The Lord is my refuge so whom shall I fear? The Lord is my foundation and I keep his word near.
Where else should you look In anytime of need, but to the one who loves you more than you can ever believe.
You need nothing more than His grace and it’s right here in your face , love like Him and you’ll dwell in his place.
Though the words can’t describe what he has prepared, I hope I live my life In the truth that mine is one he spared.
Keep your faith strong because it might be all you have left, and that’s all you need because you gain life in his death.
Walk with Him with His word on your mind, and If you stumble off the road you’ll be back in no time.
See his grace is like a fishing pole that he doesn’t need to reel, because when you see Jesus, His bread will be your meal.
Jesus said “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.(John 6:35)
I promise that there is nothing better in this world than to obtain the knowledge of God because the more you learn the more grace you see. When you see the grace that you can’t explain you see what Jesus is, was, and will forever be. I Hope everyone can share this with a friend so they too can spread the word cause if you can give people the hope that is in Jesus Christ than you can give them more than the whole world has to offer.
I hope everyone has a good night. God bless
You’re loo[King] for the truth and it’s right in front of your eyes, the beauties of the land and sky make it hard to disguise.
Though you have searched and searched in all the wrong places, to find the one whom you searched for is one of his many graces.
What I found has saved me from my death and oh how I feel so blessed to wake up see the sun and take my first breath.
Another day I live is yet another chance to say I love you Lord Jesus and thank you for this day.
Though my flesh wants to sin your Holy Spirit shows me the truth that when I’m a branch on your tree I bear the best fruit.
Jesus is the way and his word lights my path I no longer walk In darkness where I dwelled in my past.
When I look at my life from a birds eye view I see little of me and a lot of you.
A poem I wrote this morning that I hope everyone can share with a friend everyone deserves a chance to hear the Gospel it’s the best gift you can give anyone.
“Jesus is the way, the truth, and the Life” John 14:6
Luke 10:27 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
The word of the day is Love. With love all things can be accomplished. Jesus has asked us to love our God with everything we have, but not with words alone. Action establishes how much we truly love. If our love is empty then are actions wont be far behind. But if we love with everything we have then our actions will prove that. We cant just love someone who loves us like Jesus says in Matthew 5:46 “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” Loving someone who we know loves us back is easy because we know there will be no rejection. Loving someone who might not be fond of us on the other hand can be tough at first but if we continue to love and show that through action we can allow some people to see that we love everyone as our amazing God loves everyone. If we start to truly prove through our actions that no matter who it is we can love them as God loves us then we can start to give glory to God through our actions. People with hate for us that see us hold back no love will continue to wonder why someone they hate can still show so much love. Eventually they will see the work of God through us and be as amazed as we were the first time we realized how much God loves us. Today I want to challenge everyone to not only love the people who love you back but to love the people who don’t love you back and to pray that they feel the love through our actions. If God is our guide then we are on a path of love and love is what will flow through us. In normal daily situations where we used to be stressed and grow anger lets pray, worship, and most of all LOVE.
Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”
Who am I? I’m someone who was saved by the grace of God, not for who I am or what I have done but because of who God is and what he is doing. Im blessed to come to you today humbly and tell you about my faith. Somedays I wonder why I have been chosen to be filled with the Holy Spirit and then I imagine how amazing our God is and realize how my life has been altered not by myself but by the abounding love God has for all of us. I use to walk the same path as a lot of people and that is seeking things to boost my own ego. I would search for anything that would make others think more of me. Today my goal could not be any more different then it was. Today I search for things that can give glory to God through my life because to me that is the ultimate goal. I was taken from the path of sin and death and placed on a path of love and life. Again it was not because of anything I had done but by the grace of God alone. God took someone like me who was the farthest from righteous and set my path straight, although somedays my body wants to veer of the path I am blessed with the Holy Spirit to keep the end goal in my mind. That goal is to bring glory to God in all of my daily activities. How amazing is our God to allow someone who deserves punishment for my sins to change me into a person that can be used to bring him glory. I use to laugh at people who would throw this term “Saved” around about their life. When most people imagine saved they think of something physical but now to me I see what those people mean by being Saved not physically but by the grace of God. Im walking proof of the word saved and to think that I had done nothing but allow Jesus to be the center of my life. Today I wanted you to know a LITTLE about me and ALOT about my savior Jesus. Today I want you to know that I walk in love and those footsteps walk over the place that used to hold hate. My old self would want to take credit for the person I am becoming, but that would be foolish. It is by the grace of our extraordinary God that I can use these fingers I was so blessed with to type this message that you too can be saved.
