Jesus is Enough

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

John 3:36

John 4:42, “Then they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.’ ”

Matthew 16:19 (NIV), “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

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You’re the One, Jesus, we can’t live without.  You are true, the Way, the Life, You tell us all things through Your Holy Spirit. Be first in our lives, let’s study Your word and commands, trust in You, walk in Your ways.

 

To All Peoples, Nations, and Languages

Daniel 6:25-27

Then King Darius wrote:

To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth:

Peace be multiplied to you.

I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.

For He is the living God,
And steadfast forever;
His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed,
And His dominion shall endure to the end.
He delivers and rescues,
And He works signs and wonders
In heaven and on earth,
Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions

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“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”                        Philippians 2:10-11

 

What’s Your Definition of Love?

…2 Young men jokingly confronted me on a sidewalk one night

  • God keeps no record of wrongs
  • God doesn’t rejoice in iniquity
  • But rejoices in the truth
  • God is patient
  • God is kind (1 Corinthians 13)

A friend sold his house and beloved orchard to buy a new home in a new state to begin his and his second wife’s new life.

Heard upon waking in my spirit last month: “To Make You Feel My Love” sung by Garth Brooks

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”                      1 John 4:18

 

Early Spring

Ask rain from the Lord
in the season of the spring rain,
from the Lord who makes the storm clouds,
and he will give them showers of rain,
to everyone the vegetation in the field.”              Zechariah 10:1 (ESV)

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Signs:

  • Seeing and hearing a Robin in December
  • Vegetable and flower seeds display in January
  • Groundhog day – February
  • TV announcer repeating stuff like: early spring – January
closeup photo of sprout
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When You Run

“When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:12

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God’? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:27-31

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The Two Doors Were of Olive Wood

; and he carved on them figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.”

1 Kings 6:32

Good Lord, Solomon tried to replicate Your dwelling place with beautiful carvings overlaid with gold, but it can’t match Your true glory. Your word says everything on earth is a copy of what’s in heaven. We lovingly wait to see You, dear God.

 

A True Christian

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself from the world.”  

James 1:27

I heard this description: If a child is found by a real Christian, the child will be fed and cared for, and handed back to his parents.

Dear Lord Jesus, help us to follow You, obey You, to hear Your voice, to have a close family relationship with You.  We will shine brighter and brighter, the worldly things will grow dim.

“You are the light of the world” Jesus in Matt 5:14