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)

 

 

Receive Sight

“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:47

“So Jesus answered and said to him, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ The blind man said to Him, ‘Raboni, that I may receive my sight.'”

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘God your way; your faith has made you well,’ And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.”                             

Mark 10:51-52

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”   Joel 2:28

“And Jesus said, ‘For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.'”

“Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, ‘Are we blind also?'”                                                   John 9:39-40

Dear Lord Jesus, have mercy on us and give us spiritual sight, in Your Holy name. Amen

 

Humble Pie

“Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

As soon as I say “I’m humble,” I bumble.

Oswald Chambers, November 24th, My Utmost for His Highest:

 “Well, I suppose I was expecting too much.” That sounds humble to say, but it means that your reliance on God is gone, and you are now relying on worldly opinion. The danger comes when, no longer relying on God, you neglect to focus your eyes on Him. Only when God brings you to a sudden stop will you realize that you have been the loser. Whenever there is a spiritual drain in your life, correct it immediately. Realize that something has been coming between you and God, and change or remove it at once.

But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.”

Jesus in Luke 14:10

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Lone Seagull

Flying alone, miles and miles from any ocean. Is he lost?  Beautiful, white and lovely, doing what God created him for.

Hebrews 11:8, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:8 (KJV)

Bumper sticker: “Not all who wander are lost”

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“No One Will Bother You”

“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.” Psalm 34:7

When this young man, Michael, said the above, defending me from a cursing and drinking man, I proclaimed, “You are someone’s son!” And, “You’re like the archangel.”

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”  Hebrews 13:2 (NKJV)

Jude 1:9, (KJV), “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”

 

 

Stand Up For Jesus

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Jesus in John 3:16

Jesus Christ the only son of God, Praise You, Lord Jesus for all You’ve done for us, who are Your children, Your friends.  “It is finished,” You said.  Forever & ever Your work is complete, and You are seated on the throne in Heaven next to the Father.  Amen.

We are hurting for You, Lord, when people use Your name in vain and ignore who You are.

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 (KJV)

 

God, You did Something New Again!

Birds seemingly flying backwards, watching on a train. Beauty new everyday! Glory to You, Creator, Father God!

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”

Habakkuk 2:14 (NIV)

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  23 They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

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