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
I can only imagine oh Lord that day in the garden when You went alone to pray.
I can only imagine the things that pressed You down and weighed so heavy upon You .
I know You could see us rejecting your Father ,I know You could see us lying and stealing and cheating treating others You love so much wrong.
I know You could see us hating each other as You toiled in prayer .I know You could see us as we all strayed .I know You could see the children being dragged away just as they started to play. I know You felt the pain as Mother’s cried again and again why,why did my child have to die.
I know You could hear the lies we often tell making promises we cannot keep.
I know You see us crying out for peace yet we fail to fall down at your feet.
I know You can see us being hated because of the color of our skin,we fail to see we’re all kin because from Adam and Eve we did come.
In the garden late that night all of these things pressed You inside and out! I know You could see the violence that’s going on in our world today,and then to our Father You had to say not my will but yours I will obey. They need me Dear Father ,they need me each day so for their sins this price I will pay.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
I Peter 3:18 NKJV
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
II Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 NKJV
Love in Christ Pat
41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”
That they will believe you sent me,what and awesome statement.Father I’m praying this way and doing this miracle,so that those standing here may believe. And I want to “reassure” you that no matter what it is you’re going through,and no matter what it looks like.God is using it to bring you to Jesus,there is nothing more important to God than your soul salvation. God sent Jesus to planet earth in order to rescue us,to rescue us from sin. And from all of the things sin can cause in our life,Jesus came to rescue us from fear,doubt,unbelief and all of the terrible things sin can cause. Today just as it was over 2,000 years ago God is very concerned about you here and now,as well as what happens after you leave this world. Lazarus had been dead for 4 days and it really seemed impossible than he could live again,but Jesus Christ is the life giver,and with him all things are possible. I want to encourage you to believe and trust in Jesus because he loves you,He knows everything about you and He still loves you. Jesus has promised us eternal life (vs.26) They are given eternal life and will never perish.We that believe have great and awesome promises to hold onto and keep us moving in the right direction,and the precious Holy Spirit in us is our helper. If you believe and trust in Jesus Christ you will enjoy love like nothing you’ve ever had and all of the help you need to please God.
Love in Christ Pat
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my
helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to
me?” ( Hebrews 13:5-6 )
The Word of God is alive and real! Get it into you by studying then when circumstances arise to trouble you,the Word of God will raise up that standard to keep you focused. Never will I leave you or forsake you,powerful truth we can totally depend on at all times. Even when we are having pity parties God will not forget us,even when we’re in the midst of heart wrenching trials God will not never leave us. When you know and believe God and His Word even though your circumstances have not changed,hope keeps you standing. God shall bring “it” to pass,it being whatever He has promised you. Right now you maybe seeing everything but what God has promised you,but if you keep believing “it shall come to pass”! God is our all wise and all knowing helper that will will always honor his Word,fear cannot even keep God away for “great is His faithfulness”.
It is a wonderful thing to be sure of God’s help at all times “Hallelujah”!
Love in Christ Pat
39 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he was saying, (((((“Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” 43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” )))))NLB
After reading and reading again these scriptures,I often wonder if we make coming to Jesus to complicated.As you can see here with this sinner and Jesus it was not difficult at all. He wasn’t rushed out to be baptized or rushed to the front of the church to testify and repent. These scriptures surely contain so much,but this is my focus. For Jesus made it so easy to get saved and we tend to push others with our own ideals of what must be done before you’re saved. Lord help us please to concentrate on you,as we live and move around here on earth,help us do your will,your way.Please help us not to think more highly of ourselves,than we do others.We’re here to serve and not to judge and push others into what we think ought to be.Help us Lord to look at your word and learn from you.Amen
That is what salvation is all about “Love” and doing things God’s way,and let’s not forget being real hurts-but it’s best others are so tired of “fake Christians”,let’s keep it real and simple like Jesus did with this sinner.Amen
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
What is wrong with you ? And why do you think so little of yourself ? When,What God has done for you through Christ Jesus gives you Great Value ! You don’t realize the Magnitude of all Christ Jesus did for you when He fully obeyed God? If you did you’d never ever worry about your Salvation. He gave us credit just as if we’d obeyed all of His requirements (Justification) In Christ we are perfect in God’s sight (Holy) because of the Blood .All that Jesus went through in Gethsemane was for us, being beaten all night long, thorns being pushed deep into His head,being beaten beyond recognition,dying and coming out the grave was all for us. He could have said Father no more,no more for those sinners but Love drove Him on to do what had to be done to please God for us! Jesus loves us very much and has made us acceptable in God’s sight forever. Jesus has taken care of every sin past,present and future! What a Mighty Awesome God we have! Recognize your worth and walk in Freedom! Remember Peter denied Jesus when He needed him the most, but Jesus never denied him or stop loving him in fact he wanted Peter to know that ( Mark 16:7 In essence He said be sure to tell Peter I’m alive”) And He wants us to know without a doubt we are forever safe in Him.
1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Love in Chris Pat