Wednesday, December 14, 2011

God really loves you

Psalm 8:1-9


1 O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world! Your praise reaches up to the heavens; 2 it is sung by children and babies.  You are safe and secure from all your enemies; you stop anyone who opposes you. 3 When I look at the sky, which you have made, at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places - 4 what are human beings, that you think of them;  mere mortals, that you care for them? 5 Yet you made them inferior only to yourself;  you crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You appointed them rulers over everything you made;  you placed them over all creation: 7 sheep and cattle, and the wild animals too; 8 the birds and the fish and the creatures in the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world!




Saturday, December 10, 2011

When I say...

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble -
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer



Be still...

For this last week or so, I keep reading these words from the Bible, totally random:  Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

If I'm not seeing it in my Bible, I'm seeing it on Twitter, Facebook, different websites.  I have been anxious lately, troubled by some things and was asking God about it.  We have such an awesome God, He knows just what message to send us, what we need to hear. :)  I will be still and know that He is God.  :)  Praise God!

God bless you, in Jesus' Holy Name.





Thursday, December 08, 2011

Your Mom or Dad...

Tell them you love them and appreciate everything they've ever done for you. :)




Amanda


The meaning of my name, Amanda

Doubt

Yesterday I was feeling very sad.  This sadness came out of nowhere.  I was reading some things various people were saying about people thinking that they're saved, but they really are not.  That scared me.  Made me wonder if I'm really saved.

So I prayed to God to show me in His Word that I am saved and to remove all doubt I have about it.  I was reading a Christian page on Facebook and the following verses quoted from the Bible caught my eye.

John 10:28-30  28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish , neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
Matt 28:20  ...and, lo , I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  
Col 2:9-10   9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

That was a comfort to me :)  Took away the sadness.  God is so good and loving.  You know, we as Christians should watch what and how we say things to others, you can put doubt in their minds.  Also, sometimes satan puts doubt in your mind, trying to interfere with God's plan for you, trying to get you off-track.  Always pray about something and ask God for His help.  He will answer you! :)

God bless you. 



Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The clock is ticking...

We've been seeing in the news for a while now about birds dropping dead from the sky, coastlines filled with dead fish, dead animals randomly worldwide.  Scary stuff isn't it!  Surely God must be speaking to your heart, telling you these are the signs of the end times.  I just love how on Youtube so many of God's children are posting videos about dreams they had!  Awesome stuff, Jesus is coming!  I just know it, because although I've always been a child of God, I've neglected my bible reading, but lately I have this huge hunger for God's Word, to be near Him, to pray constantly, to read anything I can about Him.  I don't have the love for worldly things anymore.  When we die we can't take it with us!  Don't care to have the fanciest house, biggest car, biggest flat screen TV. 

Talking about TV...I've totally lost the desire to watch TV!!  Isn't that amazing?!! :D  God is so awesome.  We must remember, God's Holy Spirit lives inside us, so we must be careful what we feed our souls.  I used to watch Dexter, True Blood, but now...I just KNOW in my heart it's not what God wants me to watch!  What good does it do our souls to be watching such filth...none!  I used to love listening to pop music, but now...the desire to always be listening to that kind of music is totally gone!  I'm loving listening to gospel, hymns, praise and worship music.  It is so awesome when God calls us near to Him.  Heed that call!  He LOVES us, He wants us to have a relationship with Him.  He's a jealous God, he wants all of you.  Praise Jesus, He is so good all the time!

I was reading in Hosea 4:1-19 and it made my jaw drop!  "..and everyone is wasting away.  Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea are disappearing."  That part just stood out for me, grabbed my attention. 

God bless you, in Jesus' Holy Name.