart. I have His ASSURANCE and because of that I can, without reservation, say "I will NOT be shaken!"

Are you struggling in this world without the counsel of the Almighty God to direct your paths?  Are you experiencing His TRUE ABIDING LOVE and PEACE?  You can have His ASSURANCE and KNOW that He will take you through any situation you are facing.  TRY JESUS!  Call upon His name and confess your sins to Him.  Accept Him as your Savior and Lord!  And be blessed beyond measure!

True Joy

How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!-----Psalm 32:1

Webster's dictionary defines "happy" as; "favored by circumstances."  It defines "joy" as; "a very glad feeling."

I believe that "happiness" is a product of what happens to us personally, by or through actions, words, feelings, etc.  And our emotion of happiness can leave us as quickly as it came through the very same venues of actions, words and feelings.

However, I feel like "TRUE JOY" is an emotion that only our Heavenly Father could place in the deep recesses of our being, and He gives us that "TRUE JOY" when we come humbly before His throne of Grace, confessing our sins to Him and accepting His FOREVER, ABIDING LOVE in the form of His One and Only Righteous Sacrifice, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Then we experience that TRUE JOY!  A feeling that goes much deeper in our being than happiness ever could or ever will.

I believe that ONLY those who have called upon the name of the Lord experience "TRUE JOY."  Unbelievers may experience the fleeting feeling of "happiness" but will ONLY experience "TRUE JOY" when they give their hearts to the Giver of Eternal Life, Father God.  Come to Him NOW, He's waiting!

Friday, June 20, 2014

An Obedient Servant

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.-----Psalm 31:16

This should be the desire of every child of the Living God.  That we should seek His favor upon our service and in our walk with Him.  To bring HONOR, GLORY, and PRAISE to the ONLY one who is WORTHY.

To SEEK His salvation that has been afforded to EVERY living soul, because of His UNFAILING love, which He has offered to us through the shed blood of His precious Son, The Lord Jesus Christ.

What a JOY it is to have that assurance knowing that we have His blessings because we have been OBEDIENT to Him in our service and in our walk with Him DAILY.

It you are seeking something that you feel you are missing in your life and need to have JOY in your heart, what you need is JESUS!  Call upon His name and turn away from ALL the sin in your life, turn to Him and ACCEPT the FREE gift of SALVATION that He is offering you NOW.  He's waiting!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Old Age and Gray Hairs

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. -----Isaiah 46:4

What an AWESOME Heavenly Father we have!  What AWESOME promises for the claiming!  And to think that age isn't a determining factor.

He knows us as His Children, the Sheep of His pasture, in need of a Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ, who can and will sustain, carry and rescue us at any stage of our life because of His DEEP and ABIDING love for each of His children.

I ask you, who else would be willing to make these kind of promises to so many, regardless of age, and with NO limits attached or time frame included and actually carry them out?

Are you searching for someone to love you and care about you without any strings attached?  If you are, He's only a few breaths away.

All you have to do is:  Admit you are a sinner
                                  Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the grave, and is now in Heaven to                                   forever make intercession for YOU and is coming again to receive you as his own.
                                  Confess Him as your Savior and Lord.  This MUST be a true heart experience.
                                  Accept and Believe!  He's waiting!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The True Light

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ----1 John 1:5

Our Father God is "The Light of the World", He is the One who dispels the darkness of this dark, sinful world.  The One who brings our transgressions from the darkness and into the light and causes us to acknowledge those transgressions, because they are exposed by the Light.

You know how the beam of a candle or flashlight, brings to light those things that are hidden in the darkness.  Things that we might stumble over, things that could cause us pain and heartache if it weren't for the LIGHT.

Thank God He is the LIGHT, and in Him there is NO darkness because He conquers ALL the darkness that we sometimes find ourselves shrouded in.

So be of good cheer, we no longer need to grapple around in the darkness of this old sin-ridden world, because when we come humbly before the Father with a TRULY REPENTANT heart, He indwells us and illuminates our paths with His light and we no longer have to stumble around in the darkness of our transgressions.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

True Unfailing Love

In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling.-----Exodus 15:13

Isn't it GREAT to know that we have someone who LOVES us with an UNFAILING love, an AGAPE love, a love that has NO boundaries or a love that cannot be compared to the love that humans have for each other, because God's UNFAILING love far surpasses ANY kind of love that we have ever experienced.

Because of His Unfailing love, He offers His redeemed ones, guidance in our trek through this earthly life.  A WISE person would not think about taking a trip to an UNKNOWN place without a GPS or a road map or some kind of written instructions to GUIDE them SAFELY to their destination.  So should it be with mankind, we need a TRUSTWORTHY guide to lead us SAFELY through this UNKNOWN life to the END.

The way to procure that TRUSTWORTHY guide is by accepting His UNFAILING LOVE, through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to turn away from your sinful life and ask for His forgiveness, then accept His offer for HIS guidance through this UNKNOWN life to your heavenly destination.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Feeling Peaceful

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world."-----John 16:33

What a truly AWESOME God we serve!

Many search for peace of mind and heart and NEVER find a TRUE abiding peace.  The reason being, is they search for peace in all the wrong places, such as in relationships, prosperity, material things, careers, certain vices, such as drugs, sex, and alcohol, and NEVER find that TRUE ABIDING peace that can ONLY come from One who IS the Prince of Peace and has OVERCOME this old, corrupt sinful, world that is full of troubles and heartaches.

Don't go searching for that TRUE ABIDING peace from what this world has to offer, because it is a peace that will not last and is nowhere near satisfying.

Go to the One who offers that TRUE ABIDING peace in anytime or any situation your are facing.  Try Jesus, He NEVER fails, and is our PEACE in a world racked with heartaches and troubles.  Come NOW!  He's waiting to give YOU that PEACE that passes ALL understanding!