See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
Do you know God loves you? Do you know you are a child of God Almighty? Often we feel far away from God, but that couldn’t be anymore from the truth. As nothing can separate us from God , not life or death, not angels or demons, not the present or the future (Romans 8:38) For God so love the world, including You , that he gave his only begotten Son to save us from our sins (John 3:16)
The Love of God can’t be broken , as God does not change (Malachi 3:6), he knows the beginning and the end.(Isaiah 46:10) Your Heavenly Father had a plan for your life before your conception (Jeremiah 1:5), and he paved the way for you to overcome all things through Christ who give you strength.(Philippians 4:13)
Even though we are his children, the world knew him not (John 1:10). Even though he paid for the wages of our sins (Romans 6:23), the world continued to sin against him. But God’s mercy endures forever, and even though we were lawless he forgave us. The Love lavished by our Father , through the grace of Jesus Christ, can’t be broken or separated. Know this you have been chosen as a child of The Creator of The Heavens and Earth in Jesus Name Amen
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:24
Do you feel lost? Does your life feel like its at a dead end? Your Heavenly Father is waiting for you to come back home again. Don’t waste any more time, repent your sin, and come home to the Father. Not only will he welcome you back with open arms, God will come running to you. This is what we learn from the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15)
Gods mercy endures forever and its new every morning (Lamentation 3:23). The Grace of God, which is a gift given to us through his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16), is freely given to us all (Matthew 10:8) Do you want forgiveness? Do you want to be truly alive for the first time? Come all who are weary and he will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)
Can we even imagine the Love our Father has given us? Even though we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) Did we deserve Grace? Can we earn Grace? No, our Creator knows the beginning from the end (Isaiah 45:10) He knows every hair on your head (Luke 12:7) and knows you will come back home a new creation with a renewed mind and full of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
What guides you through your life? Do you know what path your headed on? The Word of God is a special gift given to us because its gives us wisdom, guidance, and hope. All scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training us in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)
Reading The Bible shouldn’t feel like a chore , it should make us feel excited for we a reading the Words from our Heavenly Father, our Creator. When we understand the power of Gods Word, it takes root into our hearts and minds, and becomes the lamp for our feet.
Jesus is The Word that became Flesh (John 1:14) he brought light into the darkness of this world. When we follow Jesus, we are following down the path of light. For though Christ , we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14) Let your light shine for the world to see, this will also light your path to righteousness
The grass whithers and flowers fade, but the Word of God will endure forever (Isaiah 40:8) Let the eternal Word be your guide through this dark world , Jesus is the Truth, Life, and Way, let him be your guide to eternal life Amen
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment of the law is, this was his reply. Jesus summed up the Bible and Gods plan for us in a few short sentences. As Jesus said if you follow these commands you will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:17)
First Love God will all your heart, in order to truly love God we must be obedient to God. As Jesus said if you truly love him you will keep his commandments (John 14:15) Remember Fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding.(Proverbs 9:10) If you have no respect for God, how can you truly love him? Just as Children need to respect their parents, we need to respect our Heavenly Father and his will for our life.
Second once we understand how God loved us even though we were still sinners (Romans 5:8) we need to learn to love our neighbors just as God loved us. For the entire law is fulfilled by keeping this command “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14) As Jesus said “Do unto others as you would want done unto you (Matthew 7:12)
Many try to overcomplicate Christianity or confuse people with there doctrine, but as Jesus said remember these simple commandments and you have fulfilled the law. Accept Christ as your Lord and Savior , and follow the Truth , Life, and Way in Jesus Name Amen
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24
Are you building your house on the rock or the sand? When the storms of life come, is your faith strong enough to withstand the storm? Jesus taught us that the Word of God is like building your house on the rock, this is because the Word of God never changes (Matthew 24:35) . The grass may whither but the Word of God will stand forever (Isaiah 40:8) Meaning God is the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:13) so we can put our trust in his Word because its eternal
What about the storms of life? No matter who you are, you’re going to face a trial and tribulation (John 16:33) Its how we respond to them that makes us who we are. These trials will prove the genuine of your faith ( 1 Peter 1:7) because faith without works is dead (James 2:14) So if your faith is never tested, how can you prove your genuine.