Unfortunately lately I hear a lot of unbelievers say there is no God, but to them I show them my self. If I was alone in this I would be to weak to change my ways but because of how amazing God is he took me and turned me around and set my sights on Jesus and for that I’m forever grateful. I plan on doing a daily devotional starting today and I thought no better way to start it out than by showing you how I did nothing to get to this point but how our Lord and savior did everything. Im truly amazed at the work of God all around us and in me and can’t help but spread the Good news to all my friends and people that I have not been blessed to meet yet. God bless all of you and I’m truly grateful that you use my blog to see the word of God through the eyes of a changed man.
1 Corinthians 1:5-9 “For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
“Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.”
First of all I like to do start out by doing what the verse talks about and thats giving thanks. I wanna give thanks to the forever loving God that I live for daily, when I think about his love I cant help but feel at peace knowing that with Jesus we will forever be safe and nothing can separate us from his love . Jesus is our weapon against sin and is the greatest weapon we can have because only our God could defeat sin and death through Jesus our savior. We cant just pray when we our in need we should pray more when we are in no need because with Jesus we have all that we need so we can always pray to give thanks. Our Gods forgiveness in its self is something we should be forever thankful for because without that we would be dead with sin and could never feel the Joy of an eternal life with our unequalled God in Heaven. We should live with God in all our decisions and pray for guidance knowing he will never let us down.
When we put our full faith in Jesus as our savior we should not have a worry because we have all we need to defeat sin and temptation. If we fail to strengthen our faith at the roots then on the surface our faith will look weak. Build up your faith in Jesus and you will build up a peace of mind that only the holy spirit can fill you with. When you come to a stressful situation just imagine how Jesus would want you to get past it, pray that you give glory to God in your situation and you will spread hope as you work in the Lords name. Just put into perspective how amazing our God is that even though there are so many people in the world he loves each one and blessed each one with their own talents to use to bring glory to Him. How loving is our God that he sent his own son to save the same people that betrayed him. For this we should be forever grateful. Christ is in all of us and when we recognize that our thoughts are full of love and if love is what you give then love is what you will forever receive from our Savior.
The closer i’ve gotten to the Lord the weaker I realize I am but its truly amazing that because of Him I am stronger than ever. My thoughts are clear and I work everyday to spread hope and love through my actions as I hope that believers and non-believers can see the holy spirit work through me and be encouraged to become closer to their God. The other night I had my closest talk with Jesus i have ever had in prayer I came to the Lord and truly gave thanks for everything I have been blessed with. I’ve never felt more at peace because I knew that no matter what storm that I come to that Jesus will be with me through it all and in the end will rescue me from this body of sin and world of temptation.
Today I pray for everyone to seek the truth and when they find the truth they will see that Jesus saved us and to God we can be forever Grateful. I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ as I know that each one was made to be loved and Live at peace in Christ. Amen
1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”
Sometimes when were in a dark place we pray for things that will make us temporarily happy and that just sets us up for another dark place. If we keep an eternal perspective then we can trust God because we know our future is in his hands and because he sent Jesus to save us we are bound for an eternity of happiness in heaven with our savior. To get yourself out of the dark place do not pray for a temporary fix but pray that you see the work that God is doing in your life so that you can do your part in his divine plan. In scripture God has never asked us to live our own plan because that would be putting ourselves above God, but what he has asked us is to live his will and anything we ask “according to his will” shall be given to us. Where our will is weak Gods will is strong and where our will lacks depth Gods will for us is deeper then the ocean and wider then the universe but our human perspective is to weak to even imagine the beauty God has destined for us.
