Hey everyone! I am back praise God! Did you miss me? It’s good to be back doing the things I love, which is blogging and spreading the gospel through the internet. I get such a joy spreading the good news about Jesus. It is good news you know, not bad. The world may try to make it seem bad but it is not bad at all. It is actually good and very good at that. Anything that saves us from a life of torment, misery and pain is good. There may be some people out there who say this is not true. There may be some people who say there life is very good and you know looking from the outside it may look very good. They may live in a big fancy home with a brand new mercedes in their driveway. But how many of us know that looks can be deceiving. GOD sees the material things but HE also sees behind closed doors. GOD sees and knows everything about us. HE sees the false facade that people put on in public. Laughing on the outside but truly miserable on the inside. Only God can give us that true joy that bubbles up inside and comes out in loud boisterous laughter. What the Lord has given us the world can’t take it away. The world does not understand. The world does not get it. The world says, huh? GOD (Yahweh) gives us joy, unspeakable joy and this is the most wonderful feeling in the world. People do not have to pretend to be something they are not. We are free to be who GOD made us and do this unashamedly. I am not ashamed of my GOD and HE is not ashamed of me. I need Jesus. I depend on Him for everything like a sheep depends on the shepherd. He leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm 23:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Who wouldn’t serve a God like this? God is good and his mercy endureth forever. Oh give thanks unto the Lord for His great mercy (Psalm 136). We were all a wretch undone, miserable and unhappy but God had mercy on us. He had compassion on us when others would have simply given up and be done with us. GOD cares for us. GOD loves us. Nobody loves you the way Jesus loves you. He knows everything about you but still loves you. HE loves you too much to let you live a life that HE knows will end in tragedy. Separate from GOD, there is no life. GOD (Yahweh) gives meaning and purpose to your life.
When things get turbulent in your life, GOD (Yahweh) will bring calmness.
Mark 4:38-40 King James Version (KJV)
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Where is your faith Christians? Christians belong to God and God belongs to us. Anything we ask according to His will we shall receive.
1 John 5:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
This is the key point we must ask according to His will; not our own. Our prayers should not be centered on material things. GOD knows what we have need of even before we ask. He knows us better than we know our ourselves. Believe it or not some of the things we pray and ask GOD we truly do not need but we keep asking for it. In our minds we believe this is right but it is not what GOD has in mind for us. Our prayer for ourselves should be, “LORD let me become what you would have me to become”. You would be amazed at the things that start coming in your life if you prayed this prayer. Ask God to let you know who is for you and who is against you. Ask HIM who you should let in your life and who should show the door. There may be people in your life right now who are detrimental to the plan GOD has for you. Ask GOD to reveal who these people are and put them far from you. Let only those who share your goals and aspirations close to you. Let nothing or no one interfere with the plan GOD has for your life. Ask God to remove manipulative people from your life. Ask GOD to remove people who only want to tempt you to leave JESUS and join the world. These people are not for you. We do not even think the same as these people. Christian people have different priorities than worldly people. A Christian’s goal is to live a life pleasing to GOD. Worldly people live a life pleasing to themselves. They could care less about what GOD wants or desires. Worldly people only care about things in this life; not the life to come after death. Many believe that when you die; that is it but that is just the beginning. Many will tell you there is no GOD but we know that is a lie from the pit of Hell. Yes there is GOD! HE has an anointed Son named Jesus Christ whom HE sent in the flesh to the earth to defeat our enemy Satan. After the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, He ascended back into heaven and God sent us the Holy Spirit to comfort, lead, guide and teach us all things.
John 14:26 American Standard Version (ASV)
26 But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.
Those who are of GOD know the truth. Continue to know the truth. Do not be lead astray by religious leaders that water down the gospel. Demand the truth. Jesus is the truth and all that He stands for. The flock of GOD deserve nothing less. The truth, Jesus, is what heals us and sets us free. GOD’s way, Jesus Christ; GOD’s anointed Son, leads to life while the world’s way, Satan, leads to death. GOD’s way is much better. Not to say you will not have your moments but GOD will see you through every time. You are never alone as long as you have God in your life. Amen!!!!!