Psalm 150 Praise the Lord Praise God in His sanctuary praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power praise Him for His surpassing greatness praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet praise Him with the harp and lyre praise Him with timbrel and dancing praise Him with the strings and pipe praise Him with the clash of cymbals praise Him with resounding cymbals Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Praise the Lord
I just thought this was good way to start off the day after Christmas Day. Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, that everyone stayed safe. May God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit bless and guide your day today.
Comfortable Christianity? (No Way) Comfort, convenience, Ah, luxury! Who would not want this It is a pleasant list Surely most or all would agree Nothing wrong with having A few nice things These words with a certain truth Do ring But. . . Do not let them be Your gods Here is where we must stop Do not let the blessings Come first before the Great Blessor Christianity is not For the faint of heart It has been that way From its start A gloriously beautiful Son In poverty His life was begun A horrific, tortured death Was all which He was left If it did not love Him It will not love us For this we must prepare & give Him all our trust To see us thru to our end Sacrifice, pain may follow We may lose every friend But Christ sees our struggles A glorious reward is promised If we follow thru each dark vale Spoken of in a Holy Book Which only truth does tell!
John 15:20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. NIV
II Timothy 3:12 Indeed all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. NIV
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. NIV
This is a powerful message for everyone from Joy Cottage. Have a blessed day!
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your […]
We hear a lot today about Relative Morality. The goodness or badness of your behavior is only relative to what you think or feel it should be. There is no longer for a lot of people a universal morality—no general idea of good or evil. So therefore, could we conclude that people are all okay no matter how they act?
In our culture in the U.S., one of the S words, sin, has just about been taken out of existence, sadly, even in a lot of our churches. Some churches just say God loves you and wants to bless you which is true. But they forget He is a god of justice and is also our truest judge. This world belongs to Him.
1 John 8 says If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. Later in verse 10 is stated If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
God is not stupid. If there had not been a powerful need for Jesus to die on that cross, God would not have sent Him to earth to suffer through such a horrific death. We are simply put impure sinners unable to perfect and save ourselves. We are overwhelmingly blessed that someone as beautiful, perfectly pure and wonderful as our Creator wants to loves us as much as He does. May God bless your day. Praise God!!
The world and universe belong to our Beautiful, Wonderful Creator, the living God. He owns every atom, every molecule, every square inch, every heartbeat and every breath on its surface. We own nothing. We are just temporarily using His stuff. We have only an artificial, man-made system of ownership which tries to keep us from stealing from each other. God even owns us. It doesn’t matter whether we like it or not.
John the Baptist said He(God) can raise up sons of Abraham from the stones. He is in control of everything. Fortunately for us, He loves us completely even to the point of taking the punishment that should have been ours upon Himself. Spend time in His scriptures to get to know Him better. He wants to meet you there and spend time with you. Praise God and may He bless your week!!