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
But. . .
Do not let them be
Here is where we must stop
Do not let the blessings
Come first before the
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 […]
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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!!
We were created by Love, through Love and for Love’s own pleasure. God created us because He was so full of goodness it could not be contained. So, He wanted to share all of Himself with someone. God is a giver and literally needs nothing from us. He already lives in perfect harmony with God the Son and God, the Holy Spirit. I believe writer/pastor Timothy Keller called it their dance of perfect harmony in one of his books.
God is the key, we are the lock waiting to be unlocked to get to know Him better. He just wants to share all of his beauty and glory with you every day. Won’t you take the time to get to know Him better? He can be found within the pages of the Bible, waiting for you to get to know Him. It is a truly amazing book.