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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Salvation Prayer

Dear God

 I know that I was born into this world a sinner. The Bible says

that I am dead in my sins. 

Ephesians 2:5

New King James Version (NKJV)
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

I am tired of trying to do this on my own.

I can't do it. I need LIFE. I know you sent Jesus to save anyone who

calls upon His name, and today, that's me.

I ask you to save me Lord and seal me with Your Holy Spirit.

Teach me Your ways and help me to follow You all of my days.

I place my life in Your hands.

Take my life and do something with it. Thank you Jesus!

[If you prayed this prayer from your heart, WELCOME to the family of God! What just happened to you is John chapter 3. I recommend you begin reading the New Testament book of John. Read the Word every day. It will help you to know your new Lord & Savior.]

Now find a church that teaches the Bible. Pray and ask God to show you where you should attend. He will let you know. Blessings on your life!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Our Father God refers to Himself as the great "I Am."
Have you ever wondered why? At first glance, it may seem like a
strange title. I Am what or who?

I really believe that He gave Himself that "name" because He IS for you
what you need Him to be, in every moment of every day. Isn't that an
awesome thought? He loves us so much that He is willing to BE whatever
we need. He is in the NOW. If you can't call Him Daddy, because you
haven't given yourself to Him yet, do it today. He is waiting for you.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

For those of us who are born-again, God is our heavenly Father.
This speaks of relationship. We are in relationship with a living God,
not a set of rules.

I love God and I know He loves me.
This makes it easy to willingly follow Him.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Are you looking for more grace and peace today?

According to 2 Peter, grace and peace come by way of 'knowledge.' Not just any knowledge, but the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. God is so good that He allows us to be partakers (to possess or share a certain nature or attribute) with Him, of the divine nature. His Holy Spirit teaches us about God and about the nature of God.  He is truly a God of grace and peace...the more we learn about Him ~ the more we know this.

  To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue... 2 Pet. 1b-3  (read on and you will be blessed)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Son produces the fruit.

David had been reading Deuteronomy, and while he was there, he came across this verse:

Deuteronomy 33:14

King James Version (KJV)
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,

It reveals to us that just as the "sun" brings forth the natural fruit on a tree, in the spiritual realm, it's the "Son" that brings forth the fruit in our lives. We don't have to try and manufacture "fruit." Fruit is brought about naturally by the "light" that it receives. In the spiritual realm, Jesus is the light of the world! And in His light, we WILL produce the fruits of righteousness! No worry.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The law was "given," but grace and truth "came." The actual Scripture is this:

John 1:17

New King James Version (NKJV)
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

The law is centered around "commandments." Grace is centered on "kindness." God revealed His kindness toward us by sending us His Son, to die in our place and then be raised so we could have newness of life! What a Savior!

More of God

So often, in churches we attended in the past, we would hear people pray 'God we just need more of you!' or hear "worship" songs with lyrics that cried out for "more of You" (God).
We don't need more of God. We have ALL of Him when we are born again. He lives in us and we live in Him. The following is an excerpt taken from "Grace, the Power of the Gospel," by Andrew Wommack.

The key to the Christian life is the renewing of the mind. When you were born again, your spirit changed - but your natural mind didn't. It remained unrenewed. You don't need more of God in your heart. You already have all of God there. Everything you need is already in your born-again spirit - the life of God, the faith of God, the joy of God, the peace of God, the anointing of God, and everything else that's of God - but it's only going to manifest itself in your life to the degree you renew your mind.

God tells us, according to Romans 12:1-2, that the way of transformation is by the renewing of our minds. Blessings!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Grace stops singing about

what we have to do and stops

reading about what we have to do

to impress God and starts singing to

Him, and thanking Him for His love.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

This is David and I on our 21st wedding anniversary.
Marriage is wonderful with God in the center!

God loves you.
Yes, I know it sounds trite, but it bears repeating. Sometimes we hear something many times over, but we don't actually let it get down into our hearts. Or, sometimes all that we allow to get down into our hearts is the negative stuff; bad names people have called us, negative things that have happened to us, etc. All of us have walls or barriers that we erect to protect ourselves. The problem with that is that we also "protect" ourselves from receiving God's love.

That very phrase, "God loves you," came alive in my heart one day as Pat Robertson spoke those words to me through the television, while watching The 700 Club. It was as if God himself was speaking it to me. That was "the day" that I gave my heart to Jesus. That was "the day" that salvation made sense to me. I realized that I couldn't be in charge of my life. I was not capable. And I knew it at that moment. That was the best moment of my life. I had to reach the "end" of myself before I could find my Savior. Thank you Jesus for being patient with me.

If you are reading this and you don't have a relationship with Jesus, don't wait any longer. Do it today. He loves YOU.