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!
I’m just sitting here thinking about all of the hard places and scary places God has brought me safely through. My mind goes back to 1975 when I was in a really depressed state of mind and I thought I’d never get through the fear! It was a horrible experience but God keep my mind and I am so very grateful to Him God is so amazing and so long suffering with us He knows all about us and still loves us unconditionally! He amazes me and I love that,I had this song on my mind and it is so true IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE LORD WHO’S ON MY SIDE,WHERE WOULD I BE!Enjoy and have a good weekend
Love in Christ Pat
I’ve noticed a lot of beautiful post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about Jesus and God and that’s all good but it’s not enough .We need a Relationship with Jesus, it is He that secures our souls forever. For remember God’s word still stands true today.
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
’ The same goes for us God has made a way for us and that only way is still through Jesus Christ and Him alone .
John 6:47 I assure you ,anyone who believes in me has eternal life.
You Must Be Born Again!
Love in Christ
Sharing another post I wrote years ago ,I hope it’s a blessing to you.
18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he instructed his disciples to cross to the other side of the lake.
Jesus told his disciples we’re going to the other side of the lake,Then Jesus went to take a nap.Jesus knew the storm was ahead and yet he went to sleep! I totally love this picture Jesus is as calm as can be,as I should be when the storms of life arise.Jesus did not have any fear or wondering about what to do! The storm hits the boat and it’s being tossed up and down from one side to the other.Waves are pounding the boat and yet Jesus is at rest,what a beautiful picture! On the other hand the disciples are frantic with fear,even after all of the miracles they’ve seen Jesus do,they panic.Just as we do,even after all he has brought us through,we panic in the midst of the storm. It’s as if our brains are defected the way we tend to forget what Jesus did yesterday to pull us through. Even though we know Jesus has given us peace and a way out before,still we doubt. I praise and thank God for the Holy Spirit and the way he speaks to me.Our trials and tribulations are not permanent ,thank you Jesus and they are working for our benefit.We must learn to listen to God,and not our flesh or the devil.God’s words are full of power,and when he says we’re going to the other side,that’s what he means.There is nothing here,nothing in our pass or present that can stop our Final Destination,which is heaven.
Scripture: Matthew 8:23~27
Heavenly Father help us to settle down and keep looking to you,knowing that you’re in the boat with us and that you will get us safely to our final destination.No mattter what we endure here.Help us Father to be calm in our storms and give you praise for you alone are worthy.Amen
Love in Christ Pat Thacker
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Very good encouragement!!Enjoy!
Originally posted on today i prayed...:
This past weekend, guilt was my best friend. we snuggled up together & gathered my thoughts & figured out the amazing ways that i could feel poorly about every decision that i made. we talked about things that i might say, things, i did say, things i might do, things i might not, we decided that there was guilt to be had in everything. guilt made sure that i knew he was my ONLY friend & reassured me that others would not be close or ever want to be.
Guilt is a very selfish friend.
Allowing this friend into my life makes me miserable, but more importantly, he makes everyone else miserable, chases everyone away, causes arguments, alienates family and friends, and a host of other self-destructive issues that come along with his friendship.
Sometimes i wonder if guilt is a better friend because i allow him more access than…
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Scriptures: JOHN 11:25-JOHN 6:28
I AM WRITING THIS ONE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE BEING TAUGHT THAT THERE WORKS ARE WHAT’S SOME HOW KEEPING THEM SAVED.THEN WHEN THEY DO SOME SINFUL THING THEY ARE AFRAID OF GOING TO HELL THAT IS NOT WHAT GOD’S WORD TEACH US;LIVING IN FEAR IS NOT WHAT GOD CALLED YOU TO.GOD CHOSE US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THIS WORLD BEGAN-(EPHESIANS 1:4) IT GAVE GOD GREAT PLEASURE TO CHOSE US AND IN (1 JOHN 5:13 )WE ARE TOLD THAT WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS SO HOW CAN WE LOSE WITH THE ONE WHO HAS ALL POWER IN HIS HAND AND HAS ALREADY SET US UP FOR HEAVEN.THEN I HEAR SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THERE WORKS;WHAT WORKS CAN IMPRESS GOD OTHER THAN BELIEVING IN HIS SON.YES WE DO TRY TO LIVE RIGHT BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE OUT OF FEAR OF GOING TO HELL BECAUSE THAT CAN’T HAPPEN,WE LIVE RIGHT BECAUSE OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD AND AS YOU GROW AND STAY IN THE WORD YOU WILL LEARN THAT JESUS HAS FIXED IT ALL FOR YOU.GOD IS NOT LIKE US SAY ONE THING AND MEAN ANOTHER;GOD MEAN EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID AND HE SAID IN CHRIST WE DO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE-NOW,JESUS CHRIST IS THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE.JOHN 11:25-JOHN 6:28
LOVE IN CHRIST PAT
Suffering for Being a Christian
12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian,for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. 15 If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. 16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!17 For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? 18 And also,
“If the righteous are barely saved,
what will happen to godless sinners?”
19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Love in Christ Pat