Give that phrase some thought-really with so much going on in our world so many changes it’s so great to know that Jesus cannot ever be changed! He will love us as we are forever I keep thinking of myself with all of my flaws and hang ups it’s so amazing to be loved and excepted just as I am I don’t need anyone’s approval. God has excepted me in Christ Jesus my mind is being renewed through God’s word and we are being changed daily Praise God. God has made us Holy and excepted by the blood of His dear Son! Can you imagine the chaos if Jesus could be changed by man we would not stand a chance in this world But God! Because God loves us and chose us and called us He said
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
2 Corinthians 4:18
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes
Though there are many changes going on rest in Jesus knowing that He is for you and not against you Hallelujah!
Love in Christ Pat
19 He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children.
God is so amazing! He can truly do anything without regard God is not limited at all even though our faith sometimes weakens. Wow it seems as though Abraham had fantastic and strong faith but we must look at what God brought him through before he got to this place of faith so that he was not moved looking back is good especially doing times of trials because it gives us insight we can also see what God has brought us through. Our faith does grow stronger as we move through the different trials God has prepared for us He knows how much we can bear! I get so excited thinking about the power and authority of God he has taken everything into consideration concerning us so be encouraged today wherever you are in your walk with the Lord knowing that he will never leave or forget you no matter what age you are nor does it matter what condition your body is in God can do great things for you and through you so stand strong and see the amazing things God has planned for you.
Scripture Romans 4:19 GNT
Love in Christ Pat
Jesus taught us well! But in the midst of our pain and suffering we tend to forget we must Endure some things. We learn through God’s word how much our ancestors had to Endure and God never failed to bring them through Paul gave us some great advice
2 Timothy 2
3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus
the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina:
Endurance brings results that can come no other way God is in total control and He allows what’s necessary to grow us. Jesus Christ is the Master Sargent He is our perfect example He endured absolute hardness to set us free. We must endure arm our selves with the same mind knowing this
1 Peter 4
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.
God is for us and Victory is ours through it all !
Love in Christ pat
I praise and thank God for where I am right now ! I’ve read about my Sisters and Brothers Praising God in The Middle of being made(through pain and suffering) ,but there is nothing like experience, nothing like it . My sister has been through terrible pain quiet awhile and while she talked to me about the terrible pain I could not feel it like she was experiencing it. Then early Monday morning something happened, I’ve been having pain from arthritis before but this pain level was like a 12 or more to me whew! As I was reminiscing with my sister she said that’s the kind of pain I’m going through, while I could see the expression of her pain on certain day’s, the feeling wasn’t there . But God is so good and awesome in the middle of pain until it’s truly mind blowing! I have new medication now praise God and the pain is not as extreme, but what I’m learning even more is that God is with me in this, there is purpose in our pain God set it up that way. As you can recall there are many scriptures concerning the process of pain and in fact Jesus himself endured much pain and rejection so He truly knows what it is like to be a human being.
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
1 Peter 2:21 NLT
Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
Acts 14:22 AMP
And this is part of the purpose
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:4-5 NLT
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28 NLT
There is no comfort like the Lords, but after going through some pain and difficulty we can identify with others and show mercy. It’s called sciatica and to much pressure on my right foot causes me to squirm! I’m also learning that you can see dirt at different places in a wheel chair 🙂 🙂
Love in Christ Pat
Hello,Hello,Hello all is well today you’re happy dancing around praising God while doing your daily chores! Everyone is doing fine the bills are all paid ! It’s a wonderful day just moving around busily doing dishes, mopping even a little ironing! Life is good, then in a few seconds thing’s change!? The phone rings and you need to go in right away for further test a lump has been found or this is what you hear we’re sorry but there’s been an accident and your child is being air lifted and he/she is in critical condition or while doing the laundry you find a note with kisses all over it and the lipstick is not yours, it reads I love you more and I’m leaving her to marry you !
Wow in a moment we can crash! things happen unexpectedly and we are caught off guard!
But all Praise To God because He is Never Surprised!
What can we do and where do we turn?
It’s always best to turn to our great and faithful Father for His Promises are true
Can a woman forget her nursing child? Can she have no pity on the child she gave birth? Though she may forget,I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed- 2 Corinthians 4:9
This is one of my favorite Scripture
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls- Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3:17-19
We can Rejoice in the midst of our difficulties because God is Greater than anything we face and He will Never leave us. How Awesome Our God Is! So where ever you are Don’t Give Up! God will not Give Up on you.
Love in Christ Pat
As I was reading through some of my older post they were such a blessing to me I decided to Repost some of them. God has a way of showing us things in a different light even though we’ve read them before so I hope these posts are a real blessing to you.God has much to show us when we are paying attention and I don’t want to miss any of His goodness I’ve been Blogging since 2008 and I do love reaching out to others and I also enjoy learning from others there are many anointed writers out there in Blogosphere. I thank God for you all. Let’s stay focused God has much for us to share and learn there is so much going on in our world and so many are looking for answers Jesus Christ is still The answer and that will never change and I’m so glad about that!
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Love in Christ Pat
21 We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel.
Amazing how our minds work! So much like the Disciples,that’s because of that ugly carnal nature in us. We also expect different
results when we pray. Most of the time we really do think we know what we need 🙂 !
But of course we never will! Only God knows what we need,we know our wants. And some times our wants are so deep we just cannot hardly stand it. I know that’s how I am at times,God you promised this and that,but I don’t see it yet 🙂 . Well a lot of the time we are lookinhg for God to do things our way and that never works. The Disciples Expected Jesus to lead a Great Army to win the Battles in the Flesh. But Jesus Won them in the Spirit!
And so must we 2 Corinthians 10
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Jesus does not intend for us to battle alone,He left uus a great helper the Holy Spirit,so we must use this :
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly realms.
So then let’s pray and strap up so we can stand in these evil days,knowing whom we are battling against helps us recognize the real enemy. We Win because: 1 John 4
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
God’s word and prayer and praise are our weapons in this world stand strong in the Lord He will always come to our rescue.
Love in Christ Pat