Gullible should never define a Believer. It seems as though every wind of doctrine has swept through the pews and been breathed in as truth. We prefer culture over our Creator and false-flim-flam teaching over our Heavenly Father's Word. Beware. Today Beloved, be alert and test the spirits to make sure what you are breathing in is from God.
It is easy to have the mindset that God just tolerates us when we come to Him all bruised and battered from the world. Today I was reminded that He takes pleasure in us and we can come to Him with the dirtiest of wounds. Yes-salvation is what makes His kids beautiful to Him.
God not only covers our shame with His salvation but goes beyond that to give us a robe of right standing before Him. God sure does a good job of making His little girls pretty.
Simply Scripture Thoughts
Sometimes we look for big miracles and we overlook the beautiful small miracles everyday. Our God delights in the small things. Today, let's keep our eyes on the big picture by noticing all of the small miracles that are right in front of us. Nothing is too big or too small for The God of miracles.
What other god has the power to heal a broken heart than our God-Jehovah Rapha?...The LORD Your Healer-The Great Physician. Lesser gods are so cheap and empty!
Sometimes I look at this weary, worn torn world and shake my head in despair. Then God gently reminds me of who He is. So this morning, instead of shaking my head...I raise my hands. HE IS.
How great is the darkness of those who don't hear of the lovingkindness of God! How great is the darkness of those who do not trust in the arms of the Heavenly Father! How great is the darkness of those who don't walk after God! But, how great a shame if they don't see the light of Jesus in our lives.
This morning God, I am forever thankful that I can lift my soul to You--but Father, let me always lift others to You as well.
Cleaning up your mind is so much more than just replacing negative thoughts with positive ones...so,so,so much more. It's about training your mind to think like Christ-it's about trading your heart for His---and it's learning to abhor the things that break His heart by daily washing in Scripture.
Sometimes God doesn't take away our problems-He makes us stronger because of them. There is no one Higher-no one Greater-no one like our God. So, my hands are lifted high in surrender, because Jesus lives in me and His strength is enough.
Is anyone else sick and tired of gruesome headlines, mud slinging politics, hateful comments, violence, and the profuse stream of immoral sewage being shoveled at you? Me too. Jesus said that there is a better way. What if we seriously took this verse to heart and really practiced it? God-help me to unplug, unfollow, uninstall and get back to wholesome living.
The power of God's spoken word is unfathomable. Worlds and dominions came to be with just one word from the mouth of God. Each day I get the undeserved privilege of reading His Word. This morning, He speaks cleansing over His stumbling, faltering, sinful, beloved little girl-and one word from His mouth changes my world. CLEAN.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to CLEANSE us from ALL unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
1 Peter 3:9
We are called to do the hard thing because it is never easy to have self control and not strike back when the insults fly.
Being a peacemaker is more than just ignoring your enemy-it’s all about forgiveness and surrender.
1 Chronicles 16:11
God, may I always seek your face before I bend someones else’s ear.