This blog post is both in written and video form. I am just getting use to doing video blog posts so not as comfortable at it as I could be. But as they say practice makes perfect! :) Enjoy! And be encouraged!
We need to be firmly rooted in Christ so we are ready for what ever comes our way.
In our selves we can never prepare or be ready for a tragedy. For instance nothing we could do would ever make us ready or prepare us to experience the loss a child. Nothing.
Only being firmly rooted in Christ can we do that. Being constant in God's Word. Having a close prayer life, ect... can prepare and equip us and keep us strong when our world falls apart and tragedies strike.
Yes, Christ is our solid rock, and in Him we can stand! But outside of Him we will surely fall.
In Him, and Him alone, we can weather the storms of life. Through Him, in Him, and because of Him ,whatever happens or comes our way in life, we are ready!!
As Psalms 112:7 -8 says, "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established. He shall not be afraid....
And what I love about those verses is what they say when you personalize them.
I shall not be afraid of evil tidings; my heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. My heart is established. I shall not be afraid....
Wow, that is powerful stuff isn't!!
I will close with the verses from Isaiah.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: Because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4.
And verses from Isaiah 43:1-7.
1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Beautiful, beautiful verses of God being with us and for us in the midst of our deep sorrows and troubles, and enabling us to keep strong and to keep going. Only in God!
In Him, Mae
Hi, Here is a video blog post!
It has been a while since I had posted anything here, and I decided this time to just do a video post. I found a new video editor to use to do this and I rather like it. I will surely be doing more of these!!
This is post is not on one certain subject, but rather an update on various things I have been up to lately.
Here is the message inside the tract.
So you have made the big step and you're now a child of God! Congratulations! You have a great new life ahead of you!
And whether you use the term: gave your heart to the Lord; accepted God as your personal saviour; gave your life to the Lord; or decided to follow Jesus, they all mean the same.
But what exactly does it mean and where do you go from here?
Being a child of God is being transformed and living a Christ like life. It is putting off of the old man and becoming a new creature in Christ. ( Ephesians 4: 22-25, 2 Cron. 5:17 ) It’s loving God, and keeping and obeying His commandments. ( John 14:15, 1 John 2:3-5) It is seeking first the kingdom of God. ( Matt. 6: 33) It’s denying the fleshing and living for Christ. ( Titus 2 : 12-14 ) It is letting your light shine, and sharing the gospel with others.( Matt. 5: 14-16, Matt 28: 19 -20 ) It is about being doers of the His Word, and not just hearers. ( James 1:22 -25 )
Getting in to God’s Word.
To live out your new life for Christ you will need get into God’s Word. Set aside a special time each day to read, pray, and put bible verses to memory. The time spend in God’s Word is very vital for your spiritual growth and strength. Also finding fellow believers to help support and encourage you in your new walk. It doesn’t have to be a church, just connect with fellow believers in your workplace, in your neighborhood, online, ect…
If the Bible is new to you, the New Testament is the best place to start reading. You could start with the first of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark Luke, and John. The gospel of John,as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John are excellent books for a new believer. They are very easy to read and understand.
We would love to hear from you.
If you’ve just gave your heart to the Lord and are a new believer we are very happy for you, and we would love to hear from you. As well as encourage and support you in your new walk. For more info and resources for christian living, or to contact us, visit our website: http://lightsforjesus.weebly.com/
And these verese are on the back of the tract.
( All verses are from KJV )
Ephesians 4:22-25 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
1 John 2: 3-5 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Titus 2:12 -14 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Matthew 5 :14 -16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 28: 19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
James 1: 22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae