Sorry i haven’t written in a few day. I been attending a lot of church activities more then you can imagine. Many of you don’t know much about me since i don’t talk too much about myself since these post are about God. But i would like to share a bit about me in this one. Currently i am recovery from a surgery on a hernia. So i am off work for about 2-3 month. During this time i decided to get more involved in church then normal.
The last few days i been feeling down. No particular reason. My temperament tend to make me feel down when i have a lot of time in my hand.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
Shortest verse in the bible but this shows us that even the perfect man Jesus our savior was sad. Jesus went through all the struggles we go through every day. He humble him self to die for our sins. (Philippians 2:_)
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
This verse is one we should all consider when feeling down or going through a struggle. Me having a Melancholy temperament leads me to look at this verse often. Its very motivating to know that Christ can strengthen us in the area we are most weak.
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Is it amazing how Jesus gives us Salvation and how he promises that no one can pluck us out of his hand. And this truth is much deeper than that. It is much deeper because not only does Jesus secure us in his hand, but also the Father does.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Wow that is just amazing. So no one can pluck us out of Jesus’ hand and neither the fathers😀 But i am not finished this truth goes further.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
That’s correct the Holy spirit creates a seal on our salvation. So the Son (Jesus) Has us in his hand, then the Father (God) has us in his hands as well. And if you still think that isn’t enough the Holy spirit has a seal on our salvation. Isn’t it just great that when God saves someone he isn’t willing to let them go. It’s just part of the Christian life.
If you never accepted Christ as savior or would like to know more feel free to comment to know more. I am sure someone is willing to share the plan of salvation with you.
Thank you for reading😀
It is a great pleasure to begin writing to you guys in daily devotionals. It is 10:50 pm where i am at and i just finished a long day. And tomorrow will be another long day considering i have a theology class i take weekly. I am just glad there is so much we can do for God. Today i went and helped out with the church Computer, since the Lord has blessed me with understanding to work on these devices. It was good i got to fellowship with my pastor and others that were helping repaint the church. It feels good even if you have limitations there is always a place for you in the body of Christ, the church.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
I just want to share a few verses on this first one.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16 (NKJV)
With an increasing emphasis on the occult evident in society, it is easy to forget that Satan’s most effective weapons are two ancient foes—doubt and discouragement. How many Christians have been spiritually defeated because they lost heart by the sabotage of these evil ambassadors? Too many fail to press on in their with Christ because they give in to the insistent demands of doubt and discouragement.
Although doubt and discouragement are strong enemies, in Ephesians 6:16 God has given you the means to resolve this problem. Firm, unwavering confidence in the Lord keeps the powers of darkness at bay. Satan is thwarted when the shield of faith is raised against him.
Doubt says, “I don’t think so.” Faith says, “God is able.”
Discouragement says, “It’s hopeless.” Faith says, “With God, all things are possible.”
You may be in a situation where you have almost given up. Your strength is failing; your outlook is grim. Take up the shield of faith. Put the matter squarely into the Lord’s hands and believe that He is in control. When Satan attacks, the shield of faith will rout him.