Sunday, January 26, 2014

What to Do When You're Feeling Down?

Dove of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1660, alabaster, ...
Dove of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1660, alabaster, Throne of St. Peter, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13:5-6

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       I know I have a great deal in my life for which to be thankful.   How about you?

       In times of sickness and adversity my earthly self may wonder why God has let me come to the point where I am.   My prayers may seem to go unanswered.   Time can seem like it might last forever when things are bad.   And then I remember what forever is in God's terms.

       Blessings in my life have been far more abundant than hardships.  Many have had things far worse than I have.  My life has been easy compared to what it might have been.  In part I have the faith of my fathers to thank for my good life.  My earthly father, my grandparents, and those ancestors of whom I have only heard and never known.   Their faithfulness has been passed down to my generation and hopefully to the generations that may be yet to come in my family line.

        Then there is my own faithfulness.  Sometimes I have been weak and rebellious.  And there have been more sins than I want to admit.  But our God has provided me salvation in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.   For God has loved you and me so much that he forgives us when we come to him in repentance. 

       God has been good to us all and we should rejoice in that.   Let us bow before Him and let His Will be done in us.  The earthly realm will take its tolls on us, but God will give us our greatest rewards.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you.  

1 Peter 5:6-7

21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Taking a Break

Due to illness I'll be taking a break for a while until I can get back in top shape and get things reorganized.

Please visit my past posts here if you've missed any of them and leave comments whenever you feel so inclined.  I love to hear from readers even on older posts.

Thanks to all of you and God bless each of you.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Why Do We Need a Savior?

Monument to the Savior of the World in San Sal...
Monument to the Savior of the World in San Salvador and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janiero, both symbols of Christianity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

New International Version (NIV)

         We can't do everything on our own.  Let's face it, there are times when we need help.  None of us come into the world completely self-sufficient and we can't live our lives without some kind of help from others.

         Even if we became stranded on some remote island and had everything we needed to survive, we'd still want someone to come along eventually to save us.

         Sure, there are times when it's nice to be alone.  Haven't you sometimes fantasized about being the only person in the world able to do anything you wanted to do without anybody saying you can't do it?   Sounds like a fun fantasy for a short while, but what if you got hurt or became sick?   What if you became lonely and longed for someone to comfort you and be your companion?

        We all need a savior who will not fail us.   A savior who provides guidance, comfort, and hope.  A savior like Jesus Christ.   God provides our needs.  He will save us if we accept Him.

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

1 John 4:14

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