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Trust In The Lord

Proverbs 3:5,6      July, 2019

 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths.”

 

As we celebrate the birth of our nation this month, may we lean on the everlasting arms of Almighty God in our personal lives as well as offer prayers for our country.  As the old hymn by Helen Lemmel says, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus.  Look full in His wonderful face.  And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”  Look to the Lord for the future and not just for quick fixes.

 

What really does matter?  Bottom Line – It’s Jesus Christ –embracing Him as your Savior and sticking close to Him.

He promises to always be with us!

~cms

 

Prayer

Morning Prayer:

Breath at Daybreak, resuscitate my courage to enter the demand-strewn path ahead. Help me not to pick up problems before they materialize. When I hit a dead end, help me not to camp out there. When I encounter a difficult person, help me not to join their fraternity. And when I am that person, remind me that it cost You for my freedom and forgiveness. Amen

~ Patsy Clairmont

Be Prepared

Be Prepared                           May 2019

                                        

Recently, I attended a church service where Jesus Christ was said to be the Son Of God who loves everyone and forgives their sins. However, knowing Christ personally was not mentioned.

 

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”, John 14:6.  Calling yourself a Christian is more than just going to church and being a good person.  You need to accept Jesus into your heart and life.

 

For 25 years, I thought that I was a good person and that was my ticket to heaven.  Then I read in the Bible that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through the shed blood of Jesus. Good works cannot save you! (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

Trust Jesus Christ today!  Here’s what you must do:

  1. Admit that you are a sinner. (Romans 3:23)
  2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent). (Luke 13:5)
  3. Believe that Jesus died for you, was buried, and rose

from the dead. (John 3:16)

4.Through prayer, ”For it is with your mouth that you

believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that

you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:10)

 

What to pray:

Dear God: I am a sinner and need forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus Christ shed his precious blood and died for my sin.  I am willing to turn from sin.  I believe by faith that you saved me and that Jesus is now my personal Savior.  Amen

~CMS

Obedience

No human should have to carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us do.

We say we trust God and then we work our fingers to the bone and our emotions into a tangled fray trying to strategize, manipulate, control, figure it all out.

And in my own life, God has had to remind me, “Wait a minute, Lysa. I’m really good at being God. So your job is just be obedient to Me. Just today. Don’t look so far down the road and try to figure it all out. You’ll stress yourself out beyond what you can bear. Your job is to be obedient to Me today. Go where I tell you to go. Love who I tell you to love. Don’t make it so complicated. Simply recognize your job – obedience. And know that My job is everything else.”

Maybe you need that reminder too. The reminder that God is good. God is good to me. And God is good at being God. ~ Lyse TerKeust