Have You Decided to Live Like a Believer? “I have decided I'm not gonna just live like a believer, I’m gonna ‘BE a Believer’.
I’m gonna turn my back on satan, the deceiver.
There's a wealth of things I professed. Things I told people I believed, but deep inside I was never changed, I'd been deceived. The Holy Spirit made it clear to me, there’s only one way -- that’s with Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Without Jesus? I can’t ‘BE a Believer’.
To ‘think’ I’m saved by simply b
The word “joy” appears in the Bible over 155 times (not including “joyful” and “joyous”). There’s a difference between happiness and joyfulness. We are happy when our circumstances are pleasant and going well. However, happiness is fleeting and superficial because when our circumstances change—as they inevitably do—then our happiness fades away. Joy is lasting and peaceful. Jesus and God’s Word is the key to our joy. We can be joyful in any circumstance and sometimes our inne
Hey, are you joyful today? Are you thankful for all of your blessings? Think of the countless things God gives you without you even having to ask. We may not have everything we want, but He gives us everything we need. Count your blessings, not your problems. Be thankful for your struggles, for without them you wouldn’t have stumbled across your strength! Psalms 89:15 - “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance
Father dear, I know You can hear the little ones you gave to us, our children and grandchildren. The world they face is not a friendly place. Please protect them with Your Love, care and peace. Let every pain they suffer make wide their space for joy, and let them see that heaven will be just knowing they have finally come back home. Psalms 36:7-8 – “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They
I come to You, God, broken. In this moment, I am torn apart. Though my heart and flesh may fail, I will praise You! Though You take from me, I will bless your name! Though I feel all alone and as if nothing is left, still I will worship You! With my eyes, I know I’ll see you, Lord, lifted high on that day! Behold, the Lamb that was slain! Though You slay me, yet I will praise You! Though You take from me, I will bless Your name! In my pain, still I will worship and sing a son
I once was lost in sin but Jesus took me in, and then His Light from heaven filled my soul! It bathed my heart in Love and it wrote my name above. Just a little talk with my Jesus made me whole! Friend, have a little talk with Jesus, praise His name, tell Him all about your troubles. He will hear your fainted cry and answer by-and-by. I feel a little prayer wheel turning and I know a little fire is burning. Just a little talk with Jesus is all you need. Romans 3:23 - “For all
We read of a place that's called heaven, it's made for the pure and the free; These truths in God's Word He has given … how beautiful heaven must be! Sweet home of the happy and free, fair haven of rest for the weary. God's Light is forever there shining, the angels so sweetly singing up there by the beautiful sea. How beautiful heaven must be! We all have a picture in our mind of what heaven must be like ... but in all of its grandeur … the most important thing about heaven
τετέλεσται = Greek word “Tetelestai” literally means “It is Finished” and is defined as “a goal achieved, a consummation, a result attained; paid in full.” It does not mean just to complete a task but to carry it out fully, to bring it to the finish or to perfection. Charles Spurgeon once said, “TETELESTAI conveys an ocean of meaning in a drop of language.” It is finished, it is finished … Tetelestai! The beauty of the double meaning phrase! Jesus ceased from His labour so I
You may ask me if I'm happy, if I have sweet peace within, if I'm worried about tomorrow when I reach my journey's end. Well, friend let me tell you, and I'm speaking from the heart … I am more than satisfied … satisfied with my Jesus! When hard times come, He goes with me through the valley, for you see, He is my friend. Yes, dear one, I’m satisfied!
Proverbs 19:23 - “The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited wi
I grew up in church, raised on the gospel, trained in the Word. I had a faith so fearless! I thought it was all I needed but life hit me hard, more than I planned, and it knocked me down like an avalanche! On the edge of hopeless, I called my Jesus from the darkness. “Come quickly, only You can save me! Won’t You lead me where Your Light is? God, be with me! I don't know where I'm going; been living in the dark. You are my Light!" Galatians 1:3-5 – “Grace be to you and peace
Do you get caught up in trying to be something you’re not, trying to please everyone else? Do you look in the mirror, finding everything that isn't right with yourself? The world says image is everything, which makes it hard to realize that you are enough. The devil is a liar! He says he can give you everything that you desire … but you're playin' with fire. Don't believe the lies, they come at a price. Satan’s like a wolf, and we were born into sin. But thanks be to God, Who
The Bible is our guide for daily living and provides information on how to spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus ... how to “Stay Alive” spiritually. Because of sin, man is sentenced to die physically but Jesus offers a gift of spiritual birth and living in Heaven with Him forever. We have free will to choose to accept His gift or not, but without a spiritual birth we will die both physically and spiritually. Pretty heavy stuff, huh? Friend, don't wait another minute! Humble yo
Lord, I'm on my knees 'cause the news broke me; I can barely speak, so in this moment, won't You speak to me? I don't care how, but here in my darkest hour, won't You speak? Just one whisper, one single word … it's the only thing I need right now because I can barely breathe. You are the joy of my heart! Lord Jesus, please speak to me! I know I’m in Your hands and only You understand. Psalms 130:2 - “Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplica
Through the doubt and the fear of this life, I believe in God. In the fight, in the war for my heart, there is peace because I know that His grace is a well that won’t run dry. For all He’s done for me, I will gladly take up my cross and lay down my life for Him. I say “Yes!” Hebrews 3:12 - “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” 1John 4:18 - “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
Today, let’s celebrate Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ) in July! Set the stage: picture yourself watching the snow fall outside your window while sitting in your livingroom by the crackling fireplace, candles are aglow and you’re drinking a hot cup of coffee and reading God’s Word. In the background, soft music plays as the choir sings “Hallelujah” in celebration of the birth of our Saviour and peace on earth … Isaiah 7:14 - “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a s
Life ain’t easy in a nowhere town. The sun comes up and goes back down; days pass by without a sound. There’s always a story in a nowhere town; hoping glory days come back around. A long time ago, this was sacred ground. They say Kings and priests used to walk these streets, giants fell and prophet’s words rang true. Could the days of old be the days to come? Well it don’t feel like a King would live here now, in what they say is a "nowhere town." Friend, God never promised l
The Fourth of July (a/k/a Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the birth of American independence in 1776, when 13 colonies came together to form the USA. Leaders adopted the Declaration of Independence and since then, festivities such as fireworks, parades, family gatherings and concerts are held to celebrate the holiday. (The federal holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, 2021.) Our nation is unique in that it is founded upon biblical
Out of the shadows, bound for the gallows; a dead man walking until Love came calling. “Rise up!” I thought it was over! But it was an answer to prayer … the voice of a Saviour. “Rise up!” All at once I came alive! This beating heart, these open eyes; the grave let go of what darkness should have known. Jesus is still rolling stones! Mark 16:4 -“And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.” 1Corinthians 15:1-4 –“Moreover, brethren, I d
Happy Friday! Are you joyful today? Are you thankful for all of your blessings? Think of the countless things God gives you without you even having to ask. We may not have everything we want, but He gives us everything we need. Count your blessings, not your problems. Be thankful for your struggles, for without them you wouldn’t have stumbled across your strength! Psalms 89:15 - “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy co
Forty in the blink of an eye … got me staring up at the star-filled sky and reflecting on my life. Seems a little crazy to say, but I'm thankful everything didn't go my way because every time I thought I knew what I was looking for, Jesus came and showed me something that I'd never seen before. Now I see God’s fingerprints on everything! No worries about what tomorrow's gonna bring because I know that everything God does is even better than my wildest dreams! James 4:13-15 –