Wednesday, September 21, 2011

God is Love

We are now attending a great church called Lone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.  Tonight was our weekly Bible study.  We talked about the total depravity of man.....whew!  Are we depraved or what??  Even as a child of God, we still have that sin nature.  We constantly have to be on our toes to keep our walk with Christ on the straight and narrow.  So we heard the bad stuff.  LOL

Now, we also heard that God is love.  What an amazing thing!!!  It would have been so easy for God to say "Ok, let's see if you can work your way to Heaven.  Ha ha ha!"  BUT, thankfully, God saw fit to send His only begotten Son to this earth to pay that terrible price for us!  Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast."  Grace, I found out, stands for God's Riches At Christ's Expense. What an awesome thought.  Christ paid that terrible price for ME!  Somebody who is a nobody.  We should be in awe at this gift of eternal life that was GIVEN to us!  

If that isn't love, I don't know what is!  We truly have an awesome God!  Another verse in the Bible states that we loved Him (Christ) because He first loved us.  Wow!

We as Christians need to sit down and really ponder what Christ did for us almost 2000 years ago.  It sure should make a difference in how we look at serving our Savior.  I definitely am humbled by it.

Have a blessed day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

God Is Good!!

Bill and I have been through a bit of upheaval in our lives just lately.  We are looking for a new church due to disagreements with our Pastor.  We have taken in our oldest son and his family due to financial pressures in their lives.  We, thank the Lord, have found a 3-bedroom house to rent starting in October.  Let alone all of the little trials that come our way just by walking out the front door of our home.

But, I say all that to say that GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! Even with all the trials and woes we go through, Jesus is with us each step of the way!  What an amazing thought!

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Psalms.  My Bible reading covers a Proverbs a day and then Psalms. I read that day's date, then continue just adding the number 30 to the day's date.  It is an amazing book.  So many of the Psalms just hit close to home.  David teaches us that we can question God and cry out to Him when we need to do so.  So many verses come to mind.  Psalm 23 was a huge comfort to me when my Mom passed away last year.  I am so glad I had that committed to my heart.  In fact, Psalm 119:11 says we should commit the Word of God in our hearts. Psalm 1 shows us that He will bless us if we keep from the worldly things in this life.  I could go on and on.

What I am saying is that Jesus is our refuge and strength and a very present help in trouble!

All glory to God!  

God bless to all!!