Come Lord Jesus

Posted in Blogroll on August 1, 2015 by activeinspiration

James 5:8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. #Bible

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We also, be patient, our journey to eternity has already begun even here on earth. We are lead by our Great Sheppard Jesus the Christ who knows exactly where we are to go, and by the power of our eternal companion the Holy Spirit where we are to be.
Like the farmer who puts his faith in the early and the later rains needed to bring his precious crops to harvest. So too we have faith in Jesus to deliver us from our trials and tribulations which are mortal, and temporal, into eternity with Him. As is said, this life is but a vapor disappearing as quickly as it arises, so too are our trials and tribulations.
The coming of our Lord Jesus is so close it can happen at any moment, and our faith resides in Him. Lord Jesus, save us not from our trials and tribulations, but into Your presence, amen.

The Name

Posted in Blogroll on July 31, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. #Bible

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The “Name” of the Lord, describes our God’s character. The Breath of our God, I believe is an  attribute referring to our companion the Holy Spirit. Both help us to understand the safety in the Name of our Lord God.
LORD means Jehovah the existing one, the proper Name of the one true God “Adonay” unpronounced except for the vowel postings.
Our strong impenetrable, undefeatable high and lofty tower is His Name.
The righteous are those living the straight life, striving to walk with God and His direction, by our Sheppard and High Priest, Jesus the Christ. We strive to be in right standing with God desiring to please Him through our obedience expressing our love for Him.
We are blessed to be loved by a God who’s Name is powerful, even a high lofty place of safety to run to. God is Good.

Heart Attack

Posted in Blogroll on July 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. #Bible

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A few years ago I found myself in pain running down my arms. Knowing this was foreign to anything I had felt before. I decided I needed to go to the hospital. Once there, I was taken into the emergency room. The next thing I knew, like a swarm of bees, I was surrounded by doctors, technicians, and nurses.
At one point of this ordeal they were taking me to another room for some tests, and between my legs they set a mobile crash cart, you know with the paddles, when they use it they yell clear!, then shock you back to life.
I found myself telling my wife, quick dear get a picture and put it on Facebook, which she did.
It was about this time when I realized I’m not afraid. I was in a very interesting state of mind. No it wasn’t medication or endorphins, they still had me in test mode confirming their suspicions of a heart attack.
I realized I was relaxed and at peace. I had been talking to my Lord through this whole thing, not pleading for him to save me, but telling Him I trusted Him in what was going on, and whatever the outcome, He is my Lord.
I was anxious about what was going on, yes even afraid, and naturally talking to God about it.
What I realized was that this peace wasn’t from me, it was from my Lord. God had given me like, an extra dose of His Peace.
All I could do is thank Him and Praise Him, that while in a time of need, His dose of Peace was just what I needed.
For months after especially, and even to this day I still marvel at God’s satisfying Peace, it truly does surpasses all of my understanding.
My Lord literally guarded my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
God’s Peace still amazes me every day I live, with all the medication I have to take and the two stints in one of my arteries.
I get an even clearer picture of my Lord’s sustaining peace, and His Wonderful Grace that allows me to be His son and have Jesus, not only my Lord and Saviour, but also my Big Brother, even my Husband and my Great Sheppard, who leads me through this life to the next one, on into eternity where I will be with Him forever.
I can no longer, nor do I want to, imagine life without my Father God in my life. What a horrible ordeal, to go through a heart attack without God.
Jesus is waiting for you to call Him. He will answer you.

Love or Hate

Posted in Blogroll on July 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. #Bible

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One who sees the benefits of discipline learns to love discipline and loves the knowledge gained.
This word “Loves” has the idea of recognizing a gift from God and discipline is to turn, from what you do in ignorance to what is right.
Knowledge means ” the door of the eye”, to know through seeing you experience, or through the experience of another. It can come through knowing someone intimately and personally.
To hate reproof is to turn away or reject it because you see no benefit.
Reproof means ” wall hand” it is to correct or chastise with a firm hand.
Stupid is to be barbarous, or brutish, burning with fire or rage, acting like an animal.
It’s simple love God and receive all he gives you, even being disciplined, knowing the outcome is worth it.
If you reject reproof hating it, then be content to live your life like an animal, preferring to be  stupid fearing what will make you a better person.

Family

Posted in Blogroll on July 24, 2015 by activeinspiration

Matthew 12:50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. #Bible

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Whoever does the Will of God is demonstrating their belief, and their faith in God. They have trust, dependence, and reliance in God for their very lives.
When we do, perform, and execute the Will, Purpose, and Desire of God in our lives, we prove we are in the family of God our Father.
Jesus is telling us that whether you are His brother, sister, or mother, we have access to a relationship with Him that encompasses the same closeness and intimacy as with any family member, whether mother, brother, sister, or Father.
Our God is thoroughly wonderful in His desire to have such a close relationship with us. How could we ever reject this perfect Love from our Triune God? Who expresses His Love to us in three Persons.
God is waiting for you to come home to Him with open arms. Ask Him to forgive you of your rebellious sins, and turn to Jesus asking Him to save you from the destruction that is coming to all who reject Jesus.

God’s Law

Posted in Blogroll on July 23, 2015 by activeinspiration

Matthew 5:18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. #Bible

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The Law, God created for man, and its perfection is the essence of our Father’s Love for those who worship Him. The Law of God has been working since the beginning and will continue till the finest point has served its purpose, and accomplished God’s intention.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law, and He continues to accomplish its purpose also. As children of God, we have received God’s Law written upon our hearts and our minds, that we would, as Jesus, do the work of accomplishing and fulfilling the Law of God in our lives also, with the help of our Holy Spirit.
What a wonderful task we have been given, a mission, a service to our Father God through our Saviour Jesus the Christ to return our love to God through obedience to God’s Law, striving to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is Perfect. We have to continue on towards the goal of our higher calling, not getting hung up on our personal lower issues, but running the race winning the Prize, hearing those words spoken by Jesus, welcome good and faithful servant enter in.
If you don’t know Jesus, ask Him to forgive you, ask Him to come into your life, and fill you with His Holy Spirit. Now you can fulfill God’s Law.

I Breathe

Posted in Blogroll on July 22, 2015 by activeinspiration

Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. #Bible

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In preparing this devotional I was faced with two points, 1. This verse is fully self explanatory, 2. The quote below says it better than I can.
The only thing I can say is how wonderfully awesome our God truly is.

 It is worthy of remark, that as the union of aleph and tau in Hebrew make eth, which the rabbins interpret of the first matter out of which all things were formed, so the union of α alpha and ω omega, in Greek, makes the verb αω, I breathe, and may very properly, in such a symbolical book, point out Him in whom we live, and move, and have our being; for, having formed man out of the dust of the earth, he breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul; and it is by the inspiration or inbreathing of his Spirit that the souls of men are quickened, made alive from the dead, and fitted for life eternal. He adds also that he is the Almighty, the all-powerful framer of the universe, and the inspirer of men. (Adam Clark)
Praise The LORD!

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