Religion

You are not alone


God’s love toward us does not insulate us from trials. But it sure will see us through difficult times. Even the rebellious and unruly Israelite were allowed to enter the Promised Lands.

Deuteronomy 31:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”Deuteronomy 31:8 King James Version (KJV)
And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.


What about the little things?


The little insignificant things are important to God

It has been quite a while since I have dedicated my life to Jesus Christ. But I have to confess; I do get complacent every now and again. Complacency is the work of the enemy. It prevents you from doing the little things that could make a world of difference in someone else’s life. For example, the pair of jeans and the old computer which you have discarded and placed in your basement or attic could be of use to some poor child somewhere.
So, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, avoid becoming complacent. Be watchful always.


31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25:31-46 KJV Bible Gateway

Redeemed to serve


Quite often Christians seem to forget that we did not earn the salvation we boast about so frequently. Merely turning our backs on the world and embraced Christ was not enough to earn salvation. The Bible says,

“It is God who saved us and chose us for his holy work not because we deserved it but because that was his plan long before the world began—to show his love and kindness to us through Christ.”

2 Timothy 1:9 TLB Bible Gateway

God saved you so you could serve him. And when you serve God, you will find it necessary to be of service to others, so that they too will wise up and change course.

We should not forget that everybody started at the same place–born in sin and shaped in iniquity. But that’s not all. Here is what Paul wrote:


“Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.
4But—“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”

Titus 3:3-4 NLT Bible Gateway

Who is God?


It seems to me that most of us do not have a clear picture of who the God we worship is. If you asked ten Christians who God is, you are likely to get ten different answers. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that we all have debatable notions of who God is.

But, if the patriarch and former Shepherd, David were still here he would paint a clearer picture of who God is. Here is how David described God:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Bible Gateway King James Version (KJV)