Archive for April, 2016

God Knows

Posted in Blogroll on April 15, 2016 by activeinspiration

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ESV #Bible

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God knows. Jesus our Lord is the Great Sheppard, Jesus purveys the paths of life and directs His bride in the way we need to go.
Jesus doesn’t leave it up to us to decide which path we should choose, He directs us.
What is required of us is to go in submission and prayer asking our Lord Jesus to direct our steps in the direction He wants us to go.
It is amazing and supernatural when we step out in faith and do what God desires of us. Whether we travel a new path, or simply do what He wants us to do.
God has a future all planned out for us. It is a future of His blessings and companionship with us. There is no evil that we should fear, but a future of hope.
Do we hope for evil things? Of course not, our hope is also in the Love of God displayed through His Son Jesus the Christ, who has paid in full the price of our sins, and delivered us into the very family of God Himself, whom we now call Abba Father.

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Do Good

Posted in Blogroll on April 8, 2016 by activeinspiration

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. ESV #Bible

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Repay evil for evil done to us, now that is really going to get us somewhere.
Think about it, if someone does evil to us and we allow it to have an effect on us. We will spend our day or week doing evil, paying them back by doing evil to those we come in contact with, just because we have been hurt or effected by the one who has done evil to us.
There are a lot of people out there who act this way, and it just gets worse.
This is not the way to live our lives. Storing up all the evil people have done to us, that is a lot of luggage to be carring around.
When we do good to those who do evil to us, we end the chain reaction, or pattern that has been set into motion.
Doing good instead of evil is to bless those who do evil, it even is like pouring hot coals of conviction upon their heads. Which causes them to rethink their actions, maybe even
repent, maybe even to ask you for forgiveness.
Doing good to others is to love them. It brings the best out of a person. It also makes us quite attractive to others and may just cause them to want to know what makes you so different. That’s when we can show them it is the Love of Jesus the Christ within our healed hearts that empowers us to do good in the face of evil.
To the wicked evil person, when we do good, we stand as a shining light, a beacon of hope, and direction to Jesus our Saviour. Who stands with open arms inviting them into the Father’s Love, all by doing good to others.
We see a whole lot more going on here than just our hurt feelings. Boy, how we need Jesus.

The Rock

Posted in Blogroll on April 6, 2016 by activeinspiration

Matthew 7:24-27 () “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” ESV #Bible

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What an awesome description of our lives. We can build our house literally on rock, and it will stand through whatever nature throws at it.
The same is true when we hear the counsel of Jesus the Christ and belive and do what He says.
Jesus being our Rock or the Foundation of our lives proves to be strong, withstanding the storms of this life.
No matter what the world might throw at us, our foundation – Jesus is stronger, and we survive. It doesn’t mean in this life only, but even to eternity with Jesus.
For those who reject the good news of the counsel of Jesus the Christ. Who build their lives on what they desire, and even lust after. Believing it will bring satisfaction and safety, without considering their need for a solid foundation.  Will in time be found toppled by the destructiveness of this life and it’s temptations. 
As always Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus holds the keys to life, and true life is found no where else but in Jesus the Christ. That’s why Jesus is called our Saviour.