God's love is so great that he sent his son Jesus ... Read more
God's love is so great that he sent his son Jesus Christ as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Isaiah 43:1-9. Isaiah 49:16. Jeremiah 31:3. Psalm 56:8.
No matter where you are, no matter what you have done, no matter how you feel God loves you so much that he Jesus his son made the ultimate sacrifice for you.
Things, as they are today, are terrifying. We see severe economic depression, We see war, we see racial divide, we see attacks on Christians, we see Israel under threat from their enemies and many people are so fearful that they don't know what to do. Its easy to want to run and hide from todays problems, but Jesus has you in his hands and he is with you at every turn. If your in the gutter sleeping on cardboard boxes, all you have to do is call out his name. If you lost everything and you don't know where your next meal will come from or how to feed your children, don't call on the government to help, but call on Jesus and he will meet you where you are.
I like the song "Where You Are" by Nate Ward, I want to be Where Jesus is, not where the world is and here is the great thing about calling on the name of Jesus, he will come to you and reach out his hand and lift you up, all you have to do and reach up and take his and you will know the love, grace and peace of our God. Read less
I have been down many roads in my life, but many o... Read more
I have been down many roads in my life, but many of them were the wrong path and usually severe problems, some disasters would befall me in my journeys. God's word states this in Proverbs 16:17, "The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life."
The reality is this, if you spend your life in a brothel, you are certainly in the midst of evil, or if you spend your life in a bar, then you are in the midst of evil. Choose your path wisely, because your road can and eventually will lead to desctruction and death. Read less
As I read a devotional this morning by Chuck Swind... Read more
As I read a devotional this morning by Chuck Swindoll about Worry and Faith, I realized I fell deeply in this catagory. Worry and Faith don't mix, much like water and oil. One of the worst things a Christian can do is to isolate himself from other Christians and I have done that for so long now, at least 1-1/2 years. Even though I read and pray each day, I have been isolated, not by anyone but me. I need Christian fellowship and I ache for it, but problems of the last year or so have kept me from seeking Christian fellowship and it's not anyone's fault but my own. I have worried and worried so much about things and I haven't trusted God as I should.
When I was a young Christian all I had was fellowship in abundance and I miss that so much. I separate myself from the things of the world, but I certainly haven't attached myself to the loving fellowship of a church family and that is in deep contrast to what Jesus teaches us in his word. I want a church family so much and desire good Christian friends. After I lost my brother and best friend Dave, I feel even more isolated. I have friends, but they are spread out across the south far from me and it's a very empty feeling, especially in male friendship.
Kattie is my best friend and the woman I want to marry, but close male friends give not only friendship, but accountability and counsel as I should have.
Prayer: Lord, I need Christian fellowship so much in my life and I need friendship as I feel so alone sometimes. I crave this fellowship so much and I pray for your help in finding a church whare I am fed and have friends and fellowship. Amen! Read less