Thursday blessings 2 timothy 1 2

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! What We Have With Him!!!

2Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
2Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
2Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

There were no banks back in Paul’s day where you could deposit your money & keep it safe.
So what did you do with your wealth when you went on a journey?
Then again, if you were to die, who could you trust to be the executor of your
estate?
How could you be sure that your family would receive what was rightly
theirs?
The person you ask to take care of your possessions must be someone you
know very well, & in whom you trusted completely.
And that is what Paul is saying that Jesus is in this verse when he said, “I
know whom I have believed & I am convinced that He is able to keep that which I
have entrusted to Him until that day.”

“I KNOW HIM!”
Paul is not saying, “I know about Him as an historic figure,” or, “I know about Him as a name that appears in the books.”
But rather, “I know Him as my Savior, as my friend. I know Him as one who walks beside me & guides me. I know Jesus, & I know He is able to keep that which I have entrusted to Him.”
I am sure that as Paul wrote these words he must have thought back over his life
and of all the terrible things that he had done when he had persecuted the church
as he persecuted the Christians who were a part of that church. But then he
met Jesus on the road to Damascus and from that moment on his life was never the same again. Where once he had imprisoned Christians, now as a Christian he was in prison.
Sitting there in that prison cell in Rome, Paul must have remembered all the
horrible things that had happened to him – the suffering he had endured – the
times that he had been arrested & beaten – the times he had been left for dead –
the times he was hungry & cold & lonely. Yet, when compared to the joy that was his because of his friendship with Christ it was worth it all. So he writes, “I know Jesus Christ & I want you to know Him, too!”
You see, the greatest news is not that Paul knows Christ – or that John knows
Christ – or that Peter knows Christ – but that we can know Jesus Christ, too.
That is the greatest news of all. When we know him as Lord and Savior not just his name; we have so much. We Hve salvation, a home in Heaven, the Protection of Jesus Christ, God, he who can do all things.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

“I KNOW THAT HE IS ABLE”
The 2nd thing we see in this text is the power of Christ….I know that He is able.”
Those are great words. “Christ is able.” Think of the might of Christ and think of all of the things which Almighty God can do.
He is able to create…. John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
He created this world and this universe and everything in it. He created it out of nothing.
Man has built magnificent cities, but we have built everything out of existing
materials, and one day everything we have built will return to dust.
But the greatest news is not that God is able to create, but that He is able to recreate us.
He created man, but what God created, Satan sought to destroy. Satan tempted man, and man gave in to that temptation and sinned – separating himself from God. So God sent Jesus, and Jesus is able to recreate us – to cleanse us from all sin & bring us back to
God. He is able!

“TO KEEP THAT WHICH I HAVE ENTRUSTED TO HIM”

Paul goes on to say, “I know that He is able to keep that which I have entrusted
to Him.” What had Paul entrusted to Christ?
Obviously, he had entrusted his life. He had committed his body and his soul completely to Jesus.
The Bible teaches us that our eternal spirit is worth more than anything else in
all the world – more than silver or gold or anything else.
It is the most valuable possession we have, and Paul says, “I have entrusted that valuable
possession to Jesus, and He is able to keep it safe & sound & to protect it from
all the temptations of the world and to keep it all the way through eternity.”
He is also able to keep track of all that we have done.
Remember when Mary came to Jesus & broke the alabaster vial & anointed Jesus with that expensive ointment? Remember how upset Judas was? He said, “What a waste. This should have been sold & the money used to buy food for the poor. But this woman wasted it all.”
But Jesus didn’t think it was wasted. In fact, he commended her for what she had
done. He said, “You have prepared me for my burial.” Then He said something very important, “This will be a memorial to her for all time.”
God is keeping record, and every good thing that we do for someone else every time we were the good Samaritan and cared for our brother along the way – everytime we took a cup of cold water to someone who was thirsty every time we clothed the naked and fed the hungry – every time we witnessed to the lost and brought them to Christ – and every time someone has done something nice for us…somewhere, somehow, God is keeping record, and He will never, ever forget the good things that we have done for Him.Just keep in mind them nice things will not get us to heaven.
Psalm 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

“UNTIL THAT DAY”
Paul said, “I know whom I have believed, & I am convinced that He is able to
keep that which I have entrusted to Him until that day.”
Paul is obviously referring to that day when all of the people of the world will stand before the judgment throne of God. He is referring to that time when the sheep will be separated from the goats, and some will pass to the left and some will pass to the right.
Are you ready for that day?
Have you called upon Jesus to save you? Have you asked for forgiveness and salvation? All the good things he is keeping track of will not get you into heaven.
John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS
’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Move Forward!!!

