I WAS SITTING AT THE RED LIGHT AT 242 & I-485, WITH A BUS LOAD OF SENIOR CITIZENS. THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN & THE HOLY SPIRIT GRABBED ME IN THE STOMACH AND SAID “WAIT,” I STARTED TO RE-LOOK BOTH WAYS AGAIN AND BEFORE I COULD GET MY HEAD BACK AROUND TO THE RIGHT OF ME, A FULLY LOADED LOG TRUCK DOING ABOUT 70 CAME BARRELLING THRU THE LIGHT. JESUS SAVED MY LIFE THAT DAY, AS WELL AS ALL THOSE ON MY BUS. GLORY TO HIS HOLY NAME! I’LL NEVER FORGET IT. NO-ONE CAN TELL ME GOD DOESN’T TALK TO US IN THESE DAYS! AS HE SPOKE VERY CLEARLY THAT DAY, THANK GOD I LISTENED... DRU BLACKThis week’s blog features articles by Jolan, Judypie, and Adrian Rogers.
All is Wellby JesusLover Judy
Jesus said: If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your heart, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you (John 15:7). What a wonderful promise. If your thoughts, actions and habits are controlled by the Word of God, you will know that in spite of circumstances all is well.
Each and every day take time to pray Scriptural prayers, meditate and read your Bible. You can have complete assurance and boldness before God if you keep His commandments and habitually practice what is pleasing to Him.
Believe in and rely on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He has commanded us (1 John 3:20-24). Regardless of circumstances you can rest assured – all is well.
Father, I acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.
Empowered by Your Spirit, I purpose to keep Your decrees and commands, which You have given me, so that it may go well with me and my children after me, and that I may live long in the land the Lord my God gives me for all time. To the glory of God the Father, I acknowledge that Jesus is Lord of my home, ministry and the work place. Jesus is Lord of my life!
With God, There is No Such Thing as Can’tby Jolan
Not thinking, I blurted out, “If Primo ever cheated on me, I think I could forgive him but I don’t think I could be with him.”
She said, “Well my daddy used to tell me that when you make a blanket statement like that then it’s like you are testing God.”
Well this statement has stayed with me since last Saturday and I felt it important to share with you what I got out of this.
We have to take each situation as God gives it to us. We accept it and deal with it while leaning on our Father for help and understanding.
She also said, that when we say things like that it gives the devil way too much room to mess with our lives. I have really thought about this and have taken it to heart. Why should I say that I can not do something? It is like saying God cannot do something and we all know that is not true. God can do all things. As His child I have to be careful about the statements I make.
I don’t want Satan to have any hold over me. I don’t want to give him an opportunity to hurt me. It is like giving the enemy ammunition. Satan wants to hurt us. He loves it when we give Him reasons to sin or to dismiss Gods laws. When we are angry, it is hard to forgive but if we do not forgive others then God will not forgive us. When bad things happen it is easy to question God but when we worry and don’t trust in God but in mere humans then we are falling into sin, because we are showing lack of faith in God. Remember how the Satan tempted Eve…
Really did God really say you shouldn’t lie? A little white lie won’t hurt.
Porn – nahhhh, its not sinning if you don’t do anything.
Forgiveness? Why forgive when they hurt me…It’s just too hard. They don’t deserve it.
Sex before marriage, that’s not a sin, its not cheating if you aren’t married.
What lies are you listening to? How does the devil twist your thoughts to fit the crime. How does he justify your sin to you? Remember the devil is the Father of lies, he is slick and his number one goal is to hurt you and deceive you.
I cannot predict how I will behave to future events but I now think, well my Father would never give me anything I could not handle.
But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.
The Bible is my comfort.
When I read Gods letters to me, I always learn something new. And if you read carefully enough God makes many promises, promises that if you follow, will prove true time and time again.
For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
So be truly glad!* There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while.
These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
There is no part of the Bible that says life will always be great. Unfortunately life can be very trying and at times lonely and sad. But we are promised paradise. A paradise in heaven with our Father. With Jesus. I cannot even explain how wonderful it will be but there is no sadness or pain, only happiness. Think of your happiest moment. . .that will be nothing compared to the joy you will feel in heaven.
So when God sends trials and tribulations my way I will see them through with His help. I know that I can handle anything God brings me and in the future I’ll trust my Father. He would never lead me astray and if I obey His word, then there is no such thing, as I can’t.
Trustby JesusLover Judy
As far as I am concerned, Father-God, You turn to good what is meant for evil.
You brought me into the position that I currently hold so that others may benefit from the blessings You pour through my life.
I rest in You knowing that in all things You are working for my good because I love You, and You called me according to Your purposes.
I will trust in You, Lord, at all times for Your ways are perfect.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
“In the glory of His Presence...I see the beauty of His ways”
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your goodness. In the name of Jesus I cast the whole of my care—all anxieties, worries and concerns—upon You. I know that You love me and care for me, and those for whom I am praying.
Today I make all my requests known to You with thanksgiving. I know You hear me, and I believe Your best answers are on the way from the moment I ask. Amen.
Trust the LORD in everything.