"The Gospel is about grace and we all know that grace is about us receiving from God blessings that we don't deserve." Tony Campolo
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
"God's grace is amazing! We're saved by grace - God's undeserved favor - and we live by grace, which is also God's power in our lives to do what we could never do in our own strength. And it's all because God is love, and He loves us unconditionally, constantly and completely." Joyce Meyer
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.” – Psalm 25:4-5 New Living Translation
The key to having a deeper walk with the Lord is to desire it and then express that desire to him. God is a gentleman. He never forces himself on anyone, but waits patiently for us to get to the place where we realize we cannot live without him. His teachings are readily available and are found in his word, the Bible. The Lord is a fountain of endless knowledge. It is our responsibility to dig into the meat of his word. Immerse yourself in the things of God and your faith will be strengthened and as a result you will be blessed.
This happens to be a Davidic Psalm. In it he acknowledges both that Almighty God is his Savior and his hope. He chose to save us by the blood of his own Son and stands as a beacon of hope for all who would choose to partake of his merciful grace.
The lessons administered by the Lord need not be difficult if you are committed to them. During the course of your learning you will undoubtedly have questions. You would be no different than Job or Jonah from the Old Testament. Just because you have questions doesn’t always mean you will receive answers. Your relationship with God is based on faith and trust, not on the answers we receive to our questions. He owes no one any explanations and typically doesn’t give any. But he will teach you his ways and patiently mold you into the best you you could ever be. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: www.biblegateway.com; The Life Application Study Bible.
Monday, October 16, 2017
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.” - Hebrews 1:14 NIV
I believe in the existence of a spiritual realm. I believe in angels and demons. I don’t think of rosy cheeked cherubs with little fluttering wings when I think of angels, but rather of mighty warriors, clad in golden breast plates and helmets, their loins girded with truth, tremendous shields to ward off attacks and powerful swords to go on the offensive against the powers of darkness.
Thru the years I have noticed that many want to romanticize angels, elevating them to an unbiblical status. Angels are created beings who do the bidding of God, fulfilling his purposes as he so wills. Angels do not act on their own, but act on God’s orders. They are not all beautiful women or chubby little children with wings.
Angels watch over us. Do we have Guardian angels, I truly don’t know, but what I do know is that whenever seemingly inexplicable things take place where a stranger is present and moments later is gone, it may have just been an angel sent by God to provide what was needed exactly when it was needed. They are real and are always present, just as the Holy Spirit within us. Trust in God. He’ll never fail you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!