Wednesday philippians 4 19

 

Good Morning!!! Have A Wonderful Day!!! Move Forward
It Is Difficult To Be Held Back; Sometimes when we want to move forward and someone prevents that move it hurts. A promotion at work and the Boss gives it to someone else and we know we are better for the job. As a teenager when our Parents say no license yet and we know we are the best driver out there. The Israelites took a eleven day journey from Egypt to the Promised Land and it turned it into a 40 years in the desert. They had been held back and detained by God Himself. But one day, God said you have stayed long enough at this mountain. It is time to move out and move forward. What happens is sometimes we stay in a place long enough we get in a rut and don’t want to move forward, we choose to stay in the rut.

It would have been so easy for the Israelites to say, “We haven’t made it into the Promised Land these past 40 years so why try now.” In fact, they found a place they could be comfortable near Mount Horeb and so it would be easy to settle in and stay and not move forward. Isn’t that interesting how we can find ourselves comfortable even in our failures?
The Lord never tells us to stay comfortable in our ruts, he never wants us to sit and do nothing, there is no way we can please the Lord by doing nothing. Sometimes our circumstances don’t let us do much, well then we need to find ways , be creative in them ways, pray, send cards, write notes to the brethren encouraging those house bound. There is never enough prayers being said for the brethren the Preachers, the lost, the sick, the children. If your stuck somewhere in circumstances pray.

So often we all have excuses why we cannot go just right now. Remember the parable of the banquet feast. One could not go because he bought a field and had to go see it; another bought five oxen and had to try them out; and a third said I just got married and cannot go.

Sometimes we miss what the Lord wants for us because when God calls we are not ready. During many an invitation, God will tell you to come to the altar and pray and you are just simply not ready.

When was the last time you were not ready when the Lord called? How often have you been at the check out line and the Lord said give this cashier a tract, and you thought “I just want to get out of this store? How many times have you been talking to a complete stranger and the Holy Spirit put it on your heart to mention Jesus and you thought I don’t want to cause a problem? How often have you been at the Doctor and there sitting next to you is a table filled with advice magazines about get rid of stress and the Holy Spirit says leave the correct way put a tract there and we don’t bother?

Don’t allow yourself to be held back. Time is very short get up and I know first hand when we are in a rut, when we are down and depressed it is not easy. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit, we need to obey the Lord. If we truly can’t get up then pray where you are. Write notes of encouragement. Keep a journal. Call upon a friend pray together. No matter what move forward!!!
Deuteronomy 1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
Deuteronomy 1:2 (There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
Deuteronomy 1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
Deuteronomy 1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
Deuteronomy 1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
Deuteronomy 1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
Deuteronomy 1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
Deuteronomy 1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

 

GIVE ALL OF YOUR BEST TO THE MASTER
⦁ Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardor
Into the battle for truth.
Jesus has set the example,
Dauntless was He, young and brave;
Give Him your loyal devotion;
Give Him the best that you have.
Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Clad in salvation’s full armor,
Join in the battle for truth.
Give of your best to the Master;
Give Him first place in your heart;
Give Him first place in your service;
Consecrate every part.
Give, and to you will be given;
God His beloved Son gave;
Gratefully seeking to serve Him,
Give Him the best that you have.
Give of your best to the Master;
Naught else is worthy His love;
He gave Himself for your ransom,
Gave up His glory above.
Laid down His life without murmur,
You from sin’s ruin to save;
Give Him your heart’s adoration;
Give Him the best that you have.

READY
Ready to suffer grief or pain,
Ready to stand the test,
Ready to stay at home and send
Others if He sees best.
Ready to go, ready to stay,
Ready my place to fill,
Ready for service, lowly or great,
Ready to do His will.
Ready to go, ready to bear,
Ready to watch and pray,
Ready to stand aside and give,
Till He shall clear the way.
Ready to speak, ready to think,
Ready with heart and brain,
Ready to stand where He sees fit,
Ready to bear the strain.
Ready to speak, ready to warn,
Ready o’er souls to yearn,
Ready in life, ready in death,
Ready for His return.

