Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Word... Inspiration...

What book? Want to find some inspiration in your life? Give this a try.

1. Pick a word... Here are a few suggestions... Jesus, salvation, saved, believe, holy, Hell, Heaven, path... You get the idea...

2. Go to: http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/

3. Type your word in the search bar just below where it says "Enter word(s)" I'm going to type in the word love.

4. Where it says select version, you can select a lot of Bibles to choose from, but choosing the first on the list, the NIV (New International Version) helps for easy accurate reading.

5. Look at your options of where in the Bible you want to look. I'm going to limit my search to the New Testament.

6. Click on Search Keyword or Phrase...

7. Vwalah... Here you have it. Now if something stands out to you, click on the verse and you can select to read verses around it, or even more for context. I'm going to pull out a few of the verses that included the word love.

Luke 10:27
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

John 15:9
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,a]">[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 12:9
[ Love in Action ] Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But whoever loves God is known by God.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Jude 1:21
keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

These verses are just a small window into God's Word on love. Hope you'll enjoy reading more!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christ lives inside of Her

She comes here, red hair ablazing fire, filled with beauty inside and out; the Lord shines through her to help me understand how to help someone in need. She speaks the promises of God, her counsel is wise and learn-ed for her young age. Truly God has a plan and a path for this young woman as she ministers to me, someone twice her age.

Thank you God for being in her life.

Monday, November 1, 2010

True Friendship

As I think on a new friendship in which our hearts are uplifted by the kindness and charity of another, I think on how friendships have changed throughout this lifetime. It is a strange thing how people change, and then it is not so strange, understanding that we are all changing. Sometimes life circumstances bring about unexpected changes and we can be at a loss of knowing how to respond, how to help.

The resounding bottom line: Stay true. Be honest. Love one another. A friend loves at all times. Though the waves are crashing and a fog is rolling in, yet God is true, He remains the same and He never changes. His love can conquer what we cannot. What our love is faint to accomplish, weak to attempt, God is able. He is able to deliver, to clear the sky, to calm the storm.

I will rest in Thee.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We Need A Rescue

Right now rescuers are working hard to complete the beginning of the process that will lead to the rescue of miners trapped deep below the ground in Chile. The men who are awaiting the rescue have been underground for 68 days, of which I understand that for the first 18 days they were unsure if they would ever be found. Imagine 18 days trapped inside the dark earth deep beneath its surface, with very little light and limited supplies of food and water. Would you pray then? Would you call to God for a rescue then?

The rescue capsule is being prepared and shortly it is expected to be lowered to save the trapped miners. People all around the world are waiting, watching to see if the men will be saved or if it will be a failed attempt to save these men; men with families, hearts beating; lungs filling with air and exhaling, thoughts in their minds, hopes in their hearts...

The state of mankind is lost. We are like those miners, lost in the dark, wandering and searching for hope. Christ shines His light to us! He offers us hope everlasting! The hope of our rescue with Jesus Christ is secure! Behold, He stands at the door and knocks... Will you let Him in? Will you let Him in to rescue you? His rescue is sure and successful. Come to Christ, don't wait.

Life is Short -- Start fresh each new day

Life is short so what are you doing with your life? Tomorrow could be the last day, the best day, the worst day or perhaps even the first day of something new and suprising, each day being an opportunity to try again and start anew. With each morning sun that rises we receive a new opportunity to choose, to love, to give, to serve or on the other hand to make choices that have little or ill effect on ourselves or others.

Tomorrow is a new day and life is short, what are you doing tomorrow? I want to encourage you to pray and ask the One True God, the Lord Jesus Christ, that He would guide you and lead you and come into your life and help you to see that life is worth living, and that comfort and blessing and love and peace abound when Jesus is leading the way and you are allowing Him that place of leadership in your life.

This week is another new week and life is short, what are you doing this week? Consider what the Lord would have you do this week to seek Him and to reach out to Him for His help, love and salvation, and how He wants to show you His love and salvation. His yoke is easy, His burden is light; go to Christ Jesus and you'll find rest for your souls. It doesn't change the fact that this life is hard -- but when you have the Lord in your life to help you through it makes things much, much better, there is hope for every tomorrow, comfort, peace and true love -- yes, true love. God is love.

Here's a great free website where you can search the Bible and get help and hope for your tomorrows: Bible Gate Way -- I encourage you to read the Bible, get hope and help from the Word of God.