God Is Faithful

The Reunion of Jacob and Esau (1844 painting b...
The Reunion of Jacob and Esau (1844 painting by Francesco Hayez) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been spending some time in  Genesis  I’m learning that God is faithful and that no matter what we are in the midst of God will bring us through. In chapter 32 after all that  Jacob has been through, after all  he’s seen God do for him and his family, we now see him in fear! God is so awesome it matters not what the devil throw at us, God has a way  out! This is so good! Through our tears heartaches an any other type of pain God will bring us through “Hallelujah”!
Genesis 32:6-7 AMP

 

And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau; and now he is [on the way] to meet you, and four hundred men are with him. Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups.
When we trust God the outcome is always good…

 

Genesis 33:4 AMp

 

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. [Luke 15:20.]

 

Genesis 33:18 AMP

 

When Jacob came from Padan-aram, he arrived safely and in peace at the town of Shechem, in the land of Canaan, and pitched his tents before the [enclosed] town.
Yes God  did what he promised and let’s remember His  great Faithfulness.

 

Love in Christ  Pat

 

Love

Love
2 Chronicles 7:14 ERV

and if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Let people live, God gave them the right to do what they want with who they want, it’s called free will. God is watching so you can rest. We (Christians) are suppose to show each other love, mercy and compassion. That’s how others are to recognize us by our love. Warn them of the consequences in tender-hearted kindness. Sometimes we need to just walk away and pray instead of giving others a peace of our minds. Do you really believe God is Sovereign? If so then why are we constantly complaining about others lifestyles and world conditions? God has assured us in His word that He is in control! Think on the scripture above we..
Seem to forget that God is talking to us when he says “turn away from your evil ways”, there are things we do too God is not pleased with and calls evil so why bash others? Remember where God has brought you from, you did not change yourself nor can anyone else! God did not call us to be Scribes, Pharisees or Sadducees, he called us to walk in love.

John 3:16-17 AMP

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

God Got It All Under His Control, so let’s pray that God will help us to obey Him by walking in the Spirit.
Love in Christ Pat

Reminder

In the midst of our trials and tribulations we do feel alone and even forgotten by God! But we must remember God is working things out for us even when we cannot see or understand. Joesph was faithful to God and still ended up in a difficult place,being in the center of God’s will will not keep the pain and suffering away. But God has the answers we need. Joesph never gave up on God,and God didn’t give up on him he kept all of his promises,and God will treat us the same if we remain in faith. Through all of the things Joesph went through God had a plan,and he has plans for us..

Jeremiah 29

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.(ESV)

God has not nor will He ever forget us!

Isaiah

15 Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these  may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me.(ESV )

Genesis 40

23 Yet the chief  cupbearer  did not remember  Joseph, but forgot him.23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Yes the cupbearer forgot Joesph but God did not! It’s amazing how our start can be so bad but because of God’s unconditional love and His grace and mercy our ending is bright like pure gold! Great Is His Faithfulness,hold on God’s timing is everything.

Love in Christ Pat

Growing Fruit

Luke  13:6 a-3

 

“A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’

“The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer.

Let me work on the ground let me dig around it and fertilize it. The digging  and fertilization in our lives is our trials and tribulations, Jesus uses these tools to break up our fallow ground so that we can bear much fruit. Digging is a process and it takes time to get that ground ready, just picture in your mind the soil being chucked with shovels and picks, painful picture right if the soil could feel.We do feel the blows that our trials and tribulations bring!  But God knows what the ground needs to produce fruit and He knows what we need to produce fruit . God is coming after what He has put in us for the good of others and to build up strength and character in us. All  of the good fruit God has in  us is so that we can  shine like pure gold and we know how it sparkles! :) grabbing the attention of others.  As we know all fruit trees don’t bear the same fruit and neither will we.  All fruit trees have there season and so do we, so don’t beat yourself up or your brothers and sisters, it takes time and much work to get good fruit popping!    Jesus is the Vineyard Keeper and His work in us will come forth, did He not say stay connected …
John 15:3 (NLT)

3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

Jesus has made many great promises to us that believe and He will surely fulfill them. In spite of all of our pain and suffering here God has a perfect place prepared for us,and as we keep our minds on Jesus we will be able to handle the pressure. After all we have not been called to suffer  as  Jesus did,praise God! He endured  knowing what was in front of him so  can we.