As children of God we must realize that we were not made to live our own plan because we are filled with sin and with sin comes an ending of death but if we allow ourselves to fully live Gods plan then we are on the path of life with an ending of eternity. Now which one sounds better? Who is more trustworthy ourselves or the all-knowing, creator of all, and forever loving God. To me the answer is easy, God has never let anyone down ever so to think he will let us down is foolish. Jesus has promised us that if we believe in him then Gods will for us is everlasting “For this is the will of God, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.(John 6:40)”
The will we have for ourselves is one that only has to do with this life, but the will God has for us is one that extends into heaven to live forever in a place where you will forever be safe. How great of a promise has Jesus made us that when we put our full faith in Him that we can live forever without worry because we know that Gods plan for us is a part of his great story of redemption.
An important part of Gods will is to live a Christ driven life one filled with love and forgiveness as God has loved and forgave us. Allow yourself to go to God humbly and ask that he allows you to see that your feet are on his path and that your steps direct you towards him. When you recognize Gods will for us then you recognize that doing the right thing is not only good but it is the way of wisdom.”For it is God’s will that by doing right you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.(1 Peter 2:15)”
Just as Jesus and his followers were looked down upon by the foolish so too will we as believers, but if we recognize Gods will for us then we see that persecution comes at us as a test of faith and we are all part of Gods plan for ultimate redemption. In any situation you may face keep the faith in our savior cemented in not only your heart but your soul and allow the gracious hand of God to keep you on the path he has predestined for us.
God bless and remember that faith as a word is weak but as an action and cemented thought faith in God can conquer your life and set you up for your eternal life with our creator.
“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The greatest act of love ever made was when God sent Jesus to suffer and die for us. For us, yes you and me not for his personal gain but so that we could live. He loves us more than any human could ever put into perspective. How amazing does that feel and for God to do that out of love and mercy just shows how extraordinary God is.
As humans we are going to face many trials and many sufferings but as children of God we can know that nothing and I do mean not one thing can separate us from the love of God. He loves us so much that he would do anything for us and has proven that already. As undeserving as we are as sinners God has saved us with the Love he shows by sending Jesus to die in OUR place.That should be us on that cross but yet we have been saved. Our hearts were full of sin and Jesus died with this sin but once He was resurrected we were given eternal life through the spirit and that is true love.
God will love us no matter what we do but we can not over look the importance of a relationship with God. If we sin daily yet ask for forgiveness we are forgiven yes, but is that all we want is forgiveness from the God who loves us more than we could ever imagine, the God that created us, the God that put our family and friends in our life as a blessing. Without God there would be no us and without Jesus we would be living a life full of sin with death in our future, but with the gracious hand of God and the savior of Jesus we have eternal life in our future. If we put this into perspective then we realize how little we truly love God in comparison to his love for us. If we want to inherit the fruits of the earth we must love God as he loved us. Our faith in him must strengthen so we too can love him without any restraints. The more we learn about God the more we put his love into perspective and see that a life without God is turning away from the person who has and always will love us more than anything or anyone else. He will always forgive us for our sin but will we forgive ourselves if we don’t strengthen our relationship with him? God loves us for who we are so we cannot love God for what he has done for us but we should love God for who he is. Lets get closer to God instead of waiting for him to get closer to us. He deserves all the glory because he gave us life when we were filled with death. Don’t just be happy with being forgiven but pursue to live with the God who forgave you daily.
I pray that we pursue God for who he is and not for what he can do for us. I pray that we put his love into perspective and try to strengthen our own love for him. I pray too that the non believers can see the truth through the words and also ask for their own forgiveness. I truly love writing about our unequalled God and for all the love he has shown me I forever give him all the glory.
Amen and God bless.
1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”
Be careful with your tongue if your heart does not back up your words. Keep your heart for Jesus as your savior. If you speak of Jesus as your savior and you are questioned why and you have empty words then your heart was empty of truth. The truth will build the house that we as believers live in. The more truth we have the more defense we have against the people who question our God. Do not defend with anger but attack with hope and love. If we stand firm in our faith with Christ as our lord we can spread the truth of his word and show why we as believers give glory to our God in all that we do and encounter.
