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.
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
Good evening as I was going through some older posts they were a blessing to me, and I hope they are to you. I’m feeling good this evening it’s been a long, long time since I have! Dealing with that sciatica nerve pain has not been easy but through the power of God it’s getting better! Love and appreciate you all Followers and Visitors.
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
We as Christians often turn others off by our misguided behavior, we are suppose to walk in Love. And that has nothing to do with finger-pointing and belittling others. What does love look like? If it doesn’t look and sound like what God said through Jesus Christ in the New Testament,then we need to check our Fruit. God has given us the right to do as we please,it’s called free will.He has already attached the consequences. We do not have to beat people down about what they do or say.That is not why we were called !So many Christians are misguided by trying to live according to the Law! It did not work back then, nor does it work now. Jesus said in Matthew
Matthew 22:36-40 ASV
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.
We even have trouble trying to keep these 2! Thank you Lord for Your Grace and Mercy!
Let’s pray more for God’s help to walk in the Spirit for we do want to please God, Right?
Ephesians 4:1-3 ASV
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Love in Christ Pat
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
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!