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I’ve got it (not so much)

This one can be tough for all of us.

Proverbs 3

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
And do not lean on your own understanding. 
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, 
And He will make your paths straight. 

I mean, after all we are all human beings…we know everything! Right? I certainly think I do from time to time 🙂

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Let Your Hope Make You Glad

As is the case with every time I post Bible verses this is more of a reminder to myself than anything, but if these words mean something to someone reading them here, I feel it’s worth posting them.

I read this passage this morning and it spoke to me. Here it is:

Romans 12:9-21

9Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. 10Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. 11Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. 12Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying. 13Take care of God’s needy people and welcome strangers into your home.

14Ask God to bless everyone who mistreats you. Ask him to bless them and not to curse them. 15When others are happy, be happy with them, and when they are sad, be sad. 16Be friendly with everyone. Don’t be proud and feel that you are smarter than others. Make friends with ordinary people. 17Don’t mistreat someone who has mistreated you. But try to earn the respect of others, 18and do your best to live at peace with everyone.

19Dear friends, don’t try to get even. Let God take revenge. In the Scriptures the Lord says,

“I am the one to take revenge and pay them back.”

20The Scriptures also say,

“If your enemies are hungry, give them something to eat. And if they are thirsty, give them something to drink. This will be the same as piling burning coals on their heads.”

21Don’t let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.

No matter what it is in life that may bring you down, just know that it can’t beat you. You’re gonna be alright. That’s a promise that has already been made to you…all you have to do is believe. Let your hope make you glad.

God bless, friends.

Stand Firm and Don’t Be Shaken

After reading this passage I felt like I should share it:

1 Corinthians 15: 56Sin is what gives death its sting, and the Law is the power behind sin. 57But thank God for letting our Lord Jesus Christ give us the victory! 
58My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile.

Verse 57 means a lot to me, especially this week as we prepare for what has become the most meaningful day of the year for me. The days leading up to Easter are when I feel most connected to Christ and most thankful for the simple fact that I am alive and well – both physically and spiritually.

Can barely mention it without getting emotional. I didn’t always feel this way. Wasn’t until a whole bunch of difficult stuff happened in my life that I developed an actual ‘relationship’ with God.

Things haven’t been perfect since then but the peace that has come with asking for and receiving forgiveness along with opening my heart to God has been nothing short of incredible.

It is something I need and something I never want to be without for the rest of my life. Bottom line: In my life I have found that when I don’t put God first, I don’t get very far. This has proven itself time and time again.

Despite the fact it took those really hard times to get me to the point where I had even a semblance of a real relationship with the LORD, I’m thankful that in the end it did. I know now that was the way it was supposed to happen in my case – even though it sure didn’t make sense at the time.

And so I just want to say thank you Jesus, for dying on the cross for me and in the process paying my debt and giving me a chance to really live. Words can’t express my gratitude.

You Can Do Everything

Yes, you read that correctly. You can do everything.

Not many things. Not some things. Not just one or two things. Not everything except the one thing you think you can’t do. Nope, believe it or not you can do EVERYTHING.

Here’s why I believe that and also why I am writing this today:

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

This may be my favorite verse in the Bible. I need to hear it – often. To me it’s a reminder that no problem, no stressor, no fear, no worry, no situation, no trouble…nothing…is too much to overcome when God is in control.

I don’t know what it is about us as humans but we all (myself very much included) have this desire to be in control. I have been reminded over and over and over again that it just doesn’t work out very well when we try to have total control over our lives. I could list countless examples of this both in my life and in the lives of others.

And so, I just thought I would share that verse today. Maybe you’re struggling with something and don’t feel like you have the ability to get through it, get past it, get over it, or get around it. I hope you’ll feel otherwise after reading that verse.

I’d also like to share the following song as a reminder of what faith can do. Have a great day today and remember, as the song says, impossible is not a word. Nothing is impossible. You can do everything. God has all the strength you need to get through anything in life. All you have to do is ask.