call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
Once you are saved you do not try to live right to stay saved Jesus already took care of that, You try to live right because you love the Lord . It is so important to stay in God’s word!
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
John 5:24 NLT
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
1 John 5:11-12 NLT
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.
John 10:28-29 NLT
You have Absolute Assurance from God’s word, so there is no use to live in fear ,Rejoice in the Lord for he has Assured us
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT
Love in Christ Pat
Well after finally going to sleep around 3:30 AM I’m up at 6:30 AM bathroom run(more like roll in my Mom’s old wheelchair) glad I kept it ! As soon as my foot hit the floor that pain shot through my body whoa it was bad! I made a mad dash for my crackers didn’t see them chips will do,whew I thank God I didn’t fall and for good medince! The word tells us
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,”
We never know what form these Hardships will take! Doing things Gods way is always best not easy,because after all Jesus had to go through Gethsemane to get to where God wanted Him (Matthew 26:36~46) So as I’m dealing with this terrible sciatica I’m learning even more about Gods faithfulness He is truly my very present help. The way God does things seem so strange to us because we love to figure things out,and surely we know that ant happening with God. Its only by faith that we learn to lean and depend on God in every situation for He has promised
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord . “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
So as we go through we have great help the promises of God for every test and trial,I am so grateful to God for His Son my great Saviour Jesus Christ ! As we go through these difficult situations and hardships they do make us strong so hang in there God is not finished with us yet, for when He is we shall come forth bright and shinning enabled to bear one anothers burdens . Thank You Lord !
Love in Christ Pat
Are you tired and confused ? Are you tired yet from running from one conference to another? Are you tired of trying to prove who you are to others ? Are you tired of running from one retreat to another ? Do you know who you are in Christ Jesus? Are you tired yet of competing with others? God did not make you to be like others He did not intend for you to try and work out your own salvation! God has prepared work for each of us so we do not have to compete with others.
We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
God in His wisdom has worked out our souls salvation through His Son Jesus Christ
Titus 3:5 ESV
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit
However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.
John 6:37 NLT
Corinthians 4:8-10 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
We don’t need to run here and there we only need to run to God’s word for clarity and peace. God does not cause confusion!
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT
God wants us to know and trust Him not every word that comes from man is from God
Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
1 John 4:1 NLT
After you’ve ran and ran and listen to others have you changed ? It’s time for us to get quite and seek the Lord ! When you’re quite and listening you can hear from God and you can stop running
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord .
13. If you look for me whole heartedly you will find me.
Even when we are perplexed and tired God is there and willing to help us get into God’s word and stop listening to everyone else.
More encouraging scripture
2 Cor . 5:21 2 Cir. 5:17 Colossians 2:10
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
1 Peter 1:23 NLT
Praise God He has made us whole through Christ Jesus.
Love in Christ Pat
For many years
I walked around
with head bowed
low almost to the
I had no self esteem
for the way others
But now I’ve learned
and I’ve learned
I come from Royalty
and there is
So now my head
is held high
For there is no
For me to be shy
I am loved
And when you know
Yes I’m feeling much better this morning as you can probably tell,and what I had on my mind
is what I’m writing about.It’s hard living in a world full of people and you feel you’re the least
thought about! But those things don’t bother me as much as they use to,and for that I thank God!
Love in Christ Pat
Trusting in God during times of stress,heartache and loneliness.Trying times brings a lot of things to the surface that’s for sure. I read a blog today about the Potter & the Clay,and the writer brought out a lot of good points like,God is in control of even the small things we take for granted. God turns up the heat to get rid of baggage we really don’t need. And I tell you it works! Only God can bring good out of a bad,sad,ugly situation. It’s truly amazing how God does things,truly it is ashes into beauty . Really we think we’re trusting God until the heat is turned up,and we get our eyes off of God,and onto the problem. Of course that’s where satan wants us, then he picks and pokes us trying to make us believe his lies! We are all used to his formulas ,he hasn’t changed since he deceived Adam & Eve, O how I hate him! But even in the midst of our fears and doubts God is with us ,Praise Him for that,because we surely could not make it without him being for us. Um that brings these scriptures to mind : Romans 8:28 ~39 Since God called us,chose us and we are predestined- Who can separate us from his love and care. Not one thing can separate us,nothing to come,nothing in the past or the future “Hallelujah”! God has us set for life here and eternal life,and I am so grateful. And I thank God I’m going through,that means I will not stay here Amen. I appreciate you all so very much.
Love in Christ Pat
John was like a lamp, burning and shining , and you were willing for awhile to enjoy his light.
Yes but how quickly the excitement can wear off especially when it comes to the truth about our Saviours teachings. John was the forerunner presenting Jesus to the people(Jews) and at first they were clamoring to hear John.Most were trying to figure him out,much like today when we witness to others ,they’re trying to figure us out.Trying to see if we stand up to what they think a Christian should be,and just what we should be doing. It’s quiet funny really,how can you figure out what a Christian should or shouldn’t do,when you’ve never been one. John keep right on preaching about Jesus and while he was teaching and preaching out in the wilderness it’s okay,but don’t bring your teachings any closer. Don’t come near the good town folks because they’re not having any of it,especially when it goes against all they’ve been taught down through the years. Even though the teachings are wrong and will not bring forgiveness or salvation the fight goes on. Just as soon as John started to run into man-made traditions,He had a real problem. Then the good town folk turned against Him and began to persecute Him. And if we think we will be treated any better we’re in for a real surprise,for Jesus said Matthew 10:16
16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. 17 But beware! For you will be handed over to the courts and will be flogged with whips in the synagogues. 18 You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me.19 When you are arrested, don’t worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time. 20 For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
We have no idea yet how much we will suffer because we belong to Jesus,but He surely has given us many promises to hold onto while we’re going through. As we get into God’s word we learn of the many different trials and tribulations our ancestors went through victoriously and this should give us hope and strengthen our faith.
Matthew 10:24 “No pupil is greater than his teacher;no slave is greater than his master,in other words if Jesus had to suffer what about us. Jesus humbled himself to please His Heavenly Father and so must we. We are looking forward to great joys,stand strong,our God is more than able to keep us and help us through.
Love in Christ Pat