Near God

Posted in Blogroll on August 31, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 73:28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. #Bible

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I’ve been far from God, left to myself, doing what I please, thinking I knew what was best for me. I pursued what I thought I wanted, what would benefit me, and like a house of cards in time it all came crumbling down on top of me.
I was left completely alone wondering why I was born, why I was even alive. The story of my life was the dash between the day I was born and the day I die. In a few years nobody would know I even existed. What was the point?
And you know, I was right. That is life away from God. That is the best I can have in this world away from knowing Jesus the Christ.
Whether you have all the money and fame, or you are just one living one moment at a time scratching to get by, paycheck to paycheck. That’s the best it will get, sooner than later we will be left wanting. Wanting something so bad that we can’t see straight, anything that will satisfy the emptiness inside.
Away from God is emptiness, nothing exists, it is empty and void. The only good to be had, the only good that lasts, is with God, everything else fails.
When I came near to God, when I declared to God He is my Lord, I began a journey to understand. I began to see my life with God is real, and it is lasting. I now have a reason for why I exist, what I am here for. It’s simple, its to serve the only True and Living God Jehovah. I found my wealth is in my family of God, my wife and the children my God has blessed me with.
But most of all its in my relationship with my Lord God.
Life is wonderful with God. Before was just imaginings compared to my life with Jesus. Then there is my God the Holy Spirit, my companion through this treacherous life. He gives me Peace from on High, God’s Peace, filling that emptiness to overflowing. I Love God.

Your Word

Posted in Blogroll on August 30, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. #Bible

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As in the days of the Psalmist, so it is today. We must store up the Word of God within our hearts, minds, our being, our very consciousness.
We need to consider the Word of God the very food of our spirits, nourishing our eternal spirit’s. I believe God our Holy Spirit’s main consideration after saving us from our sins, is to cause us to hunger for and feed us His Eternal Word, which is found on every page of the Holy Bible.
The Word of God is our front line of defence against our human nature, our flesh, which is prone to sin.
With the Holy Spirit’s sustaining guidance in God’s Word we will endure to the finish line, to Jesus with His open arms welcoming us into Heaven. Amen.

Treasure

Posted in Blogroll on August 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

2Co 4:7-10 But we have this treasure in earthenware jars, in order that the extraordinary degree of the power may be from God and not from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying around the death of Jesus in our body, in order that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

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Our bodies like earthenware jars hold the power of the Gospel that is from our Father God and delivered to us by our Saviour Jesus the Christ. This great power we house, not being our own, but from God is the message to the world.
Though we are afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down. God’s Power sustains us, and enables us to continue.
We always carry the death of Jesus in our mortal bodies because the soul that sins surely dies, and by Jesus death on the cross, sin has been condemned to our mortal bodies, which will die, so that the life giving power of the Gospel, the very Life of Jesus may be revealed to the world. This is accomplished by our obedience to the Gospel, our proclamation to the world that Jesus has risen from the dead.
All who will believe in, relay on, trust in, and have faith in Jesus the Christ will not die, but have Everlasting Life.
Our lives are now lived for Jesus, our actions are to depict the actions of Jesus, our intentions are to now be the same as Jesus.
We cannot do this on our own power, which again demonstrates it is the Power of God, we must lean on and submit to the leadership of God’s Word and Will through the Holly Spirit.
We Christians have died to this world and we consider our bodies dead because of sin. We have to live to our Messiah Jesus, because He has the Words of Life, and our reward is great.

That the excellency of the power may be of God; and not of us.] God keeps us continually dependent upon himself; we have nothing but what we have received, and we receive every necessary supply just when it is necessary; and have nothing at our own command. The good therefore that is done is so evidently from the power of God, that none can pretend to share the glory with him. (Clark)

Wise?

Posted in Blogroll on August 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. #Bible

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To be Wise is one who is continually watching and observing. For example a farmer continually watches his crops and livestock. Making sure everything is in order, ready to respond to any situation that might arise.
One who is wise in his own eyes is watching himself, thinking he is confident in what he knows. He thinks he is adequately prepared. He is blind to his inability to see what is looming continually outside on the periphery. His confidence tells him all is well, even when doom nears.
It has been said that wisdom is learned in knowing what its like to be a fool. That is the difference between being wise in one’s own eyes, and a fool.
It’s being humble in learning, knowing we will never know it all in this life.
It makes sense why God refers to us as sheep, and His children, and our need of our Savior Jesus the Christ, and for the Holly Spirit, our God who is our companion through this life and on into eternity.

A Facet of Life

Posted in Blogroll on August 25, 2015 by activeinspiration

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. #Bible

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We live this life with its ups and downs, good times and bad, well to do and scratching to get by. We have times of great joy in the Lord, and others asking Him why.
One thing is constant for the Christian, God’s steadfast Love that never ceases, His Mercy is never exhausted, and His Faithfulness surpasses our ability to understand.
One of the by-products of this life for the Christian is the humility we learn through the trials and tribulations of this life, that allows us to see and experience the hope of God with a vivid understanding and view towards our eternal life with our Saviour Jesus.
The beauty of God’s steadfast Love and His Mercies, is that yesterday’s troubles and shortcomings are left in yesterday.
We don’t have to carry all of that luggage full of guilt, sin, and frustrations into tomorrow, they stay right where they are, right in yesterday.
Aren’t you glad you are a God walker? Walking with God under His Care and direction?
If you don’t know Jesus I feel for you, because there is a whole facet of life you are missing, a freedom you’ve never experienced, right within your grasp.
Ask Jesus to save you from your life of loneliness and come meet your family in Christ Jesus our God, and live forever with Him.

What Is Left?

Posted in Blogroll on August 24, 2015 by activeinspiration

John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. #Bible

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In the Garden of Eden mankind gave up our spirit to satisfy with what nourishes our flesh.
Jesus the Christ came down from heaven and gave up His Flesh to nourish our spirit back to life, restoring us back to life everlasting.
This is God the Father’s way of redeeming those He Loves, the whole World, back into an eternal relationship with Him.
Being the perfect gentleman if you will, he also gives us complete freedom of choice to believe in the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, or reject it.
God’s Love is so perfect that He excepts the decision of those who choose to be separated from Him. God named this place of separation the lake of fire.
To have life forever from God’s perspective is to be with Him, the Creator of all.
Think about it, if your not with the Creator and sustainer of all, what is left?

The same word which in Hebrew means “bread,” in the Syriac and Arabic means also “flesh.” (Barns)

Reader, remember this: it is one of the weightiest, and one of the truest and most important sayings in the book of God. (Clark)

A Word Behind

Posted in Blogroll on August 21, 2015 by activeinspiration

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. #Bible

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I believe God is speaking to us all the time, I mean 24-7, and if we want to hear Him its up to us to tune Him in. You have to be listening to hear what’s said behind you.
When I was a kid my family traveled across country a couple of times, and when we would listen to the am radio (that’s all there was). As we would pass through a city the signal was strong, but the further away we got away, the more we had to keep tuning it in. This is how it is with God. Just like the city, God is stationary, we are the ones who keep moving around, thus the necessity to keep tuning Him in.
Of course the easiest way to hear our Lord speak to us is by reading the Bible. If you want to hear God, well read out loud. The voice is yours but the Words are His.
Staying on a continual diet of God’s Word keeps our own conscience’s finely tuned and attentive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Like Israel, nothing good will happen as long as we are off worshipping idols, or wandering away from God because our lust is leading us away from Him.
It’s only when we move close to our Lord that we enjoy His Blessings and guidance through this life. Without our Lord Jesus leading us we are just groping in the dark, unable to hear a word behind us telling us the way to go.

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