Monday, July 30, 2012

TELL ME THE STORIES

I will teach you hidden lessons from our past — stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us.
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.
Psalm 782-4 NLT

We can go to the website of VOICE OF THE MARTYRS and see how many nations have restricted the rights of their citizens to speak and worship and assemble as they wish. We in America need to exercise our rights and teach our children about the values upon which our nation was founded.

Tell me the story of Jesus
Write on my heart every word
Tell me the story most precious
Sweetest that ever was heard.
-Fanny Crosby

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Waiting

A friend at Bible Study pointed out to us that "wait" in the passage we were studying, didn't mean to be resigned and passive; it meant to watch intently for your opportunity and be ready to POUNCE LIKE A CAT!

I thought about waiting for Daddy to come home when I was young. I would ride my bike around the corner and wait for him to come into view as he was driving home from work - almost always exactly 6:15. Then I would pedal as hard as I could back up the hill, round the corner, and try to beat him into the driveway. I knew I could count on a big smile, and that he would be excited to hear about my day, before we went in for supper.

So, next time I read "wait on the Lord", I will know that God delights in being "ambushed" by his children.

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I've Found a Friend

When I was growing up, our family went to a Baptist church where we sang hymns. Many times, now, I wake up in the morning with a hymn on my mind. It feels like Jesus is singing a love song to me!
Here is a verse from one of my favorites.
I've found a friend
Oh such a friend
So kind and true and tender
So wise a counselor and guide
So mighty a defender
From Him who loves me now so well
What power my soul can sever
Shall life or death
Or earth or hell
No I am His forever

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
Romans 8:35-38 NLT

Thursday, July 26, 2012

JESUS - Don't Leave This World Without Him

In 1958, the “Don’t leave home without it” card was introduced by American Express. Now many people have thousands of dollars of credit card debt. I have heard it said that in the worsening economic crisis, it will be wise to have zero debt - everything paid off and your title deed in your hand so that no one can call in your debt and take what belongs to you!

Isn't it wonderful to know that Jesus has paid the debt of sin I owed to God that I could never pay.
‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them’.
And then, he adds, ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more’.
Where God grants remission of sin there can be no question of making further atonement.
Hebrews 10:16-18 Phillips New Testament