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Gone Astray

Gone Astray

I had met him before. We had already talked about the Lord Jesus Christ. I had seen him a few times since. I knew the answer regardless of how he responded. About whether or not he was sincerely following the Lord Jesus Christ. About whether he was living his life in obedience to God. About whether he was submitted to God’s will and purpose. About whether he was reading the Bible and living according to it. Or whether he was off the path.

“Draw Near to God”

“Draw Near to God”

God wants us in His forever fellowship. That’s why He sent His only Son Jesus to the cross to pay our sin penalty and be raised from the dead so all who turn from their sins to faith in Christ as Lord, truly devoting their hearts and lives to Him, are forgiven and given an everlasting relationship with Christ that we couldn’t otherwise have because of our sins and His holiness.

Deny Self and Go

Deny Self and Go

Now, mind you, everywhere He has sent me I haven’t wanted to go, He has blessed me immeasurably in the way of opportunities to grow in His image and to love and worship and serve Him and to love and serve others. Not to mention He has blessed me in other ways also – even when it’s been tough to go and tough to stay until He’s moved me on.

The Beauty in This Day

The Beauty in This Day

Trouble with us humans is some of us especially myself have a tendency to focus on what we don’t like, what’s missing, what isn’t there, what makes us uncomfortable, on our challenges, on circumstances we’d prefer to do without, on the bad weather, on the season we don’t like, on our hurdles, obstacles, etc. When we do this, we don’t just miss the beauty of God’s bountiful blessings He bestows upon us each and every day. We miss the beauty of the Lord Himself!

Reposition Yourself

Reposition Yourself

Mr. Simeon puts his trust totally in me. Having me in sight at all times is exceedingly important to him. So much so that I either need to lift and move his body for him so he can lie on his bed facing me. Or he may even try himself to shift his head and body enough to get me in view. Mr. Simeon must reposition himself or be repositioned in order to be content. If he finds that his focus is not on me, he wants to be repositioned so that it is. Not all the time, as he does love his naps and such. But much of the time!

Living the Dream?

Living the Dream?

The young man’s words were pretty telling, weren’t they? That’s exactly how I lived for decades. Living MY dream. For MY enjoyment. For MY pleasure. For MY satisfaction. For ME. For SELF.

Three Things God Loves

Three Things God Loves

I was on my knees when the Lord reminded me of three things He loves. Very simple. Straightforward. Clear. And true. For He always and only speaks in line with His Word. And His Word confirms He had in fact given me this message. God loves LOVE. God loves HUMILITY. God loves PURITY.

Jesus Came With Gifts

Jesus Came With Gifts

More than 2000 years ago, Jesus arrived at our home, the earth. Although he received some gifts at his birth, it was he who came with the greatest gifts of all. He brought his gifts of unfailing love and faithfulness.

He Loved Us First

He Loved Us First

I love the sequence of ideas here. God loved us while we were still in need of washing. God loved us and then he washed us. God didn’t wash us clean and then love us. God didn’t free us from bondage of idolatry and darkness, and then say “Okay, I can stand you now.” He loved us first.

Proof of the Invisible

Proof of the Invisible

By the victory your faith wins, you prove the value of faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ to other people. By your strength when you have problems, you learn to rely more upon God. When you are able to overcome temptation by faith, your belief is seen to be reality.

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