God Loves People

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Jesus in Matthew 5:45 (KJV).

God loves even the ugly ones, the ones you hate and the “lesser than’s.”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus in Matt 5:3

“After this manner pray, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.” Matt 6:9

“King of Kings

and Lord of Lords, is Jesus,”

the young man stated. He wanted to impress on me where the Bible says you’re not to condemn a man for stealing in order to eat.  That’s a great start!

I’m reading this book “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning, Multnomah Books, 1990.  It’s dynamite about how stuck up we all are.  It’s based on Matthew 9:9-13, where Jesus is eating and having fellowship with so called sinners, you’ll look at people differently when you read it, too.

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 (NIV)

“People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving. Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house.” Proverbs 6:30-31 (NKJV)

The Lord Has Kept Me Alive

“And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.” Caleb says to Joshua 14:10 (NKJV)

No one will stand in your way when God has made a way. You are a son or daughter of He Who rules the universe! Amen. Though others meant evil toward you, God means to for good (Gen 50:20).

Psalm 41:2, “The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.”

 

On Fire For God

“But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.” Psalm 92:10 (NKJV).

“Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler.” Proverbs 6:5

“You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” Psalm 91:13

Lord Father, You refresh my soul, You give me strength and Holy Spirit fire.  To You, O Lord, I thank all day long.  Glory to You.  I will follow You and obey You, in Jesus’ Name.

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He’ll Find You

It doesn’t matter what religion you call yourself, when God finds you, you’ll never be the same.

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” Jesus says in John 15:16 (NKJV)

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” John 12:32

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.  All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Luke 10:21-22

 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:4-7

“I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.” Ps 119:176

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I Love Everything About YOU

Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.  For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” Psalm 33:3-5 (NKJV).

“But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Jesus teaches in Luke 12:31-32.

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11.

Dear Lord, we love You beyond words.  “I woke up today,” that’s enough reason to dwell with You, thank You, glorify You, and see Your work in everything around us.

***Thanks all you readers and writers!  You’re in my prayers as well, thanks for all the likes!

Friend, Farewell

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, destroy them.” Deuteronomy 33:27

“Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:13 (KJV)

They sang “Face to Face” at church the Sunday after I learned a friend passed away; they didn’t know, but God knew. How she cried for and served others!

Father God, You are our sweet consolation. Thou life doesn’t go like we planned and people leave, I know that we’ll see her again.  “Life or death I’m with the Lord!” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Jesus praying in John 17:3 (NKJV).

Loves His Own Soul – Boundaries

Proverbs 19:8,16, “He who gets wisdom loves his own soulhe who keeps understanding will find good.”

He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.”

God stresses our care of our souls because it’s the part of us that is eternal. When our bodies die, our soul goes either to Lord Jesus for eternal life or to eternal death sans God. We can choose.

Like the cold of snow in time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters.” Proverbs 25:13

Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord‘Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the seaby a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.” Jeremiah 5:22

“You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.” Psalm 104:9 (NIV)

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“Seek ME and You’ll Find ME”

Do you ever ask, ‘Where are You, LORD?,’ as I’ve done? Above, and in scripture, is His answer. God is the answer, He sees you and loves you. He’ll show you the truth.

Psalm 27:8 (NKJV), “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, LORD, I will seek.'”

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV), “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Deuteronomy 4:29, “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:7, 11 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

Let Jesus Be Your Role Model

“He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.” Proverbs 28:27 (NKJV)

“Give to everyone who asks of you.  And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.

“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” Jesus says in Luke 6:30-31.

“Then He brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will be no means enter it.’ And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16