 

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

God Gives Us Strength!!!

Tuesday 2 tim

 

Good Morning~~~Have A Wonderful Tuesday~~~Storms In Life

There Are Blessings In The Storms Of Life; In Matthew 14 we see the Lord has sent the Disciples to get in the boat and make their way across the Sea of Galilee. They are trapped in a fierce storm (like us here in WNY). These men are in the will of the Lord and yet, we see them struggling against the storm. Try as they might, however, it appears that they are unable to make any headway. No matter how hard they try they make no head way just stranded with the wind in their faces the pounding waves rocking them, and they are probably white-knuckled.

Have you ever found yourself in that place? Have you ever found yourself stuck in one of life’s storms, and no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, it seems that you cannot make any headway? Well, we all have times like that! It may seem to you like the storm will never end and that there is no possible good that can come from what you are facing. It feels as if the Lord has left you, and nobody is willing to give you any help. Well in the word of our Precious Lord there is some wonderful, and blessed news for us. While the storms of life are never pleasant, they do give us the children of the Mighty God certain benefits in our lives that we would do well to realize, and Praise the Lord for.

When Jesus came walking to them on the water what did he say to them? What reassurance did he give?
⦁ A message of peace he gives us peace in the midst of storms. Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” We do not get peace anyway like we do through our Precious Lord.
⦁ Our Lord is Powerful more than any storm, he can calm the raging sea. Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
⦁ Potential- Jesus is in control and if we are his nothing can happen to us without his knowledge. Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Sometimes, it is difficult to see the blessings from the storm. It may be for us to truly see what is important to us and what is not. It may be a wake up call on what we need to rid our life of. It may be a reminder of how fast things can change, or spin out of control. After the storm our vision can be so much better. Our walk with the Lord may be much improved. If your in a storm ask the Lord WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU LORD FROM THIS STORM?

Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Mark 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
Mark 6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
Mark 6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
Mat 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
Mat 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Mat 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Mat 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Mat 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Mat 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Mat 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Mat 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Mat 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Mat 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Mat 14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
Mat 14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
Mat 14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

A SHELTER TIME IN THE STORM
The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We’ll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

A Promise and A Prayer!!!

Monday be obedient to his word

 

Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! A Precious Promise & Prayer!!!
A PRECIOUS PROMISE;
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

When we truly put our trust and life in the Lord’s hands how things work much smoother. He tells us often to trust him, and yet we still try to do things our way. What is even worse is when we ask the Lord for something and we feel like we have waited long enough so we try to make it work ourselves, that is never a good idea. It needs to be God’s timing, His will, and His way.
1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Psalm 33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

I could write so many more verses about the Lord asking us to Trust and Wait upon him I believe I am not wrong by saying it is very important to him that we TRUST and WAIT upon him.
A PRECIOUS PRAYER;
Numbers 12:10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
Numbers 12:11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
Numbers 12:12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.
Numbers 12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
Numbers 12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

In this part of Scripture we see Miriam (Moses sister) had become leprous. Moses crys out to God for his sister to be healed. God because of his great love for Moses does heal Miriam, God said let her be shut out of camp seven days and then she should be let back in. Our Heavenly Father is so wonderful to all who believe, and love him. He is better than any of us deserve.
Give Thanks unto the Lord daily.

LOVE LIFTED ME
I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling
In His blessèd presence live, ever His praises sing,
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
Faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves,
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

 

 

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

A Promise and A Prayer!!!

Sunday blessings star

 

Good Morning~~~Have A Wonderful Sunday~~~A Promise and Prayer

A PRECIOUS PROMISE;
1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

We read here in this promise from 1Corinthians the Lord promises he will not let us be tempted beyond our ability to control. He also promises us a way to escape. So when we say “I couldn’t help myself” we are lying. Often times we have to make it happen for two reasons, the Lord makes a way to escape, and we can see a way out, we are choosing to fall into the sin we are being tempted by. Please before choosing that sin over the Lord think is that sin more important than your testimony, and even more important is it more important than the Lord?