But those who don’t build their life on the Word of God, are like those who build on the sand (Matthew 7:26) when those same trials come, because they have no faith, there life quickly falls apart. See faith is the confidence of what we hope for (Hebrews 11:1) When we have strong faith, we can endure the storms of life in Jesus Name Amen
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh 2 Corinthians 10:2-3
We are all in a war right now, its not just a war of the flesh but a Spiritual War. While Jesus came to save your soul, Satan wants to destroy your soul. There are greater forces for and against us that we can’t possibly understand. But if you stand with the Word of God, you accept the Blood of Jesus Christ, you will not be defeated.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds 2 Corinthians 10:4
If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, Job 9:33
Job suffered greatly, but he didn’t understand that he wasn’t being punished by God, he was being attacked and tested by Satan. During Job’s suffering he says he wishes there was a mediator between him and God, we have that mediator and his name is Jesus Christ
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5) Job understands the awesomeness of God, “ He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea” (Job 9:8) but he doesn’t understand the grace and mercy of God. He believes that God is angry and is looking to destroy him but he doesn’t understand that even though we were still sinners God still loved us (Romans 5:8) and Christ eventually died for us all to be the ransom (1 Timothy 2:6) for the wages of our sins
Now we know that Job lived before Jesus was sent to Earth, to be our Messiah. However the God of Abraham , Isaac , and Jacob is the same God of Matthew, Mark , Luke, and John. We are now Children of God through Christ (Romans 8:15) and have a mediator Christ Jesus who will acknowledge our names before God if we acknowledge him before others (Matthew 10:32) in Jesus Name Amen
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14
Are you still holding on to the pain of past mistakes done to you? Did someone hurt you and your struggling to move on? Jesus taught us that there is power in Forgiveness, instead of holding on to your pain that’s making you a prisoner, release it to God and let the judgement be his (Matthew 7:1)
Is forgiveness easy? No but when we cast our cares to God (1 Peter 5:7), he will renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31) Don’t allow your past hold you down from your future. Jesus said if we can’t forgive others than we can’t be forgiven either (Matthew 6:15) remember even when we were sinners Christ died for us and forgave us for our sins (Romans 5:8)
Remember Jesus who was beaten and nailed to a cross, instead of showing hatred towards others he said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:24) If Christ can forgive the world, you can forgive your enemies. Remember Jesus said to Love your enemies for even the pagan love their own family. (Matthew 5)
Don’t allow others to hold your prisoner, the Son has set your free (John 8:36) At the cross all the chains have been broken, you can overcome the world because Christ has already overcame it (John 16:33) in Jesus Name Amen
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
Do you have the faith of a child? Have you given up on your hopes and dreams for the future? Jesus taught us unless we become like a child again, we can’t enter the kingdom of Heaven. So what can we learn from children? Are children born with hate, violence? No these are learned behaviors from the world, unless we become reborn again (John 3:3) and renew are minds (Romans 12:2) we can’t become Children of God
Jesus also taught us that children are the greatest in Heaven (Matthew 18:4) , why? Because God resists the proud and exalts the humble (James 4:6) As we grow older we fall for lies of Satan and grow cold. Our priorities become money and we fall for his traps of addictions and sin.
We must relearn as children that Love is the most important thing. What does every child want? They want to be loved by their parents. Love is the fulfilment of Gods law (Galatians 5:14) and Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8) So remember what Jesus said you can’t seen the Kingdom of Heaven unless your reborn again (John 3:3)
We can learn a lot from Children, don’t lose your childlike Faith, your childlike Hope, and most importantly childlike Love in Jesus Name Amen
Everyday I’m learning it’s all about returning
I’m living my life with child-like faith – Chris August – 1989
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3
Its easy to point out the flaws and failures of others, but what about yourself? Can you look in the mirror and be accountable for your flaws and failures also? Jesus teaches us this principle, judgement is not ours, whoever judges another is condemning themselves.
Problem is when we spend so much time on analyzing others people’s flaws, we tend to forgot our own. Its important we strive to live like Christ and allow him to live in us. How did Jesus view others? Remember when the woman caught in adultery, instead of Jesus condemning her to death her forgave her of her sins. Then Jesus said “Let anyone of you who is without sin, cast the first stone (John 8:7) Nobody condemned her then, why? Because we are all guilty, we are all sinners and have fallen short to the Glory of God (Romans 3:23)
So is there a plank in your own eye? Meaning do you have some unresolved sin in your life? Is your life a reflection of Christ or the world? Stop looking at the sin in other people lives and reflect on your own life. Are you ready to stand before Jesus with a clean heart and mind? Repent your sins for the kingdom of God is at hand (Matthew 3:2)in Jesus name Amen
So easy to cast the first stone Its harder to search your own soul -For King and Country – Ceasefire