The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. -John Vance Cheney

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Forgiveness heals

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.

When you lug around resentment, hatred and bitterness into every relationship including your relationship with Jesus, you suffer greatly. There is no true peace in your life.  You may not understand the importance of finding healing for the mind, body and soul through forgiveness since forgiveness may bring old hurts to the surface.

Forgive the person who hurt you.
Matthew 18 verses 21-22Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

Forgive yourself.
Psalm 32:1
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Establish a relationship with God, not forgiving people distances you from God and there is no peace for an unforgiving person.
John 14 verse 2727 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Substituting human wisdom for God’s wisdom

It is disastrous for even the wisest of people to substitute human wisdom for God’s wisdom, and to attempt to live by human understanding alone.

1 Corinthians Chapter 2 verses 8-12:

8 None of the rulers of this world understood God’s wisdom. If they had, they would not have nailed the Lord of glory to the cross.

9 It is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has known what God has prepared for those who love him.” (Isaiah 64:4)

10 But God has shown it to us through his Spirit. The Spirit understands all things. He understands even the deep things of God.

11 Who can know the thoughts of another person? Only a person’s own spirit can know them. In the same way, only the Spirit of God knows God’s thoughts.

12 We have not received the spirit of the world. We have received the Spirit who is from God. The Spirit helps us understand what God has freely given us.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

There is a right time for everything

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 verses 2-8 teaches us there are seasons for everything on earth and a season for all endeavors under the heavens. The bible states there is time for everything and everyone will go through the seasons of life.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven

2 A time to be born;

A time to die;

A time to plant;

A time to harvest;

3 A time to kill;

A time to heal;

A time to destroy;

A time to rebuild;

4 A time to cry;

A time to laugh;

A time to grieve;

A time to dance;

5 A time for scattering stones;

A time for gathering stones;

A time to hug;

A time not to hug;

6 A time to find;

A time to lose;

A time for keeping;

A time for throwing away;

7 A time to tear;

A time to repair;

A time to be quiet;

A time to speak up;

8 A time for loving;

A time for hating;

A time for war;

A time for peace.

Friday, March 14, 2014

God is a farmer

Photo by Ed Yourdon Flickr
God has planted the seed of faith but it is up to us to water and grow that seed. One way to make sure you have a strong harvest of faith is to start your seed by believing and saying yes to Jesus. God did not put you on this earth to be in misery and pain with no one to release your burdens. 
If your will has said no to Jesus you also said no to his love and grace. It’s your plan over Gods plan. Your way over Gods way. Your will over Gods will. Each seed contains a tiny plant waiting for the right conditions to start to grow. God's Word is the seed that grows faith; grow your seed with the bible.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Jesus is a Good Shepherd

John Chapter 10 verses 7-18

7 So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

13 He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,

15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.

18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”