Friday, April 10, 2009
The bible says in Romans 3:12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there
is no one who does good, not even one." Listen to what Jesus says....Matthew 19:17 "Why do you
ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter
life, obey the commandments." Yet if we break even one commandment....the Bible says
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. So what becomes of us.....a people who rebel against the Creator.....we don't respect him.....we show no love for Him.....we say we do but our lives prove us wrong.......we can't even keep the commandments.....We're in trouble....how do we get reconciled with God......Well we can humble ourselves and acknowledge that we are in desperate need.....we cry out to God and say HELP ME.....you see the Lord is Holy....we are not apart from God....God loves us so much this is what He did.....the Father sent his Son Jesus.....the Scriptures say...."For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
This weekend Christians all over the world (the world God created)
remember.....rethink...recount....what the Lord has done for them. It critical that we not only remember it as a story but embrace it and dive into the Lord's hands.....recall that what we could not do for ourselves (be saved)...He has done it for us at the CROSS.....He waits for us to acknowledge our need for Him........He looks down and sees a people who need direction....a people He loves.....a people He calls to......a people He died for! Ask the Lord to forgive you of your sin.....it's what separates us from Him......He waits for you....He loves you!
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
God bless you!~Liz
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,
He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. "You are
already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. John 15:1-8 (NASB)
What have you been trying to do on your own? Manage your own life, take care of an elderly loved one, raise the children alone, grow in the ministry the Lord has asked you to be part off, just live....the list goes on....We all want to do good things.......BUT apart from God we are just "doing".... and the truth is--it's exhausting! I want to stay refreshed & have strength that comes from the hand of God...I want to move in the direction the Father says to go in...to accomplish what He wants me to do ..... I MUST ABIDE IN HIM.... Strength will rise when we wait upon God....We must rest & wait on Him--stay connected to the One who orders our steps! Read His Word today and be refreshed!
God bless you!~Liz
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