Wait

Posted in Blogroll on May 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! #Bible

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Timing is everything, our world is based on timing, our lives are orchestrated by timing.
What’s wonderful is God created it.
I’ve used expressions like, time will tell the truth, and give it time to ripen, and of course, I don’t have time.
We notice with the Lord here its – “wait”. We humans even have a hard time with that. Waiting for me can be torturous, like waiting to be picked up, I hate that.
There is something beautiful about waiting on the Lord though. I think its because of being a Christian for a long time I have learned It gives me the opportunity to see God do things in my situation. God works things out so much better than my impatience does.
Waiting allows us to do as the writer says, “be strong, and let your heart take courage;”.
The Lord prepares us for what we are facing, strengthening us, giving us courage, and even rest.
After I have waited on the Lord and His timing, I am ready to face what ever is ahead with our Lord’s leading.

Philippians 4:12-13 I know how to be humble, and I know how to prosper. In each and every situation I have learned the secret of being full and of going hungry, of having too much and of having too little. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Gods Light

Posted in Blogroll on May 22, 2015 by activeinspiration

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. #Bible

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Whether we know it or not everyone around us is watching one way or another. Jesus is saying shine or reflect the light of God so that others see the Love of God upon us.
The light of God is our human reaction to Gods Love upon us. God’s light is our lives directed by His Law written upon our hearts, and His Love pouring through us to those around us.
The obvious reason to let our light shine, is not to be ashamed, or continue to live in the dark ignorance of our life before we received Jesus the Christ as our Savior.
We are born again into the marvelous Light of God, knowing now the truth of His Love found in the Gospel.
As new creatures in Christ Jesus we need not worry but confidently shine the fact that we are children of our Father God and our Big Brother and fellow worshiper of Elohim is Jesus the Christ.  

1Pe 2:12 ISV Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.

Wait for the Lord

Posted in Blogroll on May 21, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! #Bible

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Be strong, you are capable, you muster or take hold of your strength. Let your heart be encouraged, your inner self, your consciousness. All who wait, and depend and hope for the Lord!
We Christians need to remember that when the trials of this life come our way, when we reach for strength, or confidence, or solution in our situation. God, Jehovah, is right there giving us His strength, confidence, and solution, all wrapped up in His Heavenly Peace. Where we fall short in our fears Jehovah picks us up in His Peace, that transcends our human understanding.
Whether we continue on, or live or die we are with Jesus the Christ. That is the Peace worth having.
Remember when we fear for our situation or future, it is the signal to pray to Jehovah in Jesus Name, He has all the answers. Praise the Lord!

We are the Lord’s

Posted in Blogroll on May 18, 2015 by activeinspiration

Romans 14:8  For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

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Its quite simple for the Christian, death has no bearing on our lives. We live here or we live with Jesus.
Myself included, a lot of Christians have a fear of death, especially because of our love one’s who we would leave behind. We need to remember just as we trust Jesus with our lives, so can our love one’s trust in Jesus. It sort of points out the importance of our responsibility to make sure our love one’s are raised up in Christ Jesus, and also those we need to share Jesus with who are nonbelievers. Maybe even with more determination knowing the days are fewer for The return of Jesus.
We are living in the end of this age and I believe the return of Jesus is definitely closer than when I first believed. But only God knows when that will happen, and I trust God. The beautiful reality is we are the Lord’s.

Confidence

Posted in Blogroll on May 16, 2015 by activeinspiration

Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? #Bible

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The writer summing up the discourse of the book of Hebrews simply says “So we can confidently say” is the heart of our Christian belief, we are confidence in God.
God is our source for anything and everything, God is our Helper. Whether we need or want, our Lord is where we turn.
The beauty in turning to Jesus is, He knows what’s best for us. And if Jesus gives us what we ask, then He will prepare and empower us to be worthy of the responsibility.
For the Christian fear is a trigger, or an alarm for us to turn to our God Almighty expressing our situation, or need for help. Jesus has been there and done that, in this world and He knows best. So what do we fear? What can man do to us? Doesn’t all things work out for our good? Think about it, even in this life or our life to come in eternity. We have nothing to fear if we are in Christ Jesus.
If you don’t know Jesus pray to Him asking Him to forgive you of your sins and He will. Then read your Bible and go to a Bible teaching church, and start your adventure.

None are left behind

Posted in Blogroll on May 13, 2015 by activeinspiration

2 Peter 3:8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

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At the time the Apostle Peter wrote this letter the scoffers of Christianity were claiming Jesus wasn’t coming back. And even today we have those same kind of scoffers. These scoffers naturally are those who openly reject Jesus because they don’t want to give up what God says is sin.
Peter addressing the readers of this letter as beloved, is concerned about any effect the scoffers would have on fellow Christians.
A thousand years is as a day and a day is as a thousand years to God, because in heaven, or in eternity time is not an issue with God.
We humans are always trying to compare God to ourselves. The Bible says God is Spirit, so obviously we are flesh, and we age with the years. God is an eternal self existent being, time has no bearing, God created time.
What is left here is like Peter, God Loves mankind. God doesn’t take any pleasure in the destruction of the wicked, or sinner’s. God’s desire is that all would turn from their sin and receive Jesus the Christ and be saved from the destruction of all who reject God’s invitation into His Family through Jesus.
So whether it is another day or a thousand years, it is Our Father God’s Love to make sure that all who will come to Jesus will come. With God none are left behind.
Well unless they choose to be.

Offer to God

Posted in Blogroll on May 12, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 50:14-15 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. #Bible

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In the old testament offering God a sacrifice of thanksgiving wasn’t just to say thanks, but it was accompanied with a animal sacrifice. It was to say thank you to God, but if you were really thankful, the animal proved it.
Performing your vows was like if you made a deal with God, your side of the agreement was to pay your vow again with sacrifice to show God you were really thankful for His help.
Israel had become robotic in this interaction with God, some say even to the point of helping God, by feeding the priests with their sacrifices. Even to the point that God should be obligated.
God simply wanted Israel to be sincere, to remember that they really are beholding to God for their very existence.
God says if you do these things, in the day of your trouble, He will deliver them, and because of your greatfulness you will glorify Him.
God wanted them to remember even when they didn’t have trouble, but when they did, that God would listen to their call for help, and of their own volition glorify Him
Another point to be made here is that God even in this age was preparing Israel for the coming of the Messiah. When these sacrifices would no longer be the blood and flesh of animals, but the one and final sacrifice of the Son of God, who takes away the sin of all mankind who would look upon Him and believe. Jesus, who would be everything in what God the Father desires in relationship with Israel, and all of mankind.
So let’s remember in our worship, our vows, and in our thankfulness, to be sincere expressing our desperate need for our LORD. Remember robots don’t feel, they can’t express, and they can’t recognize who our Wonderful God is.

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