Monthly Archives: January 2013

God Is Out to Get You!

GOD IS OUT TO GET YOU!!
God PICKED YOU before the world began! Ephesians 1:4 “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world”. God CALLED YOU! 2Thessalonians 2:13-14 “because from the beginning God CHOSE YOU to be saved… He CALLED YOU to this through our Gospel. ” God keeps CHASING YOU! Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him and he with me.” God is always in PURSUIT! Psalms 23:6 “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will PURSUE me all the days of my life…” God is TRACKING YOU DOWN and HOLDS YOU in His unfailing love! GOD WANTS YOU!!! I’m praying for you

GOD IS OUT TO GET YOU!!!

GOD IS OUT TO GET YOU!!
God PICKED YOU before the world began! Ephesians 1:4 “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world”. God CALLED YOU! 2Thessalonians 2:13-14 “because from the beginning God CHOSE YOU to be saved… He CALLED YOU to this through our Gospel. ” God keeps CHASING YOU! Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him and he with me.” God is always in PURSUIT! Psalms 23:6 “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will PURSUE me all the days of my life…” God is TRACKING YOU DOWN and HOLDS YOU in His unfailing love! GOD WANTS YOU!!! I’m praying for you

Where can we run to?

Our Safe Place. In the new land of Israel during the time of Joshua, God commanded that six cities be set aside for people that need protection before trial. “Cities of Refuge” Joshua 20:7-8. The city names were 1. Kedesh which means SANCTUARY. 2. Shechem = SHOULDER. 3. Hebron = FELLOWSHIP ( or friendship). 4. Bezer = ROCK. 5. Ramoth = HIGHLY EXALTED. 6. Golan = JOY. Even in the names of the Old Testament cities we see Jesus. Our “shelter and shade from the heat of the day and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain” Isaiah 4:6 “The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are The everlasting arms.”Deuteronomy 33:27 Jesus is our SANCTUARY (hiding place). He is the SHOULDER that holds us up in FELLOWSHIP with Him. He is our ROCK that is HIGHLY EXALTED. Jesus is our only JOY. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way.” Psalms 46:1. “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge.” Psalms 91:4 Jesus, our safe place. I’m praying for you.

How does God talk to us?

God Shouts! “I am The Lord,’He says ‘ and there is no other. I publicly proclaim Bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so no one can understand what I mean. ” Isaiah 45:18-19. “Listen to Me… I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isa.46:3-4 “I am The Lord…The One who CALLS YOU BY NAME.” Isa.45:3 “I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve me. For I have chosen you and I will not throw you away.” Isa.41:9 “The Lord who created you says’ Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; YOU ARE MINE. When you go through deep waters and great troubles, I will be with you…For I am The Lord , YOUR God.” Isaiah 43:1-3. God shouts, proclaims, calls- YOU ARE MINE! I HAVE CHOSEN YOU! I CALL YOU BY NAME! DO NOT BE AFRAID!!!! Wow what love The Savior has for us. I’m praying for you.

Dread? Problems? Fears?

Dread? In problems? Jesus told his disciples “Tonight all of you will desert me” Matt.26:31. Jesus warns us “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows” John 16:33b. BUT Jesus is on the other side! Matt. 26:32 “But after I have been raised from the dead, I WILL GO AHEAD of you to Galilee and MEET YOU THERE. ” Matt. 28:10 “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me. ” Mark 16:7 “He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you. ” Isaiah 43:2-3 ” When you GO THROUGH deep waters and great troubles, I WILL BE WITH YOU. When you GO THROUGH rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you WALK THROUGH the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up… For I am the Lord your God, your Savior.” Jesus has gone through it all and has fixed it and is just waiting for us to get to the other side of the problem. John 16:33a “I have told you all this so that you may have peace IN ME” I’m praying for you today and always.

Lack of faith stops God? NO

Do circumstances control your faith? If life is bad, do you still believe? If your needs are not met has God left you? The 11 disciples followed a man named Jesus. They gave up family and entire livelihood because they believed Jesus was God, The Messiah. Then Jesus died. They lost it all and they quit. This is too hard. I can’t see or feel God. I thought God promised to care. I believed. I was wrong. Now I have nothing. THEN Jesus told the women on THAT Sunday morning to set up a reunion! Matthew 28:16-20 “The moment they saw Him they worshiped Him. Some, though HELD BACK, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. But Jesus, UNDETERRED, went right ahead and gave His charge…” Their lack of faith DID NOT STOP blessings from Christ! Jesus promised “… I will be with you as you do this day after day after day, right up to the end of the age. ” God is always faithful, even if our faith is lacking. Grace and love are unfailing and UNCONDITIONAL! Worship our Savior. Have a wonderful day!

God’s Eyes!

What is He looking at? 2Chronicles 16:9 “The EYES of The Lord search the whole earth in order to STRENGTHEN those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. “(NLT) God looks to strengthen His own. He finds us when we are scattered. “Not one is missing, not one is forgotten. God the Father has His EYE on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus and His blood. ” 1Peter 1:1-2(The Message) “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for The Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:8(NLT) God found us out in the wilderness. He threw His arms around us, lavished attention on us, and guards us as the “APPLE OF HIS EYE. ” God doesn’t see our failures. He doesn’t sit in heaven and wait for us to sin so He can rain down punishment. God lovingly keeps us in His sight as His most precious possession. Through the blood, God sees us as perfect!