Monday, January 14, 2013

Our God Reigns!

Proverbs 15:13-14 - A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

"I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!"

Our God is on the throne...What better way to thank Him then with a merry countenance and rejoicing heart! 

Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Doctrine of Scripture- Matt.13:1-17

Any thoughts on this passage?

"The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Glory to God in the Highest!

Have you ever thought about what your legacy would be, after you are gone?  What would people say about you tomorrow, if you were gone today? 

"When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting."

      As I was pondering these questions myself, a thought occurred to me. 
      It is clear in God's Word that He is to be Lord of our life. This means all our decisions and choices should be based on His word and what he calls us to do. Why then do we constantly strive to please others around us? If Christ is the One who truly matters  then our only thoughts and actions should be directed towards honoring Him, and bringing glory to His name. If we do this, the rest will simply fall into place. Of course, as humans, we do want glory and praise from other mortals on this earth.  However this is not what we should strive towards. 

"Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved."

What people think of us, when we are gone, should not be our goal. Our goal should be to glorify God in this life, tell others about Him, and be ready to serve Him to the ends of the earth.  

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Take heart, for he will come. Strive to bring glory to his most holy name and he will give you the strength you need to get through each day.

"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."