I fail. Often.
As a husband, I fail. As a father, I fail. As a decent human being, I epically fail! I try to do what is right, but not all of the time. There are many, MANY times when I knowingly, willingly do what I know to be wrong. I won't try to let myself off the hook by saying, "Well, I'm only human" because that would be disingenuous I fail so often because I want to. I have a problem with sin and my problem is that I don't hate it nearly as much as I should.
Thankfully, I am a recipient of God's mercy. I need it. I know that I need it. But there is a point when I stop approaching His mercy and grace as a spur to drive towards deep repentance and to strive for a holier life and instead see it as a couch for myself to lounge in and get fat on. To paraphrase the apostle Paul, who do I think I am to abuse God's grace as an excuse to go on sinning willy-nilly? This is a behavior I am easily irritated with when I see it in the lives of other Christians around me but I all too often fail to see it in myself.
God, I thank You for Your grace. Let your mercies drive me closer to You. Help me not to abuse this precious gift.
I got home tonight after a phone call with my sister and felt such a longing to spend time in the Word, specifically in the gospel of John. I have very slowly been making my way through this gospel since January and tonight, I settled in chapter 5 and realized why I needed to read those words tonight.
Have you ever questioned why God has you in a particular season for a period of time? Do you ever watch people get the things you desire the most, even though you've been waiting for those things for a very long time? That's how I feel about specific areas of my life and tonight, I read a story about a man who waited for 38 years to be healed of an illness, but kept faithfully showing up everyday to the water, trusting that eventually he would be healed. Then, along came Jesus who healed him with a simple phrase. BOOM! Jesus spoke right to my soul tonight, reminding me that even when it hurts and seems like it'll never end, I need to continue faithfully showing up and following Him in this season, trusting and believing that eventually, He is going to fill my desires with His heart. If you are waiting like I am, keep chasing Jesus and trusting that there is a reason for this season. It may take a long time (like 38 years!) but Jesus will give us His heart and His desires as we keep faithfully showing up. ❤ #faith#walkingbyfaith#jesus#bible#biblestudy#truth#obedience
#Repost from @truth.soldier. It's very sad the generation we live in, where many "Christians" can't even recite the 10 commandments, but are quick to dwell into the worldly lusts. Many are quick to recite the lyrics to their favorite song, skit from their favorite show, or quote their favorite secular teacher/guru/philosopher. At the end of the day, the world and all that's in it will perish, except the one who does the will of God - 1 john 2:17
They exchange the truth of God for a lie and worship something created (a created god) rather than the creator (romans 1:25)
☞What is Submission? The bible says that For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so -Romans 8:7. For the mind set on the flesh is DEATH, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God
Have you been faithful in your walk with Jesus or live contrary to his word? Have you Repented? Do you have the fruit of the spirit? (gal 5:22) and ☞ Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires -Galatians 5:24
☞Those who do not belong to him, will be separated from him for Eternity, in a place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth - Matt 13:40-42
REPENT, TRUST AND FOLLOW JESUS TODAY! --------- #God#jesus#lord#repent#salvation#holy#bible#scriptures#gospel#lukewarm#christian#church#holyspirit#sin#righteous#faith#hell#love#trust
Today I saw the Sun. For the first time in awhile the clouds blew away and the Sun shined brighter than before. Jesus has been so good to me and his blessings have been innumerable. Thankyou Jesus for loving me the way you do and shinning so brightly ♡.
If you missed the live video on FB you can still go watch it. This paper clip is one example of what I did with the new Sunday Notes kit. I can't decide if it should stay in my journal or if I should put it in my planner! #worthywrittenwords#scripturejournal#paperclips
How big is your faith?
Matthew 14:29-31 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
Ephesians 6:16 (KJV) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Il y aura toujours des situations que vous ne pourrez pas controler, mais par contre vous avez un pouvoir: celui de vous controler face à ces situations.
Peut-etre que contrairement à d'autres vous n'avez personne pour vous relever quand vous tombez, mais ne faites pas l'erreur d'attendre indefiniement que quelqu'un vienne bien vous relever. On est tous differents, on a des vies differentes mais aussi des destinés differentes. Ce qui arrive aux autres n'est pas forcement ce qui doit vous arriver bien que vous ayez la meme destination.
À partir d'aujourd'hui soyez vos propres supermen et supergirls, celui qui vous releve, qui vous motive, qui vous donne envie d'être le meilleur de vous meme, sinon vous risquez de passer votre vie à attendre un cadeau qu'on vous a deja fait.
Je vous assure que Dieu ne vous laissera jamais totalement demunis, face à la vie. C'est votre père tout de meme.
Dieu ne vous ignore pas quand vous lui demandez un heros, il veut juste que vous soyez assez sage pour realiser que vous l'avez dejà votre heros, pour realiser que vous vous avez...