We often talk about the Joy of the LORD being our strength, but have you considered what it is that brings God joy? The Bible said that Jesus endured the gruesome cross for the JOY that was set before Him. We are His Joy! To see those who were once in darkness now walking in the Light, liberated from sin, freed from the curse of death is the Joy of the LORD.
It is empowering to realize that God is your source. It is not always apparent and it often requires a leap of faith but if you are willing to take God at His Word, Use What You Have, Where You Are to Do What You Can, you will find that God Will Provide everything you need. He is Faithful and He Always Provides!
Sometime the burden feels heavy and the test seems overwhelming and all you can do is cry out O God! You’re in good company. That was the Psalmist’s cry in Psalms 61 when life had dealt him a stinging blow but he was determined it would not drive him FROM God, he determined that if he would be helped, his help would come from God. He cried out O God! Help me.
Sometimes it seems that your journey is all uphill, that the battle is hard and that Odds are stacked against you. Perhaps the Odds are stacked against you, but have you considered that God is stacked against your Odds. God is with you… Against All Odds!
God has not given you the spirit of fear, yet it is there lurking, taunting and trying to invade your heart. If you will walk by faith and put your confidence in God you can put fear in its place and realize the blessings that God has in store for you… they are On the Other Side of Fear.
No matter what you have done or where you find yourself in life, the Love of God is broad enough, deep enough, great enough to reach you... even when you do not love God, He Loves you Anyway! The miracle is not that we love God, the miracle and the Good News is that God loves us! ...Anyway
God Asked Adam Where Are You? He knew Adam’s physical and spiritual location but He wanted Adam to realize that Adam had left the secret place he once enjoyed with God. His sin of rebellion had separated him from that intimacy with God, the ability to hear God’s voice, to commune with God and not be afraid. God asks the same of us today, examine yourself …. Where Are You?
Communion is our way to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for the Body of Christ. The scriptures provide instructions and warnings for believers taking communion. It is a holy sacrament and one that should be understood and cherished in remembrance of Christ.
God’s perfect plan of salvation for fallen man is the greatest demonstration of Love ever known. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son to redeem our souls… He not only died, but He got up with ALL power in His hands. Death could not hold Him down. And now celebrate His resurrection!
We regularly say God Bless America and we anticipate and hope for the blessings and mercy of God over our nation. While we certainly need the blessings of God over our nation, however to receive the fullness of God’s blessings, as a nation, we must Bless God. We must remember that He only is our hope, our strength, our source and our God. As a nation, may America Bless God!