i got nothing today,except the teacher is always silent during the tests.faith is tested during the silent times,true christianity is not emotion or feeling but an alignment of your will with that of God.we cant always feel or hear his voice but as long as we continue to hold fast to the promise and keep ourself open to the will of our Lord He will be faithful and steadfast,we cry” Abba Father”.And by faith in His promise we know that He hears us.we have no control over our emotions but we can have control over our will as our emotions are often contradictory to our will.If we keep our will in line with Gods will regardless what our emotions or feelings are telling us [or not telling us]and by pure faith hold to Gods promise that we are His for His good works,then we can be sure in time God will reward the faith and belief we hold in His promise.Hold fast,even in the silent times of testing.The reward will be great.Let us always be clay in the potters hands to be molded,shaped and formed into a vessel fit for His good use.God Bless.
Good morning all,well tonite arkansas is going to see its first hard freeze so i guess it time to harvest what i can from the container garden and tear it down.The bible tells us there is a time to sow and a time to reap,a season for everything.I was thinking about the meaning behind that and figure it can be taken two ways.First our plants in the garden.That season is short.But what is the season to sow the seeds of Jesus Christ?well;i believe it started the day Christ started his ministry and will continue until his second coming.He said “go and make disciples of all nations” and again”some of the first will be last and the last first”.What hope we can hold in that statement! But if He came tonite how can i guarantee my place in heaven?Well i used to think”im a good person and God loves me so im going to heaven.I believe i already proved in an earlier post that im not a good person,Does God love me?Of course,but God is not unclear on His judgements if we could get in on our merits alone then Christ suffered on the cross for nothing.It is only through repenting of our sins,asking forgiveness for them,and inviting Jesus into our hearts and life by having a personal relationship with him that we can go to heaven in the end.The world has deceived us. Satan is of the world but we are not to be of this world.I used to think”i am such a sinner,God will not forgive me”Not true! Jesus said “knock and the door will be opened”He offers this gift to us because he desires love and friendship just as we do,lest we forget we are made in Gods image.Jesus said”no one gets to the Father except through Me”He is the resurrection and the life.If you havent already.. knock,Hes waiting just for you.Have a blessed day.
In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,And the Word was God.He was in the beginning with God;all things were made through Him,and without Him was not anything made that was made.In Him was life,and the life was the light of men.The light shines in the darkness,and the darkness has not overcome it…..The gospel of John chapter 1 vs.1-5. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today,and tomorrow
i asked myself..am i a good person?so i searched the scriptures to see.well,have i ever told a lie,even a small one?yes.then i thought if someone lied to me what would i call them?ok so im a liar.sounds rough but i am being totally honest with myself here.then i thought have i ever stolen anything?even something small?yes,that being said im also a thief.well now its getting real.have i ever looked at another with lust.remember kirk,honest.yes.matt 5 jesus said if you look at another with desire you commit adultery in your heart.so im an adulterer.so i continue on this inner journey and ask have i ever been angry with another without any real cause[they didnt really do anything to me]yes,it happens,im human.Jesus said that by Gods standards that makes me a murderer.hmm.have i ever taken Gods name in vain?yes as shameful as that is,i have.the bible says that is blasphemy.now thats 5 of the ten and i think ill stop there because by my own admission and by Gods standard of Law the ten commandments im a lying,thieving,blasphemous,murderous,adulterer at heart.so i read that the bible tells me i will have to face God for judgement!so now i think by his standards am i guilty or innocent?i can only say guilty.now based on that where will i spend eternity?well rev 21:8 says ALL murderers,aldulterers,thieves and liars will have their place in the lake of fire.i suppose no grey area there.so should God overlook my guilt and allow sin in heaven?no..but..2peter says not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance.romans 5:8 says God loves us in that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us.He paid the penalty for our sins on the cross.so now i read if i repent and turn away from my sins and ask for forgiveness i can be saved from my original fate.as i have already admitted to myself i am not good enough to earn my way into heaven.not by works alone lest one boast.acts4:12 reads..there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we can be saved.Jesus.john1:12 you must receive Jesus.2 cor.5:17 we must become a new creature.so now i ask myself again,am i a good person?not without Christ.
good morning my friends,this is the day the Lord has made.i was thinking how good it is that we live in a country without religious persecution.just as the union members of the past fought and died for our rights to work safely and for a decent wage so the saints,magnified by thousands more stood strong and died a martyrs death for Jesus Christ so we could worship Him freely and without reproach.as adam was created without sin and his disobedience brought sin into the world,we still did not know what sin was.it wasnt until God gave the ten commandments to Moses on mt.sinai that we were given the law of right from wrong.before that men did as they pleased,all sorts of evil as was in their hearts because of sin.then the law gave us the free will to choose between good and evil.then God sent his Son,not to abolish the law but to be an example for us and an atonement for our sins.Jesus Christ was born without sin even after 40 days in the wilderness as he was tempted by satan he used scripture to remain sinless and after he taught us the things of God and the kingdom.He took on all the sins of the world and died a violent death on the cross because He loves us so much He would rather die for us than see one of us perish in our sins.this is the day the Lord has made,let us rejoice and be glad in it.Amen.
missin my fishin,havent wet a line all year.cant remember the last time that happened.i suppose God removes us from our comfort zones at times for a good reason.He has given me opportunities to glorify Him that i would not have had if i would have been spending all my time on the river. “and they left their boats to follow Him”.