Monday, July 30, 2012

Christianity is not a religion

Christianity is not a religion. It’s a relationship with God. It’s a love affair with our Creator.
The bible is not a book of rules. It's God's love letter to us.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

F.E.A.R. acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

F.A.I.T.H. acronym: Forward All Issues To Heaven.
Casting all your care upon Him, for he cares for you. (1Peter 5:7)

Friday, July 13, 2012

God knows your name

Sometimes we think, The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us. Look how God addresses such complaints:
       “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?
       Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?
       But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!
       See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands." 
If you don't trust me, check it out in Isaiah 49:14-16 (NLT).

Friday, July 6, 2012

Judas, the traitor

Max Lukado's words describing Judas, the traitor, spoke to me, "But for all the things we don’t know about Judas, there is one thing we know for sure: He had no relationship with the Master. He had seen Jesus, but he did not know him. He had heard Jesus, but he did not understand him. He had a religion but no relationship."
       Aren't we, who call ourselves Christians, in a way like Judas? Do we know verses from the bible and are ready to throw them in every conversation to prove our point, or.... Do we love our Savior? Are we willing to go to any length to show compassion, even to our enemies? Do we honestly pray every morning, "Lord, here I am, send me to reach the unreachable. Help me to love the unlovable. Lead me to heal the hurting and to set the captives free."
       And then, instead of shopping all day, do you go and do it? Instead of playing computer games, do you go to an AA meeting, Al-Anon meeting, NA meeting, or anywhere else where you can meet hurting people?
       Do you know the heart of Jesus?

Monday, July 2, 2012

I Love the Word of God

I am in love with the word "surely" in Psalm 23:6:  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.”
    Another favorite phrase is in Luke 10:19 which says,
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

I love the Word of God!