If our actions are Christ driven then too will our words be. If we have faith in the truth then those who seek the truth will look to us for answers. We as children of God can give the answers to this questions in the form of Christ, if we are filled with the spirit so too are we filled with the faith and hope. The stronger they see our faith is the more revealing is the truth. As followers of Jesus we must know WHY we are followers, and this why is so important. Our faith must be strong in the why, so strong that if we were going to be prosecuted if we said we were followers that we were the first one to stand up and say I BELIEVE! It sounds crazy right to give your life for your belief,how ordinary and weak does that make us look in the comparison of our unequalled God sending his son to die for us knowing that we would not even BELIEVE in him, yet his faith in us never changed or weakened. A strong faith doesn’t happen over night, but we must work on it daily and prepare ourselves for that day that we are asked WHY? If we live with God instead of for God then in all of life’s questions we can answer with Him instead of for Him! Use your community as a mountain top to stand on and say I believe and as the truth comes out of you and your faith is revealed the answers to their questions are too.
As you get questioned by non believers do not look at them as stupid but look at them as weak as once you and I all were weak. Respect their opinion but show them that where we lack as people, God is there. When we are weak God gives us strength and if we drink from the well of Christ then we will never be thirsty! When God filled us with his spirit he filled us with the truth and it is our duty as children of God to spread the truth throughout the world.
I pray to you Lord that you give us courage to follow you at any cost and when questioned about our faith may we speak the truth that you are. Amen!
Matthew 7:8 “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
God is waiting for you to knock on his door, he’s waiting for you to ask him for his help as he knows that without his spirit we are just flesh and with flesh comes death, but with his spirit comes life!
If we ask God to fill us with his spirit through Jesus then we are no longer of just flesh but we have become the spirit. We have asked for just help but we have received much more, we have received life. I pray today that God fills us with his spirit so that we are filled with the truth. When we have become new through the spirit the truth will flow through us like a river and sin will flee from our hearts. Lets not ask God for what we want but lets ask God for him, lets seek the truth, and the door to new life will be opened to us! The more truth we have the stronger our faith is, lets pray for the truth and the strength of our faith will become cemented in our hearts where no matter what we face we will have God at the front of our heart and minds and we will be filled with the spirit.
I hope everyone is having a blessed day and i’m so humbled by the people stopping by my blog to read the word! We are truly blessed and for that i’m forever grateful.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
What if someone told you that no matter how much bad you’ve done or how many times you’ve done it that you can be forgiven and have all that bad erased, sounds like a good deal right? Well that is what God is offering us, if we truly accept that Jesus is the son of God and that he was sent as our savior then we can truly ask for forgiveness and it will be given! Not only will we be forgiven for our sins but we will be loved as if we were perfect and our hearts will be forever filled with the mercy of God.
Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh”
God doesn’t want us to start our lives over he wants us to become new at heart and spirit through Jesus and use the rest of our lives to be the light of the world showing others how great our God is. We can change at anytime we can throw the old us away and make room for a future of a God driven person with a heart full of love and a mind full of faith. God has put the offer for a new you on the table 2000 years ago and has not and will never take the offer back and for that we can be forever grateful. Seek God out of desire to live with him and all that he has blessed us with. Do not seek him out of obligation because he will see the weak faith you have in him, but pray for the truth and that truth will set you free of the temptation to live for idol gods and will bring you closer to the one and only God. The new us will be revealed as we are filled with the love and grace of God. The more we trust in Gods plan for us the easier time we have ridding sin from our hearts and minds. Do not dwell on the past because everything that happened was Gods plan and if we trust his plan then we know that all things were for a reason and with that allow the new you to focus on your future WITH God instead of your past without! The new you wont have a different name or a different physical look, but the new you will have a renewed heart, a new spirit filled with Gods holiness and a mind full of thoughts about loving others as God has loved us.As a follower of God we should love not only friends and family but we should love strangers just as much because they too are children of God. Not only will you notice the new you but Gods word will be spoken loudly in your faith driven actions, you wont have to say a word and yet people will see Gods love pouring from your heart. Once you have allowed God to fill you with the truth you have all the weapons you need to fight the sin that fills our hearts. The truth will set you free and once you find Jesus you have found the truth!
Our God is truly amazing all his actions and words through Jesus have been in our favor, his love for us is so great that he would do anything for us and once you have become new through Christ then will you live to give God glory through all your actions. The old you will never be satisfied but the new you will forever be satisfied through Jesus knowing that if all we have is God then we have all we need!
I hope everyone enjoys reading the word as much as I enjoy spreading the word and I know the new me thanks God everyday for allowing myself to become new through his son for that ill be forever humbled as I know I am just ordinary but our God is unequalled.