Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Shared from: Hope for today: Be strong and courageous
IB use one of my favorite words here…immersed. We ought to always be immersed in Jesus, in God’s Word, and each other. No matter what happens, it will pass. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.
I sometime joke that forgetfulness is the foundation for a happy marriage. It’s a bit funny, I can forget why I walked into a room sometimes, but I can remember every word that was said in 1987 at 4:33, what you were wearing, what we had to eat, and of course, why exactly you were totally wrong.
Some of us have memories like a dinosaur and some of us don’t. I once tried to remind my husband about something he said four years ago while camping and he just looked at me blankly. Not only had he forgotten, he was actually convinced we’d never even gone camping there. We had, I have the pictures……..Read the rest of the post here: This Too Shall Pass
Most readers know I love to grill. Here is one of my favorite blogs that offers some neat grilling and travel writings. Go meet Parker Ozgood at Capturing Minnesota. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!
So recently purchased a Unii 3 Wood Fire Pizza oven! This thing is awesome. So powerful for it’s size! It’s taking some learning and some trial and error, but I’m getting the hang of it better and better every time I use it! There is going to be some “oopses” when you cook pizza at 900 degrees! I will post about it when I get better. But for this post, I wanted to try something different. We decided to give Ribeyes a try. Heres what we did.…read the rest of the post here: Unii 3 Wood Fire Pizza Oven Ribeye Steaks
Like it or not, we all pass down SOME legacy to the following generations. What are WE passing down? Great thought here from Pat at Beholding Him Ministries. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.
Exodus 2:11 11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.I
20 “At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for by his family. 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.
23 “When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites.24 He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. 26 The next day Moses came upon two Israelites who were fighting. He tried to reconcile them by saying, ‘Men, you are brothers; why do you want to hurt each other?’
27 “But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? 28 Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’ 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
The above Scriptures tells us about Moses’ life after being found by Pharaoh’s daughter. It reveals the beauty of the Old Testament and New Testament Scripture working together to reveal Truth. The best commentary on the Bible is the Bible. So let’s see what we know about Moses’ life: Read the rest of the post here: The legacy of faith
I think the title says it all in this great post from Michael. We may do good works, but it is not us, but the power of the Holy Spirit that produces them. Comment closed here; blessings and enjoy.
Goodness and good works are acts designed specifically to benefit others, which are characteristic of God. I can be good because God is good. And He is in a good mood. Good works are not a “bad thing”. They won’t save me but that isn’t the point.
Jesus requires and enables me to do good, although such is contrary to my human nature. Salvation does not depend on good works, but leads to them. I am called to be like God, as a child of God. I am a new creation, not subject to my old self that missed God’s goal for my life.
Read the rest of the post here: Goodness – Good Works are a Characteristic of God
I enjoy reading bro Tim’s daily writings over at Shiloah Baptist Church, and I think you will too. Comments close here; blessings and enjoy.
Reading in Ezra chapters 1 – 3 for today, the very first verse gives us the above title…
“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying…” Ezra 1:1 (KJB)
Cyrus is named in the Bible before he is ever born (Isaiah 44:28; 45:1); at least 100 years before the name is ever given to that new born baby that would be king of Persia, and allow the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem, and to build the temple.
Jeremiah’s prophecy said they would be in captivity to Babylon for seventy years then they would return (Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10). God fulfills every word He speaks. He leaves nothing undone which He has said.
As with Cyrus letting the children of Israel to return to Jerusalem and their land; so it is today with His Son Jesus. Every word Jesus spoke are the words of His Father and our Father through faith in Him, and His finished work on the cross.
One of the things we can see in the verse above is that it was the LORD [Jehovah YHWH] who stirred up the spirit of Cyrus. It is the LORD who turns the hearts of kings to do what is right for the purposes of fulfilling His word (Proverbs 21:1).
Read the rest of the post here: The Word of G0D Fulfilled — Shiloah Baptist Church
It’s poetry time! Another great one here from Deborah Ann. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.
A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.
A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.
Read the rest here: A Victorious Life ~
Another great collection of Bible Verses from Heather at Room to Breathe. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!
Read the rest of the post here: Bible Verses About Praying for Children
I know many out there are not currently in a church home. If you are not, and are looking around, here are some great thoughts from Lisa Robinson. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.
Occasionally, I come across an article stating reasons to either choose a church or make a decision to leave a church. The recommendations typically look something like this. Don’t leave for selfish reasons. Find a church that honors Christ, teaches the Bible and takes fellowship seriously. All that is well and good.
Over at Core Christianity, I thought this was a good list on 4 questions to ask when looking for a church;
What does the church believe about Scripture?
What is the church’s confession of faith?
Is the church man-centered or God-centered?
Is Christ faithfully preached each week?
But one thing I’ve discovered in my varied church experience and many years of being a Christian is that it’s not always that simple. You can have those standard elements present but there still be a hole. Just because the preacher uses the Bible doesn’t mean he’s being faithful to Scripture. Just because he quotes Bible verses doesn’t mean he’s preaching Christ. Just because people gather, doesn’t mean there is genuine love in the body. Just because there is evangelism doesn’t mean the church is being faithful to its whole task. Read the rest of the post here: The one good question to ask when deciding on a church