God Is Speaking

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”   

Isaiah 30:21

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  Jesus in John 10:27

“She is yours to love.  Take her.” God told Joshua Zhong about adopting a Chinese girl, in Linda Droeger’s Bound by Love.

 

Worship the King

“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah”

Psalm 24:7-10

I’m not gonna worship money, I’m gonna worship You, my God and King!

“You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.”

Psalm 44:4 (NIV)

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace to you!’ 27 Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”                                          John 20:26-28

 

 

Let Jesus In

…the Pastor preached.

“Behold, I send My messenger, 

and He will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight.

Behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts.”

Malachi 3:1

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost, August 9th:

“Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost,” the “Bethlehem” of the Son of God.

(1 Corinthians 6:19)

sacred heart of jesus painting with brown frame
Photo by Franck Denis on Pexels.com

 

Expect A Miracle

Proverbs 23

Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
18 For surely there is a hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.”  verses 17-18

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.” verse 23

Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ ” Luke 3:5-6 (Isaiah 40:4 and 52:10)

And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.’ ”     Luke 1:35-37

John 5

In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.” verses 3-4

Jesus said to him, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk.’ And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.  And that day was the Sabbath.”  verses 8-9

Painting By Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

the-miracle-of-the-pool-of-bethesda-giovanni-domenico-tiepolo

 

Everything is God’s

“The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”  Psalm 24:1

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”  Proverbs 3:27

“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”  1 Chronicles 29:13-14, David’s prayer

Lord Father, we give thanks to You, for providing our homes, businesses and paychecks in Jesus’ name.

grey metal case of hundred dollar bills
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Like the First Time I Ever Saw the Sunrise

Your beauty amazes me, Lord God. Looking at Your creation; everyday is new. Praise You, Lord Father!

“And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.”                               King David in 2 Samuel 23:4

man sitting on edge facing sunset
Photo by Abhiram Prakash on Pexels.com

Mr. Nice Guy…

…goes to hell.

A good pastor friend told me once I had to learn confrontation.  It was so biblical and he was right.

“More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Jesus in Luke 11:28

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”              Paul in Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

It makes me feel bad for the Pastor who wanted to be well liked and never corrected anyone. The congregation suffered from devil worship and alcoholism.

“Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.”            James 3:1 (NLT)