My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
While it's been a couple of days into February already, I feel like I'm just starting...But not only a new month but a new month to persevere.
I'm not talking about a diet or exercise plan, but a spiritual training to seek God first.
I have had many verses lately that complement each other in a way that I can't ignore. God is speaking and I must listen.
One of those very powerful and revealing verses is found in Isaiah 55:
It reminds me that God always finishes what He starts. That gives me hope and the drive to continue to seek him, even though I may be weak, His mercy is always at hand. As Isaiah records, just like the rain comes down and it doesn't return in the same way, but waters -refreshes- the earth. God's Word refreshes our Spirits and renews our mind so that we may seek him wholeheartedly.
His Spirit living inside us move us do what He wants.
We start to love and forgive like him, be humble and kind like Him. One step at a time.
I want to focus in what God wants for my life. And that means leaving a lot of the worldly things behind. I am fine with that. I have seen and felt his love and mercy. This is the only possible response. Nothing matters more than my Savior.
There's a long way to go but I cannot wait to see what's ahead! With God's help I will keep on. Just like Luke 8:15 says: I want to give fruit with perseverance.
What about you? Are you choosing Jesus over everything in your life?
... Thank the Lord for all that He has made.
I am truly thankful for God's faithfulness in my life, my family has had work and provision, security and hope. We have never gone hungry and even in tough times there has been a way and an answer.
I really want to give praise to the One who deserves it all, our Creator and Father, without whom we would not have existed. We were created by Him, for Him. That is the main point of our lives.
This is a thought that has crossed my mind lately and I really think is the base for our lifestyle. We are not here on earth to just chill or enjoy, or live an adventurous life...They all sound wonderful... But the question is: How do we live for God in our everday life? What does it look like to live to glorify our Lord and Savior?
That leads unto life.
The bible verse from Matthew 7:13-14 has given me the right perspective for the times we are living in today..
When people are looking to fulfill their own selfish desires regardless of what that means for their eternal life, they forget they are entering the wide, easy way of life. When we get away from God, everything around us changes as well. People talk about anything but God because it's inconvenient to their purposes. God is an obstacle -people think- that trunks their dreams.
Quite the opposite! God is the one who brings you peace and purpose. There is a freedom knowing that we were created with a divine purpose.
With every step, every situation or struggle that we live, there's an opportunity to learn and grow from there. God wants us to be better for him, and this takes time, effort and choice.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 John 2:15-17
It is very easy to just enjoy the here and now without thinking about tomorrow. I like to think of it as a measure of how I am living my life.
Do I want to follow the majority -even though they may be misled- to avoid feeling left out, or is it better to stand out -literally- from the crowd and do what God has planned for me?
Do I want to give my back to God, the creator of all? Take it from Job 38 when God asks him where was he when he founded the earth?
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
I don't think so.
The odds are not good for those who choose to go against him.
It's all your choice. And what an important one!
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE!
There is no greater sacrifice than the one Jesus made for us.
Because He died for us, he have been granted entrance to the throne of God.
My Lord and Savior you are amazing!
But the angel answered and said to the women,
“Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
It may seem like overload, but I really can't stop praising our Lord for his constant reminder of love and grace over my life.
His love is more beautiful that anything imaginable by human minds... We fall short of how great God really is but can actually feel it through his Holy Spirit.
It doesn't matter how I feel or whatever surrounds me, You are there to pick me up, to reach out to me and bring me back to life...
The song I have posted above expresses my humble praise to the One who made it all.
May you name be always exalted because you are worthy oh Lord!
Writes about beauty in the little things around us and highlights of living a christian life.