A PRECIOUS PRAYER;
Jeremiah 14:20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
Jeremiah 14:21 Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

We see in scripture Jeremiah praying for help for Judah. As we see Prayer has always been a very important thing, and yet so often forgotten so often. We also need to remember Prayer needs to be done daily not just when we are up against the wall and a last resort. We need to talk to the Father Daily, not just a nightly prayer. Lets take a look at our prayer life!!!!!

 

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

LOYALTY TO CHRIST
From over hill and plain there comes the signal strain,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Its music rolls along, the hills take up the song,
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to Christ.
“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander, “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Through loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.
O hear, ye brave, the sound that moves the earth around,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Arise to dare and do, ring out the watchword true,
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to Christ.
Come, join our loyal throng, we’ll rout the giant wrong,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Where Satan’s banners float we’ll send the bugle note,
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to Christ.
The strength of youth we lay at Jesus’ feet today,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
His Gospel we’ll proclaim, throughout the world’s domain,
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to Christ.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

Do What He Asks No Grumbling!!!

Saturday beautiful day

 

Good Morning+++++++Have A Wonderful Day++++++Serve With Gladness

Do You Grumble when Serving the Lord or do You Have Joy; I am not a musician but when an instrument is out of tune I can tell. An out of tune instrument is not enjoyable at all to listen too. Sometimes when we the Lord’s children are serving him we sound like an out of tune piano. We sound sour, like we have respiratory infection. Just as a piano out of tune the longer we are out of tune the longer it takes to get that right sound back.
Just like we wouldn’t want to go to a concert where all the instruments are out of tune, nobody is going to want to hear what we have to say about the Lord if we need a “Tune Up”. If you know someone who is miserable, moody, sour all the time how often do we go out of our way to sit and talk with them? Usually we do what we can to avoid them. Worse than this how do you suppose our Lord feels when we get up and our first attitude is “Lord I will serve you with a smile today but I am not feeling it”. The other question is what does the Lord think of the Christian who walks around thinking “I have to give because the Lord said so” or “I have to be a good example because the Lord says so”.

We need to WANT to serve the Lord daily, regardless of illness, situation, happy/ sad mood. When we are serving our Precious Lord we need to let people see its not a job, a chore, a burden. We need to do it willing, joyful, and in tune. There are some times things make it tough in life, but this shouldn’t be the norm. Keep in mind in many cases you will be the only Bible the lost will see, read, enjoy, and its important for you to be in tune, ready, knowing how to respond as your being watched by the lost world it may be lost family, friends, neighbors. Why would a lost individual want a life that’s out of tune and sour? Its our job to show the true Jesus and I thank him that when I go before him he doesn’t respond “not today Cheryl I am not feeling it”. What can you do to tune up your self for your daily walk, and witness?

Psalm 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
Psalm 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Psalm 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
Psalm 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
Psalm 119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
Psalm 119:57 CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Psalm 119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
2Corinthians 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
2Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
2Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
2Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
2Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
2Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
2Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

1Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
1Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
1Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
1Peter 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
1Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

OH JESUS I HAVE PROMISED
O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway if thou wilt be my guide.
O let me feel thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me, around me and within; but Jesus,
draw thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.
O let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, thou guardian of my soul.
O Jesus, thou hast promised to all who follow thee that
where thou art in glory there shall thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

 

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

Promise and Prayer!!!

Friday John 14 18

 

Have A Wonderful And Blessed Friday!!! A Promise And A Prayer!!!

A Precious Promise;
Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
2Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Love & Prayers

His promises to us his children are so many, so wonderful, and he keeps everyone. He is not like us, he keeps his every word, his word never goes void. His word is perfect, and holy, never empty. We all deserve hell, and yet after salvation in his eyes we are no longer that filth, that undeserving of nothing. Praise his name daily, sing hymns unto him daily. Put him above all else EVERYDAY

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

 

A Precious Prayer;
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
John 12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

This prayer was from Jesus to the Father for Jesus. He was asking for his name to be glorified. Jesus is saying: and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. He came to go to the cross, to spill his precious blood and pay our sin debt in full. In verse 28 the answer comes back: saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. If we look ahead in verse 30 Jesus is telling the disciples the voice came to say not because of Jesus but for them, for sinners, for all of us.

 

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish stood.
Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.
Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.
But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

Love and Prayers
Cheryl