Hebrews 12

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Our good fruit will come forth! Hold on and Don’t Give Up! Thank you Father for being long suffering and patient with us Amen!

Love in Christ Pat

Job Did What?!

I can only imagine! Job lost his children all of them,all of his animals,the sheep and all of the shepherds, all of his camels and his servants! And we think we have it bad! It’s really hard to loose stuff but loosing all of your family at one time can really take a toil on your mind and body. I get really upset when I loose things or when things are not going my way! But Job has a lesson here for us. Instead of running to our friends or Pastor,there is nothing wrong with that,but we must learn to do as Job did! He remembered to whom he belonged and keep his faith in tact. Sometimes when bad things happen we often wonder why all of this happened to good people,well Job was blameless in God’s sight and yet much  trouble came to him. Often our trials come and take us by surprise and we are devastated! But Job went to Praise Position instantly! Immediately when Job heard all of the bad news he…

Job 1

20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
    and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
    may the name of the Lord be praised.”

22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Oh wow this just blows my mind! Job didn’t fuss and complain or try to blame others,no he went directly into Praise Mode! And so should we,after all God has allowed every trial that comes and He has planned a way out for us. If you’re in the midst of something and you feel you can’t take any more,just remember what Job did and try it his way,there is always something to praise God for,even in the midst of our worst times. Don’t Give Up!

Love in Christ Pat

Isaiah

Isaiah 20: 1~3bck11
I woke up thinking about the Naked Prophet! I knew it was one but had no idea it was Isaiah !
How ready are we to do anything the Lord ask us no matter how foolish or silly it may seem. Isaiah walked around preaching Naked for 3 whole years ,I can only imagine the way he was treated yet he stood strong and did God’s will. Of course I’m not saying God requires that of us now but there are prices we have to pay in order to follow Jesus. He said we must take up our cross daily and we know the cross represents much pain and suffering! So don’t let the situation you’re in now discourage you, it don’t look good or feel good I’m sure! But we must be alert in these evil days so that we are not blind sided by Satan’s tricks because as we know Satan is  a slick and evil old warrior he was with God a long time and he learned a lot,he knows how to make Right look so Wrong! And he knows very well how to make Wrong look so good to us! As Isaiah did, so must we learn from God’s word and listen  to His voice and then we must obey! As hard as it is! We need much discernment today because without it we will follow the wrong guide remember Satan can disguise himself so let’s pray and stay focused!

Luke 9:23 (TLB)

23 Then he said to all, “Anyone who wants to follow me must put aside his own desires and conveniences and carry his cross with him every day and keep close to me!

Hebrews 12:1~3    Reminds us to keep our minds on Jesus and to remember how much He suffered ,yet He never gave up ,God is more than able to bring us through our hard and difficult place’s. I praise and thank God for this wonderful word ,for right now I’m in the midst of depression and I know God is with me and He’s going to bring me out stronger!

Heavenly Father please help us to know your voice and please give us discernment so that we can know right from wrong and Lord please help us to obey you quickly in Jesus name. Amen

Love in Christ Pat

Changes,Changes,Changes!

We are all noticing the changes going on in our world today not just the weather,it’s been quiet cool lately and while I am enjoying this I am also keeping my eyes on the Sky! For Jesus is coming back we don’t know the day or the hour but we that believe know! Changes,changes,changes just like in the days of Noah,  they laughed and mocked him much like they do us when we try to warn them. God has given us much proof that Jesus lives and that He will return. I do believe all of these changes are just God setting the stage for Jesus soon return. It is not God’s will that any should perish but we cannot force others to believe, much prayer is needed for our Family,Friends and Neighbor,s .As well as for each other,for us to stand in these evil days. While I am excited and waiting For Jesus to return,my heart is heavy as I think of those that will be left behind,to face horrible changes that will be worldwide ,and many don’t have a clue!

Horrible
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful: a horrible sight.
2.
extremely unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting: horrible living conditions.
 
God has made preparations concerning us in these evil days and He said these days would be shorten for the sake of the elect (believers ). So please make the wise decision and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior before it’s to late,Ready or not Jesus is Coming Again!
 
 
Matthew 24:37
37 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. 38 In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.39 People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes
 
1 Thessalonians
10 And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment..
 
Matthew 24:4
4 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
 
Luke 21
25“ And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
“Hallelujah”!
 
Love in Christ Pat