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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TRUTH vs. LYING

“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.” - Psalm 25:5 (NIV) 
     Why is it that some folks find it so hard to be truthful? The “truth” is that when you get caught, as most people do, it is a very uncomfortable place to be and it should be. Nothing positive and lasting has ever been gained by lying. It only brings pain, sorry and regret. Most importantly, the integrity that an individual may have had is gone; evaporated into the wind the moment they are found out. Integrity, credibility and trust are three characteristics that are vital in the life of any person, especially the Christian, who is supposed to be like Christ in all his thoughts, words and deeds. When these characteristics are lost, it is a very long hill they must climb to reestablish any semblance of trust back again. Many times it is lost forever and the guilty party has absolutely no one to blame but themselves.
     The lying we are speaking of is the type is done to cover up a misdeed as a means of deceiving another person. In spite of any lies we may tell in our lives, there is forgiveness freely given if it is sought.  If we come to our God with a truly contrite heart, he will restore us spiritually.
     God is the personification of truth.  Jesus Christ is the only one who will never, ever fail or deceive you. He is the standard against which all else is to be measured. If God says it you can rely on it to be completely factual and true. This is why the Psalmist asks his Heavenly Father to “guide (him) into truth” and not just any truth but the perfect and righteous truth of Almighty God. 
(NIV) = The New International Version of the Bible.

Monday, August 21, 2017

THIRSTING FOR GOD

“But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.”Psalm 42:8 New Living Translation
     According to the Reformation Study Bible, God’s loving kindness is toward those who are in covenant with him. They have acknowledged his rule over them and are the ones his promises are meant for. We are in covenant with God if we have accepted Christ’s forgiveness thru his blood.
     There is a certain level of joy that comes to the heart of those who have surrendered their own will over to their God. It can cause us to praise him with a song in our heart. The Lord has that sort of effect on those whom he has created. Too many are lost and have no idea they’ve been forgiven. They need to see the great and wonderful gift that has been purchased at great price for them. Some may never see, blinded by the prince of this world who seeks only to destroy. Truly living with the resources at your disposal to successfully survive only comes thru following Christ.
     The unfailing love of God shall cover those who are committed to him. No matter what we do we cannot escape this unconditional blessing. God shall love us now and forever, regardless of who we are or how we act. It shouldn’t cause us to live as we choose, but rather cause us to do whatever he says for he alone has the power to see us thru to the end. That’s something to keep in mind. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resources: The Life Application Study Bible; The Reformation Study Bible.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Quote from Oswald Chambers

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, 
not on the difficulties." 
Oswald Chambers

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quote from Max Lucado

"The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: 'grace.'" 
Max Lucado

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quote by Soren Kierkegaard

"Prayer does not change God, 
but it changes him who prays." 

Soren Kierkegaard 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." 

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Monday, August 14, 2017

A Quote from Oswald Chambers

"Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God 
whose ways you may not understand at the time." 

Oswald Chambers